Just learned that one of my favorite guitarists . . .

Sep 10, 2019,14:33 PM

. . . passed away last December. 

Saw him perform twice; got his autograph the second time, March 31st, 1987.

JC never got the acclaim he deserved.  Right up there with Hank Marvin, Dick Dale (also recently deceased), Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, and the other Gods of a bygone era.

Hasta luego, James.


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Sad news Art..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2019-14:36
One of the greats, sadly they are getting fewer and fewer.

He was one of the most underrated . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-14:53
. . . and unappreciated axemen. Lovely tone, lilting technique. Gone but not forgotten . . .

They worked together??? [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-14:57

Yes, lead guitarist with Chris [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 10th, 2019-15:00

He was Chris Isaak's first guitarist. The story is he got tired . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:01
. . . of Isaak's stage antics, and left the band in its heyday. Art

His moniker was 'King of Slow'. No mistaking . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:00
. . . his playing - he had a highly characteristic style. Art

Clearly! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-15:00

. . . or, . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:03
. . . Wicked Game , perhaps? ;-)

Another of James' masterpieces . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-15:08
. . . Waiting for the Rain to Fall. Virtually crying, Art

Great a [nt]

 By: marcD : September 10th, 2019-20:44

Great album Art...

 By: marcD : September 10th, 2019-20:47
I will never forget hearing that LP at you place in the early 90’s.

Wasn't that one of the best sounding albums we played . . .

 By: Dr No : September 10th, 2019-22:09
. . . on my system? Along with Sigi Schwab and the Moody Blues . . .

Yes, those were awesome...

 By: marcD : September 12th, 2019-07:51
In my book number 1 has to be Sigi Schwab.

Also! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2019-22:50


 By: Echi : September 11th, 2019-19:44
This song brings back a lot of memories from when I was working in the US in the early 90s. MTV was still a thing. First reality show debuted on that channel as well. The guitars on Wicked Game perfectly captured my overall mood back then. Thanks for shar... 


 By: Weems@8 : September 11th, 2019-11:10
Eric Clapton is one of the best. But i can also enjoy Walter Trout and Joe Bonnamasa. Jimmy Hendrix, Yngwy Malmsteam, Phil Campbel.

Add Steve Stevens. [nt]

 By: amanico : September 11th, 2019-11:23

All the guys on your list are well known to music fans . . .

 By: Dr No : September 12th, 2019-11:18
. . . while Wilsey labored in obscurity his entire career. Being in Silvertone (Isaak's band) must've been a bit like being in Elvis' touring band, TCB. They created the sound Elvis was famous for on stage, but no one knew their names. James Calvin Wilsey...