Looking for the name of a guitarist....


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NaivexLi
07-16-2009, 09:05 PM
I was told about a guitar player from the 1950's who played his guitar on his lap as if it were a pedal steel guitar.

He did a song which mimics the styles of Chet Atkins, Les Paul and various others.


Does anyone know who I'm talking about?

Thanks in advance

:cheers:

claptonfan55
07-17-2009, 01:48 PM
the only guitarist i can think of that played his guitar on his lap was jeff healey, but i don't think he's been around since the 50s, so i'm not sure.

NaivexLi
07-17-2009, 02:18 PM
yeah that's what most people keep saying.


Granted, I LOVE Healey, but not who I am looking for.


I want to say his name is Thumb, or some other such similar word.

(I heard the song I mentioned before and I believe his name sounds like, or rhymes with, Thumb)

strawforest007
07-17-2009, 03:31 PM
Bukka White (somes spelt Booker)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0jRX69mxcE

ze monsta
07-17-2009, 03:41 PM
Booker sounds nothing like Chet Atkins or Les Paul...

ColdGin
07-23-2009, 07:36 PM
That would by Thumbs Carllile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHBdUuYKM6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baTVZytxs_k


Enjoy !


PS: Found a wiki entry for Thumbs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbs_Carllile

NaivexLi
07-23-2009, 10:45 PM
THANK YOU!

You are amazing, haha