#1
When does the SINGING lead tone emerge?

Is there any credible singing lead tone before Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton of any real note?

I don't mean buzzy distortion or growling guitar like Link Wray and others but gain used for a more singing lead tone (like early Beck and Clapton did for example)

Who were the first guys to do this and preferably do it well?

Thanks!
#2
I think a lot of that influence comes from Buddy Guy's playing in the late 50s/early 60s. Unfortunately, a lot of the common studio stuff of his from that era is pretty watered down compared to how (and how loud) he really played.
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#3
Quote by Thefallofman
I think a lot of that influence comes from Buddy Guy's playing in the late 50s/early 60s. Unfortunately, a lot of the common studio stuff of his from that era is pretty watered down compared to how (and how loud) he really played.


I have heard Guy claim this several times as well. Does anyone know what early recording from him comes the closest to this if any?

Anyone else come to mind?