#1
I am surprised no one has made a thread on this man.

With songs like Time Makes Two, Right Next Door (Because of Me), Up in the Sky, and several others, he's worth checking out.

Discuss...?
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#3
Hmm well let's keep this one around for the ones that don't know.

My favorite album is Time Will Tell.
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#4
Anyone seen him on crossroads guitar festival with time makes two?Great song and he really is a very good singer
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Anyone seen him on crossroads guitar festival with time makes two?Great song and he really is a very good singer



Yeah I thought he was great. I wish they would have included more of his solo set on the dvd. I thought he was great on Sweet Home Chicago too. I think if Buddy Guy stopped mid-song and pointed to me like that, I wouldn't be able to move, let alone rip a great solo like Cray did.
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Anyone seen him on crossroads guitar festival with time makes two? Great song and he really is a very good singer.

Yeah, he did that brilliantly. I saw him support Eric Clapton at the NEC in Birmingham a while back, and he was fantastic. I seem to remember him having his guitar very high up.. I think he did this on the Crossroads DVD too? Seems to suit him, though. Great vocals, and his playing seemed so effortless when I saw him play. Truly top notch.
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#7
Yeah he does have his strap pretty high, and was amazing on Crossroads. Everyone on Crossroads was, I couldn't spot a single mistake on anyone's part. Although the Indian guy I'm not sure you could tell.
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#8
I've seen him live four times, he's one of my absolute favorites. I've always been partial to 'Dont Be Afraid of the Dark' (1988), and 'I Was Warned' (1992). And I really enjoy his older records such as 'Bad Influence' (1982) and 'False Accusations' (1985).

I actually own two of his signature Strat's. They are probably the absolute best guitars you can get for the money, and I love them to death. One in Sunburst, the other in Violet.

Gotta love the Cray.
#9
WyldeGibsonPlyr you have a lot of fender guitars.. I can only imagine how many Gibsons you have ....

As you can probably tell I enjoy Mr Robert Cray. Some of his songs aren't very bluesy but they're still great songs. Time Makes Two is my favourite for sure just for the simplicity of it and the way he rocks the solo.

Ceck out the video of Cray and Clapton playing 'Old love' on yout00b. Great stuff, he's so relaxed and just rockin' it. Shame Clapton's so much louder and overpowers him.
#10
I saw him support clapton last fall, and I have the crossroads dvd. He is outstanding no doubt.
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#11
you guys no how far he reaches on the neck for time makes two? its like 1st fret on the low e and 6th fret on the high e and b strings. its intense.
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#12
^^ It's pretty hard. I can kinda do it on a Gibson scale neck but I have no chance on my Tele I haveto take my pinky off real quick then put it back.

He looks like he has really big hands though, he does it with ease.
#13
The dude's an amazing player, no matter what genre you listen to you have to fess up to that.

EDIT:Here is some videos of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRVCnxE0G-Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL-QktSM93E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxIgyqT4z4
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I saw him support clapton last fall, and I have the crossroads dvd. He is outstanding no doubt.


Me too. I saw Cray open for Clapton in Michigan, but I wish Cray would've had a longer set. It was awesome but too short.
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#15
the only album i have is 'midnight stroll', i really like it. must check out some of the others mentioned above as well.
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#16
"Love From Across The Pond" is an amazing album. He seems to really be in his element as a live performer. Great singing and sweet solos. He just needs to work on his between song chatter instead of saying "Like this on the next one.." before every single song.

Also just got "Showdown!" with Cray, Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. It's hard to tell the 3 apart (Except the singing) but it's still a good album.

I think he should do a whole album of "duets" like with other blues guys, I'd love to hear that.
#17
I'm a big fan of Robert Cray, I saw him supporting Clapton last year. I really enjoy his rhythm playing in particular, he uses lots of great chord extensions that give his tunes a really funky feel.
#19
In my opinion: Great guitarist, great singer....really, really...really naff songwriter.

I mean I like a few o his songs (Time makes two for sure) but his songs and lyrics I think they're just....awful.

"It's consequences, for me and you! Consequences..."


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#20
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you guys no how far he reaches on the neck for time makes two? its like 1st fret on the low e and 6th fret on the high e and b strings. its intense.



I tried that the other day, I can do it on my Rhoads, barely, without moving my hand back and forth but man it hurts.

I dunno if I could do it on a strat.
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#21
Dunno how common this knowledge is, but I just saw him on the Hail! Hail! Rock 'N Roll Chuck Berry special, they did a duet on Brown Eyed Handsome man. Pretty good, too.
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#22
Yeah, i saw him play on the roof of the Gibson Guitar Center here in Memphis, and the show was amazing...we left a little early and you could hear him playin the last song all the way down Beale St.....SO awesome.
#23
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In my opinion: Great guitarist, great singer....really, really...really naff songwriter.

I mean I like a few o his songs (Time makes two for sure) but his songs and lyrics I think they're just....awful.

"It's consequences, for me and you! Consequences..."


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I would agree...he writes terrible songs, but he can sing and play his guitar very well.
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What? omg leave him alone. He writes great songs!


Seconded.

Right Next Door (Because of Me)
Time Makes Two
Foul Play
Fantasized
Up in the Sky...

All amazing songs, that last one in particular.
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Seconded.

Right Next Door (Because of Me)
Time Makes Two
Foul Play
Fantasized
Up in the Sky...

All amazing songs, that last one in particular.


I said, he writes a few good songs.

Most them *are* naff as hell, don't know how you can disagre lol.

Just listen to the lyrics to "consequences" or, in fact, almost all the songs on the album with consequences on it.

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I said, he writes a few good songs.

Most them *are* naff as hell, don't know how you can disagre lol.

Just listen to the lyrics to "consequences" or, in fact, almost all the songs on the album with consequences on it.

:p



Hell I like all of Time Will Tell and Strong Persuader.
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#28
Today I borrowed about 25 CDs from my uncle to rip to my computer.. So I whacked on John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" album first and it got to track 3 'Same old blues again'.. The guitar solo started and I was all "Ooh, Robert Cray?" after the first lick.. So I flicked to the booklet and sure enough it was Robert Cray pwning a solo all over JLH.

This is a pretty pointless story I guess but it just goes to show the benefits of finding YOUR own tone for blues.

Anyway, Killer song and the solo is awesome. Get it if you haven't got it already.