Rick Beauregard wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:39 pm
bear wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Just a side note. I'd read that Chet was asked to write down the names of the top 10 guitarists. He was then asked why Segovia was not on the list. "...because he doesn't swing."
That's funny. When they asked George Harrison he said Segovia "was the grand daddy of us all." Segovia quipped when told of this: "Then they must be my illegitimate children."
USC Masterclass, 1981.
I got his list from a web site and don't know if it;s authentic:
Chet was asked to name the 10 most influential guitarists of this century. Here is his list, which he amended Jan 8th, 2000 to include an eleventh guitarist:
Django Reinhardt (Chet said he would be number one on the list)
others in no particular order:
There are many that I would have mentioned and a couple I'd cut, but we all have opinions.