Entertainment Was Roy Clark the fastest Guitar Player Ever

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    Since there's a Jerry Reed appreciation Thread floating around I figured I'd add another country music legend to the mix.....

    Mr. Roy Clark.

    Some consider him the fastest guitar player, or picker as they say, of all time.

    I really don't know if that's true at all - he's got some major league competition - but the guy was definitely blazing fast and fun to watch, (and I'm not a country fan so no bias here). No one would think an old country music guy would be fast but seeing is believing.

    Here's a YouTube link to Mr. Clark,


    BTW, Stern related because his show was the fastest decline ever.
     
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    Luv them two. Now we are going to get 700 different appreciation threads!
     
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    Don't know which of these dudes is Mr Clark but the dude on left is picking quicker and doing more of the heavy lifting in this song
     
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    Probably my favorite for Roy gettin' down...

     
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    He never picked cotton. But his brother did and his sister did and his daddy died young... working in a coal mine.
     
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    Holy crap, was going to post the same thread.

    Check out Felix and Oscar's reaction. Go to 2:18 for some shredding:

    Another version of same song:, but the video is strange

    http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-roy-clark-mesmerizes-odd-couple-video
    During the show's Roy Clark episode, which originally aired February 14, 1975, Clark showed his range and virtuosity on guitar with a performance of “Malagueña,” by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, as Tony Randall and Jack Klugman looked on, not really knowing how to react.

    The song was written in 1928 and was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona’s Suite Andalucia. It has been covered by countless guitarists over the decades, including Brian Setzer on his brilliant Ignition! album.
     
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    Clark's the guy in the overalls and flannel shirt picking the banjo.
     
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    "Cousin Roy" on the Beverly Hillbillies
     
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    I'm not one for speed-for-speed's sake. But for appropriate and tasteful, Roy was great.

    So was Mr. Glen Campbell. Check him out at 1:20

     
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    This!!!!
    Gilbert is a beast
    That string skipping descending scale crossing run he does at the 45sec mark is sooooo brutal to play well
     
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    hes great, but not cause hes fast. anyone can be fast
     
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    Who are you talking bout