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posted by: Emar
10/02/11 12:04 am
a collection of songs with outstanding guitar riffs
"Southbound" by the Allman Brothers
"Oye Como Va" by Santana
"Call Me the Breeze" by Lynrd Skynrd
"Who Knows" performed by Walter Trout (Jimi Hendrix song)
"Jessica" by the Allman Brothers
"Green Onions" performed by Roy Buchanan
"Po Black Maddie" by North Mississippi All Stars
"Blues Power" by Eric Clapton
"Deal" by Jerry Garcia Band
"You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert Mclinton, Roy Buchanan
"Season of the Witch" performed by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills
"Samba Pa Ti" by Santana
Tags: guitar | riffs | wailing
cornercat says:
11/21/11 6:03 am
speaking of Lynyrd Skynyrd riffs, it's pretty hard to beat "Sweet Home Alabama"
jere1911 says:
11/23/11 5:06 am
I would add these perhaps obvious yet great riffs:

Day Tripper--Beatles
Life in the Fast Lane--Eagles
Message in a Bottle--Police
Money for Nothing--Dire Straits

jere1911 says:
02/29/12 9:13 pm
This list has not attracted as much attention as the Great Guitar Solos discussion. But I think it's worth more. I assume that by "riffs" we're NOT talking about solos, but about relatively short phrases which get repeated between verses and the like, yet really make the track work because they are catchy and memorable. Is that right?

A couple more occur to me:

Walk this Way--Aerosmith
Money for Nothing--Dire Straits