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I have always liked that movie. emoticon
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quote:

ByTor wrote:

Jeff Healey, my favourite Canadian guitarist. Some good one to chose from, Pat Travers,Rik Emett,Kim Mitchel,Alex Lifeson come to mind.

Jeff was born with some vision, but had cancer of the eyes, and sadly they were removed before he was one year old. emoticon emoticon

To answere bad mofo's question, sure there are some advantages (and some disadvantages). The way Jeff plays allows him to use his thumb in places a normal player could only dream of.

By the way the name of his first album is "See the Light" emoticon I like it to!



What the hell was I thinking when I wrote this "into the Light"? His debut CD is of course See the Light". If you've never heard this guy before, do yourself a favor and get this debut record. Not only will you'll be blown away be the playing, but his signing is top notch as well.

I would love to hear Jeff play Lazy with DP!!
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If you like Jeff Healey,then you have seen the light my friends. emoticon
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Reading this tread encouraged me to dust down my See the Light album. What a superb guitarist. What amazes me with his playing not so much the blindless but how he manages to play the guitar with it on his lap. The intro to the song See the Light is good on its own but considering that the man is blind and plays the guitar in that position makes the guitar playing even more remarkable
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I watched the NHL year end hockey award show last night, from Toronto. Jeff Healey's band was the "house" band. They were smokin! Healey sounded better than ever. His sound is truly instantly recognizeable. emoticon
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{EL BUMPO}... in light of Healey's recent live jam session with Purple's Ian Gillan, I was thinking this thread might prove interesting to someone...besides me, that is! emoticon
 I just can't decide whether to put the thread in "Non-Purple Discussions" or "Purple Discussions"...Healey's never been a member of Deep Purple or any of the 'family' bands, but he's sort of related now!

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"What makes Jeff Healey different from other blues-rockers is also what keeps some listeners from accepting him as anything other than a novelty — the fact that the blind guitarist plays his Fender Stratocaster on his lap, not standing up. With the guitar in his lap, Healey can make unique bends and hammer-ons, making his licks different and more elastic than most of the competition." - from AllMusic.com


 I was just wondering if this statement regarding Healey's playing his Strat across his lap as opposed to standing was accurate? I'm not a guitar player (except for 'air guitar', which I don't think counts! emoticon ) so I was hoping some of our guitar playing forum members would care top comment on the accuracy of this statement...
 I will say that since the mid-to-late 80s, Healey's been one of my personal "Top 10 Guitarists" and perhaps it's due to this 'extra' ability that playing his Strat while sitting down gives him that made/makes him stand out from the pack - at least for me.

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He's a great player and a decent singer, but he never wrote good enough songs. The most memorable thing he did was While My Guitar Gently Weeps - which is a really great version.

The covers I've heard him do in general were good.

Too bad he never made it to the big time, and this is only down to the 'fact' he just didn't have the songs for it. The last thing I heard from him was a track called Cruel Little Number. I was stunned by this song which sounded like a forgotten Bryan Adams b-side or something.
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Hi
Well my fave record is actually Hell to pay where his and his band´s playing is a little bit more heavy than on See the light record.
Is "the Jeff Healey Band" (the trio with Tom Stephen and... I forgot his name) still around? Was it that band who were houseband at the show?

A great, great guitarplayer! As I said, check out Hell to pay!
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Jeff Healey is a great player with a lot of great songs. And yes Rockman and Stephen are still part of the Jeff Healey band. For my $'s worth Jeff is one of the best guitarist's around today. Him playing on Gillan's new cd is worth the price of admission as far as I'm concerned.

One last thing, The Jeff Healey Band is OUTSTANDING on doing covers. In fact I like their covers better than the original i.e.:
Shapes of Things
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Stop Breaking Down
Stuck in the Middle
Yer Blues
Communication Breakdown
The Moon is Full
.....Hell the whole darn Cover to Cover album is awesome!!!!!
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