QUOTE(TheysavedHolyfield'sbrain @ May 17 2011, 08:53 PM)
I'm not criticizing at all. He's a very good guitarist, and a really great singer, but he's not as amazing as he is generally thought to be. Most of the British guys that he influenced eclipsed him pretty early on, and some of his contemporaries were better players as well, IMO.
But yeah, not much of a rhythm player, and he couldn't sing and play at the same time either. His playing is really just a handful of stock phrases that he continuously recycled.
Yeah, he's got a handful of pretty standard blues licks he plays over and over. He has a great voice and a pretty cool guitar tone (if a bit thin), and the longevity of his career is impressive. Still a legend though. I'm with ya, Holy.
Willie Nelson > BB King... Better songs, better guitarist, better singer.