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Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

Posted on: June 21, 2008 12:17 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2008 12:23 pm
 

First of all, welcome to The Bakery!

Given the success of Bong's "Greatest Frontman" blog (http://the-bong-show.blogs.sportsli
ne.com/mcc/blogs/entry/7488048/8718
818
) and DaFan's "Greatest Guitarist" blog (http://da-fan-in-japan.blogs.sports
line.com/mcc/blogs/entry/8450026/89
47994
) I decided to create a "Greatest Keyboardist" blog.  As I am a keyboardist and piano player myself this is a special area of interest for me.

Here in the preliminary round, any keyboardists that you think were an important part of music history or that are simply great musicians may be mentioned.  Please post up to ten keysmen or keyswomen that you think deserve the title of "Greatest Keyboardist Ever - As Chosen By The Members Of The CBS Sportsline Community."  These may a rock music player, ex. Rick Wakeman, or they could be a jazz keyboardist or electronica (ex. Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream).  To throw in a twist, they could even be classical keyboardists such as Mozart of Beethoven - whoever you like!  If you post more than ten, the additional posts will be counted as "honorable mentions" unless there are not enough votes.  At the end of this round, I will tally up the votes and seed the top sixteen keyboardists accordingly (or 32 if enough votes are received).  Although I am casting a vote in this round, after this I will only vote if there is a tie.

The voting will close at 11 AM US Eastern Standard Time on June 29.

Feel free to comment on other posts, but remember to be respectful to all.  Any comments that I believe to be overly rude or offensive will be removed and that persons votes will not be counted.

Finally, I would like to thank YankeeLuvnGator, Da Fan in Japan, The Bong Show, and brewcrew 333, as well as everyone on the various song games and the "What Are You Listening To" thread for inspiring me to create this blog and also for welcoming me to the Community.

Happy Posting!

-The Muffin Man

PS - I am still looking for song and band names.  If you have any ideas, please comment on my other blog: http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/8737312/8737357
.  Thanks.

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Comments

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2008 10:40 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

Muffin Man,

I can't believe that I didn't list Bob James, but I see him as a jazz pianist more that a keyboardist.  But he really does belong very high on my list.   I know its too late to vote, but just wanted to get this out.




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2008 12:30 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

The voting for the preliminary round is now closed.  A big thank you to all who voted.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2008 11:50 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

Just curious if anyone has thought of Liberace.....researched him on the net and he is in Ripley's Believe It Or Not as "being the fastest piano player with his 6000 notes in 2 minutes......he certainly was unique with his flamboyant costumes, jewelry, way of life, homes, etc.....a real showman in every sense of the word.  Also he was a very kind, generous and thoughtful human being who showed great respect for his family and friends and fans.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2008 7:40 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

No particular order...

Bob James

Stan Kenton

Stevie Wonder

Ray Charles

Dave Brubeck

Herbie Hancock

Chick Corea

Beethoven

Bach

Gershwin

 




Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2008 12:21 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue - one of the classic classics.  Very enjoyable blog, Muffin Man.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2008 11:12 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

Great post Muffin Man!  A lot of great ones have already been mentioned.  I would like to throw Seth Justman of the J. Geils Band, and Eddie Van Halen into the mix.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2008 10:45 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

Wow I forgot about Brian Eno and Jan Hammer.  Good picks guys!



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2008 10:27 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

I have a few:

Rick Wakeman

Keith Emerson

Ray Manzarek

John Paul Jones

Clifford Carter

John Lord

Stevie Wonder

Herbie Hancock

Chick Corea

Jan Hammer




Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2008 10:13 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

Geddy Lee

Ed Harsch (Crowes)

Ian Stewart (Stones)

EVH

Edgar Winter

Not big on keyboards, but these are my favs




Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2008 1:40 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

I am sure you are including synths as well - how could I have forgotten:

Brian Eno

Hey muffin please add him to my list.


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