I saw Jimi Hendrix as number one on the best guitar player on a few lists. all of those lists you speak of are made by and for WHITES. You don't listen to rock so let me explain this a little: He WAS really good, but he only gets that number one spot because he was black. funny thing is, black people never cared for hendrix. it's white players who respect him that much. He also gets the credit for molding blues with rock before anyone, because blacks are thought of as the only people in the world able to play the blues by most people, but that isn't true. nobody said it was. there are so many guitarists that are superior to hendrix. it's incredible. ...yet none of them have invented a god damn thing. vai, clapton, johnson, page, halen, dexter p fingers, rhodes, etc. every one of them has admitted to being a hendrix fan. what is your point? shit, even in the last 20 years or so rock has produced guitar players no shit, sherlock. that hendrix couldn't light a candle too. either? slash, morello (though I find him slightly overrated as well) slash is half black. so he's half overrated according to your logic. even kirk hammet would shit on hendrix. and all that gay peruvian or whatever does is kick his wah pedal a million times and play as fast as humanly possible.[/b] so does zakk wylde. again i fail to see your point. hendrix has created so much forgettable material... yeah. forget are you experienced, forget axis, forget woodstock, forget electric ladyland and forget band of gypsys. even with the death factor still intact, if he were white, people wouldn't give half of a shit about him. you almost have a point there...jeff beck did everything hendrix did. except for one thing. hendrix could write songs and beck couldn't. dancing is gay and pointless. i can't honestly think of a more worthless, faggoty, overhyped activity in american society. i can. voting republican. dancing is fucking gay. hip hop is fucking gay. and you are fucking gay. how do i know this? read on... the next girl who asks me to dance or critiques my dancing skills is getting punched in the fucking face. i rest my case. For the most part, rap is just digital sounds put together by someone with no real musical talent with somebody talking in a rhyme fashion over them. If you want to call that music, be my guest. fpr the most part, you just described all rock as well. digital sounds = all CDs put together by someone with no real musical talent = mixing engineer somebody talking in a rhyme fashion = every singer in every style. especially bob dylan lol even if you had a point, it would be worthless. Blues wasn't created by anyone, it's a natural thing. yeah. obviously those blues guitars just jumped up in midair and played themselves. Blacks that were trying to take their minds off of suffering made gospel and folk songs that inspired music we hear today, they deserve credit for that. uh hold up there genius. if i read the original title of this thread, you said 'blacks get too much credit for being more musical.' so which one is it? Music happened before that and it would've happened if the plantations were never slaved upon. End of story. it sure would have. but whites would still be playing opera and there wouldn't be any metal so sit down and shut up.