Many thanks to you both, Keith and Roger for your thoughts on the identity of the guitarist responsible for the magnificent solo work on the recording, 'Yes Sir That's My Baby'. Certainly Joe Moretti was associated with The Pirates at that time and contributed invaluably to the recording of 'Shakin All Over'. He was undoubtedly a very competent guitarist and as you mention Keith, the solo was well within his capability. However, the solo seems to lack the style and characteristic nuances of Joe's playing on other recordings (sadly,few as they are!); for example,'Restless' with JK and the Pirates, and the recordings featuring him with Vince Taylor and the Playboys.
This made me ponder whether the guitarist might have been Bert Weedon who played frequently in this style and featured prominently on many recordings of the period.
The answer may never be known for certain since Alan Caddy,Joe Moretti, and Bert Weedon,who might have possibly have remembered, have sadly all passed on.
One thing is certain. The solo work is superb in both its composition and execution!
Hi Bob. I'm certain it was Joe Moretti who played on that record.The 2 solos were tremendous but were well within the ability of Joe.The sound of the guitar tends to support that theory.Perhaps Joe... more
Thanks Keith,i recorded 16 tracks with Johnny,although i love Joe's solo,Yes Sir is not one of my favorite tracks,we all hated it including Johnny,would have been more suited to Clinton Ford or Kenny ... more
Hi Brian That's very interesting ! Your version was certainly FAR better than the earlier one Johnny recorded !It was your playing that encouraged me to play bass-guitar and I particularly liked... more