posted on May, 21 2005 @ 11:48 AM
Celtic Mist selects "Hotel California"; for a guitar song, I'd have to agree. This was the first album with Joe Walsh as the guitarits, and
his solo at the end of the song epitomizes clean, understated rock and roll. I used to make all of my students learn it.
For a country song (and I'm talking country music here, not Nashville pop), I'd pick "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones, although
there're several boy-girl duets by (of course) George Jones and Tammy Wynette that could be considered all-time greats, too.
For smooth old pop ballads, I'd pick "It Was a Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra, or "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby.
For Choral songs, it would be either "Ein Feste' Burg ist Unser Gott" by Martin Luther or "Ode to Joy" by Ludwig von Beethoven.
All around greatest song ever? "Little Maggie" or "Rank Stranger", both by Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys.