I'd heard it once and dug it, so I went back tonight to Anderson .Paak's "Come On" with the intention of listening to more of his stuff afterwards. You know, give the guy a fair shake. I got through less than a minute of it. There was a sample or something buried in the intro that sounded like Harvey Mandel's "Peruvian Flake". So of course I had to go check that one out again. It ended up a total Mandel detour.
Mandel was a guitarist who had played with Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall and Canned Heat before going off on his own. Though that would seem to indicate a blues style, but listen to "The Snake" and "Peruvian Flake" and try to describe his style. Other than saying it's highly technical, it's tough to peg.
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Anderson .Paak - Come On (streaming) at YouTube
Harvey Mandel - Peruvian Flake mp3 at DK Presents
Harvey Mandel - The Snake mp3 at DK Presents
Harvey Mandel - You Can't Tell Me (streaming) at The Rising Storm
Charlie Musslewhite - Cha Cha the Blues mp3 at Groove Addict With Harvey Mandel and Barry Goldberg.