10 Incredible Songs From Jeff Healey
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Jeff Healey rose to popularity in the ’80s. He lost his sight before turning one because of a rare cancer of the eyes called retinoblastoma. He started playing the guitar at three, and he eventually developed his own style of playing it flat on his lap.
Here are his ten best songs:
1. Angel Eyes
It’s Healey’s only US Billboard Top-40 hit, and it peaked at #5 on the chart.
2. See The Light
Its classic status is well-deserved.
3. Cruel Little Number
One of his heaviest numbers, that intro alone blows you away. It was also co-written by ZZ-Top guitarist Billy Gibbons under the pseudonym, Justis Walkert.
4. Confidence Man
That solo is definitely something else.
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
One of George Harrison’s finest compositions, Healey didn’t just do justice to the classic. He also added his own flavor to it.
6. Stuck In The Middle With You
A Stealers Wheel original, Healey took the song and made it his own.
7. I Think I Love You Too Much
Written by Mark Knopfler, the guitar work on this track is nothing short of stellar.
8. How Blue Can I Get
This can only be described as a masterpiece.
9. Which One
With its killer groove, it’s pretty addicting to listen to.
10. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
Written by Bob Dylan, it became a fan favorite and a staple during Healey’s live performances.