Duel from “Crossroads” by Steve Vai and Ry Cooder (Featured Song)


This is the climax of the movie 1986 movie “Crossroads” (IMDb link here). If you are interested in seeing this excellent movie staring the Karate Kid (Ralph Macchio) as a young guitarist on an adventure into the world of blues mythology, you might want to rent it before viewing the video below. [I have no idea why Britney Spears made a movie with the same title.]

In this duel, a young Steve Vai uses his shredding skills against Ralph Macchio’s bottleneck blues style (composed and recorded by Ry Cooder). A great piece of music, and a great duel between two very different styles of playing.