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Nicky Skopelitis

Nicky Skopelitis
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Nicky Skopelitis is an American guitarist and composer from Greek heritage. He is best known as a guitarist, but also performs on banjo, oud, lute, keyboards and other instruments. Although Skopelitis has recorded few albums as a bandleader, he has appeared on many more recordings, often collaborating with prolific bass guitarist and producer Bill Laswell. Until 1987 or so, he used the spelling "Scopelitis" for his last name.
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Shine (Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Shin Terai) — Heaven and Hell Shine (Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Shin Terai) — Heaven and Hell
(Innerhythmic INR016, 2004, CD)
Various Artists — Innerhythmic Sound System Various Artists — Innerhythmic Sound System
(Innerhythmic INR004, 2001, CD)
 Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim — Revelator Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim — Revelator
(Innerhythmic INR009, 1998, CD)
Material — Hallucination Engine Material — Hallucination Engine
(Axiom 315-518 351-2, 1994, CD)
Sonny Sharrock / Nicky Skopelitis — Faith Moves Sonny Sharrock / Nicky Skopelitis — Faith Moves
(CMP Records 52, 1991, CD)
Bill Laswell — Hear No Evil Bill Laswell — Hear No Evil
(Meta MT005, 1988/2000, 2CD)
Curlew — North America Curlew — North America
(Cuneiform Rune 167, 1985/2002, CD)
Herbie Hancock — Sound-System Herbie Hancock — Sound-System
(Columbia CK 65961, 1984/1999, CD)
Curlew — Curlew Curlew — Curlew
(Landslide LD 1004, 1980, LP)

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