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Blues music suggestions

Post by OamrG » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:42 am

All righty, guys and gals. As per the title, what are your recommendations for blues artists? I'm looking to expand my collections and learn a few things, so I'd love some suggestions for music to check out. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, everyone!
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by Riff Blister » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:33 am

Are talking old stuff?
BB King "Live at the Regal" (classic)
Albert King
Howlin' Wolf
Buddy Guy "Buddys Baddest" (hits)
Junior Wells
Robert Johnson (really old stuff)

British Blues?
John Mayhall-Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (classic)
Gary Moore
Savoy Brown
Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green era stuff)

Just the tip of the iceberg
Lots of great modern guys too!
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by YellowJacket » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:36 am

Muddy Waters.
Eric Clapton - From the Cradle. great album.

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by MrMarkIII » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:34 am

New stuff:
Anson Funderburgh
Little Mike & the Tornadoes
Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys
Robert Cray
Keb Mo

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by Riff Blister » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:22 pm

Here are some newer guys too.

Smokin' Joe Kubec
Eric Gales
Eric Sardinas
Joe Bonamassa
Luther Allison

All of these guys flat out SMOKE!
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by OamrG » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:07 am

Awesome. Thanks, guys. I'm looking for new stuff to play along to and fiddle with, so I'm sure most of this will help, but keep 'em coming!
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Post by JOEY B. » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:29 pm

How is it that nobody has mentioned Billy Gibbons???????

The first four ZZ-Top albums are chocked full of blues/rock playing. MTV ruined that band, IMHO. :(
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by lesterpaul » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:43 pm

I agree, JB
...I will throw in a cajun blues artist that few here have heard of, I bet-Mr Tab Benoit(Ben-wah)
check out "Standin on the Banks"..shewwwwwweeeee!!!!moonshine,shotguns,crawfish....big legged cajun queens...its all in there somewhere
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by JOEY B. » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:13 pm

JOEY B. wrote:How is it that nobody has mentioned Billy Gibbons???????

The first four ZZ-Top albums are chocked full of blues/rock playing. MTV ruined that band, IMHO. :(

And there is this guy named "James Marshall Hendrix". :shock: And someone else named Duane Allman. 8)
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by RR » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Allman Brother's at Filmore East!

Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks ...
JOEY B. wrote:
JOEY B. wrote:How is it that nobody has mentioned Billy Gibbons???????

The first four ZZ-Top albums are chocked full of blues/rock playing. MTV ruined that band, IMHO. :(

And there is this guy named "James Marshall Hendrix". :shock: And someone else named Duane Allman. 8)
That guy[?] I think I know why you are talking about ... he was traitor. From Seattle and goes to England. What's up with that?

Then he plays at Max Yasgur's Farm, in upper New York State the Summer of August in '69, oh I don't know the name of that concert.

Burns his Strat at Monterey Pop Festival.

Does he used to wear embroidery jackets and Spanish hats?

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by lesterpaul » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:35 pm

damn, really hard to beat that JMH guy...
ok, here is another gem-how about that Johnny Winter??an albino playing the black man's blues/-thats about as blue as you can get
oooh..Rory Gallagher....
and for blues rock, gotta throw it to Paul Kossoff...all right,now!?!
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by OamrG » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:42 am

You guys are awesome. This is fantastic.
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by Riff Blister » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:03 am

Oh hell yeah! Gibbons, Johny Winter, Paul Kossoff and Hendrix lots of greats!

I've been thinking some more because I like this thread.
I think that there was this guy named Stevie Ray Vaughn. I think he may have been an influential blues guitarist.
I'll check on that. :?
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by RR » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:26 pm

Riff Blister wrote:... I think that there was this guy named Stevie Ray Vaughn. I think he may have been an influential blues guitarist.
I'll check on that. :?
Never hear of him. :lol:

I don't think we over-looked him, I think it was a given everyone knows him.

I hate to say, my opinion -- probably going to get flame for this -- "after SRV" these 'newer' so-called blues guitarists straps on a Strat, to me seems like they tried to be the next SVR. Yes there's exception. But ... :cry:

Riff Blister, I guess we're in the same demographics with your lists and responses. :wink:

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by gts » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:01 pm

I agree with all the other suggestions and will add some other older ones.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Elvin Bishop
Freddie King!!! (For some reason the other "Kings" get mentioned more than Freddie but he's one you don't want to miss)
Mike Bloomfield
Roy Buchanan
Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)

Not a blues person per se but listen to Boz Scaggs version of "Loan Me A Dime" - Duane "Sky Dog" Allman is playing on that one too. Great cut!!

Even older:
John Lee Hooker
Lightnin' Hopkins
Sonny Boy Williamson

Some of the women of the Blues
Bonnie Raitt - might not think of her as Blues but she is, and she can play a pretty mean Blues slide too.
Rory Block
Janis Joplin - sings the blues ;-)
Susan Tedeschi

There are still many, many, many more.....

Best to advice I was ever given:
"Learn to play along with the Blues especially slow blues."
and the reason why
"Blues is the foundation of all Rock n' Roll and Jazz."

So OamrG you're on the right track!

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