Blues music suggestions

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by Don » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:51 pm

Check out Magic Sam for some fun music and cool guitar playing!

I've been listening to a lot of Jimmie Vaughan for the past 30 years!

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by ozboy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:31 pm

The Janis Joplin suggestion was fantastic. If we are on the girls and going back a bit you have to mention Billy Holiday. that girl paid her dues and probably had the marks to prove it.

Also for a different style of blues check out Miles Davis "Spoonful" on the Gil Evans "Sketches of Spain" CD.

There will be many different opinions about where to start.

My favourite older list has

Robert Johnson (finger style has never been done better)
Lightning Hopkins (for the minimalist stuff)
and Elmore James
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Moving on to the 60s
Hendrix
Eric Clapton (Disraeli Gears, Howling Wolf Sessions, Layla) are 3 absolutely must have blues records
Duane Allman
There are a zillion others including John Winter doing Johnny B Goode (most played song when I was at school)
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Then there are the jazzy guys. Larry Carlton when he is trying has as good a tone and technique as any of them.

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by Vigo1999 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:42 pm

aside the classic names already mentioned (plus the 3 Kings and Buddy Guy) you cant go wrong with Kenny Wayne Sheperd and Jonny Lang.

oh yes and there's Rory Gallagher.
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by rfrakes » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:39 pm

Kelly Ritchie, Papa Chubbie, Catfish Keith, Michelle Mallone, Ronnie Earl and Duke robillard.

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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by knotts » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:47 pm

rfrakes wrote:Kelly Ritchie, Papa Chubbie, Catfish Keith, Michelle Mallone, Ronnie Earl and Duke robillard.
+1 For Ronnie Earl. I was reading the thread and wondering when anyone was going to mention him.
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Re: Blues music suggestions

Post by rfrakes » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:51 pm

Mathew Scholler band, Lurie Bell, Sam McClean, Michael Burkes, Gary Clark Jr.

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