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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:18 pm 
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"Don't ever get lonesome..."

So, what are your favourite Blues artists? R&B fits too, of course.

I don't know many, but I really like John Lee Hooker. Especially without a backing band. His music gets really quiet and hypnotic sometimes, so you get to hear all these little details in it. And his one-chord thing is great.

I also like a bit of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters.

It's funny how I could never get into the blues before because I thought it was repetitive and predictable. "You always know what chord is coming next, so it's boring" kinda of thought. I think I got rid of the White Person attitude though :mrgreen:


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My favorite is R. L. Burnside.

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Stevie Ray Vaughn.

He took the rock n blues guitar genre as far as its ever going to go. He was an unbelieveable live act. It was like the music just flowed out of him. I miss him all the time.

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John Lee's cousin ...better IMHO :)

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Johnny Winter is the man

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Johnny Winter is the man

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I mentioned SRV, but Winter is right there. He was my favorite before stevie came along.

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some personal favorites amongst many

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Robert Cray, Elmore james, Earl Hooker, Pinetop Perkins, Bobby Bland, Rory Gallagher, Lonnie Brooks, Albert Collins, Albert King, Freddie King, Jimmie Vivino, Michael Bloomfield, Robben Ford, Tom Steeves, Leadbelly, Charlie Patton, J. B. Hutto, Blind Willie McTell, Robert johnson, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Bukka White, Ronnie Earl, Tampa Red, but my favorite blues player now is my 12 year old son Who just got a scholarship to go to Jazz camp this summer after only playing guitar for one year!

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Huck_Phlem wrote:
...but my favorite blues player now is my 12 year old son Who just got a scholarship to go to Jazz camp this summer after only playing guitar for one year!


That's excellent news Huck, congrats!

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The Black Page Part 2 wrote:
Stevie Ray Vaughn.

He took the rock n blues guitar genre as far as its ever going to go. He was an unbelieveable live act. It was like the music just flowed out of him. I miss him all the time.


His "Live at El Mocambo" concert video is astounding. It's from early in his career (1st album-ish), in a small club, and it blows me away every time.

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White blues person= 1. John Hammond 2. John Mayall

Black blues person= 1. Robert Johnson 2. SonnyBoy Williamson 3. Sonny Terry and Brownie Magee 4. Etc......etc....etc....

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Shit Huck took alot of mine, Walter Trout, Jimi Hendrix, Randy California, Al Kooper, Kim Simmons, Paul Butterfield, BB King, Robert Johnson, Coco Montoya, Lee Michaels.

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The Beale Street Blues Boy, Jimi, McKinley Morganfield, Chester Burnett, the Hook, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton. Mike Bloomfield, Johnny Winter, Keith Richards (he is sometimes a blues guy), ROBERT JOHNSON, SRV, Sonny Boy Williamson (both of them), Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Sippie Wallace, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Johnny Guitar Watson, Paul Butterfield, Canned heat (especially Bob ‘Big Bear’ Hite), really I love the blues and am willing to check out anything authentic.

There is a radio show “The Blues Show with Johnny Meister” on WXPN, which streams on the net and is 88.5 and APR, it is truly wonderful and has been around for 30 years. Johnny plays stuff from the ‘20s up to current young players, and there are a lot out there, I always learn something when I listen to it,

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I was going to post all of the blues artists on my iTunes but I didn't want to go all trendy on Y'all. LOL

Of course I included my good buddy Tom Steeves who taught me how to play blues in there. The guy lived on the edge though and took too many drugs and died of a heart attack a couple years ago.

http://homepage.mac.com/bbc994/iMovieTheater6.html

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Yes, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Johnny Winters, but how about James Blood Ulmer (who I was fortunate enough to see live) and Robert Lockwood? I really like some of the female blues artists too, like Debbie Davies and Angela Strehli. Then there is Koko Taylor and the woman who originally sang Hound Dog before Elvis ever did: Big Mama Thornton.

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feetlightup wrote:
The Black Page Part 2 wrote:
Stevie Ray Vaughn.

He took the rock n blues guitar genre as far as its ever going to go. He was an unbelieveable live act. It was like the music just flowed out of him. I miss him all the time.


His "Live at El Mocambo" concert video is astounding. It's from early in his career (1st album-ish), in a small club, and it blows me away every time.

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I have watched El Mocambo over and over. I've seen SRV numerous times, including twice on New Year's Eve at the Ritz in NYC.

On El Mocambo, when he does Lenny, it just kills me. Such a beautiful melody. I loved his ability to play quietly. He'd do it during Tin Pan Alley also. Here's a link to Lenny for those interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YIHvK5WN7I

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Blues power
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no not the E albert :P

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James "Blood" Ulmer is my current favorite, saw him earlier this year. His last few albums on Hyena Records are great. He's playing pure blues right now. I would also love to see him get into and Odyssey type band again.

I seriously can't stand to listen to SRV. I listened to him for a few years when I was younger naturally, because of liking Hendrix, Winter, Buddy Guy, Albert King, etc. I don't know, maybe it's because every bad white blues cover band in western NY plays the fuck out of his songs, so you never want to hear them again. I also hate the way the common folk thinks that the blues was dead and buried in the '80s & SRV singlehandedly revived it. :roll:


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did Hendrix play the blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXKS4mQ0Akk

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I love on the '81 Nig Biz right before the guitar solo when Frank says, "Now it's time to play the blues!". Like yep, here's where the guitar solo always goes. :lol:


"I said white man, white man - you're just starting to get the blues, THE BLUES"


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