Best Juke Joint Performer

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RE: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby jaycee » Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:26 pm

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for me lightnin hopkins
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Postby guitarboy229 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:58 am

Guitar Slim.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT
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Postby TC90 » Tue May 15, 2007 9:56 pm

Jimmy Reed, Pinetop Perkins for intermission, then Hound Dog Taylor with the Houserockers to close the show.
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby killeriguana » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:50 pm

Howlin Wolf in the old Memphis days. I love Hubert Sumlin, but I'd love to have seen the Wolf with Willie Johnson on the 6-string, Willie Steele on drums and 'Struction Johnson on the piano.
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby LamenameRodriguez » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:45 pm

Off the top of my head:
Leadbelly
Houndog Taylor and the Houserockers
Mississippi Sheiks
Son House
Howlin Wolf
Big Bill Broonzy (solo, he was always better that way)
Mississippi John Hurt for when things mellow down

I think this might last a few nights... :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby david » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:19 am

Houndog Taylor, but bring your own knife.
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby bigdaddy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:15 pm

Luther Allison. He did write the best blues song ever of all time, "Low Down And Dirty", check it out on his Reckless disc. "Bells Of Freedom" is mighty right also. Luther could lay it down acoustic or electric. He's my pick.
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby Slim » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:07 pm

Junior Kimbrough
RL Burnsides with Kenny Brown
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby hooverhasit » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:50 am

gotta go with r.l burnside and cedric and malcolm-the juke joint duo. junior kimbrough is right in there. this is how these guys got started and doubt if many saw the inside of a jukejoint more than r.l. did.
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby stewball » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:53 pm

Can't argue with Burnside or Kimbrough, but I think my pick would be Roosevelt "Booba(aka Booby)" Barnes or maybe Robert "Bilbo" Walker.
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Re: Best Juke Joint Performer

Postby TheFanHead » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:46 pm

Without a shadow of a doubt, Little Walter, with Dave and Louis Myers, and Fred Below. The ORIGINAL line-up of the Jukes. :mrgreen:
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