Recommended Blues Listening

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby xRedBeardx » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:27 pm

I heard BB Chung King - Company Graveyard today for the first time and I thought it was great just thought I'd add that to the mix.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby howlnwoof » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:05 pm

oh, and the album just got a Grammy nomination!

..... which means a corporate group of out of touch suits had a brainstorming session ..... were presented with a list made up by some marketing consulting firm run by twenty somethings fresh off the "gangsta" train ..... and then over cocktails , nominated Elvin because one of the old dudes thought they were talkin about Joey Bishop ...... and he remembered him as being really funny back in the day ..... Grammy nominations dont mean squat .......
I'll have to apologize now , I've just recently become a bitter , cynical old man.............
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby birddog » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:10 pm

Picked up "Ain't No Tellin" The Best of Mississippi John Hurt today.
21 tunes and their isn't a bad one in the bunch. Listened to it 4 times so far today, recorded live. Its part of the Masters series, made in Austrailia & excellent quality.
Man I can listen to this stuff all day.

They have some others to I'm sure I'll pickup someday. Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Howlin Wolf, Leadbelly, Mississippi Fred McDowell.

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby The Saint » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:38 pm

I'm going to make a little bit of a stretch here. Most of what I have seen recommended was more of the Delta style, and I can dig on that. I'm also a big fan of The Chicago and Texas Style big blues bands. This is a link to Luther Kent's new release with mostly Bobby Blue Bland covers. Listen to the trailers and judge for yourself if R & B is your thing too.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby CashWiley » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:02 pm

Bird Dog, Junior and Buddy are two of my favorites. I got turned onto them with the Live from Montreux disc (also featuring Voice Odom and Eddie Clearwater in a later set that smokes). The Hoodoo Man Blues is essential listening, and their acoustic album Alone and Acoustic is great.

Forgive me if I repeat recommendations (and I'm no purist):

Son Seals - Live and Burnin'
Luther Allison - Bad News is Coming
Alan Lomax - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign
Big Bill Broonzy - All The Classic Sides 1928-1937 (5 disc JSP)
Blind Willie Johnson - The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
Buddy Guy - Can't Quit the Blues (box)
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep (best album of 2008, or was it Susan's new one...)
Buddy & Junior - Alone and Acoustic
Buddy & Junior- Live in Montreux
Elmore James - King of the Slide Guitar (box)
Eric Clapton - Sessions for Robert J (looser than Me & Mr J)
Etta James - Rocks the House
Fleetwood Mac - Live in Boston v1
Freddie King - Ultimate Collection
George Thorogood - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Hound Dog Taylor - Hound Dog and the Houserockers
Howlin' Wolf - The Gold Collection
John Lee Hooker - Best of
John Mayall - Beano
Johnny Winter - Progressive Blues Experiment
Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues
Junior Wells - Southside Blues Jam
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - 10 Days Out
Lightnin' Hopkins - Remember Me
Little Walter - His Best
Magic Sam - West Side Soul
Mississippi John Hurt - Avalon Blues
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960
Muddy Waters - Chess Box
Muddy Waters - The Complete Plantation Recordings
Muddy Waters - The Gold Collection
Muddy Waters - Hard Again
Muddy Waters - Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer
Otis Rush - Essential Otis Rush
Otis Taylor - When Negroes Walked the Earth
Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings
Roosevelt Sykes - The Honeydripper's Ball
Son House - Preachin' the Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson II - King Biscuit Time
SRV - Essential SRV
SRV - Live at Carnegie Hall
Susan Tedeschi - Back to the River
Susan Tedeschi - Just Won't Burn
Susan Tedeschi - Live From Austin, TX
T-Bone Walker - Blues Masters
T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues
Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
Willie Dixon - Chess Box
Yardbirds - Live! Blueswailing July '64
ZZ Top - One Foot in the Blues/Fandango/Tres Hombres

Just scanning my list of blues stuff here at work :) So much more to recommend!
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby maxx england » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:45 pm

I have Son Seals' Live & Burning, on vinyl and on a tape in the van.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby TAW777 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:38 pm

I'd like to recommend to listen to "Jean Shy", 2009 Blues Music Award Nominee for "Soul Blues Female Artist Of The Year", in conjunction with her newest Jean Shy & The Shy Guys CD "The Blues Got Soul". This is her first Nomination.

Jean Shy is a great Artist. I've been working with her and her Band The Shy Guys since over twenty Years.

Check out tracks from "The Blues Got Soul" at

Enjoy and have a blessed Day.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby amfest » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:46 pm

I am working with these guys on a debut CD. We put up some rough mix live tunes to get an idea of what to put on the CD. Meet the guitarist 2 years ago. If you you are in Fl. in March go see them live you won't be disappointed. Give a listen.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Jbyrd 88 » Thu May 07, 2009 2:37 pm

The late Delaney Bramlett........A New Kind of Blues
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Laker » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:23 pm

First post here.

I'm really surprized that I never see anyone mention New Orleans legend Bryan Lee on this website. He has been recording with Canadian, Justin Time Records for a number of years now with his most visable exposure doing the "10 Days Out" tour and recording with Kenny Wayne Shephard. Give him a'll like what you hear.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby sconnors » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:32 pm

Question for the group. I'm looking for recordings of contemporary blues artists where it's just a guy and his guitar. Any input? Most of the stuff is band backed and I can't seem to find any good contemporary acoustic/resonator solo blues out there. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby La.Blue » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:58 am

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby beautifulbuzz18 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:14 pm

WOAH! - this kid is only 20 years old and has opened for the likes of Bon Jovi, Jeff Healey, Blue Oyster Cult, Dickey Betts, and Mountain! He has a really great blues/rock sound that is sure to please all you fellow blues fans out there! Check him out, you wont be sorry!

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby beautifulbuzz18 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:24 am

Pete Anderson - Even Things Up

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby howlnwoof » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:39 am

I was just listening to Ferlin Husky :oops:
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