Recommended Blues Listening

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Cooder » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:02 pm

Hello Ricochet

I am an avid T.W. fan although some of his stuff is too out there for me Like his C.D. Real Gone. One of my favorite lines is The large print giveth and the small print taketh away from Step right up on small change. I better stop as this is not the place to be discussing T.W. He has had some top blues muscians accompany him through the years. C Musselwhite, j. Hammond etc... Have a good one.

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Scrybe » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:23 pm

I reckon a pretty solid introduction to the blues would be the three-disc Robert Johnson The Origins (Beg, Borrow, or Steal). Disc One has predecessors and peers, people like Son House, Skip James and Charley Patton. Disc two is all of Robert Johnson's tunes. Disc 3 is his tunes done by others including Peter Green, Muddy Waters, and Johnny Winter. But that would just be a starting point. 8)
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby TheDude » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:39 pm

As a basic introduction, I'd say Robert Johnson, Albert/BB/Freddie King, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Buddy Guy.

After that:

Blind Willie McTell, Lonnie Johnson, Skip James, Blind Blake, Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, JB Lenoir, Koko Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, Memphis Slim (+ Matt Murphy),...

And a bunch of white folks too:

Hollywood Fats, Eric Clapton, Steve James & Del Rey, SRV, Tom Principato, Johnny Winter, Kid Ramos, Sonny Landreth, John Mooney, Ronnie Earl,...

Duke Robillard once said he got more from listening than from practicing as well. Reason being that you can get all the notes right, but unless you really listen you won't get the timing, swing or dynamics right.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby BlueFinn » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:44 pm

Hound Dog Taylor And the Houserocker: NAtural Boogie

one of my all time favourites :D
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby maxx england » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:39 am

BlueFinn wrote:Hound Dog Taylor And the Houserocker: NAtural Boogie

one of my all time favourites :D


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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Bluesfarm Rhinetown » Fri May 09, 2008 12:19 pm

Hey all bluesbrothers- and sisters,

Recommended blues artists:

- Ron Hacker (deltablues awsome slide guitar technique !)
- Studebaker John & the Hawks
- Johnny Mastro & the Mama's Boys (lowdown and mean)
- Pete Mitchell's Drive
- Boo Boo Davis
- T-Model Ford
- Imperial Crowns
- James Harman
- Sherman Robertson
- Matt Schofield ( NO 1 !!!)
- Ian Siegal

From the Netherlands:

- Veldman Brothers
- Mocambo Blues
- Lester Butler Tribute Band
- Twelve Bar Blues Band
- Wolfpin
- Barrelhouse

Check http://myspace.com/callmejayfarmer for more interesting Blues worlwide

Peace!
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby mike932 » Sat May 10, 2008 7:14 am

great list Bluefarm, a lot of new names to check out. Have you listened to Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee? I think I spelled McGee wrong ,but they have a few great videos on youtube.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby bobby81 » Fri May 16, 2008 2:46 am

one more for john lee hooker. check out his duet with bonny raitt on youtube 'i'm in the mood' - love her electric slide playin, and her singing. hell, love everything about her.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby mike932 » Fri May 16, 2008 4:31 am

My better half and I will be seeing Bonnie Raitt in Reno on the 23rd. We have great seats .
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby GreenGod » Sat May 17, 2008 1:15 am

Fleetwood Mac Live at the Boston Tea Party
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers a Hard Road
Peter Green Plays some amazing lead on thoses.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby maxx england » Mon May 19, 2008 9:43 am

mike932 wrote:My better half and I will be seeing Bonnie Raitt in Reno on the 23rd. We have great seats .


Any chance you can post a picture of your wife's?
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby mike932 » Mon May 19, 2008 10:11 am

It actually took me a minute on that one Maxx. I have not heard of butts being called seats in a long time. Well, I will ask her. You may get a pic of her bottom, or a link to my obituary. Any wagers on which ?
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby ricochet » Mon May 19, 2008 2:30 pm

I thought it a curious bit of braggadoccio. :lol:
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Foghorn Fish » Thu May 22, 2008 12:37 pm

as newcomer to blues I'd recommend
R.L Burnside's original recordings and a Ass Pocket of Whiskey.
Mississippi Fred McDowell - London Calling
Seasick Steve - Doghouse Music
Lightnin Hopkins - Sittin in With

I recently bought Bukka White - Fixin to Die and that's really growing on me, but the hiss and crackle on some tracks may put some off.

Sorry to hijack this thread, but regarding techniques on playing check out performances and even lessons on youtube; watching other players is the next best thing to them teaching you; possibly even better than that because you learn to do your own thing.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby michelle » Sat May 24, 2008 6:27 am

A couple of aussie contemporary blues players i would recommend listening to are Ash Grunwald, Fiona Boyes, John Butler Trio and Collards Greens and Gravy. You might find them on U tube or My space
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