Recommended Blues Listening

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby MrPo15 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:00 pm

Tommy Johnson, and old personal favorite of mine. And all of the long forgotten prison blues musicans. Most of these greats have been forgotten through time but their legacy can still be found on some cds.

"Deep River Song: Mississippi- the blues lineage"

"Prison Songs, Volume 1: Murderous Home"
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Slim » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:26 pm

All the Hill country Bluesmen for that "Moonshine Vibe"

Everyone mentioned before posts

I also highly reccommend my friend Coco Robicheaux. He has a myspace page if you wanna check him out. Swamp blues!
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby drob » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:02 pm

all the chess (and subsidiary labels) artists.
all excello artists
all specialty artists
all duke artists
all VJ artists
all peacock artists
all arhoolie artists
all the yazoo stuff
I'd start with Muddy Waters and work in both directions
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby maxx england » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:26 pm

Just got hold of a copy of Electric Mud, and it's much better than some would have you believe. Not "classic Chicago", but it sold a sight more than some of his other stuff did.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby blueswriter » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:26 pm

maxx england wrote:Just got hold of a copy of Electric Mud, and it's much better than some would have you believe. Not "classic Chicago", but it sold a sight more than some of his other stuff did.
Its only redeeming qualities are that it's Muddy and it has a pictorial of him getting his hair processed. Other than that, Muddy described it best when he called it something resembling cow manure. :wha:
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby sass13 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:40 am

This is a great thread! Im new to the blues and im listening to some modern stuff like Black Keys http://www.myspace.com/theblackkeys and Seasick Steve http://www.myspace.com/seasicksteve

Check them out!

Also reccomended is Stephen Dale Petit get his album Guitararama http://www.guitarama.co.uk

I wanted to find out some old stuff, so Ill be checking out Muddy Waters and some Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James.

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby Derekslide » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:54 am

sass13 wrote:This is a great thread! Im new to the blues and im listening to some modern stuff like Black Keys http://www.myspace.com/theblackkeys and Seasick Steve http://www.myspace.com/seasicksteve

Check them out!

Also reccomended is Stephen Dale Petit get his album Guitararama http://www.guitarama.co.uk

I wanted to find out some old stuff, so Ill be checking out Muddy Waters and some Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James.

THANKYOU!
SeaSick Steve is pretty darn good, I have the dog house boogie album on my ipod.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby michelle » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:19 pm

Anything by Little Walter or Albert Collins
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby pj_white11 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:48 am

check this girl out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-0IRomqcnI she rocks the blues
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby ricochet » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:11 am

How much do you get paid per post, PJ?
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby mike932 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:02 pm

He is probably getting paid in Burger King coupons. The chick he is posting is an average cover band female performer. As Shakespeare once wroteth , "As the dove is in possession of a bodacious tookus, an artist she may be not". Ok, maybe it wasn't Shakespeare.
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby goldbrick » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:04 pm

What an annoying groove-- not Blues and not very interesting. Maybe mediocre biker bar music if everybodys drunk enuff and dont laff at their clothes
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby birddog » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:01 pm

Delaney & Bonnie
Don't know if you can really call it all blues.
Just ordered the "Motel Shot" CD
I love their version of "Come into my Kitchen"
Some real well known & great players on this one. EC, Duane the Dominos, Ones that went on to be Joe Cockers Mad Dogs & Englishmen.
Can't wait till it gets here, one flashback I'll be looking forward to.

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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby beard-of-grey » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:46 am

I got onto Delaney & Bonnie through their connection with Rita Coolidge, a woman who can sing a Blues song as it should be sung, alas she fell victim to Disco for too many years

Of course Bonnie can be found on Jerry Lee's recent Last Man Standing disc
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Re: Recommended Blues Listening

Postby maoster » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:53 pm

Some surprising omissions:
- Miss John Hurt
- Blind Willie(S) McTell and Johnson
- Furry Lewis
- Junior Kimbrough
- Leadbelly
- Willie Brown

I like to see blues as a continuom right up to present so would include early Stones, Canned Heat, Led Zeppelin etc, right up to White Stripes. But myself I don't think you can beat the early Delta acoustic stuff - a really very good intro is "Rough Guide to the Delta Blues."

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