Blues, any reccomendations?
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Jun 13 2007, 12:07 PM
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I've taken a sudden liking to old blues music, such as the likes of BB King.

Can anyone reccomend any albums or artists or songs that are similar to "The Thrill is Gone"?
Sort of mellow blues.

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Blues reccomendation: Robert Johnson, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters. Those are a must.

And best harp player, Sonny Boy Williamson. awesome stuff

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Not old blues but still, but my "Old" blues recommendation would be

BUKKA WHITE

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Robin
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MUDDY WATERS

You will not get dissapointed, this is true god damn old school shit smile.gif

Also, Johnny Winter(!!), Stevie Ray Vaughan, Omar and the howlers.

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^^ Everything they said

PLUS, Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', Howlin' Wolf, and then there's a whole slew of more rock oriented but still very bluesy guys like The Black Keys, Some Jonny Lang, some John Mayer, Sonny Landreth, guys like that.

Also if you can get your hand on Alligator Records' 25th Anniversary cd thing, it's LOADED with blues guys. Lot of really good stuff, lot of great guitar work.

http://www.amazon.com/Alligator-Records-25...7862&sr=8-3

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QUOTE (JVM @ Jun 13 2007, 07:00 PM) *
Buddy Guy', Howlin' Wolf

Indeed! Oh man I want to order more CD's now!! Just watched some awesome blues at youtube tongue.gif

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It all depends on how far back you wanna go. I personally love the 1920-1930's delta blues. Remember though that the farther back you go, the more gritty and underproduced it is. Charlie Patton, Bessie SMith, Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Robert Johnson are some great choices.

If you want a little smoother 40-60's stuff then John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters are also cool.

Or you could just go to the classic stand by and listen to a lot of Clapton. He's covered a ton of great blues artists.

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Jun 13 2007, 10:47 PM
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Thanks for all the replies!
I have a CD of Clapton, and some SRV but I'll definately check out the other artists!

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Jun 13 2007, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE (Mindbinder @ Jun 13 2007, 08:28 PM) *
the farther back you go, the more gritty and underproduced it is.

Thats the way its supposed to be smile.gif When the sound gets too clean and mixed and fixed, its not really music anymore. Music is all about the feeling imo, and thats why I hate most modern bands because its so clean and boring with NO feeling at all.

I'll check out some of the artists you mentioned there smile.gif

QUOTE (Mindbinder @ Jun 13 2007, 08:28 PM) *
Or you could just go to the classic stand by and listen to a lot of Clapton. He's covered a ton of great blues artists.

I personally hate claptons versions of these old blues songs. I got "I'm your hoochie coochie man" live by clapton, I want to vomit when I hear it smile.gif other than that I've only heard muddy waters version, I dont know if thats the original?
(Dont missunderstand, I like clapton smile.gif)

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QUOTE (Robin @ Jun 13 2007, 02:53 PM) *
Thats the way its supposed to be smile.gif When the sound gets too clean and mixed and fixed, its not really music anymore. Music is all about the feeling imo, and thats why I hate most modern bands because its so clean and boring with NO feeling at all.

I'll check out some of the artists you mentioned there smile.gif
I personally hate claptons versions of these old blues songs. I got "I'm your hoochie coochie man" live by clapton, I want to vomit when I hear it smile.gif other than that I've only heard muddy waters version, I dont know if thats the original?
(Dont missunderstand, I like clapton smile.gif)


I agree fully. A few of his covers rob the originals of there rough authenticity. They just have too much polish on them. You should should check out his cover of Me and The Devil Blues. If I remember right that is a pretty decent one.

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QUOTE (Mindbinder @ Jun 13 2007, 10:28 PM) *
It all depends on how far back you wanna go. I personally love the 1920-1930's delta blues. Remember though that the farther back you go, the more gritty and underproduced it is. Charlie Patton, Bessie SMith, Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Robert Johnson are some great choices.

If you want a little smoother 40-60's stuff then John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters are also cool.

Or you could just go to the classic stand by and listen to a lot of Clapton. He's covered a ton of great blues artists.


Many good ones mentioned above and I love the delta blues too. Blues have to be underproduced and dirty.
I'm adding Led Zeppelin too, lots of blues in them, and Blind Willie Johnson. Now that's an angry bluesman.

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every blues artist that I listen to was listed so no more recomendations for me. I was never big on blues.

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i like claptons cover of possesion over judgment day



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QUOTE (acousticwanabee @ Jul 10 2007, 06:00 AM) *
i like claptons cover of possesion over judgment day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNKzXOZEOnc

Yeah thats an awesome concert.

I think I have to take back what I said about clapton. I just got a John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton CD. Its REALLY great. The reason I said that I didnt like claptons blues covers was becuase I heard hoochie coochie man live by clapton, wich I think was horrible.

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yea some of his live stuff he takes to fast

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Just got some CD's in the mail that I ordered. Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin.

OH MY GOODNESS! This is too good! smile.gif

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Claptons cover Robert Johnson - Me and The Devil Blues is pretty good, i like the acoustic cover, not so much the electric. Actually i dont like the electric version.

And i will just mention again John Lee Hooker!

@Robin: Awesome Robin great choices!

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