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Blues Albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by nitsuj, Oct 22, 2010.


  1. I'm looking for a great blues album.
    All components of the album must be solid--- the bass playing in particular. I'm looking more for "feel", pocket playing, and tone, than mind-blowing chops.
    PLEASE KEEP IT TO ONE RECOMMENDATION, OR SIMPLY +1 IF ANOTHER PERSON ALREADY MENTIONED ONE YOU WERE THINKING OF.
     
  2. Muddy Waters - Fathers and Sons
     
  3. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Play the Blues.

    And +1 to Muddy.
     
  4. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

    Nov 22, 2008
    Braintree
    Retrovibe Artist rota
    Howlin' Wolf, London Sessions.
    +1 to Muddy, Buddy and Junior
     
  5. Father and Sons +1
     
  6. +1 to Buddy and Junior.
     
  7. drteeth

    drteeth

    Apr 1, 2008
    Leuven, Belgium
    No bass playing, but I'm recommending "booker's guitar" by Eric Bibb.
     
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    This is a great album:

    2cr0tfs.

    Also The Blues Bros Briefcase Full Of Blues is another goodun. Duck rules!
     
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  9. Bibb +1


    good call on Showdown, Playtex.
     
  10. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: "Bluesbreakers" (w/Clapton) & "A Hard Road" (w/Peter Green) - John McVie in the pocket on both.

    For a bit of proto-Cream, try "The Sound of 66" and "There's a BOND Between Us" by the Graham Bond ORGANization - Bruce and Baker.

    Canvey Island's finest Dr. Feelgood - "Down By The Jetty", "Malpractice" & the live "Stupidity" - John B. Sparks keeping it together while Wilko Johnson & Lee Brilleaux go mental.


    A bit more than one I'm afraid... Got carried away there, oops.
     
  11. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
  12. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Well we seem to have very similar tastes don't we?

    For a bit more on that record, it's my desert island blues album. Being blues, the bass is unremarkable but Clapton guests on rhythm guitar and there is no substitute for Buddy.
     
  13. LOL Yup,blues and Yes,whoda thunk it?


    Phalex is also down with this.
     
  14. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I'm down!

    I'm not sure if Hot Tuna is 100% blues, but Jack Cassidy is the bomb!
     
  15. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    +1 to the Showdown! album.

    *Clapton's "From the cradle" - awesome renderings of ole time blues songs + Dave Bronze on bass (very pocket-y and tight basslines) -> one of my favorites.

    *Take a look at Coco Montoya. I really like his first album ("Got a mind to travel", I guess).
     
  16. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    B.B. King's Completely Well or Otis Rush's Mourning In The Morning albums for some great Jerry Jemmott playing.
     
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  17. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    JJ with B.B.!
     
  18. plangentmusic

    plangentmusic Banned

    Jun 30, 2010
    Manhattan
    All good choices. The Robert Johnson collection is a must for delta blues roots. Muddy, Lightnin' Lil Walter -- all great.

    As for bass playing -- it's not really a music that allows for the bass to stand out but Willie Dixon owns the style and it can't be played any better on electric than Tommy Shannon.

    I also always liked the way Tim Bogart played the blues but it's hardly "authentic."
     
  19. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    +1 to Robert Johnson
    I'm a big blues fan so forgive me if I go over the 1 recommendation.
    Muddy Waters - Folk Singer, that album is a must!
    Son House - Delta Blues and Spirituals, he's just the best I reckon.
    There are a whole lot, but I won't overdo it :)
     
  20. +1 on ShowDown.

    I would also recommend Robert Cray's Strong Persuader...IMHO his best work.
     

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