Blues Suggestions

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Adub311, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Adub311


    Jun 25, 2011
    Whittier, CA
    Anyone have suggestions on some good blues to listen to? and maybe some Zeppelin-esque blues rock stuff. I've really been blues playing mode lately and would like some good stuff to listen to..:bassist::bassist::bassist:
  2. Walter Trout, John Mayall, Ana Popovic, and and any Stevie Ray Vaughn would all be good to listen to for some rockin' blues tunes. Walter and Ana are still very current, so you can even catch them in concert. Mayall's last recording, "Tough", is a great newer recording of his. And for all-time greats, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Freddy King, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, and Canned Heat are all great blues music to listen to. Enjoy!
  3. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    A current fave of mine is Michael Burks.
  4. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Or, if you want a blues guitar player, there's his brother, Jimmie Vaughan.
  5. Adub311


    Jun 25, 2011
    Whittier, CA
    Thanks guys! I'll check em out
  6. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Scroll through my >500 links below and you'll find a section on the blues with quite a few links that will guide you to lots of blues musicians and their music.
  7. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Joe Bonamassa, a freaking monster with a killer band. Some of his newer stuff has some heavy Zep influence.
  8. Jayhawk


    Sep 6, 2006
    Kansas City
    Melvin Taylor is a great player ... and extremely underrated (IMO).
  9. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa.
  10. Not yet

    Not yet

    Mar 26, 2012
    Modern Chicago/Midwest guys rock
    Ronnie Baker Brooks
    Lonnie McCray
    Lucky Peterson (older better)
    Luther Allison
    Bernard Allison
    Robben Ford
    Albert Cummings
    Hayden Sears
    Pistol Pete
    Nick and Joe Moss
    John Lee Hooker Jr
    Tommy Castro
    Buddy Guy of course and all his disciples
    Chris Cain (kills)

    Start at Alligator records catalog and you can't go wrong.
  11. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Jimi Hendrix's stuff is pretty darn bluesy. And pretty darn rocky.
  12. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    A7-A7-A7-A7 D7-D7 A7-A7 D7 E7 A7-A7

    Did I make the cut? :hyper::D:bag:
  13. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    All the suggestions above are great. I'll add Joanne Shaw Taylor, who is a great guitarist and has a fantastic, smokey blues voice. Ansley Lister is another guy that I'd check out if I were you. Another great guitarist and he rocks it pretty hard. No ne has mentioned Robert Cray, he's one of the best ever, IMO.

    I'll add a +1 to Michael Burks, who isn't really well known, but who, in my opinion, is as good as anyone out there.

    Don't forget some of the oldies. Listen to Free and Robin Trower if you haven't. Great stuff.

    And if you go back a little further, there's T-Bone Walker, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters.

    Oh, yeah, check out Hound Dog Taylor, too. In fact, go to the Alligator Records and Blind Pig Records web sites for all kinds of interesting stuff.
  14. Chris Thomas King
    Tommy Johnson
  15. sailri


    Nov 16, 2007
    Rhode Island
    I saw this on PBS and liked it so much I ended going to Amazon to buy the "Deluxe" DVD/CD Combo set:

    Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan

    That's Mr. Albert King and Mr Stevie Ray Vaughn in Studio - high quality recording. And Gus Thorton on bass is laying back a bit in the background but is always right there in the recording.
  16. Johnny Winter, Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers
  17. Oh yea, and Scott Henderson's Dog Party and Well to the Bone.

    And a local favorites, the nighthawks and The Kelly Bell Band
  18. plainman


    Apr 18, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    I think you're probably looking for something faster, but I tend to like an older, slower style of blues. I have been listening to a lot of B. B. King lately since I am going to see him next month. Albert King is another favorite, I think I prefer the expression of a few notes to a lot of really fast playing. I love the session he did with SRV, and his version of "Ask Me No Questions" has a fun bass line.
  19. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    Willie Dixon Chess box set
  20. bearhart74


    Feb 26, 2009
    Sue Foley
    Debbie Davies
    Roy Buchannan
    Rory Gallagher
    Derek Trucks and his wife
    Bonnie Raitt
    Keb Mo