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recomend me some blues..

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by imChinOaChicken, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. i heard the song "hear my train a'coming" by hendrix and realized that the blues-type stuff is actually pretty cool.

    ive been listening to different things and these songs stick out in my mind..
    Stevie Ray Vaughan- The Sky is Crying
    Jimi Hendrix- Hear My Train A Comin

    can anyone please recomend some blues-type songs and artists along these lines? these songs have some awesome guitar work and less singing which is what im interested in.

  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Killin Floor, I believe Howlin Wolf did it originally.

    That tune is what keeps me coming back to the gigs every weekend. It's a great song, and it's lots of fun to play!
  3. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I'm really partial to SRV and if you're listening to him, I'll recommend The Sky is Crying cd.

    Buddy Guy
    John Lee Hooker
    Muddy Waters
    B.B. King
    Albert King
    Albert Collins

    Ian Moore's first two cd's are great.

    Gary Moore is really good as is Gov't Mule.

    As far as the young guns are concerned, Derek Trucks smokes just about all of them including Johnny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  4. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Banned

    Oct 18, 2006
    Slash's godfather solo is very good.
  5. Skipy109


    Jan 16, 2007
    Saskatoon, SK
    Eric Clapton's version of Crossroad
    Bo Diddley
  6. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Muddy Waters
    Buddy Guy & Jr. Wells
    B.B. King
    Eary Allman Bro.
    Fab. T-Birds.
    Howlin Wolf.
    Johnny Winter.
    Hollywood Fats Band.
    Paul Butterfield
    Albert King
    Albert Collins
    Dr. John.
    Mike Bloomfield
    Wet Willie
    Early Roomful of Blues.
  7. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I love traditional blues stuff like Robert Johnson, Son House, Leadbelly, Lightnin' Hopkins, Elmore James etc. But it sounds like you want blues with a bit of a rock influence.

    Some good stuff mentioned so far. A big +1 to Albert King & Buddy Guy.

    You might want to check out Led Zeppelin I. For something a little more modern you might try the White Stripes.
  8. Rory Gallagher
  9. Walter Trout
  10. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Which version of Hear My Train A-Coming have you been listening to? There's a few of them, including an acoustic version that's almost Delta Blues in style...

    For the electric stuff, you might want to check out some of the classic Chicago Blues artists, some have been mentioned above, but I'd add guys like Otis Rush, Freddie King and Robert Nighthawk.

    For a more rock-orientated take on it, you could do worse than to check out some of Clapton's 1960s work with John Mayall and Cream.

    An album I really love is Howlin Wolf's London Sessions.
  11. Paul New

    Paul New Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    deepest alabama
    Check this excellent Stevie Ray Vaughn concert:


    You have to register to listen, but it`s not too bad, just a name and an email.
  12. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I heard Walter Trout for the first time the other day and boy did he smoke!
  13. I should hope so too... have you seen his 'CV'???

    Played in Canned Heat and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers...
  14. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    John Mayall's Bluesbreakers w. Eric Clapton

    Taj Mahall

    Paul Butterfield

    Alexis Korner

    Peter Green (early)

    Chicken Shack
  15. Humblerumble


    Feb 22, 2004
    Alot of good ones there, one of my favorites

    Michael Burks "I Smell Smoke":hyper:
  16. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Lots of good ones recommended already. Hendrix was my door to the blues, too. Be sure to check out his recording of "Red House". It's not surprising to have Jimi lead you to SRV. SRV was well-noted to be hugely influenced by Jimi, and covered a few of his songs ("Voodoo Chile" and "Little Wing", to name two).

    In addition to all the great recommendations above, let me add:
    Tab Benoit - Great guitar (with some cajun flavor) and a killer bass player.
    Joe Bonamassa - Guitar-slingin' blues.

    If you start diving deeper into SRV, it will definitely lead you to many of the greats that came before him. As you dig deeper into Jimi's work, you'll start to reaize just how much of his stuff is based on the blues.
  17. pixelpounder


    Aug 26, 2006
    Chitown area
    +1 on Joe Bonamassa

    Also The Robert Cray Band.

    The latest CD smokes!
  18. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    My bro-in-law (an ex-Marine) and I saw Robert Cray open for BB King last year (along with Joe Bonamassa and KWS). Cray's song "Twenty" brought us both to tears. Very powerful stuff.
  19. thanks for all the recomendations :D

    i got some albert king and clapton stuff and its pretty cool. im looking for the Sky Is Crying album but the nearby stores have a pathetic amount of blues stuff available and dont have it.

    i was listening to a couple live electric versions of Hear My Train. i preferred it over the acoustic one that i saw a video of.

  20. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    This thread got me thinking about some stuff again. Clapton's covers of Robert Johnson songs ("Sessions for Robert J") are a good modern takes on classic pieces.

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