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What Blues Cd's?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by TravellinMan, Jan 31, 2003.


  1. TravellinMan

    TravellinMan

    Jan 11, 2003
    NW Indiana
    Can some of you give me a few suggestions, on Blues Cd's with good bass playing?
     
  2. Robert Cray "Strong Persuader" (off the Strong Persuader CD, I believe)

    Stevie Ray Vaughn, I think the song is called "Tightrope"

    Tasty, groovy, good bass.
     
  3. watspan

    watspan Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    allman Brother have some good straight up blues tunes like "get on with your life" that has some good 5-string allen Woody blues.

    Oteil Burbridge does a nice 5-string blues on Gov't Mule's "Deep End Vol 1" on "worried down with the Blues" (Damn tasty Derek Trucks slide work on that track too) "The Deep End vol 2" has a wild "Catfish Blues" with Band of Gypsy's Billy Cox on his Cort Bass

    BB King's usually got some good nbass parts on the more traditional blues songs he does too.
     
  4. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Damn Right, I've Got the Blues by Buddy Guy,

    Lost in the Blues by Otis Rush,

    and,

    Showdown by Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, and Robert Cray.
     
  5. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Just pick a top blues musician (usually guitarist) and the great bass work will follow. Here's a start:

    Buddy Guy
    Muddy Waters
    BB King
    Albert King
    Freddie King
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Little Walter
    Otis Rush
    John Lee Hooker
    Robert Cray
    Howlin Wolf
     
  6. Anything by Willie Dixon
    Any pre-1972 Fleetwood Mac

    - Wil
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I like Robben Ford's Blue Line as a 'modern' take on
    Blues-Rock...Roscoe Beck on bass & Tommy Brechtlein on cans round out this trio.

    Derek Trucks has some nice stuff, too. Todd Smallie, his bassist, is pretty decent.
     
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Any Albert Collins or other Alligator blues albums with Johnny B Gaydon on bass! Johnny is a very funky blues cat:cool:
     
  9. Blues Traveler! Not really blues but hey they got some good basslines.
     
  10. Yggdrasil

    Yggdrasil

    Aug 16, 2001
    Toronto/Buffalo
    For acoustic blues, the first Hot Tuna album