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who's the king of the blues?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by nonsqtr, Jun 10, 2005.


  1. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Who's the king of the blues? B.B. King? Freddie King? Who's your favorite bluesman, and why?
     
  2. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Muddy Waters?
     
  3. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Nonsqtr,you nailed it.

    It would definitely be one of those two. I just can't decide. Their styles are both so different yet so relevant.

    I just don't know.

    Heck, I vote for both!

    :D

    Joe.
     
  4. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Easy...

    blues brothers...
     
  5. does eric clapton count? i think he is awesome. him and albert knig are my two favorite blues guys, although my cd of buddy guy's "sweet tea" is really working for me! everybody here should listen to "baby please don't leave me". i love that song.
     
  6. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK

    Damn i hate political correct crap... i guess what i was going to quote might offend someone so i will put it this way... for those who are informed... George Carlin on house of blues:)


    This way people who know will know and people who want to know cant accuse me of anything... they can only write angry letters to George:)


    I WIN!!!

    Cheers
     
  7. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    pfff, Robert Johnson, BB King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker,... very though choice.
     
  8. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Ok Ok... really... really really with out any BS...

    I hate lables "kings" "best" "who you like the most" becuase you cant compair one artest to another when they are truelly artist...

    Art (music) works both ways... you have to have a mood to make it... and you have to have a mood to listen and love it... moods change every few minutes... so every few minutes you will say a diffrent name from list of artist you love...
     
  9. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    BB King, definitely put the blues on the map! Robert Johnson was a monster, as is Buddy Guy. Otis Rush certainly plays some nice stuff. But to me the guy who ties it all together is Stevie Ray Vaughn! A couple other names to throw in the mix, Freddie Green, and my new favorite Robben Ford.
     
  10. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I'll prolly get run outta' town if I don't say Buddy Guy (although he's my runner up), but I'm going to have to go with John Lee Hooker.
     
  11. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Albert King - nuff said
     
  12. Tash

    Tash

    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Bleedin Gums Murphy!
     
  13. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    or Blind Melon Chitlin

    Going downtown.....
    Gonna see my gal.....
    Gonna sing her a song....
    Gonna show her my d1ng d0ng
     
  14. eldave777

    eldave777

    May 24, 2005
    Eugene "Lightning Boy" Martone!!!
     
  15. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    For me it's John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. They get in my soul.
     
  16. FenderHotRod

    FenderHotRod

    Sep 1, 2004
    Arkansas

    Hell he is even called "King of the Delta Blues".
     
  17. Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, John Mayall
     
  18. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Buddy Guy is my favorite bluesman.
     
  19. oldfclefer

    oldfclefer low ended

    May 5, 2005
    Southern Ohio
    Hendrix
     
  20. Stevie Ray Vaughn gets my vote.