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Blues music?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

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    While I was in Disney land this Spring break, in downtown disney one night there was this guy playing some kind of blues music across from the "House Of Blues" resturant (I dont know if that guy worked there or something) but it was fun to listen to.
    Anyone else listen to Blues? Any band/artist/song recommenndations?
     
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    Stevie Ray Vaughn. Very good artist, too bad he died in a helicopter crash before I could watch him play
     
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    Stevie Ray is a great start, also check out any fabulous thunderbirds, John lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, muddy waters, bb king, robert cray, Albert King, or son seals. These are all guitar based blues, and you can hear where guys like stevie ray and hendrix got their sound. for that matter, don't overlook early zz top, and Jeff Healy's "see the lght" was a great blues album from the late 80's.

    Not much in blues is original or complicated, but it's fun to listen to, especially when you're drinking.

    lots of different styles too, depending on the region of the country (mississippi delta , chicago, etc.) and the instruments you like to listen to.
    (guitars, horns, harp).

    there is something for everybody, when it comes to the blues. the more you dig, the more you find. I like what Kid Rock says..." if it feels good, it IS good".

    Tom
     
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    Ummm.... the closest I've come is Everlast.... but I don't think he really even counts as blues... so I'm gonna say no, I don't really listen to it...
     
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    If you like the newer stuff, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Johnny Lang are pretty good. Stevie is just incredible IMO... Don't count out old slow hand himself either, Clapton can play some good blues! Older blues I don't really listen to too much, but I do have some Robert Johnson. Also check out the movie Crossroads... pretty good flick if you can get past Ralph Macheao's acting...
     
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    John Mayall, :cool1: plays great harmonica, guitar, piano. Awesome bules dude. He has Played with all the blues greats and started many of them on their way to fame.

    Jeff Beck....... :thumb: :thumb: Prolly one of the worlds best guitarists.
     
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    OHHHHHH!

    Hey, get ahold of me soon, and I'll get you some of the righteuosly awesome blues tracks from Cowboy Bebop
     
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    I'm in Memphis, where everybody has the blues, I mean listens to the blues. :D SRV, ZZ TOP, JOHN LEE HOOKER, & JOHNNY LANG are some of my favorites. My 7 year old son's favorite song's are LaGrange by ZZ TOP and BOOM BOOM by John Lee Hooker (with Big Head Todd and the Monsters.)
     
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    The afore mentioned artists are a good place to start, especially bb king, clapton, mayall, hooker, etc.

    It seems that stevie ray vaughn is a lot more popular and being remembered as better than he was no that he is dead. He is good, I can definitely agree with that, but i think being dead has helped his career a lot :dunno: .

    Jeff Healy is lesser known (and he is blind), but he has some pretty good songs. Hendrix had some awesome blues songs (Redhouse especially).

    Robben Ford is a lesser known artist that has been around for a while. He has some awesome blues tracks, but he also has quite a bit that I am not so into. I would so to definitely check him out though, just try and find some good ones before you give up!!! (Though he is lesser known I am surprised that nobody has mentioned him. Has anybody else ever listened to his stuff?)
     
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    Thanks guys I will check those out later.
    I'm suprised how many people responded.
    Thanks :)
     
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    Forgot one Muddy Waters oldschool roots blues, very nice. The cd I have has the rough sound of an old lp album. Classic un-digitized blues.
     
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    Check out the Jimmy Page (yes that Jimmy Page) album, Outrider. Way cool
     
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    Thanks guys. I will google those names tonight or on the weekend to find more info.
    Thanks
     
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    you all forgot the king!

    -- B.B. King that is!...the king of the blues!... :D

    (actually,I dont know squat about blues music! :blush: --but he was the first one I thought of !..I'm more into folk,country and bluegrass myself,as well as "classic rock".. :cool1: )...
     
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    Don't forget Peter Green. The early stuff with Fleetwood Mac and Blues Jam in Chicago.
     
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    Also, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, early Jeff Beck Luther Allison My personal fav _Freddy King.
     
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    Ah yes.. When Fleetwood Mac was good.. Pre -estrogen.

    Tom
     

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