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bassduder14
11-24-2005, 07:48 PM
lookin for opinions on best or amazing blues artists

JessJansen
11-24-2005, 07:57 PM
BB king elrond james. really great and original. oldies tho hahahah and the new hanson lol

Time
11-24-2005, 08:21 PM
SRV and BB King

Grant
11-24-2005, 08:28 PM
Robert Johnson and Albert King, son.

ok lateralus
11-24-2005, 09:31 PM
B.B. King in terms of influentual-ness, SRV in terms of amazing guitar playing, and Buddy Guy in terms of just a great all around bluesman.

Fatback
11-24-2005, 11:46 PM
I prefer the term "amazing" to "best".
I enjoy Robert Cray, Lonnie Mack, Bonnie Raitt among others

JonG
11-24-2005, 11:55 PM
Hmm, there isn't a "best", but some of my favorites:

Albert King
Buddy Guy
Eric Sardinas
Mississippi John Hurt
Rory Gallagher
T-Bone Walker
Walter Trout

BlackDeathMetalJazz or really ANYTHING else please-
11-25-2005, 08:08 PM
Robert Johnson
Allman Brothers (if they count)
John Lee Hooker
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Son House
Muddy Waters
Howlin' Wolf
Charlie Patton

Broken Arrow
11-25-2005, 08:13 PM
B.B. King
Buddy Guy
John Lee Hooker
Albert King
Robert Johnson
Howlin' Wolf
Lightnin' Hopkins
Elmore James

All the usuals.

Lydisk
11-26-2005, 05:42 AM
Allman
Johnson
Trucks
Muddy waters
T-Bone walker
Howlin Wolf

ThePinkPanther
11-26-2005, 10:08 AM
Robert Johnson's pretty high on my list.

But i don't feel that there is one best blues artist.

Sexypants.
11-26-2005, 11:47 AM
I think Buddy Guy is the greatest. He kinda sounds like a hybrid of Hendrix and SRV to me.

IbanezSamurai
11-26-2005, 06:01 PM
Eric Sardinas is one mad slide player.

whatduffhuck7
11-27-2005, 10:25 PM
eric clapton says the buddy guy is the best living guitarist around. eric clapton has never gone wrong for me so i woul say buddy guy or srv

joe bonamassa is not bad either

bogger boy
11-29-2005, 01:56 PM
clive barnes. he's an excellent country/blues slide player

Mama B
11-29-2005, 02:15 PM
Hi All - newbie here :)

My favs (ladies): Ruth Brown, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Ida Cox, Memphis Minnie aka Lizzie Douglas, Eleonora F. Gough aka Billie Holiday

My favs (gents): Lead Belly, Howlin' Wolf, Magic Slim, Charley Patton

...and that would include the names previously mentioned too.

Mama B

PTheory
11-30-2005, 11:14 AM
Buddy Guy and Magic Sam

BlackDeathMetalJazz or really ANYTHING else please-
12-01-2005, 07:25 AM
eric clapton says the buddy guy is the best living guitarist around. eric clapton has never gone wrong for me so i woul say buddy guy or srv

joe bonamassa is not bad either
Buddy Guy < Jeff Beck

What the hell would Eric know? I bet he considers himself the best. :rolleyes:

fredd
12-03-2005, 11:16 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughan :thumb:

scotch
12-04-2005, 03:53 AM
Buddy Guy < Jeff Beck

What the hell would Eric know? I bet he considers himself the best. :rolleyes: Eric would know quite a lot, and he certainly does not consider himself the best. He's not like that at all. Read an interview with him sometime. He's self-disparaging to a fault and always has been.

scotch
12-04-2005, 04:00 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughan:thumb:Boo.:thumb:

PTheory
12-05-2005, 04:11 AM
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superjoe
12-05-2005, 10:24 PM
tommy johnson, memphis minnie, big bill broonzy, son house, robert johnson, skip james, howlin wolf, albert king, buddy guy, john mayall and the bluesbreakers, lonie johnson, t bone walker....ect

DemBonez
12-05-2005, 10:47 PM
tommy johnson, memphis minnie, big bill broonzy, son house, robert johnson, skip james, howlin wolf, albert king, buddy guy, john mayall and the bluesbreakers, lonie johnson, t bone walker....ect

This user knows his stuff. Including all 3 of the Johnson boys is always a plus.

porkpie
12-07-2005, 12:53 PM
Some good choices in here. I'd also recommend Mississippi Fred McDowell. and for an artist that frequently gets overlooked, check out Champion Jack Dupree, who was a pianist from New Orleans. His album Blues from the Gutter is probably my favorite blues album.

hatebreeder
12-07-2005, 03:11 PM
BB king , Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, Allman Brothers.

pohl_56
12-12-2005, 10:20 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughn is at the top of my list. There are others but I think he has been the most interesting to listen to.

Ye7i
12-13-2005, 02:26 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughn is at the top of my list. There are others but I think he has been the most interesting to listen to.

I agree. I love Buddy Guy, but he doesn't do his own flavour of blues like SRV does.

superjoe
12-16-2005, 10:09 PM
This user knows his stuff. Including all 3 of the Johnson boys is always a plus.
yes sir, and notice...stevie ray vaughn wasnt in the list :thumb:

The_Native_Assault
12-24-2005, 07:14 AM
Dicky Betts, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Dwayne Alman, Nick Gravenites, and above and beyond all of these in technicality is Robben Ford

Woodstock
12-24-2005, 09:17 AM
Albert King and Taj Mahal.

GhostNote
12-26-2005, 05:29 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB king, The mighty reapers, Ray charles (more R&B) but above all, the best is the man; Robben Ford.

WalkingContradiction
12-26-2005, 07:07 AM
SRV is a given, as is BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, etc.

However, lately I've been listening to Try!, the John Mayer Trio album. Some VERY good blues, both original and covers, with a little bit of his old pop style infused. If Mayer keeps doing stuff like this I'll be pleased. It's nice to see that there are still some contemporary blues artists getting the word out. Mayer did it right, he built up a fanbase and then introduced them to blues.

ROT
12-26-2005, 11:02 AM
blind blake

StrangelyBrewed13
12-26-2005, 11:45 AM
However, lately I've been listening to Try!, the John Mayer Trio album. Some VERY good blues, both original and covers, with a little bit of his old pop style infused. If Mayer keeps doing stuff like this I'll be pleased. It's nice to see that there are still some contemporary blues artists getting the word out. Mayer did it right, he built up a fanbase and then introduced them to blues.


Yeah, I got that album for christmas and I'm really quite impressed.

Illmatic
12-26-2005, 12:51 PM
Howlin' Wolf
Leadbelly
Sonny Boy Williamson II (who is actually older than Sonny Boy Williamson I)

superjoe
12-26-2005, 02:03 PM
Howlin' Wolf
Leadbelly
Sonny Boy Williamson II (who is actually older than Sonny Boy Williamson I)
PLEASE suggest me some Leadbelly, Ive been meaning to get into him.:)

StrangelyBrewed13
12-26-2005, 02:20 PM
PLEASE suggest me some Leadbelly, Ive been meaning to get into him.:)

OK, I suggest you some Leadbelly