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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Some faves:

    Freddie King
    Albert King
    Albert Collins
    Son House
    Skip James
    Blind Willie Johnson
    Elvie Thomas
    Geeshie Wiley
    ZZ Hill
    Otis Rush
    Magic Sam
    Luther Allison
    Jimmy Reed
    Earl Hooker
    Johnny Winter
    Butter
    Sonny Boy Williamson (aka Rice Miller)
    John Mayall - Bare Wires; Blues From Laurel Canyon; The Turning Point
    Seeing Luther Allison at Buddy Guy's in Chicago back in the 90's is what finally turned me on to the blues. The man was amazing live. I saw him live just before his brain tumor was diagnosed. He put on a 3 hour show with no break. You would never have any idea that he was sick. Had tickets to see him again later that summer, but unfortunately he passed away before the show happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.Dee View Post
    Apart from Carolyn Wonderland the other guitarist that has made a great impression on me in recent years is Gary Clark Jr. And again his studio albums hardly represent the colourful, slightly psychedelic blues-rock he delivers on stage.

    His live album is simply terrific, one of the best live records of this decade.

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    Gary Clarke Jr. is the shit. Just saw him last summer and he was incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Here's slide guitar monster Sonny Landreth. (that long-haired kid playing with him ain't too bad either )
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    Love me some Sonny Landreth as well. Seen him solo once and several times playing with Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer band. One of the best slide players in the business IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Seeing Luther Allison at Buddy Guy's in Chicago back in the 90's is what finally turned me on to the blues. The man was amazing live. I saw him live just before his brain tumor was diagnosed. He put on a 3 hour show with no break. You would never have any idea that he was sick. Had tickets to see him again later that summer, but unfortunately he passed away before the show happened.
    I was lucky enough to see Luther (I think he was paying a red Gibson Flying V) and his son, Bernard, at about that same time at a blues festival in Pittsburgh. Bernard is a killer player in his own right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I was lucky enough to see Luther (I think he was paying a red Gibson Flying V) and his son, Bernard, at about that same time at a blues festival in Pittsburgh. Bernard is a killer player in his own right.
    Yes, I have also seen Bernard and agree he is great as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Can't forget "I Hate Everybody," either.
    Or "Be Careful With A Fool"

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Seeing Luther Allison at Buddy Guy's in Chicago back in the 90's.
    I caught him in '72 and again in the late '70s, both times in Ann Arbor, and, yeah, he killed.
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    Anyone got any of the old Chess Masters series? I've got two on vinyl that I've carefully preserved - Muddy Waters' sidemen Little Walter and Jimmy Rogers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Anyone got any of the old Chess Masters series? I've got two on vinyl that I've carefully preserved - Muddy Waters' sidemen Little Walter and Jimmy Rogers.
    I have Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Bo Diddley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    FUCK YEAH! Always my go-to album of Johnny's, although they're all great, except for one of them that should never have seen the light of day.

    Can't forget "I Hate Everybody," either.

    Yes, that one too ! Actually a couple of more, its a great album !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Here's slide guitar monster Sonny Landreth. (that long-haired kid playing with him ain't too bad either )

    They are cooking !!!
    The ponytail guys solo reminds me of indian slide guitar players !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    I see I should invest in lottery tickets again...
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post



    I can think of more than a few.
    Is it to much to ask to name some of these great artists?
    To be or not to be? That is the point. - Harry Nilsson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    I never cared much for that early acoustic stuff, but I've fallen in love with several electric women:[list]
    *Susan Tedeschi
    *Ana Popovic
    I never cared for Susan's voice but just saw Anna again last night in concert and really enjoy her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Here's slide guitar monster Sonny Landreth. (that long-haired kid playing with him ain't too bad either )
    Funny but Derek is looking more like Gregg Allman as he gets older. Yeah I know he's not related but he looks it in that video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    I never cared much for that early acoustic stuff, but I've fallen in love with several electric women:
    • *Debbie Davies
      *Susan Tedeschi
      *Shannon Curfman
      *Gina Sicilia
      *Laurie Morvan
      *Angela Strehli
      *Fiona Boyes
      *Deborah Coleman
      *Joanne Shaw
      *Joanna Connor
      *Teresa James
      *Ana Popovic
      *Janiva Magness
    I'm with you. I saw Ana Popovic a couple of years ago at the Mt. Dora Blues Festival, FL and she was fantastic! I didn't take any photos because I was working extra hours that Saturday and a friend from work told me about it and that she was playing at the festival (she headlined) so I went straight from work and didn't have my camera with me. I bought her latest cd 'Can You Stand the Heat' there and really enjoy it. The others I saw last year were Joanne Shaw Taylor, Samantha Fish, and Betty Fox (Fox is from the Tampa area and plays regularly in the Orlando area so I saw her 3 times last year) and bought their most recent cds. All of them are fantastic! Here are some photo albums:

    Joanne Shaw Taylor @ Clearwater Sea Blues Festival 02-22-2015: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=fb5418d821

    Samantha Fish @ The Henegar Center, Melbourne, FL 04-12-2015: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=5691a2978a

    Betty Fox Band @ House of Blues, Orlando, FL 12-26-2015: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=efbe427775
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevegSr View Post
    Is it to much to ask to name some of these great artists?
    Seriously? You think SRV was the greatest?

    Hendrix
    Johnny Winter
    Alvin Lee
    Robin Trower
    Leslie West

    That took about ten seconds.

    EDIT: But, I'm really not looking for an argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Seriously? You think SRV was the greatest?

    Hendrix
    Johnny Winter
    Alvin Lee
    Robin Trower
    Leslie West

    That took about ten seconds.

    EDIT: But, I'm really not looking for an argument.
    Are you looking for contradiction instead?


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    Charlie Patton
    Son House
    Robert Johnson
    T-Bone Walker
    Muddy Waters
    Howlin' Wolf
    BB King
    Albert King
    Freddy King
    Buddy Guy

    Also,

    Blind Willie Johnson
    Tampa Red Whitaker
    Blind Lemon Jefferson
    Blind Blake
    Lightnin' Hopkins

    And lately, a few albums from a largely unknown blues great name-o' Fenton Robinson:
    Somebody Loan Me A Dime
    I Hear Some Blues Downstairs


    If I ever get around to Albert Collins and Luther Allison and Otis Rush and Taj Mahal and Willie Dixon I'm sure I'll like them too.

    Bluesrock to me is a different story, but still a lot of great ones.
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    Ten Years After
    BB King
    John Lee Hooker
    Robert Cray
    Gary Moore
    Freddie King
    T Bone Walker
    Canned Heat
    Groundhogs
    Muddy Waters
    Cream
    Albert Collins
    Ian

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    Fleetwood Mac
    Rory Gallagher
    Robin Trower
    Eric Clapton
    Jimi Hendrix
    Free
    Ten Years After
    Savoy Brown
    Mountain
    Gary Moore
    Led Zeppelin
    Deep Purple( they played some blues)
    Jan Akkerman( he can deliver some terrific blues)
    John Lee Hooker
    The Doors
    Cream
    Procol Harum
    Early Stones, early Jethro Tull
    Colosseum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I never cared for Susan's voice but just saw Anna again last night in concert and really enjoy her.
    I also got to see Popavic live a while back and agree she is fantastic.

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    The only blues I really like are moody ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    Rory Gallagher and Johnny Winter.
    Well, I've always been partial to the second British Blues Boom invasion, like TYA, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, PG's FM, etc...

    I'm not big (to say the least) on 80's blues, with the notable exception of SRV (and the J. Winter revival thing)

    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    Slim Harpo, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Charley Christian, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Willie Dixon, Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, etc. love 'em all.
    I tried many times the Mississipi/Chicago blues thing (my fave was Muddy Waters)... I find it interesting enough, but TBH, I can't get much into it... Not enough to find space in my shelves for a selection of those pioneering black dudes.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grego View Post
    Fleetwood Mac
    Rory Gallagher
    Robin Trower
    Eric Clapton
    Jimi Hendrix
    Free
    Ten Years After
    Savoy Brown
    Mountain
    Gary Moore
    Led Zeppelin
    Deep Purple( they played some blues)
    Jan Akkerman( he can deliver some terrific blues)
    John Lee Hooker
    The Doors
    Cream
    Procol Harum
    Early Stones, early Jethro Tull
    Colosseum
    Some are a bit of a stretch as to call them "blues", but yeah, that list more or less encapsulates my blues tastes
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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