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    Blues, anyone?

    Do you dig the Blues? Blind Lemon Jefferson to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Who do you love?
    To be or not to be? That is the point. - Harry Nilsson.

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    LOVE SRV. Love Clapton, too. And I like a lot of the old, classic stuff, too. But I'm not an aficionado. Years ago, my brother got me a really cool boxset that seems to have everything I'd ever need. I don't listen to it much, but it's great when I'm in the mood.

    Can't seem to find a tracklisting, but here it is, for anyone interested.
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    Rory Gallagher and Johnny Winter.

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    I've got a pretty decent blues collection, running from the old timey stuff to the blues rock gods to present day. I play it all quite often.
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    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.
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    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 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

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    Anything pre-war. That stuff just kills me every time. Still, nobody comes close to Bessie Smith.

    Contemporary? Johnny Winter, Hendrix, Butterfield, Allman Brothers Band, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Cream, Mountain.

    Not a fan of SRV or his copycats. Inauthentic posers, IMO. (I know that might piss off a few here.) I like Bonamassa's playing, but, still, he's too white, if you know what I mean.
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    Of the very early stuff, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Memphis Minnie, Blind Willie Johnson, Charlie Patton, Son House and Bessie Smith.

    Post WWII, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Albert King and John Lee Hooker.

    60's and beyond, Hound Dog Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, Rory Gallagher, Captain Beefheart, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

    Got to throw in early Tull, Cream and Zeppelin as well.
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    I like Taj Mahal in the early days he put a somewhat Jamaican spin on his blues. The album Mo Roots is a winner.
    You also cant go wrong with Howling Wolf!!
    Still alive and well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nijinsky Hind View Post
    I like Taj Mahal in the early days
    Rising Sons, with Ry Cooder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Rising Sons, with Ry Cooder?
    Oh yeah... the devils got my Woman! Have not heard that in ages!
    Still alive and well...

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    Still alive and well...

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    This one always kills me:

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    Can this be the swan song? The final elbow?

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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 cannot see Carolyn Wonderland on your list. She's my favourite one.


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    Can this be the swan song? The final elbow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.Dee View Post
    I cannot see Carolyn Wonderland on your list.
    Good lord! She appears to be a MAJOR hole in my collection -- thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg
    *Debbie Davies
    I was fortunate to see Maggie Mayall & The Cadillacs twice in the mid 1980s. An all-female blues band led by John Mayall's then-wife and featuring Debbie Davies on guitar. First time, Richard Berry (the late composer of "Louie Louie") was in the audience, and he got onstage and sang that song with the band. Also in the audience was husband John Mayall; he got up and did "Room To Move" with the band. The band's own set was some excellent blues. The band gave us tickets to their next performance at a larger venue. The James Harman Blues Band was headliner at that next performance.
    Can this be the swan song? The final elbow?

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    How about Alvin Lee (this one is a favorite epic):



    And speaking of epic:

    "And your little sister's immaculate virginity wings away on the bony shoulders of a young horse named George who stole surreptitiously into her geography revision."

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevegSr View Post
    Who do you love?
    Wow! I'm really surprised no one's acknowledged that yet, so let me.

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    I like my blues with rock and from Ireland and Britain






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    Blues, for me, has to come in very small doses, and if it's 12-bar blues, you can please take it somewhere else. I don't mind hearing the occasional bluesy track from some of my favourite artists who mostly do non-Blues stuff.

    John Butler Trio are OK.

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    Leadbelly, Elmore James, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Magic Sam, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Spann, Big Joe Turner, Junior Wells + 60s white blues... My wife is a big blues fan and we're on a steady diet of it. Love much of this stuff.
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