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 Post subject: Damn Right I Got The Blues
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 3:49 am 
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Alright... Who's feelin' down & low? :wink:

Outside of rock & metal, the blues is my favorite type of music. When I finish up getting my degree, I promised myslef that I would finally take some lessons to learn to play guitar (properly). What's the first thing I wanna learn, you might ask? It ain't "Smoke On The Water" or "Eruption"...

I want to learn songs like "The Thrill Is Gone"... "Mannish Boy"... "Superstitious"... and the like...

I would die a happy man if I could learn to play some of the classic blues standards and make a guitar talk the way these legends do. You can thank guys like this for the rock and metal we all know and love... They started it all... 8)

I've actually been working on collecting up some classic blues stuff...

B.B. King
Albert King
Freddie King
Muddy Waters
King Diamond... oops, got carried away... :oops:
John Lee Hooker
Willie Dixon
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Howlin' Wolf
Robert Johnson (King of the Delta Blues and one of the originals)
Elmore James
Lightnin' Hopkins

70's & 80's blues...

Robin Trower (one of my favorite artists in any genre of music)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimi Hendrix (his best stuff was the bluesy numbers he did)
Eric Clapton
David Gilmour (his solo stuff is very bluesy)
Gary Moore
Robert Cray
Rory Gallagher
Roy Buchanan (you should hear HIS version of 'Hey Joe')
Jeff Healey
Robben Ford (does a lot of jazz, too)
"Big Man Dave" Meniketti (did a wonderful blues rock disc a while back)

Modern blues & blues/rock...

Joe Bonamassa
Walter Trout
Jonny Lang
Kenny Wayne Shepherd

...and guys that did some blues-based stuff way back when...

Jimmy Page
Richie Blackmore
Kim Simmonds
Pat Travers
Edgar Winter
Johnny Winter
Billy Gibbons

So, any other fans out there?

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 7:54 am 
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some i like, others just can't get into. There's no list for tme though lol, I'm into psychedlia as well, thanks to the coop ;)

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I generally stick with SRV for my blues fix, I don't mind the blues in general, but SRV actually manages to keep my attention, which a LOT of the players on your list can't do for me.

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I love blues, great music to sit down with a beer and just relax with...

Give John Campbell a try, he is very good..

Also a guy called Hans Olson is someone I will recommend to give a listen to..

And then off course Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley , great blues artists...


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:52 pm 
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Screamin Jay Hawkins and Arthur Brown are my to top guys right now :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:07 pm 
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Some interesting artists mentioned... :B

If you wanna hear the future of the blues, I would highly recommend:

Joe Bonamassa
Walter Trout

These guys can play circles around damn near anyone I can think of, including the illustrious SRV... Yep, I said it... :P

AVR ~ You should give these guys a try... Amazing players... :wink:

I've tried both of these guys out over the last year because of recommendations from members at the Y&T board. That's why threads like these are cool... you never know when you might find something new that grabs you.

I'll definitely give the artists mentioned here a listen... :B

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:29 pm 
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RockHard wrote:
These guys can play circles around damn near anyone I can think of, including the illustrious SRV... Yep, I said it... :P


LIES!


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 12:30 am 
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AVR wrote:
RockHard wrote:
These guys can play circles around damn near anyone I can think of, including the illustrious SRV... Yep, I said it... :P


LIES!


Oh yes... It's true... The world has caught up with the likes of SRV, EVH and Hendrix since their deaths...

C'mon, EVH might as well be dead... :shock:

Bonamassa can knock the paint off a Strat with one bent, wailing note... The guy is friggin' amazing... :twisted:

If you get a chance, get a hold of "Blues Deluxe" or "You & Me"...

Then come back and beg for forgiveness for ever doubting me... :wink:

As a side note, "You & Me" has an excellent cover of Zeppelin's 'Tea For One'... You'll never listen to the original version the same way again after hearing Joe's version.

:BB Steve

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"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
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How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

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Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


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~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


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NO, IT CAN'T HAPPEN, NO ONE WILL EVER PLAY THE BLUES BETTER THAN SRV! Except maybe Eric Johnson, that guy is not mortal.

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you just contradticted yourself AVR in the same sentence ;)

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Eric Johnson is not a person, he is a magical guitar playing robot and does not count as a person therefore I did not contradict myself.

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lol.

crazy thing is, I had a dream that someone said something like that a month ago :?

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You mean he isn't a magical guitar playing robot sent to save music from the impending apocalypse?

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AVR wrote:
You mean he isn't a magical guitar playing robot sent to save music from the impending apocalypse?


No... That's actually me... :wink:

But Eric is pretty 'Righteous'... :lol:

:BB Steve

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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
~ John Lennon (RIP)


"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


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"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


"Rock hard... Ride free... All your life..."
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Thought of a few more great ones...
Buddy Guy.
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers

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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
~ John Lennon (RIP)


"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


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"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


"Rock hard... Ride free... All your life..."
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