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Old 05-31-2010, 11:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Two that haven't been mentioned yet are Harlem Street Singer by Rev. Gary Davis and Texas Sharecropper & Songster by Mance Liscomb. Perhaps not brushed with the renown of a Robert Johnson or B.B. King but just as riveting in my opinion.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:06 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Stevie Ray Vaughan - In the Beginning
Jimi Hendrix - Blues
Anything by Albert Collins or Muddy Waters
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:26 AM   #24 (permalink)
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For blues guitarists: any live recording by BB King from the 60's-70's. Same goes for Albert Collins and Albert King.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:51 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Get them. Get them now.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:01 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Junior Kimbrough - You Better Run
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker N' Heat
Buddy Guy - Damn Right I've Got The Blues!
Albert Collins - Frozen Alive
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Live At Carnegie Hall
Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
Muddy Waters - Hard Again
Johnny Winter - Still Alive...and Well
R.L. Burnside - Come On In
The Steepwater Band - Dharmakaya
Fleetwood Mac - Blues Jam in Chicago
The Black Keys - Chulahoma
Jeff Beck - Truth
North Mississippi All-Stars - 51 Phantom
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
John Lee Hooker - (get them ALL!!)
Driving Wheel - anything you can find by those guys
Son House - anything you can find by him
Elmore James - King Of the Slide Guitar


I concentrated more on electric artists; if I made a list of country blues/acoustic folk blues, it would have the usual suspects (Skip James, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson, et.al.)

oh, and there are links in theis section to d/l free live shows by Driving Wheel and Steepwater Band in the corresponding threads.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:04 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I just wanted to second the people who suggested both Robert Johnson's and Blind Willie Johnson's Complete Recordings. They are essential when getting into Blues. My pick for best electric blues album was also already mentioned - Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign. Friggin' amazing.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Taj Mahal is one artist I have never checked out. Shame on me. By your description I really should.


So this is the only song I can find off of Happy to Be Just Like I Am on youtube. I can't find it uploaded anywhere either, but I kind of like that I gotta pop the record in to hear it. I bought this album on a whim, but it turned into an album that I can't live without. I don't think I would be where I am now without it. It was just so fitting for that period in my life. I think a friend found it on the web for me recently. If so, I'll up it and shoot it your way as soon as possible. It's one album I always want to share, but can't.
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Roy Buchanan - Livestock
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:52 PM   #30 (permalink)
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glad to see this got bumped.

checking out howlin' wolf right now, sounds great.

Love me some B.B. King, too
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