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Old 01-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Blues album with most guitar action?

I'm looking to buy my first Blues album but I only like the kind with the most guitar action, I like fast and guitar. Can anyone please recommend a good album matching the description? Which album would be the best for me?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You should check out some Joe Bonamassa - I particularly like "Sloe Gin," "Ballad of John Henry," and "Dust Bowl." All three have some killer guitar playing, and while they straddle the line between rock and blues, there are some great straight-up blues tunes on each one. I've had more than one friend get into blues via J.B.

Other not-so-modern albums:
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Pressure Cooker - killer combination of blues, jazz and country.
Buddy Guy - "The Real Deal: Live with the SNL Band" - it's hard to pick one Buddy Guy album, but this is a great live set
Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Texas Flood" - yeah, hard to leave off SRV when you talk "fast blues guitar action".
Magic Sam - "West Side Soul" - an absolute classic. Maybe not as "flashy" as the others, but some killer groove and playing.

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Was gonna suggest some J.B., and SRV too. Another good one is Johnny Winter. Eric Claptons bit with John Mayall and his Blues Breakers is also pretty good too, although it may not be as fast as you're looking for.

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Blues Saraceno is also really good.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, and you can't forget some Allman Brothers, my favorite band of all time. Not everything they due is blues, they're definitely a melting-pod band, but it sure is core to their sound. "Live at the Fillmore East" is pretty much essential.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pat Travers released the album Blues On Fire last year. Its mostly covers from the 1920s but it does have some great guitar playing on it.
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