Blues

Hi there Friend,

I ain´t a ´hardcore´ blues band listener and very often the ones I dig are blues & rock.

The CDs which I have that is bluesy to me are :

Albums :

1) John Mayall - Looking Back

2) Graham Nash - Wild Tales

3) Robert Cray - I was Warned

4) Eric Bibb - Painty Signs

5) CoCo Montoya - Gotta Mind To Travel

6) John Lee Hooker - The Collection

7) Janis Joplin - 18 Essential Songs

:p Tom Waits - Big Time

9) KoKo Taylor - The Collection

Other bluesy songs found in my other albums or as singles :

1) Red House - Jimi Hendrix

2) Red Rooster - The Doors

3) Queen Of Hearts - Gregg Allman

4) You Shook Me / Dazed & Confused / I Can´t Quit You Baby / Babe I´m Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin

5) Feeling Good - Nina Simone

6) Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman

I am sure there are more ´hardcore´ blues fans other than myself out there who may assist you.

Gerry
Just A ´Little´ Blues Fan

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Hi there,

It is sister though......a pleasure......but I have yet to buy Muddy Waters, B.B. King & Robert Johnson´s albums eventually.......they are all time greats as well.

Gerry

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And oh! How can I have forgotten Eric Clapton be it with his former bands like The Yardbirds, Cream or Derek & The Dominos.......in terms of bluesy numbers.

If you listen to the original Layla by Derek & The Dominos featuring Eric on vocals......you may not dig the acoustic version at all from Eric´s later albums......the original is rock blues and has a memorable and addictive piano acoustic melody towards the end.......

I have the vinyl record titled ´The Cream Of Eric Clapton´ that features songs like Strange Brew, Layla, Badge, I Feel Free, Sunshine Of Your Love, White Room, Cocaine, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, etc.

Ooooooh......that reminds me that my vinyl records are collecting dust.......had not played them for years......they say dipping in soap & water could do the trick.

Eric & his former bandmates play around the tracks be it reggae style to country folk rock as well like their reggae rendition of Bob Dylan´s ´Knocking On Heaven´s Door´ or ´Swing Low Sweet Chariot´.......and yet surprise you with a country folk rock number like Lay Down Sally, Let It Grow, Promises, etc.

Or the album ´Time Pieces´ which I have but on casette tape.....I know.....´ancient´.....collected them ages ago......

And even CCR (Creedance Clearwater Revival)......featuring regular singer John Forgerty sound bluesy half throughout their ´Chronicle´ album which I have that features their many hits......while the other half sounds country folk rock somehow to me.

Actually....for Graham Nash´s album Wild Tales.....it is more country folk rock....tinges of blues somehow......just like his other foursome band.....Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

And trust me.....The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album ´Deja Vu´ is a wunderbar! But like I had said.....more country folk rock.

Neil Young is a bit more rockish but still slides back to country folk rock somehow from both his Harvest & Harvest Moon album.

Then perhaps even Gary Moore or Stevie Ray Vaughan (Mr SRV) could do the trick for blues & rock.

Gerry

Run Through The Jungle/ Green River/ Lodi/ Susie Q/Bad Moon Rising/ Who´II Stop The Rain/ I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)/ I Put A Spell On You - CCR

Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

Hear My Train A Comin´ - Jimi Hendrix
 
Oh yeah I second that, Eric Clapton is my favourite guitarist and the original Layla is my ALL TIME favourite song. Ok, it's not pure blues but it's a real epic rock number.

I think Eric played his best blues during the BLUESbreaker days with John Mayall. Haha pretty obvious right? Good songs - Have you ever loved a woman, Double Crossing Time, Have you heard...
 
Whoops, I suddenly looked at the date and realised how old this thread is. Still, can't resist talking about my favourite stuff! :lol:
 
spellbound is a lady! makes all the man :oops: huh? She must be a radio DJ to know so much :roll:

audix1979 said:
wah... kool, tats alot of inputs....

thanks man!
 
Saw this very interesting article in www.thebluehighway.com. It is kind of funny

What Is Blues?
by Edward Liu
Howdy all,

With tongue FIRMLY in cheek, lots of smilies, and LOTS of IMHO's, I've put together this handy-dandy definitive guide to "What Is Blues" for the newbies among us that don't know. You get what you pay for (unless you pay for your e-mail, in which case you get less), take with a grain of salt the size of an armadillo, IMHO, XYZPDQ, etc.

(For those with an inability to detect sarcasm without the word "not" at the end of a sentence, or for those with no sense of humor, THIS IS A JOKE!!! THIS IS A JOKE!!!!!! THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY!! Well, most of it is a joke...=8^)


(c) 1994, so don't even think about it, buddy
Three blues aint's:

Blues ain't just about being sad
Blues ain't just a musical form (I-IV-V chords, pentatonic scales, blah blah blah)
Blues ain't got a 3rd "ain't"
Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf are blues. Big Bill Broonzy is blues. Robert Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, and probably any other guitar-playing "Johnson" is blues. The same statement can be made of any black man playing guitar named "King" -- B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King are all blues. Don King is not blues, but he doesn't play guitar, so the rule still holds.

Eric Clapton IS NOT blues. Dammit.

Buddy Guy is blues. Phil Guy is blues. Phil Collins is not blues. Albert Collins is blues. Fat Albert is not blues, but could be with a name like that. Big Mama Thornton is blues. Li'l Ed Williams is blues. Robin Williams is not blues. Deniece Williams is not blues. Denise LaSalle is blues. Charles Brown is blues, but Charlie Brown and James Brown are not blues, which is why there is not a "Brown" rule like the "Johnson" and "King" rules. Rufus Thomas is blues, but Dave Thomas is not blues. Anybody with an album on Arhoolie, Alligator, or Yazoo Records is blues. Some people with an album on Atlantic Records are blues but, up until recently, may not have been getting royalties for it.

Anybody using a stage name with any of the following keywords is blues: Blind, Magic, Guitar, Sonny, Junior, Little, Big, Screaming, Lightning, or the name of a city. This makes "Detroit Junior" doubly-blues and "Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson" triply-blues. Having the word "Blue" in your name doesn't necessarily make you blues, although "Sugar Blue" and "Bobby 'Blue' Bland," are two notable exceptions. People with animal nicknames, like Hound Dog Taylor, are usually blues, but the Animals and Animal of the Muppets are not blues (though Animal did jam once with Koko Taylor's Blues Machine). Having "blue" in your album name or your song title does not make you blues, period. Being physically blue does not make you blues either -- the Smurfs and the genie from Aladdin are definitely not blues.

Eric Clapton is blues sometimes. Some say he's blues, but that he's not very good at it.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was blues. Sometimes he played rock and sometimes he played other stuff, but he was still blues. The same can be said of Duane Allman and Johnny Winter, except Johnny Winter isn't dead yet. Gary Moore is not blues -- he plays blues sometimes, he has played with two blues "King"s, and he has a song called "Still Got the Blues For You," but he is not fundamentally blues. The same statement applies to Jimi Hendrix, even if he does have an album called "Blues."

The following people are not blues: Green Day, Madonna, REM, Whitney Houston, David Lee Roth, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Walter Cronkite, Zubin Mehta, Julie Andrews, Michael Jordan, Vanilla Ice, Bill Clinton, Pat Boone, and Elvira. The last 5 are not even musicians, if you didn't know, although Bill Clinton will play the saxophone every now and then. From the previous 2 paragraphs, we see that being black does not make you blues, and being white does not make you not blues. Tim Kaihatsu is blues, proving that it's possible to be Asian and blues.

Eric Clapton IS blues. Dammit.

Any band marketed as "Alternative" is not blues. Any song that starts with the words, "Woke up this morning" is blues. Zydeco music isn't really "pure" blues, but it's a hell of a lot of fun. If you listen carefully enough, Ella Fitzgerald and Mozart can be blues -- just not the way you think. Country singers are not blues, no matter how they sing about how their baby left them and even if their songs begin with "Woke up this morning." Elevator music is not blues. (Picture, if you dare, "Boom Boom" with no vocals arranged for flute and assorted strings. If you were silly enough to do this, run right out and listen to some John Lee Hooker to negate the side-effects.)

A whole lot of blues songs are about the evils of women, but there are plenty of women who are blues. If you disagree, go take it up with Billie Holliday, Sue Foley, Debbie Davies, Saffire and the Uppity Blues Women, Bessie Smith, and Katie Webster (but be aware that Katie and all of the Uppity Blues Women will probably kick your ass for suggesting the're not blues). Memphis Minnie would be in this list, too, but she's covered by the "name of a city" keyword rule.

The Blues Brothers were not really blues, although one of them is promoting the blues very heavily these days. A harmonica player is generally a good sign of the blues, but that doesn't explain Huey Lewis. Elvis, the Beatles, and Buddy Holly were not blues, but they learned and evolved from the blues. This applies to the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and ZZ Top as well, but they're not in the past tense yet.

Eric Clapton is blues if you want him to be. This statement can apply to just about any artist, except for those listed in paragraph 8.

Finally, BLUES-L is blues. Most of the time.
 
ahhh dun know that much abt da blues blues but i got this thing for blues rock currently.....all that longform rockin n jammin n improvisin is just awesome. Some 'blues-rock' works to check out:

Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead
Blind Faith - s/t
Derek & the Doninos - Layla
Dylan & The Dead - s/t
Cream - Disraeli Gears
 
I see only one input for Mr Gary Moore and SRV... Shouldn't be overlooked though. Stevie Ray has a rather texas blues going on which really brings it down to it's origins. Gary, He's superb on his own rock blues class. MUDDY WATERS PEOPLE!
 
Blues Rock, try Rory Gallagher, his brand of blues rock is pretty raw. Or maybe Los Lonely Boys, like their brand of latin flavoured blues rock
 
Check out Derek Trucks Band. But it's not pure blues, it's a mixture of funk, jazz, world music and blues. He has a nice fat slide guitar tone! Yummy!
 
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