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no idea why we don't have a dedicated Blues Thread so here tis .

Starting with the Field Hollers , the Robert Johnston , The Greats - Muddy , slim , Charlie  ,and Junior just to name few

and on to the modern era , those DTS > Gary Moore and those still laying down the sound > Robert Cray .

What have you got ?

 

bring it :)

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Steve Miller - love his earlier stuff!  Here's a really nice one.  I wish I know where he recorded it, this isn't from the Winterland concert above:    

I met Sonny back in the 90’s before he broke out. A very, very humble and shy guy who can play one hell of a slide guitar.     

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Angry Black Woman playing the blues..... well, getting into jazz here, and this performance is from quite late in her career

 

At first she does not seem engaged, just chugging thru it. But the audience response seems to pull a bit of emotion out of her about halfway thru it, and if nothing else it shows what a genius she was. Just her bored noodling is brilliant and evocative (to me, anyway).

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I grew up listening to the blues. In cleveland,  we had several places were hotspot for the blues revival in the late 80s. As a teen, I would hit places such as wilberts, brothers lounge and my favourite, the fat fish blue. Cleveland at the time had the best blues scene in the US, I feel good knowing I enjoyed it and took it all in. Pretty sure it all started with the hooker and Raitt duo. One of my favourites was Adam and satan at the fat fish, a place where a giant plate of fresh crawfish was $9.99. Blues Is happy music, there's s quote from hooker stating that effect somewhere. It makes you feel good. 

 

Edit, 9ne of the best was always Robert Lockwood junior who was a wonderful man. And lived in cleveland. 

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4 minutes ago, the_abandoned_brane said:

  Blues Is happy music, there's s quote from hooker stating that effect somewhere. It makes you feel good. 

I agree totally. The blues get me up and moving.

I get the opposite effect from Opera and most classical symphony music - it's supposed to be uplifting but it drags me down.

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2 minutes ago, Point Break said:

The Blues is such an interesting genre.........lots and lots of Blues styles...........

PB Gets it :)

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14 minutes ago, Point Break said:

BTW....I probably have most every BB King album made...............of course now that I have Apple Music....I have ALL OF THEM. B)

1958 - The Blues
1960 - My Kind of Blues
1962 - Easy Listening Blues
1963 - Blues In My Heart
1963 - Mr Blues (2006)
1968 -  Lucille
1968 - Blues On Top Of Blues
1969 - Completely Well (2004)
1969 - Live & Well
1970 - Indianola Mississippi Seeds
1971 - In London
1972 - Guess Who
1972 - LA Midnight
1973 - To Know You Is To Love You
1977 -  King Size
1978 - Midnight believer
1979 - Take It Home
1981 - There Is Always One More Time (1991)
1981 - There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
1982 -  Love Me Tender
1983 - Blues 'n' Jazz
1985 - Six Silver Strings
1993 - Blues Summit
1994 - Heart To Heart (Diane Schuur and BB King)
1995 - Lucille & Friends
1997 - Deuces Wild
1998 - Blues On The Bayou
1999 - Let the Good Times Roll (The Music of Louis Jordan)
2000 - Makin' Love Is Good For You
 2000 - Riding With The King (BB King & Eric Clapton)
 2001 - A Christmas Celebration of Hope
2003 - Reflections
2005 - B B King & Friends 80
2008 - One Kind Favor

 

that's just studio albums ..............

 

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Just now, Mid said:

1958 - The Blues
1960 - My Kind of Blues
1962 - Easy Listening Blues
1963 - Blues In My Heart
1963 - Mr Blues (2006)
1968 -  Lucille
1968 - Blues On Top Of Blues
1969 - Completely Well (2004)
1969 - Live & Well
1970 - Indianola Mississippi Seeds
1971 - In London
1972 - Guess Who
1972 - LA Midnight
1973 - To Know You Is To Love You
1977 -  King Size
1978 - Midnight believer
1979 - Take It Home
1981 - There Is Always One More Time (1991)
1981 - There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
1982 -  Love Me Tender
1983 - Blues 'n' Jazz
1985 - Six Silver Strings
1993 - Blues Summit
1994 - Heart To Heart (Diane Schuur and BB King)
1995 - Lucille & Friends
1997 - Deuces Wild
1998 - Blues On The Bayou
1999 - Let the Good Times Roll (The Music of Louis Jordan)
2000 - Makin' Love Is Good For You
 2000 - Riding With The King (BB King & Eric Clapton)
 2001 - A Christmas Celebration of Hope
2003 - Reflections
2005 - B B King & Friends 80
2008 - One Kind Favor

 

that's just studio albums ..............

 

Stunning isn't it.............

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turn it up LOUD >>>>> :D

Got a single baby back rib slow cookin on a water heater pilot light
got a bag full of scrappin cans I collected overnight
got a big bad tooth on the underside man it's gettin hard to chew
yeah the best part of a vagrant life is that you ain't got much to lose

yeah there musta been a breakdown
way down where the crossroads meet
but theres gonna be a shakedown
shakedown on salvation street.

I got seven hundred cigarette buts in a big ol' jelly jar
windshield wiper violin bow and a two string old guitar
I went downtown to the blues club say I wanna book a show
a teenage girl with a nose ring on say "you old folks got to go"

There musta been some kinda breakdown
way down where the crossroads meet
but there's gonna be a shakedown
shakedown on salvation street
shakedown.

Yeah there musta been some kinda breakdown
way down where the crossroads meet
but there's gonna be a shakedown
shakedown on salvation street

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As Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf have been previously mentioned, I'll post on the other blues artists that I used to see in concert during my mid-teenage years.

Son House

 


Willie Dixon

 


John Lee Hooker

 


Little Walter

 

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People talk about "revival" but the blues really have never gone anywhere. The old-timers were getting steady gigs, just not hugely famous or making a lot of money..... they didn't expect to make a lot of money. The fame and money certainly bloomed in the late '60s and has just grown ever since.

I remember seeing this guy on Saturday Night Live back in the late '70s, and for every person whose reaction was "WTF?? This guy needs to shut up and go away" there were at least 3 or 4 who said "That's extremely cool" and many recognized it as a throwback and a tribute to those old guys.

Now of course Leon R is a classic himself

-DSK

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30 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Now of course Leon R is a classic himself

-DSK

How could I have forgotten Leon!! I used to play "Lazy Bones" to aggravate my teenage son..............who..........other than surfing.......was a kindred spirit to the songs sentiment. Also the best album cover ever................

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4 minutes ago, Point Break said:

I have spent way too much time watching/listening to youtube videos thanks to this thread............can't come back here anymore or I'll get nothing done. 

Mate , I'm just getting started :D

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Thanks for starting this thread, blues is where I like to be!

Cheers,

Jim B)

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The version on Hendrix in the West is the best of all the Red House recordings, but this is just a few months earlier and is super cool just because you can watch him doing it (even though he's clearly out of his mind on something, and starts off a whole step sharp):

 

 

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And possibly the greatest young gun of them all - Michael Bloomfield, at the height of his powers. I had the privilege of playing with the drummer from this cut, Bob Jones, for the last ten years of his life - we recorded a couple albums, including a Bloomfield tribute that also featured Nick Gravenites and Mark Naftalin - but nothing beats the original:

 

 

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Thank good ness you got onto a new page. The last one took forever to load.

 

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Always been a big Led Zep fan, but hated they never gave proper credit until sued.

Here's my Blues hero playing at 95 years old.... not a typo.... NINETY FIVE.   He had an iron disposition.... in his 70s he drank me under the table when I was in my late 20s.   Incredibly nice guy and sorely missed.

 

 

 

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