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Posted: 1/13/2006 7:55:34 PM EDT

Luther Alison?

And Eric Clapton is NOT a blues artist, he just played one after he stayed at a Holiday Inn.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:26:12 PM EDT
My vote goes to John Lee Hooker
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:29:42 PM EDT
Jake and Elwood..
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:35:56 PM EDT
The best blues guitarist of all time was Stevie Ray Vaughn. I have seen and heard most of the greats in person, but that man was fucking incredible.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:38:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TomF32:
My vote goes to John Lee Hooker



what he said
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:39:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 8:41:30 PM EDT by eodtech2000]

Originally Posted By triburst1:
The best blues guitarist of all time was Stevie Ray Vaughn. I have seen and heard most of the greats in person, but that man was fucking incredible.



Virtually every note came out of his soul, RIP SRV!!!!! SRV resurrected the Blues in the early 80's.


ETA, John Lee Hooker is some required listening if your into the Blues.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:39:07 PM EDT
SRV
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:39:56 PM EDT
buddy guy
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:12:38 AM EDT
Don't forget Robert Johnson...he infulenced a lot of past & present Blues and Rock greats...

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:24:14 AM EDT















Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:39:21 AM EDT
Cool pics Cav, go back to bed!

I'd have to go with Howlin' Wolf.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:09:10 AM EDT
Buddy Guy
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:56:09 AM EDT
Willie Dixon
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:11:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 5:11:52 AM EDT by jadams951]
SRV, Jimmie Vaughan, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Albert King, BB King, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Elmore James, Muddy Water, to name a few.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:16:44 AM EDT
There is no best.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:18:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
SRV resurrected the Blues in the early 80's.



The Blues never went away.....
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:25:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:27:31 AM EDT
The Blues
The seven-part film series includes:
Feel Like Going Home by Martin Scorsese
The Soul of a Man by Wim Wenders
The Road to Memphis by Richard Pearce
Warming by the Devil's Fire by Charles Burnett
Godfathers and Sons by Marc Levin
Red, White & Blues by Mike Figgis
Piano Blues by Clint Eastwood

www.pbs.org/theblues/
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:30:13 AM EDT
Hound Dog Taylor, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:31:27 AM EDT
BB the king, Hooker, Lightning Hopkins, Buddy Guy,Albert Collins,Albert King,

SRV was new blood so ill keep him seperate but to me he was a god.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:48:39 AM EDT
Koko taylor. The queen of the blue's
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:34:24 AM EDT
Lightnin Sam Hopkins.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:45:39 AM EDT
Yup, Howlin' Wolf.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:50:40 AM EDT
Too hard for me to choose.. I like alot of them.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:14:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomF32:
My vote goes to John Lee Hooker



+1,000,000
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 5:35:36 AM EDT
I always liked Luther Allison.

His son, Bernard, is an excellent blues guitarist in his own right and has a few of "lesson" videos on Guitar.com A lot of guitar players are undoubtedly familiar with the site, but for those that aren't I sort of like these informal videos where they just sit around and show how they played certain licks and so on. Kind of an "interview-jam" format (the Robin Trower one is interesting too: he shows how he played "Day of the Eagle" but I still don't recall if he said he was using standard tuning or not).

Anyway, I like Bernard too, so for those who might have an interest in Bernard or folks just learning to play there are some cool videos on the site. Bernard's can be found here (just look down the list and click on the name, of course):

Bernard Allison
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:26:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 8:27:46 AM EDT by lippo]

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:
I always liked Luther Allison.

His son, Bernard, is an excellent blues guitarist in his own right and has a few of "lesson" videos on Guitar.com A lot of guitar players are undoubtedly familiar with the site, but for those that aren't I sort of like these informal videos where they just sit around and show how they played certain licks and so on. Kind of an "interview-jam" format (the Robin Trower one is interesting too: he shows how he played "Day of the Eagle" but I still don't recall if he said he was using standard tuning or not).

Anyway, I like Bernard too, so for those who might have an interest in Bernard or folks just learning to play there are some cool videos on the site. Bernard's can be found here (just look down the list and click on the name, of course):

Bernard Allison



Bernard Allison video.

Very nice!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:38:19 AM EDT
slayer

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:47:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:55:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Stevie Ray Vaughn was a very talented ROCK guitar player who used the blues as a means to further his career while plowing very little NO new ground.

You have to take it a step further than where you found it and SRV certainly didnt!




Not true. SRV blended Jimi Hendrix style psychadelic rock, Albert King style blues, and Texas swing into a very unique sound that was all his own.

Even if Stevie had never done anything but covers, he deserves the nod simply for his amazing style and tone. You can hear one damn note, and know that it was him. There is no one else that can claim that distinction.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:58:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:59:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
There is no best.



a big +1
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:09:57 AM EDT
John Lee Hooker, and Buddy Guy, both damn good! Also, if you ever get the chance to see Pirates of the Mississippi, do it, I wouldn't call them the best blues artists, they are known for their country music, but they play a lot of blues in their live shows, and they are great. I got to see them in a small local bar a few years ago, and spoke to them, I ask why don't you guys put out a blues cd, and they said, they had always been a blues band, and would love too, but their producers wouldn't go for it. it's a shame, if you get a chance, and like blues go see them, you won't regret it.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:28:59 AM EDT






Nuff said.

Blues,Jazz,Rock he had it all.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:34:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tc6969:
Stevie Ray Vaughn was a very talented ROCK guitar player who used the blues as a means to further his career while plowing very little NO new ground.

You have to take it a step further than where you found it and SRV certainly didnt!

Want to hear a PRIME example of what I'm talking about?

Check out Chris Thomas King.

He has one foot rooted in the old style stuff and the other one is kicking ass in 16 different directions!




Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie basically invented what is now known as Texas Blues.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:37:44 AM EDT
XM RADIO CHANNEL 74 = BLUESVILLE........

It rocks, or should i say it's blue...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:39:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 10:18:57 AM EDT by JPC]
Don't forget Micheal Bloomfield,,Lil Walter ,,Sonny Boy Williamson,,Elvin Bishop,,John Mayall and the Blues Breakers[a Clapton teacher],,Johnny Winters,,Elmore James,,Lightnin'Hopkins,,Bo Didley,,Big Joe Turner,,Muddy Waters,,Chicago Blues Band,,Susan Tedeshi,,Junior Wells and Buddy Guy,.,,Albert Collins,,William Clarke,,Robert Cray
and Stevie's mentor his brother Jimmy Vaughan and the Fabulos Thunderbirds,,Coco Montoya,,Albert King,,Leadbelly,,Big Joe Turner,,Gatemouth Moore,,Joe Williams,,Little Walter,,
just a few,,,

BUY ALL THE BLUES ALBUMS YOU CAN GET,,,,,,
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:41:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bunn19:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
There is no best.



a big +1



Well, you get a bunch of respected blues guitarists today and ask them to name the best blues guitarists.

The one name that is continually mentioned is buddy guy.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:45:53 AM EDT
SRV did some Buddy Guy songs, but he did them his way. Buddy now plays those songs the way SRV played them, so when you hear Buddy now you are hearing Buddy Guy doing SRV doing Buddy Guy.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:52:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 1:53:57 PM EDT by stipilot]

Originally Posted By tr6r:
Koko taylor. The queen of the blue's



Koko Taylor is NOT the queen of the blue's.

She's the Swamp Boogie Queen (her words).

Oops. never mind.

Katie Webster is the Swamp Boogie Queen.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 4:11:24 PM EDT
A guitarist who a lot of people forget could play the blues was Jimi Hendrix. E.g., "Red House." Check out the compilation CD "Jimi Hendrix: Blues." Friggin' incredible.
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