Discussion in 'Music' started by Orsino2, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    So... who are your favorites in the genre? :D I'm interested to see peoples responses to the question and who they know of... or what they feel about it... I honestly can't list right now, as I would end up spending all of my time till midnight going through my albums and listening... :p... so... go for it.
  2. John221

    John221 Senior Member

    I really like trad jazz, particuarly people like Louis Armstrong and Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band; I also love Stephane Grapelli and Django Rhienhardt. And Scott Joplin's piano rags, if they count as jazz.

    As for blues, some of my favourites are Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.
  3. miami musician

    miami musician Senior Member

    i'm a huge jazz lover, not really TOO much into blues. i mean, i love listening to it, but i'm not familiar with many of the artists. but as far as jazz goes...

    miles davis
    louis armstrong
    john coltrane
    john scofield
    dave holland
    eric dolphy

    i could keep going...
  4. John221

    John221 Senior Member

    Miles Davis is cool.
  5. SimpleMan

    SimpleMan Member


    Herbie Hancock
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Django Reinhart
    etc etc...its all good!

    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Jimi Hendrix blues songs
    John Lee Hooker
    Eric Clapton
    BB King
    Buddy Guy
    Muddy Waters
    Allman Brothers
    Led Zep Blues songs
    etc etc...its all good!
  6. VooDooChildSG

    VooDooChildSG Member

    well i'm not too much of a jazz man but the blues is what rock & roll is all about. so i'll give ya some of the blues artists i like:

    BB King
    Chuck Berry
    some Lightnin' Hopkins
    John Lee Hooker
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Eric Clapton & well who ever else did some good ol' blues...alot of led zep in the early albums is blues & that's great. & don't forget hendrix he did plenty of blues.
  7. Jabbawaya

    Jabbawaya Member

    I don't really know, I've only just gotten into Jazz and Blues. It's pretty chill music.
  8. artful_dodger

    artful_dodger Member

    Oh my... where to start....

    Nothing beats the vocals of Billie Holiday. Sarah Vaughan was great, too.
    I love Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, so many good ones have been mentioned already.

    There's also some great modern stuff inspired by the old piano jazz, artists like Foina Apple and Harry Connick, Jr.

    For blues... I'm a big Elmore James fan. Buddy Guy was fantastic. Again, lots other great ones have been mentioned already.
  9. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    Robert Johnson?

  10. FemmeFatale

    FemmeFatale Member

    Robert Cray blew my pants off at the Crossroads. I mean, you can see his turmoil spill out from his pores onto the floor when he plays that guitar. There's so much overwhelming emotion, and it's all raw. I love it. :)
    But Bo Diddley is still my favorite of all time. :)
  11. kindwoman

    kindwoman Sista Golden Hair

    Favorite Jazz: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holliday, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea, John Coltrane

    Favorite Blues: Skip James, R L Burnside, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T Bone Walker, North Missisissippi Allstars
  12. jazz -- Thelonius Monk
    Herbie Hancock
    Pat Metheny
    Charles Mingus
    Larry Carlton
    Lee Ritnour (sp)
    Miles Davis
    Manhattan Transfer

    blues -- oh, where to start

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Junior Kimbrough
    RL Burnside
    Sonny Boy Williamson
    Robert Cray
    Roy Buchanan
    Kinsey Report
    Paul Butterfield
    BB King
    Son House
    Ry Cooder
    Elmore James
    Duane Allman/Allman Bros
    Big Bill Broonzey
    Fred McDowell
    Taj Mahal
    Peter Green
    Joe Bonamassa
    Tab Benoit
    Buddy Guy
    Walter Trout
    John Lee Hooker
    Corey Harris
    Robben Ford
    Jimmy Thackery
    Susan Tedeschi

    ...........just a few of my faves
  13. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Yeah... Robert Cray is great... I love him myself. My dad went to the same middle school as he did in Newport News, VA for a little while... just north of here. He was a little older than my dad was, but my dad knew him but wasn't really too close with him... then my dad moved to abingdon, in the blue ridge mountains. Haha... my dad said he freaked out when he bought his first album in the 80s and realized who he was... since then, I've become a fan of him.

    Eric Clapton
    Jimmie Vaughan
    Stephen Stills
    ZZ Top
    John Fogerty
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jerry Garcia (he was actually an awesome blues guitarist)
    Robert Cray
    Hubert Sumlin
    Scott Henderson
    John Mayer
    Carlos Santana
    Doyle Bramhall
    Big Bill Broonzy (Key To The Highway is an awesome acoustic blues tune)
    Bo Diddley
    Eric Johnson
    Doyle Bramhall II
    Robert Randolph
    J.J. Cale
    Joe Walsh
    John Coltrane
    Robert Johnson
    Mississippi John Hurt
    Ry Cooder
    Albert King
    James Cotton
    Albert Collins
    Steve Vai
    Jonny Lang
    Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Son House
    Howlin' Wolf
    Jimi Hendrix
    David "Honeyboy" Edwards
    Larry Carlton
    Robert Lockwood "Junior"
    Jerry Douglas
    Charlie Parker
    John McLaughlin
    Wes Montgomery
    B.B. King
    Jelly Roll Morton
    Double Trouble
    Les Claypool
    Tracy Chapman
    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Muddy Waters
    T-Bone Walker
    Little Son Jackson
    Itzhak Perlman
    Blind Willie McTell
    Frankie Lee Sims
    Django Reinhardt
    Jimmy Page
    Jaco Pastorius
    Miles Davis
    Allman Brothers
    Derek Trucks
    Micky Raphael
    John Popper
    Ray Charles
    Stevie Wonder
    Duke Ellington
    Thelonious Sphere Monk
    Herbie Hancock
    Edgar Meyer
    Chet Atkins
    Rev. Gary Davis
    Elvin Jones
    Willie Dixon

    Just a few favorites...
  14. ........I forgot the Bramhalls....

    isn't Itzhak Perlman more classical than jazz? an incredible musician nontheless
  15. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Yeah... most people credit Itzhak Perlman for classical... but, I've heard some jazz work that came from Pelman and it was just awesome... ohhhhh, and for some really good blues/metal stuff (he's very steve vai like), take a listen to Anton Tsygankov... he's a award winning Russian guitarist... plays custom Fender Telecasters. He's one of my favorite Russian musicians... he's just getting discovered and I've talked to him before. His cover of "Hey Joe" and his song "Blues" are really good...
  16. lover/young_peace

    lover/young_peace Senior Member

    You better reco'nize. :D
  17. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    yeah.. BB really brought blues into the mainstream. :D Veryone knows who he is... I have a BB signature strap that's also autographed by him on the back... It was fading so I put tape over the sig. :p
  18. Blues because it mixes great with Rock and roll
  19. aeshna5

    aeshna5 Member

    Ella Fitzgerald
    Louis Jordan
    Frank Sinatra
    Miles Davis
    Peggy Lee
    Nancy Wilson
    Dinah Washington
    BB King
    Robert Cray
    Jimmy Reed
    Little Milton
    Bobby Bland
    Ray Charles
    John Lee Hooker
  20. SimpleMan

    SimpleMan Member

    I also forgot to mention Alvin Lee.

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