Favorite Blues Musicians and songs

Discussion in 'Music' started by joe, May 31, 2004.

  1. joe

    joe Banned

    Lets change the mood around here from rocking to blues

    Name all your favorite blues musicians and favorite songs by them

    Big Bill Morganfield - EVIL
    Muddy Waters - Electric Mud "The Whole Album"
    Sam Cooke - A change is gonna come
    Charles Brown - Black Night
    Howlin Wolf - Three Hundred pounds of joy
    John Lee Hooker - Hobo Blues
    Robert Johnson - crossroad blues
    Blind Willie Johnson - Dark was the night (Cold was the ground)
    Skip James - What am i to do blues
    Jimmy Burns - Red Hot Mama
    Sir Mack rice - Money Talks (Bullshit walks)
    J.B. Lenoir - I sing um the way i feel
    Willie Dixon, - Tail Dragger
    Blind Lemon Jefferson - Match Box Blues
    Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
    Big Bill broonzy - Key To The Highway
    Memphis Minnie - When The Levee Breaks
    B.B. King - How Blue Can You Get?
    T-Bone Walker - They Call It Stormy Monday
    Albert Collins - The Freeze
    charlie musselwhite - Homeless Child
    John Mayall - Room to move
    Ray Charles - what i'd say
    Lightin Hopkins -smokestack lightning

    and my all time favorite
    Wang Dang Doodle - willie dixon
  2. MarkN

    MarkN Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Hey joe,
    I'm definatly a blues man. I grew up in the Mississippi in the 50's & 60's. Mostly around Clarksdale MS. (home of several of the blues dudes i.e. Robert johnson, Muddy waters etc). I had Light'n Hopkins sign my guitar once. They have a couple of festables every yr. in August I think. When its Hot & humid....perfect blues weather.:cool:

    here is a pic of my Dobro.
  3. SRVBlues

    SRVBlues Member

    nice list, joe

    I'll have to think about this and post again later
  4. joe

    joe Banned

    is that it?....only 2 replies?
    I would of expected more replies seeing as how all the rock and roll the people listen to in here was the child of the blues, and that most songs that are considered classic rock were once just blues ballads.

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

    I like the way Patsy Cline sang the blues.
  6. HappyChild

    HappyChild Member

    R.L. Burnside - Snake Drive
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - can't name just one
  7. SRVBlues

    SRVBlues Member

    this is just a short list of what I listen to most:

    Stevie Ray Vaughan(who would've thought!) -- Willie the Wimp, everything else
    Hendrix -- Red House
    Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac -- Rattlesnake Shake
    John Lee Hooker -- Boom Boom, One Bourbon, One Scotch...
    Leadbelly -- everything
    Junior Kimbrough -- Done Got Old
    RL Burnside -- Shake 'em on Down
    Miss. John Hurt -- Corrinna, Corrinna
    Robert Johnson -- Love In Vain, Trav. Riverside Blues
    Sonny Boy Williamson -- Eyesight to the Blind
    Howlin Wolf -- Killing Floor, I Asked for Water She Gave Me Gasoline
    Elmore james -- You Got To Move
    Joe Bonamassa -- Mumbling Word
    Blind Willie McTell/Allman Bros. -- Statesboro Blues
    ZZ Top -- Jesus Just Left Chicago, et.al
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band -- Born In Chicago

    I'll be back.....
  8. magicmonkey

    magicmonkey Member

    ok, here's a couple to keep you going

    Skipp James - Devil Got My Woman
    The Reverand Gary Davis - Cocaine Blues
    Little Walter - Watermelon Man (and just about everything else he's ever done!)
  9. Micro

    Micro Member

    Just went through my cd collection looking over the blues I have and this is what I came up with.

    Buddy Guy- Stone Crazy
    Willie Dixon- Spoonful
    Howlin' Wolf- Killing Floor
    Muddy Waters- Mannish Boy
    Robert Johnson- Hellhound on My Trail
    Lightnin' Hopkins- Lightnin's Boogie
    Leadbelly- Black Snake Moan
    Freddie King- The Stumble
    Albert Collins- Frosty
    Albert King- Blues Power
    T-Bone Walker- Mean Old World
    John Lee Hooker- Boogie Chillen
  10. sassure

    sassure Member

    Early Peter Green-led Fleetwood Mac stuff is great. The original "Black Magic Woman" is incredible, and I agree that "Rattlesnake Shake" is also superb.

    Contemporary-wise, I really admire Jonny Lang's latest, and the sound of that CD seriously kicks.
  11. Orsino

    Orsino Member

    Pride and Joy
    Life By The Drop
    Riviera Paridise
    Voodoo Chile (slight return)
    Couldn't stand the weather
    Ain't Gone N' Give Up On Love
    So Excited
    Texas Flood
    Love Struck Baby
    Tin Pan Alley
    Rude Mood
    The Sky Is Crying
    Cold Shot
    Hug You Squeeze You
    I'm Crying
    Life Without You
    Say What!
    Scuttle Buttin'
    So Excited
    Tell Me
    The Sky Is Cyring
    Willie The Wimp

    Yes.. I have an SRV obsession.
  12. CalJam

    CalJam Member

    Big Mama Thornton, Pine Top Perkins, Lightnin Hopkins, Otis Rush, Chris Youlden>Savoy Brown Janis of course, and Lydia Pense.. Peace In Music.. :cool:
  13. rubymontana

    rubymontana Member

  14. magicmonkey

    magicmonkey Member

    Are there any other Blues Harmonica players here?
  15. teepi

    teepi living my dream

    Its definately BLUE around here....

    I love Susan Tedeschi, she is one of my all time favorites.
    Bonnie Raitt
    and Toni Price...and that Johnny Lang..wow, he's like.."THATS A KID????"

    Larry's favorites are Lonnie Mack,Muddy, Johnny Winter,Stevie and about 1000 more.
    Blues is all he plays and records, right now he's doing "I found a love" by Lonnie.
    He got a new recorder and can't wait till the studio is finished.

    He got me a Gibson Epiphone and after I was a good girl and could play all my chords well and strum out songs, the first blues song he taught me is the old standby "Stormy Monday"....I just LOVE that 9th chord.....lol
    Getting them bar chords real smoothed out too.
    We did record it together and its wasn't too bad for my first time on tape.

    Now to work on this voice.
    Next is "papa come quick" by Bonnie.

    I can play a bit of harp...little whammer jammer by J.Geils and a bit of alvin lee...just fartin around,... Larry is great...
  16. Robert Johnson - Love in Vain, Hellbound on my Trail, Walking Blues.
    Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
    Memphis Minnie - Black Cat Blues
    Leadbelly - Good Morning Blues, Easyrider, Pick a Bale of Cotton
    Ma Rainey - Titanic Man Blues
    Big Mama Thorton - Don't Talk back, Hound Dog
    Son House - County Farm Blues
  17. Unkle_John

    Unkle_John Member

    I'm surprised only one person mentioned R.L. BurnsideI saw him perform in Dallas at the Red Jacket. I was right up front, he stuck out his hand And shook mine. He rocked out, man.
    You all should check out the other players from the Fat Possum Records line up..
    Bob Log
    T Model Ford
  18. Muddy Waters is probably my favorite blues singer. But I also love Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Albert Collins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Johnson, Son House, Albert King and John Lee Hooker.

    When I want more rocking blues I go for Peter Green, Allman Bros. Band, Derek and the Dominos, ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Indigenous, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, etc.

    I recently discovered a blues/rock guitarist by the name of Guitar Shorty, he is amazing! If you want to hear some fiery fretwork, check him out.
  19. CelticMuse

    CelticMuse Member

    Bugs Henderson
  20. lin_jun_mu

    lin_jun_mu Member

    i am getting in2 a bit o blues music....miles davis is a true legend

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