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Old 12-16-2020, 06:17 PM   #1
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Who is your favorite Blues musician(s)

As the subject says ....

Now then , I would love to say Clapton , however , he isnt one of the genuine blues guys , he has done much to promote the blues though...

I will list mine after a few of you chime in...

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Robert Johnson immediately comes to mind. John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Keb 'Mo, Johnny Shines, SRV, The blind kid whose name escapes me.

On further reflection, I'm adding Marcia Ball to my list. She's a top notch blues pianist and a blast to watch live.
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:50 PM   #3
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Robert Johnson immediately comes to mind. John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Keb 'Mo, Johnny Shines, SRV, The blind kid whose name escapes me.
RJ is where it all goes back to ....

The name that escapes you is Jeff Healey ...
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RJ is where it all goes back to ....

The name that escapes you is Jeff Healey ...
That's it!
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Favorite....yikes. hmmmmm I would have to go with Buddy Guy and B.B. King if I had to pick. SRV would be right there but I think he is in the Clapton category, more blues influenced rock that brought blues back to public attention.
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...John Lee Hooker...
One of my favourites.
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Circa 1989 at the KC Blues Festival saw Buddy Guy, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (more of a blues/rock fusion) live. Also on my list would be Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and Jeff Healy.
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Old 01-12-2021, 03:37 PM   #10
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Guess I should chime in since it was my question...

I like most of the heavy hitters , Muddy Waters etc...

Robert Johnson because of the history ...

Two guys, who are Mississippi Hills blues guys...
if I could only listen to two blues musicians it would be ...

Jr Kimbrough and RL Burnside...

And if you limited me to only to only one it would be RL Burnside...

It was probably 10 years ago , I had never heard of them , on Pandora they showed up back to back , my ears really perked up , there are a few other hills guys that are good , but , those two are the best by far ... in fact several blues songs considered standards are RL Burnside songs covered by many artists ....

If you like BB King , check out Byther Smith , his version of , Thrill is Gone , is far superior to BB's ...

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