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12-30-2007, 10:46 PM
I'm very new to Blues & Jazz, but I'm starting to get more interested into it. I'm a very big fan of rock metal and classical, but I'm very new to blues and jazz. Could someone please give me some advice on the names of people who I should listen to, and some famous songs that I might not know of. This would help me a lot thank you... :down:
12-30-2007, 10:53 PM
Pre War Blues: (very rough, raw acoustic playing)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Delta Blues: (Introduction of Electric guitar)
Big Bill Broonzy
Mississippi Fred McDowell
John Lee Hooker
Sonny Boy Williamson
Chicago Blues: (pentonic blues feely playing)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Beano with Eric Clapton on Guitar
- A Hard Road with Peter Green on Guitar
- Crusade with Mick Taylor
Fleetwood Mac - (early Peter Green lineup)
And All Great other Blues Players -
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Doyle Braham II
Derek Trucks Band
Listen to a couple songs from each category I broke down for you, and you should be able to get the full view of how you can play/interpret the blues.
12-31-2007, 10:12 AM
I'll post some links of some famous Blues Songs.
Death Letter Blues - Son House (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8jN5vqEyV7g)
Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Yd60nI4sa9A)
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson (http://youtube.com/watch?v=O8hqGu-leFc)
Spoonful Blues - Charley Patton (http://youtube.com/watch?v=NxHn8WIgGbQ)
Searching The Desert For The Blues - Blind Willie McTell (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ToxSQJrbHi8)
Black Girl (also known as In The Pines)l - Leadbelly (Huddie Leadbetter) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=qzPZ2ONFioY)
Georgia Rag - Blind Willie McTell (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fMeVDW5RL_k)
Pony Blues - Charley Patton (http://youtube.com/watch?v=aXpq69IKuf0)
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KY4F-Gh3kp0)
Lonesome Road - Lightnin Hopkins (http://youtube.com/watch?v=NVF-0JKLnd4)
He Aroase From The Dead - Blind Lemon Jefferson (http://youtube.com/watch?v=XgEG1OV6F1w)
That should do ya for a while.
Just look around.
I know nothing about Jazz so I'll let someone else do that, and all of that is Delta Blues (acoustic and very raw, guitar and voice orientated).
Happy New Year,
:peace: monsta :peace:
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