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imgooley
02-25-2008, 07:56 PM
What is your Favorite style of Blues and/or Jazz. Do you like the standard delta, Chicago, 12 bar style, blues rock, garage style, fusion, big band, or whatever? I know that if you like blues in general you like more than one style, but everyone has to have a favorite (that is not confined to a specific musician or band).

Dimebag22
02-25-2008, 07:58 PM
I play anything really. Mostly Texas blues though.

emr_steelmech
02-25-2008, 08:03 PM
ya know, I really cant pick one, they each have their own things that draw me to them, its hard to compare.

imgooley
02-25-2008, 08:06 PM
Personally, My favorite to listen to is heavy riff based stuff. Like John Lee Hooker, or The Black Keys style blues rock, and some Chicago style stuff like Smokestack Lightning, or Spoonful.

gopherthegreat
02-25-2008, 08:58 PM
delta/country blues

the songwriting and slide playing is awesome and i like acoustic guitars a lot more than electric

imgooley
02-25-2008, 09:24 PM
delta
I had a feeling you would say that

GD_GC
02-25-2008, 09:33 PM
I'm into British blues right now more than anything else. Early Fleetwood Mac, Bluesbreakers, Clapton, etc. That's what's doing it for me right now, it is good stuff :liplick:

Carswell98
02-25-2008, 09:43 PM
I'm into British blues right now more than anything else. Early Fleetwood Mac, Bluesbreakers, Clapton, etc. That's what's doing it for me right now, it is good stuff :liplick:

seconded

British stuff, and 50's/60's Chicago

and Folk Blues

imgooley
02-25-2008, 09:51 PM
^folk blues like Dylan?

Carswell98
02-25-2008, 09:56 PM
^folk blues like Dylan?

Dylan is more straight folk or Folk Rock

Davy Graham is the shit

http://youtube.com/watch?v=E45y_PHrKQ8

recognize the lyrics?

Nick_
02-25-2008, 10:15 PM
Mingus.

It's a distinct style to my ears.

imgooley
02-25-2008, 10:48 PM
Dylan is more straight folk or Folk Rock

Davy Graham is the shit

http://youtube.com/watch?v=E45y_PHrKQ8

recognize the lyrics?
Rock Me Baby, only done by a white guy who isn't EC.

And I would debate the Dylan thing, mainly using the self title album as evidence, but then again most rock is just blues to me.

Carswell98
02-25-2008, 11:00 PM
Rock Me Baby, only done by a white guy who isn't EC.

:haha yes,
I really love Graham's style of playing the guitar, he is a real innovator in the realm of folk guitar

And I would debate the Dylan thing, mainly using the self title album as evidence, but then again most rock is just blues to me.

yeah, that particular album is quite bluesy, I just would tend to call most of Dylan's stuff rock rather than blues, but yes, the two are hopelessly entwined, it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins

imgooley
02-25-2008, 11:16 PM
I'm into British blues right now more than anything else. Early Fleetwood Mac, Bluesbreakers, Clapton, etc. That's what's doing it for me right now, it is good stuff :liplick:
I was diggin deep into that like last month, mainly The Cream, more Zeppelin than usual, and a little bit of the Jeff Beck Group (that does not mean that I have discarded the style, just means that my revolving cycle of music has shifted.)

I can't get enough of John Lee styled stuff lately though.

@Carswell- That is a well made point in the last sentence, but I would take it a bit further and just call them the same thing, only different.

TheDev01dOne
02-26-2008, 08:20 AM
I think my favourite is anything with open slide guitar and good blues harp. They just go sooo well together. My favourite incarnation of this is Collard Green and Gravy (Yes I do love them and post them whenever I get a chance! BUY THEIR NEW ALBUM!! It' amazing)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vDl5GIB3QmE <==WATCH ME!

Apart from that though I still just love standard 12bar shuffles, it's fun mixing and matching and ad-libbing lyrics to and just jamming on.

Kinda been straying away from the 'guitar hero' stuff lately (Clapton, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck etc.) for more rounded sounds instead of 8minute guitar solos in every song.

urik
02-26-2008, 08:38 AM
Mmmh I don't really know what kind they are. I think that rock-blues.
Anyway, I like these styles:
SRV
Buddy Guy
Gary Moore
B.B King

Stratwizard
02-26-2008, 10:22 AM
My favourite jazz styles are bebop, hard bop, fusion and free jazz. Don't know about blues...

jimmybob24
02-26-2008, 10:28 AM
love delta blues, but have a big soft spot for garage type blues ala white stripes black keys because hearing those guys made me explore older blues and really get into it.

muchojackdaniel
02-26-2008, 07:34 PM
im a blues rock listener for sure. ive really been diggin on a live record of hendrix/band of gypsies thats been spinning on my turntable for quite some time now.

ze monsta
02-27-2008, 02:48 PM
Delta and Chicago for me! But I also hold Piedmont, "garage" and bands from the British blues boom in high regard. :p:

imgooley
02-27-2008, 02:58 PM
I've been listening to a lot of bebop recently, namely Monk. Monk is my favorite jazz artist ever. I really need to get some more bebop

Nick_
02-27-2008, 05:53 PM
a fan of brother Thelonius? Wonderful. You won't find anyone that quite gets the Monk sense of rhythm but Steve Lacy has some really cool arrangements of his songs on record.

Pick up with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall if you haven't already

imgooley
03-28-2008, 04:10 AM
Dug From The Depths of obscurity!!!!!

Right now I am getting some electro delta blues in my life a la RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

Carswell98
03-28-2008, 04:13 AM
I've been into really energetic Blues-Rock lately

imgooley
03-28-2008, 04:24 AM
I've been into really energetic Blues-Rock lately
Like SRV style? or Mooney Suzuki style?




Or your own personal band.... The Tragically Hip?

Carswell98
03-28-2008, 04:31 AM
Like SRV style? or Mooney Suzuki style?




Or your own personal band.... The Tragically Hip?

all of the above

plus Zeppelin and the Black keys, Ben Harper, Joe Bonamassa etc...

imgooley
03-28-2008, 04:37 AM
all of the above

plus Zeppelin and the Black keys, Ben Harper, Joe Bonamassa etc...
I would think that Ben Harper has a more R&B/Roots feel to him than rock.

ze monsta
03-28-2008, 08:50 AM
I've been listening to a load of Piedmont bluesmen, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Willie McTell. trying to learn/write some ragtime pieces, but I usually fall apart after an hour or two. :(

Carswell98
03-28-2008, 09:38 AM
I would think that Ben Harper has a more R&B/Roots feel to him than rock.
yeah, depends what album really, his newest one is very much rock, but his older stuff is very Bluesy/Folky/R&b ish type music

Beakwithteeth
03-28-2008, 06:54 PM
I've been listening to a load of Piedmont bluesmen, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Willie McTell. trying to learn/write some ragtime pieces, but I usually fall apart after an hour or two. :(

Ragtime guitar=amazingly awesome!

I like the type of blues where it tows the line with R&B and soul and stuff. Just really groovy, funky style.I would probably place dealta/folk blues as my favorite though.

Jimmy94
03-28-2008, 10:21 PM
I've been listening to a load of Piedmont bluesmen, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Willie McTell. trying to learn/write some ragtime pieces, but I usually fall apart after an hour or two. :(

have you ever listened to mississippi john hurt?

I also prefer raw acoustic blues. Delta blues, Piedmont Blues, folk blues... it speaks to me for whatever reason.

For jazz I have to go with cool jazz and also plenty of be-bop. Grant Green, Joe Pass, Coletrane, Jim Hall... stuff like that.

Jimmy94
03-28-2008, 10:23 PM
and of course John Lee Hooker who is probably my favorite bluesman.

:cool:
one night I was laying down, I over hear mama and papa talk
they thought I was asleep but I wasn't
I heard papa tell mama, let that boy boogie woogie!
because it's in him and it sho got to come out
:cool:

imgooley
03-28-2008, 10:36 PM
Jimbo, that is awesome :cheers:

diminishedtobme
03-28-2008, 10:39 PM
Fusion and Bebob for Jazz.
I don't know much Blues, but I like SRV and Johnny Winter.

Jimmy94
03-28-2008, 10:40 PM
:cheers:

Firebread
03-28-2008, 10:49 PM
Electric Slide ftw!

imgooley
03-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Electric Slide ftw!
I am currently experimenting with slide metal :D

Mr.Cuddles
03-29-2008, 09:31 AM
texas or blues rock, would be my favorite...

ze monsta
03-29-2008, 11:03 AM
I am currently experimenting with slide metal :D

Which was my idea. :haha

Im still playing knife...Nothing unusual. :p:

have you ever listened to mississippi john hurt?
All the time.

Jackal58
03-29-2008, 12:05 PM
Texas Bues!!!!!
Johnny Winter, SRV, Johhny Copeland, Albert Collins and the like. Wail on the axe. That's what it was built for.
Jazz would be all over the place. From George Benson to Thelonius Monk. But Billie Holliday rips my guts out. :heart:

BluesLP1990
03-29-2008, 02:38 PM
for jazz, i've been really into old speakeasy/club jazz stuff lately. Some of the most beautiful female voices ever heard.

I've dropped into a very sultry, subdued blues style lately. I had been doing maybe a little too much playing with a local blues jam bar setting that really only lent itself to the boogie/loud amplified side of the blues. So now i've reverted back to smaller jams with some of the same musicians from that club.

Nothing wrong with boogie bar blues. But it's awful hard to actually play the blues with three guitars, a blues harp, and over-enthusiastic bassists all trying to make themselves heard.

Ethicdoom
04-16-2008, 02:06 PM
Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters are loves of mine.
So, chicago for me, though Texas Blues is definitely up there.

urik
04-16-2008, 04:04 PM
Blues Rock, Texas, and Chicago Blues FTMFW!

Just to be sure, are Buddy Guy "Chicago Blues" and SRV "Texas Blues"?

C_Miller
05-12-2008, 12:28 PM
Dixieland Jazz
Swing/Big Band
Bebop
Delta Blues
Chicago Blues

meh!
05-12-2008, 12:32 PM
At the moment:

John Scofields funky playing (Plays Ray Charles, Up All Night)
Always Robben Fords playing (Handful of blues, talk to your daughter)
Really loving Frank sinatra with count basie band at the moment

GnikNus
05-12-2008, 07:58 PM
man, that's a hard question. right now i'd go with the garage style

Underjoggle
05-15-2008, 06:23 PM
I quite like Dixieland, bebop and cool jazz.
I'm not big on blues, but I do like Hendrix-influenced blues.

lucid_strat
05-21-2008, 08:27 AM
big band/swing and bossa nova

imgooley
06-13-2008, 02:57 AM
Bumpity bump

ze monsta
06-13-2008, 12:52 PM
I've been diggin some BB King recently, along with some SRV live stuff.

TNfootballfan62
06-13-2008, 02:59 PM
I tend towards Chicago and Texas blues, normally, but i love Delta blues, as well.

GD_GC
06-13-2008, 03:01 PM
I've been getting a lot more into acoustic blues latley, and I'm starting to get really in to slide guitar. It never did it for me in the past, but I'm really starting to get into it. But of course I'm still into the SRV type electrified Texas Blues that I play best.

TNfootballfan62
06-13-2008, 03:03 PM
^Have you heard "Slip Slidin' Slim"? It's SRV showing off his slide chops, a great combination of the things you're into right now. :p:

GD_GC
06-13-2008, 03:07 PM
Yeah, I have actually, and I was a little disappointed. I have to say, SRV isn't the best slide player I've ever heard

TNfootballfan62
06-13-2008, 03:08 PM
Yeah, he's not the greatest slide player, but I dig the song.

GD_GC
06-13-2008, 03:10 PM
Yeah, it still a cool song. Doesn't he play slide on his version of Give Me Back My Wig also? I think its one of the bonus tracks on Couldn't Stand the Weather.

ze monsta
06-13-2008, 03:12 PM
^Yeah he does. I don't like his version of that song though.

slidething31
06-13-2008, 05:39 PM
I love Stevie Ray, but that's not where I go when I want to hear some slide.

If you want great electric slide, nothing beats the late great Duane Allman.

imgooley
06-13-2008, 05:54 PM
Man, Stevie was a great guitar player, but his slide work is by far sub par. Slide Thing is soooo easy.

Duane was awesome. As far as modern slide players, I have to say I like me some Warren Haynes. IMO Warren Haynes>Derek Trucks.

TNfootballfan62
06-13-2008, 11:41 PM
^That's a tough comparison. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are both SO good.

imgooley
06-13-2008, 11:45 PM
True, but as far as the blues goes, I think Warren Haynes does it a bit better. Derek Trucks is far more broad in his playing, but some of his stuff is just kind of out there for me in terms of blues. I think he's more of an Avante Garde Blues type player, while Warren Haynes is a bit more down home type blues.

Both are great though.

GD_GC
06-13-2008, 11:48 PM
Man, that is a tough comparison. Both are freaking amazing. I would have to say that Trucks is my favorite of the two, but they both kick some serious ass.

imgooley
06-13-2008, 11:53 PM
Hell yeah. They both kick major ass, but Warren Haynes is more my style. I do love Trucks' music, though. He just comes off as a little arrogant sometimes, whereas Warren comes off as very humble.

GD_GC
06-14-2008, 12:12 AM
Really? Everything I've ever seen and heard about Trucks is that he is the most humble person you will ever meet. But I may be wrong.

Warren is one hell of a player though.

imgooley
06-14-2008, 12:13 AM
I guess it was just the interview I read that made him seem a bit arrogant. Not that much, but it gave me that feel.

chobe
06-14-2008, 12:06 PM
Delta, no question.

ze monsta
06-14-2008, 04:12 PM
^which players? I'm always looking for new names.

imgooley
06-14-2008, 04:14 PM
^I think you know more delta names than anyone

ze monsta
06-14-2008, 04:21 PM
:sad:

Sharck
06-15-2008, 02:11 AM
texas and chicago and mainly all 12 bar stuff. I like what buddy guy does with his 12 bar rhythm riffs. Obviously, I'm a Stevie Ray Vaughan fan, I love the hard hitting tone that defines his texas blues for me.

Axegrinder#9
06-15-2008, 03:11 AM
He just comes off as a little arrogant sometimes, whereas Warren comes off as very humble.

dude, Derek Trucks looks like a very humble musician, just his posture and vibe on stage exude that...

TNfootballfan62
06-15-2008, 10:57 AM
Derek Trucks has always seemed extremely humble to me. In fact, that's one of my favorite qualities in him. But that's just been my impression.

imgooley
06-15-2008, 04:34 PM
I don't know, I guess I didn't mean arrogant per se, or in a bad way. He just has a different air about him that doesn't make me think "Now that's a guy I could sit down and have a beer with". Warren Haynes does. That's an important quality in people, to me. Derek Trucks is a phenomenal musician.

Axegrinder#9
06-15-2008, 06:09 PM
He just has a different air about him that doesn't make me think "Now that's a guy I could sit down and have a beer with".

well he's the guy who you'd wanna sit down and smoke a chronic with

slidething31
06-15-2008, 06:36 PM
I don't know, I guess I didn't mean arrogant per se, or in a bad way. He just has a different air about him that doesn't make me think "Now that's a guy I could sit down and have a beer with". Warren Haynes does. That's an important quality in people, to me. Derek Trucks is a phenomenal musician.
I think I know what you mean.

He seems kind of quiet and reserved. Not real outgoing, whereas Warren Haynes seems like he'd be the life of the party.

gopherthegreat
06-15-2008, 06:42 PM
i also like warren haynes better

srvflood
06-15-2008, 08:17 PM
Blues - Electric
Jazz - Fusion, or maybe Piano Trios (Piano, Drum, Bass)

JilaX^
06-17-2008, 11:17 AM
Chicago blues all the way for me. Although I give blues rock and Texas blues some time too ^^

Gris-Gris-Man
07-13-2008, 10:09 PM
my favorite jazz is Fusion, and my fav blues is british! but only by a little, the delta blues are next

slayer1516
07-15-2008, 10:19 AM
^which players? I'm always looking for new names.

Robert Petway, David Honeyboy Edwards, Henry Townsend, Pinetop Perkins. Here are some names you might or might not know.

Also. Robert Lockwood, Jr., who was taught personally from Robert Johnson :eek: :eek: :eek: He might be considered Chicago blues though.

I love Delta blues, it hits me harder than any other kind of music;

ze monsta
07-16-2008, 10:07 AM
I know all of them apart from Robert Petway.

Pinetop was Muddy Water's piano player.

Robert Lockwood Jr. was indeed taught by RJ, because RJ was dating Lockwood's mum, so they called Lockwood Robert Jr.

slayer1516
07-16-2008, 10:55 AM
I know all of them apart from Robert Petway.

Pinetop was Muddy Water's piano player.

Robert Lockwood Jr. was indeed taught by RJ, because RJ was dating Lockwood's mum, so they called Lockwood Robert Jr.

You definatly need to check out Petway. He did the original Catfish Blues. Rich Delta blues. Very underated!

BTW, have you heard of the album "Last of the Great Delta Bluesmen?

RubberSoul54321
08-21-2008, 08:23 AM
love delta blues, but have a big soft spot for garage type blues ala white stripes black keys because hearing those guys made me explore older blues and really get into it.

+1 on the Black Keys: they got me into Junior Kimbrough :cool:

Iceman 420
08-21-2008, 02:39 PM
I love Texas Blues. More along the lines of SRV, Albert Collins, and Johnny Winter than T-Bone Walker, Leadbelly and the like.

chobe
08-21-2008, 04:48 PM
Petway's catfish blues is awesome, love it to bits.

HoneyFUZZ_123
08-24-2008, 09:04 AM
i guess my fav style of blues is prob texas shuffle and blues rock. As for Jazz, definately Bebop

fudger
08-26-2008, 07:33 AM
probly fusion and free-from jazz imporv

samoo
09-08-2008, 01:51 AM
I would say delta or modern blues but I'm not much into blues. For jazz, well, it's hard to categorize or whatever but I'm big on jazz-fusion.

ohhey9040
09-08-2008, 04:47 PM
I would either say fusion or avant-garde/free jazz. Lately I've been digging on John Scofield's A Go Go album w/ Medeski, Martin, and Wood backing him. That shit just owns. I've also been listening to Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, and Andrew Hill a lot, along with all the other non-blues and jazz genres I listen to.