Recommend me some unique blues guitarists!


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LP51122
05-12-2008, 08:06 PM
hey,

i'm getting bored with SRV, hendrix, and clapton licks. recommend me some unique blues players that i can get some licks from!

blue_strat
05-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Jeff Healey
Scott Henderson
Walter Trout
Robben Ford
Larry Carlton
Joe Bonamassa

rockinlespaul
05-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Hank Williams!

Kurt-Corgan
05-12-2008, 08:15 PM
I like Robert Johnson and all those old delta blues players like Muddy Waters and Son House. Might as well check 'em out.

hawk5211
05-12-2008, 08:16 PM
^ all those guys (bluestrats post), particularly jeff healey, and also check out Robert Cray. Incredible licks!

Jackal58
05-12-2008, 08:56 PM
Tommy Castro, Johhny Winter, Albert Collins, Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert King (All the Kings :)) Ronnie Earl, Tab Benoit, Roy Buchanan, Ana Popovich, Earl Times, Popa Chubby, Jimmy Vaughn, R L Burnside, George Thorogood, Duane Allman, Elvin Bishop, J J Cale, Cephus and Wiggins, Johhny Copeland, Ike Turner, Gary Moore. I could do this for a very long time. :)

ze monsta
05-13-2008, 03:49 PM
From the looks of what you like, you could do with some Ike Turner and Freddie King!

Ramblin'_Man
05-13-2008, 07:11 PM
DUANE ALLMAN, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Rory Gallagher, Toy Caldwell(definitely has some blues in his playing), Robert Cray, JJ Cale, G. Love, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, Ry Cooder, Otis Rush, Taj Mahal, BLind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson

Beakwithteeth
05-13-2008, 10:57 PM
Hank Williams!

So he can learn C, G, and F and D?

theneildeal
05-14-2008, 05:49 AM
There's a british guy called Neil Flynn who i think is awesome

Dimebag22
05-14-2008, 09:15 AM
There's a british guy called Neil Flynn who i think is awesome
Yeah, I've heard some of his songs, but most of them suck ass. :p:

meh!
05-14-2008, 10:14 AM
Robben Ford.
Larry Carlton
Danny Gatton

ze monsta
05-14-2008, 01:55 PM
Has no one heard of Neil Flynn? He's well famous, check him out.

http://l.yimg.com/img.tv.yahoo.com/tv/us/img/site/47/94/0000034794_20061021014622.jpg

You gotta have seen him before!

:haha :haha :haha

dr_john
05-14-2008, 02:54 PM
robben ford has been mentioned a couple of times, i agree with that.

don't forget peter green, not doing much these days but definitely 'unique' in his day.

-=IbanezFreak=-
05-15-2008, 03:07 PM
Anyone heard Scott McKeon or Matt O'Ree? Dave Hole is pretty good.

BluesLP1990
05-15-2008, 04:28 PM
there's a band called 'Indigenous' that does some real unique southwest electric blues type stuff. I've only heard a few of their recordings but the guitarist is very impressive

Underjoggle
05-15-2008, 06:14 PM
Jack White.
"Ball And Biscuit" is great, or maybe his cover of "Death Letter".

master
05-15-2008, 10:14 PM
Jack White.
"Ball And Biscuit" is great, or maybe his cover of "Death Letter".

+1.

Even if you don't like him you will definitely learn A LOT by listening and playing the stripes and the Raconteurs. He's probably the most original guitarist in a very long time.
I adore him :p: :cool:

kill_busted
05-16-2008, 06:44 AM
lee clayton

ze monsta
05-17-2008, 09:22 AM
+1.

Even if you don't like him you will definitely learn A LOT by listening and playing the stripes and the Raconteurs. He's probably the most original guitarist in a very long time.
I adore him :p: :cool:

They hardly play blues, it's a shame. I wouldn't really call him a blues guitarist.
B and B is an awesome song to play though, except it's piss easy. I don't think you'll learn a lot from listening to him to be honest, because what is he doing that hasn't been done before? :confused: I'm with you that he's a great guitarist, and song writer, even that he's one of the most original guitarists in ages but there isn't actually much to learn from him imo.

This is coming from a JW fanboy, as well. :p:

BigTex
05-17-2008, 03:01 PM
Mick Abrahams; MICK ABRAHAMS; MICK ABRAHAMS - no ifs - no buts - The SG King of Blues guitar

master
05-19-2008, 02:06 PM
They hardly play blues, it's a shame. I wouldn't really call him a blues guitarist.
B and B is an awesome song to play though, except it's piss easy. I don't think you'll learn a lot from listening to him to be honest, because what is he doing that hasn't been done before? :confused: I'm with you that he's a great guitarist, and song writer, even that he's one of the most original guitarists in ages but there isn't actually much to learn from him imo.

This is coming from a JW fanboy, as well. :p:

Well in my opinion pretty much all of the White Stripes material is blues. It might not be strict 12 bar but it's blues the same way the black keys are blues. I personally learned a lot from him because he helped me develop my own unique style and tone. You might not learn any new technique but you'll appreciate a new way of approaching the guitar. IMHO, of course. :)

nggmd
05-21-2008, 10:38 AM
Luther Allison

ze monsta
05-21-2008, 01:36 PM
Well in my opinion pretty much all of the White Stripes material is blues. It might not be strict 12 bar but it's blues the same way the black keys are blues. I personally learned a lot from him because he helped me develop my own unique style and tone. You might not learn any new technique but you'll appreciate a new way of approaching the guitar. IMHO, of course. :)

Been there, done that. Literally got the t-shirt. :p:

I guess there is a lot of blues stuff, like Hello Operator, which is awesome and then theres songs like Pretty Good Looking, which isn't bluesy at all. I had a very Jack White style of playing, but have kinda adapted it to using it almost anywhere. Jack White said all there songs were folk music though, so who knows! :p:

Sir Anonymous
05-22-2008, 12:38 AM
Does Alvin Lee count as a blues guitarist?

ze monsta
05-22-2008, 12:16 PM
^Do you think Son House's original or The White Stripes cover is better?
Seeing as you have Death Letter lyrics in your sig.

Sorry for the unrelated post.

MONSTA EDIT:

If you like The White Stripes, check out The Soledad Brothers, Johnny Walker taught Jack to play slide guitar! They've unfortunately broken up, but here's their Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/soledadbrothers). This is Johnny Walker's current band, Cut In The Hill Gang's Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/cutinthehillgang)

:peace:

KonaNuNu
05-22-2008, 07:36 PM
I second and third Jeff Healey. He's tough to copy though because his guitar was on his lap.

Try an Aussie named Dave Hole if you like slide.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=XDwuEFgZez8

Or Garrett Mason a local Halifax boy

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uRXq3P2pHs4&feature=related

rockinlespaul
05-23-2008, 12:19 PM
So he can learn C, G, and F and D?
Don't forget Am. :p:

ColdGin
05-23-2008, 02:06 PM
Diamond Jim Greene
Keb Mo
Bob Brozman
Joe Louis Walker
Duke Robillard
Lonnie Brooks

imgooley
05-30-2008, 12:46 AM
Warren Haynes
Dicky Betts
Derek Trucks
Johnny Winter
T Model Ford
Lightnin Hopkins
Ben Harper
Dan Auerback
Junior Kimbrough
Skip James
Buddy Guy
Hubert Sumlin

To name a few. I actually get a lot of licks from Jazz and Metal....

Sir Anonymous
05-30-2008, 10:22 PM
^Do you think Son House's original or The White Stripes cover is better?
Seeing as you have Death Letter lyrics in your sig.

I kind of like The White Stripes' cover, as it's a bit slower and that appeals to me for some reason. Jack White is pretty gutsy to play that sort of blues in today's world.

That said, I can't listen to Walking Blues by Colin James without smiling and that's because of the original.

That really isn't a fair question :P

Also, on topic. T-Bone Walker.

Naka-dude
05-31-2008, 02:46 AM
Russel Malone playing the blues is badass.

moguitarblues
09-29-2010, 02:10 PM
Lance Lopez
Wes Jeans
Shawn Kellerman
Ben Robinson
Doyle Bramhall II
BB Chung King And The Buddaheads

Zoot Allures
09-29-2010, 04:28 PM
John lee hooker.

Muddy Waters

Rev Gary Davis

Sonny terry and brownie mcghee

rocknroll93
10-01-2010, 08:47 PM
Geoff Achison (australian guy)
freddie king
albert king
muddy waters
bb king
joe bonamassa

BlueGreen
10-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Robert Cray, Derek Trucks.

Trucks is a modern slide genius... Cray is a boss, unique tone and licks.

DanielShaw123
10-02-2010, 12:13 AM
Johnny guitar watson
Definitley JJ Cale as mentioned before
Fabolous thunderbirds first two albums (Jimmie Vaughans band)

......... Trying to think of others that haven't been mentioned......


Leadbelly
Bo diddley
Jimmy reed
Howlin' wolf
Black keys?

claptonfan55
10-21-2010, 11:58 PM
This was already mentioned, but Warren Haynes would be a good one. Rory Gallagher too.

stndrdprcdre
10-27-2010, 11:07 AM
I was also stuck in the same place you were at one point. Discovering the playing of Robben Ford really got me out of the rut I was in. I'm sure he's been mentioned many times throughout this forum, and for good reason. He's a true blues/jazz fusion master. Also check out a guy named Gregor Hilden. He's this German guy with a crap load of youtube videos showing his playing. Really shows you what happens when you think outside of the scales you're playing.

carmour
11-02-2010, 11:30 PM
if you do nothing else in your life, get a hold of the early pioneers of the genre and take a listen to those sick records

B.B King's early records (48-60)
Freddie King
Buddy Guy's early stuff on chess and his 2 albums on vanguard
Muddy Waters
Little Walter (yeah, not as much lead guitar driven, but the two rhythm guitars locking together really know how to complement each other and back a harp player, tonnes of great records there)

Jazz Funeral
11-03-2010, 12:25 AM
Son Seals
Jorma Kaukonen - (Hot Tuna)

Some of my favorites are in this thread and I don't want to repeat a bunch of names, but since I think he deserves more attention (at least in the U.S.) I have to repeat rocknroll93's Geoff Achison recommendation. The guy plays with a lot of taste, control, and energy.

EDIT: Here's a few videos of Geoff at work.

Tell Me Something (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ht__0COHkU)

Rule The World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WihVTsQaLZo)

Whipping Post (acoustic, and definitely unique) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMGHmUnYZEE&feature=related)

FlyinHigh26
11-03-2010, 03:09 AM
I find the lack of Peter Green disturbing...

Jazz Funeral
11-03-2010, 09:42 AM
^ Look at post #14. Dr. John mentioned Peter Green back when this thread was new.

FlyinHigh26
11-03-2010, 12:17 PM
^ Look at post #14. Dr. John mentioned Peter Green back when this thread was new.

Well then, I guess I'm done here.

Jazz Funeral
11-03-2010, 03:11 PM
^ I'm listening to English Rose right now. :cheers:

wolflen
11-04-2010, 11:37 AM
mike bloomfield...with the butterfield blues band-first album

that should keep ya busy for a few weeks...

play well

wolf

Brainpolice2
11-10-2010, 03:18 AM
Eric Gales! Memphis's best kept secret.

hangclean1039
12-07-2010, 07:38 PM
You have to check out Michael Coleman. He's a local guitarist from the Chicago/Milwaukee area, he used to tour with James Cotton's band back in the day. He is absolutely fantastic. I think he has some albums on itunes.

Rock1986
12-07-2010, 11:40 PM
Luther Dickinson

Besa-Moogie
12-08-2010, 09:19 AM
Alvin Lee, Billy Gibbons (a must), Rory Gallagher (another must), and of course just cause I am a fan boy, Joe Bonamassa. Gary Moore is also worth a mention, just be careful he can get out of hand a little.

Blind In 1 Ear
12-10-2010, 03:24 AM
sonny landreth would be worth a listen. really good technical slide player. just keep looking up blues artists imo.

crice6505
12-15-2010, 11:57 PM
wow no johnny lang?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OM0FTw6O8o
only vid i could find.

otto6457
12-28-2010, 10:39 PM
Lot's of great ones mentioned.

I didn't see Robin Trower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkY0PGGxjJM


Lonnie Mack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG58k47ow64


or Chris Duarte
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYDMDpO3S4A

Bluesblitz
12-28-2010, 11:00 PM
Elmore James
John Lee Hooker
Bo Diddley
Muddy Waters
Johnny Winter

Those are a few excellent 50's bluesmen (Minus Johnny Winter) who have some great licks and songs.