everythingdies
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#1
I'm trying to learn blues so I've been downloading some of the standard blues - Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Leadbelly... But I was wondering, are there any old blues musicians who aren't so well known who might have been a bit freaky for their time? Something more weird or a bit sinister or something? I'm not expecting much, especially since so much music never got recorded back then, but just curious.
TheNameOfNoone
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#2
This one isn't right 'freaky', but it is part of ex-yugoslavia underground rock scene (which isn't really popular outside of ex-yugoslavia states).
I love the solos, tho, this is one of my favorite electric blues songs ever.
...Radomir Mihajlovic "Točak" (eng. "The Wheel") with his bend SMAK (eng. The Apocalypse)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k2vmwOU2HM
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everythingdies
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#3
I like it! It sounds like it belongs in an epic scene of a drug fueled movie.
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Quote by everythingdies
I'm trying to learn blues so I've been downloading some of the standard blues - Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Leadbelly... But I was wondering, are there any old blues musicians who aren't so well known who might have been a bit freaky for their time? Something more weird or a bit sinister or something? I'm not expecting much, especially since so much music never got recorded back then, but just curious.


not sure entirely what you mean but Screaming Jay Hawkins was most definitely weird and a bit evil
rocknroll93
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uh, ill just list a few (some modern some old, you might come across a couple you haven't heard)
seasick steve
T-bone Walker
Big Joe Williams
blind boy fuller
sonny terry
Brownie Mcghee
Joe Bonamassa (my idol, has alot of Dark blues)
Big bill broonzy
Memphis slim
Jimmy Yancey
Mark selby (another modern one, but a great muso, and he followed me on twitter the other day )
ZZ top - listen to the live album fandango, then Tres Hombres
Ash grunwald - aussie bloke, Massive massive sound, and awesome. finally met him the other night!
John Mayall.

there is a decent list, hope it helps!
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Quote by carmour1
not sure entirely what you mean but Screaming Jay Hawkins was most definitely weird and a bit evil

How could I forget about him? I downloaded a compilation of him now and I'm kinda surprised at how good a musician he actually was, since he's mostly just remembered as a novelty act. Lots of good songs besides just "I put a spell on you."

Rocknroll, thanks for the list. I'm glad I found out Seasick Steve's name. I remember seeing a video of him years ago but didn't catch his name and forgot about him.
Adam808
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#7
Robert Johnson is classic old school blues. You should check him out if you like the acoustic kinda stuff.
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SimonJames
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#8
check out the Paladins, quirky as hell.... and also have a listen to son seal
westsidesoul
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#9
(Artist) / (Album(s)

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Freddie King / Taking Care of Business (Box Set 1956-1973)

Earl Hooker / Two Bugs and a Roach / Dont Have to Worry / There's a Fungus Amungus / Blue Guitar / Moon is Rising / Sweet Black Angel

Magic Sam / Black Magic / West Side Soul / Legacy of Magic Sam / Rockin' Wild LIVE in Chicago / Cobra Recordings

Luther Allison / Live in Chicago (1995) / Soul Fixin Man / Reckless / Luthers Blues / Where Have You Been / Blue Streak

Jimmy Dawkins / Fast Fingers

Eddie Taylor / Live in Japan 1977

Junior Parker / The Duke Recordings Vol. 1
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#10
The most sinister blues song I can think of is
A to Z blues - Blind willie Mctell
SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.