#1
Who are the major artists I should be looking into? Or what artists should I listen to to try and attempt to get a wide variety of the blues?
Caution:
This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

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#3
john campbell, great acoustic blues man, very daggy lyrics though.
i cant imagine you dont stevie ray vaughan already.
my two favourite bluesers.
eric johnson too great finger picker and electric player
#4
What the ****.

He asks for major blues artists and you give him kenny burrel, john campbell, and eric johnson?

Jesus Christ.
#5
Gary Moore really helped me get into the blues.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXYjEMTQRm0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FgnFVm5k0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWp-Mazmf88

Then the classics.
BB King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y8QxOjuYHg

Albert King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r02Bufow5Hg

Freddie King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdyvPg0c6bI

Eric Clapton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxTWQD91b5c

Stevie Ray Vaughan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaX7Y1GQl5w

Jimi Hendrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLnKUiybiFo

Pappo Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnuFBcbrtzE&feature=related

La Mississippi (Latin blues, I recommend it to everyone)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd8y-atEyTI

Peter Green (Gary Moore was his protegee. Peter Green actually told Gary Moore to sell his standard Gibson SG, and then gave him his uber shiny and beautiful Les Paul for the price that Gary sold the SG)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AZieLJS5LI

I know that I'm forgeting some guys, but I think that it's a good list of the stuff that I like.
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Last edited by urik at Dec 9, 2009,
#7
Quote by DoomsdayArsenal
Joe Bonomassa, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Buddy Guy.

+1 to Joe Bonamasa.
If you wanna get into blues, that guy is a highway.
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#8
Few names..

Little Walter
J.B. Lenoir
Muddy Waters
Howlin' Wolf
Jimmy Reed
Elmore James
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Big Walter Horton
T Bone Walker
Big Bill Broonzy
Bo Diddley
Junior Wells
Buddy Guy
John Lee Hooker
Lightnin Hopkins
Memphis Slim (Piano
Otis Spann (Piano)

That should get you started..
#9
Quote by carmour
What the ****.

He asks for major blues artists and you give him kenny burrel, john campbell, and eric johnson?

Jesus Christ.


i didnt know JC played the blues.
#10
Quote by carmour
What the ****.

He asks for major blues artists and you give him kenny burrel, john campbell, and eric johnson?

Jesus Christ.


kenny burrell is blue as hell
#11
Quote by motoko
kenny burrell is blue as hell


You can twist it as much as you want, he's not a fucking major blues artist.
He's a jazz guitarist, beyond all doubt.
#12
Quote by JilaX^
You can twist it as much as you want, he's not a fucking major blues artist.
He's a jazz guitarist, beyond all doubt.


listen to his ****ing stuff. can you not tell he abuses blue notes? can you note see he abuses dominants against those blue notes? jazz and blues are very closely related and alot of the main properties overlap.

yeah he plays jazz and he improvises, but he also plays blues - alot better than all these duds like john mayer, thats for sure
#13
Quote by motoko
listen to his ****ing stuff. can you not tell he abuses blue notes? can you note see he abuses dominants against those blue notes? jazz and blues are very closely related and alot of the main properties overlap.

yeah he plays jazz and he improvises, but he also plays blues - alot better than all these duds like john mayer, thats for sure


Jazz and blues are closely related, naturally.
Also, I see you make the assumption that I haven't listened to him.
Funny. I, like many other blues guitarists, certainly acknowledge him as a source of inspiration in my playing, I would never use octaves in the manner I do today if it wasn't for Kenny, and he is one of the greats. However, he is not one of the blues greats.

John Mayer, that's what you're comparing him to?
Bullshit.
Compare him to someone who's actually a bluesgreat, if you're going to be doing any comparison.
#15
Quote by motoko
i was just kidding, john mayer is an incredible pop guitarist


He's a decent pop guitarist.
A decent blues guitarist.

Comparing him to Kenny Burell or any blues great, is absolutely ridiculous in every way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrYLiIauQ8
Albert Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTNsC6pGGbA
Ronnie Earl.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4mMYqr__K0
Sean Costello, one of the few modern blues guitarists, to truly excel.
#16
damn man, that Sean Costello video is awesome man, thanks for that ^_^, you can see where he tips his hat too, but hes still got a nice style of his own
#17
Quote by carmour
damn man, that Sean Costello video is awesome man, thanks for that ^_^, you can see where he tips his hat too, but hes still got a nice style of his own


Sean really was the man.
He even managed to carve a sound uniquely his own, mixing soul and blues perfectly, on his last record.
Then he died of a heroin overdose...
He could have turned the blues world around, brought it back into the spotlight. Alas, the good die young.