#1
Hey UG,
What are the best blues bands/artists ever,
that are worth checking out?
Thanks in advance.
#2
Way too preferential a thing to be definite on mate. Are you fond of Britsh or American Blues? Modern, 40's-80's classic, or old 00's-20's Delta Blues? What about Texas Blues? Blues-rock or straight-up Blues? Any country thrown in? How psychedelic can we go? Instrumental or vocal? etc., etc.

With some specifics though I think we could give some good suggestions
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#3
isn't this another 'who is best' threads which is totally meaningless?
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#4
delta blues-Robert Johnson
Texas blues-zz top, stevie ray vaugahan
chicago blues-buddy guy
british blues-clapton until 72, early fleetwood mac (peter green era)
southerny, jazzy blues-allman brothers
#5
im also looking for some more blues artists. i already listen to robert johnson, SRV, led zeppelin (have some blues songs on led zeppelin 1), clapton, muddy waters, howlin wolf etc.
im looking for some more blues-rock and phycadelic blues
any suggestions?
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im also looking for some more blues artists. i already listen to robert johnson, SRV, led zeppelin (have some blues songs on led zeppelin 1), clapton, muddy waters, howlin wolf etc.
im looking for some more blues-rock and phycadelic blues
any suggestions?

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Paul Butterfield
The Jeff Beck Group
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Yardbirds
The Kinks
The MC5
The Stooges
Cream
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers

Led Zeppelin
Lynyrd Skynyrd
.38 Special
ZZ Top
Fleetwood Mac
The Edgar Winters Group
Johnny Winters
Jimmie Vaughan
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Rolling Stones
The Animals
The Allman Brothers Band
Booker T and the MG's
Bad Company
Elvin Bishop
Canned Heat
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Eric Clapton
Ry Cooder
Fog Hat
Rory Gallagher
Free
Peter Green
Jeff Healy
Janis Joplin
Alexis Korner
Ten Years After
Alvin Lee
Lonnie Mack
Buddy Miles
Steve Miller
Otis Redding
Ike and Tina Turner
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Van Morrison
Thin Lizzy
Early Van Halen
Ted Nugent
Johnny Winter
Joe Walsh
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
The Grateful Dead
Aerosmith
Ram Jam
Steely Dan
Bob Dylan (Folk-blues/rock)
Little Richard
The Black Crowes


Tbh I could bold all of them but anyway.
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Tbh I could bold all of them but anyway.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1119290

i forgot to mention i already listen to and like cream and canned heat, but thanks for the help man. i was looking in another thread though where a guy was looking for a similar genre to me and someone suggested radio moscow. and they ****ing rule haha.
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At the moment the band making the best Blues/Rock music is

The Black Keys

...as i've said before listen and learn

I know the whole "best" thing is subjective, and I do like the Black Keys, but jesus christ man. There are definitely better Blues Rock bands. The Black Keys are good, but there will only ever be so much that you can do with one guitar and one drumkit.
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#11
John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix. Howlin Wolf, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes,
#12
For some Blues Rock you should check out The Fumes, they're an Australian two piece (like Black Keys), my band has supported 'em a few times, they're awesome.
And for more Funky Blues try Ash Grunwald, he's another Australian, he's got such a good voice, and plays a mean slide.
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I know the whole "best" thing is subjective, and I do like the Black Keys, but jesus christ man. There are definitely better Blues Rock bands. The Black Keys are good, but there will only ever be so much that you can do with one guitar and one drumkit.

Two of my favourite Blues/Rock bands (see above) are guitar and drums and nothing feels lacking.
So while I don't reckon Black Keys are the 'best' Blues/Rock band, the fact they're just a two piece doesn't matter one bit.
Though those three bands are probably, just thinking, some of the only two piece bands I know of.. Haha.
#14
Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Blind Willie McTell, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker and ZZ Top are among my favorite blues artists.
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