I've been play rock guitar for a bit over a year now, and I'm going to try to get in some blues just to improve my playing.
I've never really listened to all that much blues, so can someone recommend me some good blues guitar stuff from rock bands? Like any blues song by led zeppelin, fleetwood mac, eric clapton, aerosmith, rolling stones, jeff beck... you know.

Last edited by flames649 at Aug 12, 2010,
Try the Peter Green- era Mac and for Eric Clapton, my personal favorite is the Layla Album which is heavily blues oriented.
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Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin is one of my favourits zep tunes. The whole of Led Zeppelin III is fairly bluesy except a few more folky tunes.

And as for Green's Fleetwood Mac - probably the best white blues artists of the 60s.
Last edited by mrmesserschmit at Aug 12, 2010,
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You shook me - Led Zeppelin has great delta blues

that's not delta blues
Some stuff from the Black Crowes is pretty bluesy, though they're more modern. Gov't Mule floats somewhere between Rock and Blues, too.
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for Eric Clapton, my personal favorite is the Layla Album which is heavily blues oriented.

Yes! That is one of the best albums ever made. Duane Allman, of the Allman Brothers Band, plays on most of the album, and even wrote the opening riff to Layla. In addition to what others have said, the Allman Brothers Band, the Derek Trucks Band, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ-Top, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, and I have to second Rory Gallagher, he was amazing. He's definitly one of the most underated guitarists of all time.
Led Zeppelin has a sick version of "Bring it on Home."

Also, you should check out the Jimi Blues album. "Hear my Train A Comin'" is easily one of my favorite acoustic blues songs ever. It's not like a delta blues, exactly--it's quite unique, really.
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