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i think most people would say robert johnston, but possibly charlie patton
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Robert Johnson because he influenced so many blues players, and classic rock guitarists
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On me? or in general?

On me I'd probably say early Clapton (Cream, Bluesbreakers, Yardbirds)

In general I'd say Robert Johnson.
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Since I'm Irish I'll have to say rory G...But in general hmmm, probly hendrix or clapton
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hi, im new to the blues thing, im a metal/shred oriented player, but ive been incorporating more blues inspired soloing mixed with what i do, after hearing Stevie ray vaughn

i hear alot of this robert johnson person, that he's good, can someone tell me the name of his band and soem songs so i can check it out, thanks


heh.. for me its Dimebag Darrel and Jimi Hendrix
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Quote by Rising
hi, im new to the blues thing, im a metal/shred oriented player, but ive been incorporating more blues inspired soloing mixed with what i do, after hearing Stevie ray vaughn

i hear alot of this robert johnson person, that he's good, can someone tell me the name of his band and soem songs so i can check it out, thanks


heh.. for me its Dimebag Darrel and Jimi Hendrix


Dimebag isn't a blues guitarist.
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Dimebag isn't a blues guitarist.

i know he's not, but hes an influencial guitarist to me in general

EDIT : oops i didnt see that it said ''blues musician''
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Son House took the music from the fields and turned it into a holler that penetrated the work of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf among others...

That's pretty influential.
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Quote by Rising

i hear alot of this robert johnson person, that he's good, can someone tell me the name of his band and soem songs so i can check it out, thanks


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His only recordings date from the 30's and it's just him playing and singing. Look up "Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings". These are really old but are and were so influential to so many musicians. Listen to how it sounds so much like 2 or even 3 guitarists and then remember it's only him. You've probably heard Crossroads by Cream, that is a Johnson tune (As well as more than a few dozen tracks Clapton has released over the years) If you're as into metal as you say you may have to really try your best to get into this stuff. You won't be dissapointed if you do.
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mine is SRV...

altthough the only guy who makes me very sad when he plays certain songs is Clapton.

however, I'd say in general for everyone it would be Robert Johnson or BB King... because EVERY famous blues musician talks about either one of those two...
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BB king, eric clapton and Roy Buchanan. All three of them can make me have many mixed emotions at any one time, thats whats great about them all
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altthough the only guy who makes me very sad when he plays certain songs is Clapton.


Me too. Every album after the mid 70's, pretty much.
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Definitely Robert Johnson...
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Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and Muddy Waters.
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Clapton and Hendrix are a definite influence.

For real true blues, though, i gotta say Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, BB King, and Albert King.

Some had more of an influence than others but i had to mention them all. (no order)
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i dont know how i did it , but i forgot to mention Son House. but im saying it right now, you cant forget Son House. I mean come on, he was an influence to even Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, thats gotta mean something
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robert johnson...w.c. handy....and ill tell you someone else who has some good tunes is arthur "big boy" crudup...he is the essence of memphis blues
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there is only one real answer for me and that SRV. he showed me the meaning of feeling rather than thinking and what a real explosion is "third stone from the sun"
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SRV is awesome. my current fav blues player is a guy called Tab Benoit. check him out - he is incredible on the guitar and has one hell of a voice
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Just started getting into blues playing after listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn. A lot of my playing is starting to sound like his style of playing. I just love his sound, his feel, and it seems he is really into the music. That makes a good blues guitarist in my opinion
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This thread is mighty ambiguous..
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Robert Johnson sarted it all
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for me its SRV, followed closley by Albert & B.B. King
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#32
srv influenced me to play the blues, and that turned me onto many different players, like albert king and clapton. but in general the most influential blues guitarist is robert johnson. you see his style copied the most, look at clapton
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Me too. Every album after the mid 70's, pretty much.





...so true.

Influential on me: Clapton, Hendrix

Influential in general: RJ, Son House...has anyone said Leadbelly yet?
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roger that, goose. buddy guy live....damn he is amazing, his playing isn't all as old school as bb king's so i don't think he gets as much recognition but if anyone here hasn't seen one of his shows, they should. albert king and muddy waters are both also very inspiring.
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SRV is awesome. my current fav blues player is a guy called Tab Benoit. check him out - he is incredible on the guitar and has one hell of a voice

I'll second good old Tab Benoit. He is an INCREDIBLE guitar player. His voice is great. Just an all around great blues artist, and thank God he was discovered because he is great.
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Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Mike Bloomfield, my father, Jeff Healey (though he is sometimes rather rock-oriented), and Duane Allman (though not a pure blues guitarist, blues is intrinsic in his style)
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Buddy Guy

+1...

He had a big role in the british invasion due to his early performances in Britain. He was a major influence and inspiration for Clapton, Hendrix, Keith richards, Townshend, Jeff Beck, and many more. And those people also went on to influence the next generation of guitarists. So both directly and indirectly, Buddy was pretty damn influential.
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#38
For me its gotta be early Clapton. i can't dig anything after Derek. Peter Green and Rory G and Duane Allman in third.

Is it just me but i cant dig SRV. i have two CD's on my computer (couldnt Stand The Weather and Texas Flood) but i dont see whats so great about him. His Playing does not appeal to me, at all. I Hear soooo much about him but i dont get it. I would like to listen to him. Am I The only one????
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^^^ you are not the only one. I don't know, I just think he's a little over the top and annoying. But us listeners are allowed to be picky .
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On me I'd probably say early Clapton (Cream, Bluesbreakers, Yardbirds)


Me too.
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