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I'm trying to get into blues so can you guys roccommend me 5 songs to start with. I want songs with a rock feel though. thanks.
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Yupp, that's a good one. I'd say... 1) How Blue Can You Get?: BB King 2) Big Road: John Lee Hooker 3) San Francisco Bay Blues: Eric Clapton 4) Big Boss Man: Jimmy Reed 5) The Thrill Is Gone: BB King
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^^The Thrill Is Gone Live at the Cook County Jail = Orgasmic.

Also, anything from that CD I posted with Albert King and SRV. And a lot of The Allman Brothers band is very blues-influenced (especially at the Fillmore; Elmore James' Done Somebody Wrong, plus more stuff by other musicians like Stormy Monday).
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I've already got red house and the thrill is gone. I'll check out some allman brothers now.
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-Howlin' Wolf "Smokestack Lightning" classic.....
-[Peter Green's] Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well"
-SRV "Crossfire"
-Muddy Waters "Mannish Boy"
-anything by Johnny Winter
-John Lee Hooker "Hobo Blues"

Get anything you can by all of these guys, and of course all the fine suggestions that came before me.

Oh, and Ten Years After, blues influenced at least. Alvin Lee is incredible.

Edit: Sorry didn't see you wanted rock influence, just ignore Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Howlin' Wolf. At least for now.
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Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
Mississippi Delta Blues - Muddy Waters
Little Red Rooster - Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf
Pride and Joy - SRV
Jeff's Blues - The Yardbirds
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I woul say.

John Lee Hooker- Im bad like jessie james
Stevie Ray Vaughn- Couldnt stand the weather
Howlin Wolf- Brown Skinned Women
John Lee Hooker- Hobo Blues
Stevie Ray Vaughn- Scuttle buttin

Thats off the top of my head. There are so many greats Leadbelly, BB King, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, Jack Dupree, Big Bill Broonzy, and the many hard rock blues influenced bands like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath.
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Really anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan, especially if you're listening to rock now, he was my first true blues influence after switching over from rock, and he's a good introduction to blues from rock. but anyways:
jimi hendrix - red house
b.b. king - the thrill is gone
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (preferably a live version)
The Allman Brothers - Jessica (or Ramblin Man that's good too)
The Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler (from Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out, or at least a live version)

Also if these count check out
Cream - Crossroads
Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Ballad of Curtis Loew
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Death letter blues - Son House or The White Stripes version
Stop Breaking down blues - robert johnson or The White Stripes version
Instinct Blues - The white Stripes
Grinnin' in your face - son house
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I'm guessing you like rock? Here are some good "transition" songs from rock to blues:

Red House - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Killing Floor - Albert King
Damn Right I Got the Blues - Buddy Guy
Love Struck Baby - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers Band

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Check out some Johnny Copeland. I just picked some up at the library after hearing him with SRV at Montroe. It's some good stuff.

I also just got Aerosmith-"Honkin' on Bobo" It's got a good blues feel to it with the typical Aerosmith style.
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John Lee Hooker - either "Boom Boom" or "Boogie Chillen"
Robert Johnson - "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" is a personal favorite
Buddy Guy - "Damn Right I've Got the Blues"
Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Couldn't Stand the Weather"
Muddy Waters - "Mannish Boy"

There are hundreds more to check out, but you only want five.

By the way, these songs aren't very rock and roll for the most part, but they bare listening to.
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Texas Flood by SRV
Crossroads by Cream
Red House by Jimi Hendrix
Lazy by Deep Purple
The Thrill Is Gone by BB King (with Clapton) or Help The Poor
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if you can find "brown sugar" by ZZ top, its an amazing song. the guitar tone of it is beautiful. make sure u get the original not the re-recorded.
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I like where this thread is going

Ive been wanting to get into blues for a while, not only music but guitar

i listen to alot of allman bros, hendrix and clapton. SRV is also good stuff o yea and BB KIng of course

I just got a bunch of the songs that were recommended, a bunch came up more than once, so thanks and keep the suggestions coming!!
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Earl King - Come On
Muddy Waters - I Got my mojo working
JJ Cale - Cocaine
Leadbelly - See See Rider
Willie Dixon - Spoonful
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Hear My Train A Comin - Jimi Hendrix. (You have to listen to this, it shows hendrix's full talent, its absolutely mind blowing)
Lucille - B.B. King
Cocaine Blues - Muddy Waters
Green Onions - Booker T & The MG's
All Your Love - John Mayall

EDIT: You should beable to find most of those on a good p2p network.
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