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IrishBlues
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Join date: Apr 2006
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#1
Hey Im curious what would be the one song that got you into the blues.

Im 15 and have been a blues fan for about 2 years now. For me it would start with Claptons more modern stuff that I heard then I got into some Stevie and Hendrix. Which lead me back into B.B., John Lee Hooker and all the way back to Robert Johnson. But if I had to pick the one song that really made me realize that I loved blues was hearing Stevie play Texas Flood. Never heard someone with so much passion ....

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#2
mine was Pride and Joy by SRV.
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#3
Dude, the day I started playing guitar( October 4, 2003) my teacher said, Dude if you wanna play rock or metal or anything else you gotta know the blues. He showed me how to play a simplified version of Johny b Goode and I was hooked.
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#4
red house by JIMI HENDRIX
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master
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#5
the live version of midnight rambler by the rolling stones
Nefro
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#6
Where Did You Sleep Last Night? by Leadbelly

I remember hearing the nirvana song and liking it, so I got a best of Leadbelly and listened to that song. The vocals and guitar style just won me over, and I've loved blues ever since.
SomeEvilDude
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#7
Red House, by Hendrix.
From that, moved onto SRV, got into Cream, and then dived headfirst (note to others: don't do it) into Robert Johnson. Didn't like that, moved onto BB King, Albert King, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, then backtracked again to Robert Johnson, and I like it.
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yer blues
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#8
'smokestack lightin' by howling wolf or 'dimples' by john lee hooker, can't remember which one i heard first but they were what got me hooked on the blues
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#9
Probably "Before You Accuse Me" on Clapton's Unplugged album. From there I got into Clapton's "From The Cradle", then into Cream and Hendrix.
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#10
the thrill is gone by bb king
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Voodoo Chile (slight return) by Hendrix
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#12
Quote by SomeEvilDude
....dived headfirst (note to others: don't do it) into Robert Johnson



Well, I did the same, essentially, going in my case from Zeppelin and Cream and whatnot to Robert Johnson and Son House etc.

It works for some people.

But the first heavily blues-reliant rock song I ever hear was You Shook Me (by Zeppelin), and I recognized it as coming from a tradition greater than anything rock could have produced by itself.

From there I'd say probably something by Howlin' Wolf, most likely Smokestack Lightning
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#17
mannish boy - muddy waters. If you want some really cool blues, look for a guy called Ivan Zar. Born in Egypt, came to Perth, Western Australia as a kid, has played with some well known bands and in some fairly big concerts over the years, and now busks and sells his CD's on the street in town. I was watching him play for a bit, then bought a cd off him, not knowing who he was. I'd love to find him again and have a chat.
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For me, it started with the blues rock stuff. Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. After that, i got my hands on some SRV. Ever since then i've been head over heels for blues.
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#22
Stevie Ray Vaughan's whole live album with Double Trouble.
Sooo great that was indeed.
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#23
little wing. hendrix. srv.
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#24
Gary Moore got me into blues!...the thrill is gone is a awesome song!...but thats also with bb kind. i like hes songs (the loner, still got the blues, parsisienne walkways)

Gary moore got me into playing guitars all together. I just out of curiosity downloaded spanish guitar by gary moore and bought a guitar to learn it. GARY MOORES MY FAV!
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#25
Crossroads (either Clapton or Johnson), Johnny B. Goode orrrrrr Stray Cat Strut
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Quote by tommyt
the thrill is gone by bb king




The version that did me was the one from Live at the Cook County Jail.

Well, I should say that's how I got into blues-blues ; I'd always listened to bands like The Allman Brothers, Ten Years After, Cream, Zeppelin, etc. that are defined as blues-rock
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#28
at first i played a lotta funk and rock stuff, like RHCP, Funkadelic, and i had done some blues stuff and a lotta jazz stuff, but it wasn't until i heard SRV's Empty Arms that i got truly hooked on blues. and the rest is history
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#29
The songs that got me into the blues are:

Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray
Texas Flood - Stevie Ray
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
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#30
blues-rock has always been around my house, so its hard to say, but probably hendrix, or skynyrd was the first i heard.

as for trad blues, it was probably about 6 years ago, i would of been about 11 and my brother had just started playing guitar (i hadnt started playing yet), anyway, he bought a guitar mag that had tab for boom boom by john lee hooker, and the moment i heard that riff i was hooked(get it, hooker, hooked, yeah?, no?, ahhh, i give up)
Rocknut
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#31
SRV's Pride and Joy for me. Great tone and warmth plus loads of passion. His guitars skills are unsurpassed especialy with that trem bar.


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#32
Texas Flood.

First the song, then the whole album.
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#33
i gotta say eric clapton, i like metal music still do, but i heard eric clapton especially when he played in cream and he got me into the blues, he really influenced me in the way i play on the guitar and his passion, i read before he plays in a concert he only thinks about the ideas he can use in his solos within about a minute of playing....i want to be like that, but i liked most white room and sunshine of your love, definately!
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#34
Sweet Home Chicago by Robert Johnson.
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#35
Rugged road, robben Ford.


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#36
^^^Have you heard "Riley B. King" by Keb' Mo' ?

It's a tribute to BB King, but it features Robert Cray and Robben Ford with backup vocals and guitar solos. Very good song.
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Robben Ford is awesome. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and his whole band was on fire. I think his only weakness is his voice.
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#38
Backdoor Man, The Doors. or Crawling King Snake also by the Doors
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#39
Sweet Home Chicago when my dad first showed me the Blues Brothers, that song and the whole film itself just got me hooked.
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#40
Quote by master
Robben Ford is awesome. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and his whole band was on fire. I think his only weakness is his voice.



Yeah, it is definatley the weakest part, i think it shows alot on "ain't got nothin but the blues" from talk to your daughter, everythingf on that song is just so...tight..and amazing, you just feel let down by his voice.

and also, lucky bitch, the best i can get is a live DVD..stupid Scotland living...damn.


"^^^Have you heard "Riley B. King" by Keb' Mo' ?

It's a tribute to BB King, but it features Robert Cray and Robben Ford with backup vocals and guitar solos. Very good song."

Oh, wow Robert cray is a much newer passion of mine, after hearing time makes two...
No, I haven't. But now that i know about it, i will be sure to look for it, thanks.
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