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I'm getting more and more into Delta Blues an dI'm wondering what are some suggested artists/songs to learn and listen to?

NOTE: I don't intend on going down to Mississippi to sell my soul, so please don't suggest that.
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Son House
Robert Johnson
Blind Willie Johnson
Blind Willie McTell
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Big Bill Broonzy
Skip James
Leadbelly
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Muddy Waters
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Ok, now that I've got a good list. Which would the one you recomend the most? I'm somewhat aquinted with Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, but out of those guys listed, which would you most recomend?
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I'd personally lean more toward Son House and Blind Lemon Jefferson.
#6
Blind Willie Johnson and Skip James for me, isn't that helpful! Also Robert Nighthawk and Johnny Shines, the 2 most underrated bluesmen ever in my opinion
#8
blind lemon jefferson, leadbelly, and reverend gary davis
Muddy Waters invented electricity.
#9
I think John Lee Hooker played Delta Blues
Would anybody consider Johnny Winter Delta Blues?
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Would anybody consider Johnny Winter Delta Blues?


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I heard someone tell me that he is...he's got a few that i would consider delta blues
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^^^If im not mistaken, it's spelled Charley Patton.

I was gonna suggest him, too. He is, after all, the Father of the Delta Blues.

Johnny Winter = Texas Blues

And most people consider John Lee Hooker to be Chicago blues or Detroit blues. You can definitely hear the delta blues influence in his music, though.
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Nope it's Charlie Patton, I would suggest him too he's my fav pre-war, the rawest.


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Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee Williamson, not Aleck Miller) is a good delta blues player. And it's Charley, not Charlie.

I forgot Big Joe Williams.
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Yes, I am going to back you up as well, it is DEFINETLY Charley Patton, I also read that article in GP
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NOTE: I don't intend on going down to Mississippi to sell my soul, so please don't suggest that.


you won't have to cause delta blues originated in chicago
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you won't have to cause delta blues originated in chicago


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Charley Patton.
Son House.

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you won't have to cause delta blues originated in chicago




Let's break this down. The blues has a few different sub-genres. Some of these are delta blues, chicago blues, texas blues, etc. Taking a close look at these names would reveal that they are region specific. Chicago blues orginated in Chicago. Texas blues originated in Texas. Delta blues originated in, you guessed it, the mississippi river delta. For those of you still confused, that's considered anywhere from roughly memphis down all the way to new orleans.

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Delta blues is sometimes called Mississippi delta blues, this would eliminate any doubt of where it originates and explain the song "Mississippi Delta Blues" which was done by Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters and others.
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Guitar Player Magazine disagrees (on the spelling).


Shows how much they know, my 1929-1934 Founder of the Delta Blues cd says Charlie Patton on it.
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Shows how much they know, my 1929-1934 Founder of the Delta Blues cd says Charlie Patton on it.

I wouldn't really argue with TN because he knows quite a bit about these topics, and it is Charley.
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I wouldn't really argue with TN because he knows quite a bit about these topics, and it is Charley.




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