#1
i am kinda new to blues. i'm looking for a style of blues. just picture this.a smokey, cold blues club, on a late dark night. what are some artists that give that specific feel to the music. also mostly guitar in the music. thanks for the help.
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i am kinda new to blues. i'm looking for a style of blues. just picture this.a smokey, cold blues club, on a late dark night. what are some artists that give that specific feel to the music. also mostly guitar in the music. thanks for the help.


Love them kind of Blues.

I would suggest some Buddy Guy and some B.B. King, mainly his less jazzy stuff.

EDIT: I have a playlist on my iTunes for that exact description and it consists of Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Melvin Taylor, some slower SRV (Lenny, Tin Pan Alley ... ).

Heres some songs that fit that description:
1. Buddy Guy - Rememberin Stevie (Incredible Song)
2. Chains and Things - B.B. King
3. Eric Clapton - Double Trouble
4. John Lee Hooker - Backstabbers
5. Blues at Sunrise - Albert King
6. Chris Duarte - Shiloh (Def. recommend this ... he dedicated it so Stevie and Jimmie Vaughan)
7. Johnny Lang - Darker Side
8. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - While We Cry (Incredible Instrumental)
9. SRV - Lenny, Little Wing, Texas Flood, Sky is Crying

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#3
Hmmm, i might figure something a bit more acoustic for that sort of thing. Unless it's very slow electric seems a bit too... loud, for the atmosphere he's describing.

What about some delta blues?

I'd look into some of the classic older blues players that give off a lot of raw emotion without the need for huge sound and background noise. John Lee Hooker perhaps?

Also, if you would like electric stuff, look at all the big names (clapton, guy, vaughan etc.) but find those few slower, "moodier" songs.

Tin Pan Alley by SRV would be a great example.

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#4
SRV, john lee hooker and muddy waters automatically spring to mind. johnny winter could also be in there, aswell as rory gallagher
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Mmm....i love that stuff. John Lee Hooker is one of my favorites that fits into this style. All the guys mentioned are great. Buddy Guy, BB King, SRV's slower stuff (tin pan alley, dirty pool, etc), some of clapton's blues music, etc.
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#6
Try the album "Smokin'" by Jonny Lang and the Big Bang.
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