#2
I guess The Allman Brothers Band would be considered relaxing, as they are often compared to The Grateful Dead, a jam band. Any blues with an emphasis on vocals could be relaxing I suppose. Most pre-war blues is relaxing since it's all acoustic. Not sure what you want.
#3
The Allman Brothers Band can be relaxing, but the main reason they are compared to The Grateful Dead is because they are a jam band.

However, The Dead (especially post-Ron Pigpen McKernan) are much more folk and psychedelic, opposed to The Allman Brothers Band who are much more heavilly blues based.

That doesn't mean to say they aren't relaxing, but they definetly are Grateful Dead relaxing.

I think that The Allman Brothers Band are better, though (even though I love The Dead), so definetly check them out.

Also, check out B.B. King, who is a very relaxing blues artist.
#4
When I feel like relaxing, the first songs that come to mind are "Three O' Clock Blues" and "The Thrill is Gone" by B.B. King.
#5
Lenny-SRV
Rememberin' Stevie-Buddy Guy
Stormy Monday-T-Bone Walker

they're all quite relaxing
#6
Peter Green. Or Gary Moore. Both have some awesomely soulful pieces in their back catalogues. Also, Mississippi John Hurt.
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#7
Eric Clapton Unplugged, buuuuddy. Walkin' Blues is grand for relaxing... I'd say any acoustic slide blues is relaxing.
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Eric Clapton Unplugged, buuuuddy. Walkin' Blues is grand for relaxing... I'd say any acoustic slide blues is relaxing.


Er, not true at all.
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#9
Chulahoma, the Black Keys new mini album is nice and relaxing. It is an EP withg 6 or 7 Junior Kimbrough songs on it and it is great.
#10
A lot of Albert King songs
including:
Kansas City
I Almost lost my mind
As the years go passing by
The Very thought of you
#11
Tokyo Blue by MVP (feat. Shawn Lane, Frank Gambale, and Brett Garsed)

This is from the album "Centrifugal Funk." Ultimate musical relaxer. The song doesn't really fall under any genre though...
#13
When I need to relax I like to listen to "Lucille" by B.B King.
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#14
im going to an eric clapton concert... HOW MAD IS THAT...

LOL HEHE

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#15
uhm its not REALLY blues but any softer larry carlton would suffice

or prlly my 2nd favourite guitarist ever

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#16
Some SRV is beautifully relaxing, magical stuff. hendrix also, some of his stone-cold blues stuff is gold (im not talking about red house either ). defiantely good for some of the slower-tempo allman brothers stuff (check out stormy monday off the Fillmore album).


but THE most chill song ever...Green Onions by booker T and the MG's

that song just oozes cool
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but THE most chill song ever...Green Onions by booker T and the MG's

that song just oozes cool



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#19
Oh, I forgot to mention. My favourite all time chill out album, even though it isn't really blues, is Dark Side of the Moon.
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#20
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The Allman Brothers Band can be relaxing, but the main reason they are compared to The Grateful Dead is because they are a jam band.

FALSE! lol

The "Live at the Beacon Theatre" DVD has an hour-long interview with the band, and Gregg Allman says, sternly, "The Allman Brothers Band is a band that jams. But we are not a jam band."

The reason he says that is because they actively put markers or checkpoints in their songs, a lot more than the Dead do. The Dead noodle on and on and on, which makes them really good as well, but there aren't really as many checkpoints in the songs.


JJ Cale is really smooth stuff too. He is actually the writer of "Cocaine," "After Midnight," and "Call Me the Breeze."
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FALSE! lol

The "Live at the Beacon Theatre" DVD has an hour-long interview with the band, and Gregg Allman says, sternly, "The Allman Brothers Band is a band that jams. But we are not a jam band."

thats very interesting, i definately have noticed what he means. i wonder what he had to say about Mountain Jam and Whippin Post then