#1
Ok, so I've gotten interested in Robert Johnson and his playing style, and I was wondering if someone could recommend some songs in that vein which I could work on. I'm not all that proficient with the slide yet, but that's something that I'd like to work on because I really like the way that the slide is incorporated into that style of blues. So, if anyone could recommend some fairly simple, straight forward stuff in that style, that would be terrific...

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#2
to get started, Son House, Charley Patton, Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Junior Lockwood, early Muddy Waters, Hubert Sumlin
#5
Honey Boy Edwards.... and you might like Big Bill Broonzy.
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#6
Just go pick up the 'Desperate Man Blues' album, lots of great stuff on there.
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Son House.

I cannot emphasize him enough; that man is quite possibly the definition of 'the blues'.


Couldn't agree more. Son IS the blues.
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#9
All above are great, but you guys forgot one of the BEST slide guitarists EVER.

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#10
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All above are great, but you guys forgot one of the BEST slide guitarists EVER.

ELMORE JAMES


.. True. Oops.
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#11
some of eric claptons acoustic stuff reflects robert johnson.....not sure if thats what your looking for
#12
Quote by srv_king
some of eric claptons acoustic stuff reflects robert johnson.....not sure if thats what your looking for


Good idea. It's a good starting point, if nothing else!
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#13
Me & Mr Johnson is good, tho the electric stuff is more in claptons style than johnsons