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#1
What is your Favorite style of Blues and/or Jazz. Do you like the standard delta, Chicago, 12 bar style, blues rock, garage style, fusion, big band, or whatever? I know that if you like blues in general you like more than one style, but everyone has to have a favorite (that is not confined to a specific musician or band).
#2
I play anything really. Mostly Texas blues though.
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#3
ya know, I really cant pick one, they each have their own things that draw me to them, its hard to compare.
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#4
Personally, My favorite to listen to is heavy riff based stuff. Like John Lee Hooker, or The Black Keys style blues rock, and some Chicago style stuff like Smokestack Lightning, or Spoonful.
#5
delta/country blues

the songwriting and slide playing is awesome and i like acoustic guitars a lot more than electric

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#6
Quote by gopherthegreat
delta

I had a feeling you would say that
#7
I'm into British blues right now more than anything else. Early Fleetwood Mac, Bluesbreakers, Clapton, etc. That's what's doing it for me right now, it is good stuff
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#8
Quote by GD_GC
I'm into British blues right now more than anything else. Early Fleetwood Mac, Bluesbreakers, Clapton, etc. That's what's doing it for me right now, it is good stuff


seconded

British stuff, and 50's/60's Chicago

and Folk Blues
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#9
^folk blues like Dylan?
#10
Quote by imgooley
^folk blues like Dylan?


Dylan is more straight folk or Folk Rock

Davy Graham is the shit

http://youtube.com/watch?v=E45y_PHrKQ8

recognize the lyrics?
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#12
Quote by Carswell98
Dylan is more straight folk or Folk Rock

Davy Graham is the shit

http://youtube.com/watch?v=E45y_PHrKQ8

recognize the lyrics?

Rock Me Baby, only done by a white guy who isn't EC.

And I would debate the Dylan thing, mainly using the self title album as evidence, but then again most rock is just blues to me.
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Quote by imgooley
Rock Me Baby, only done by a white guy who isn't EC.


yes,
I really love Graham's style of playing the guitar, he is a real innovator in the realm of folk guitar

And I would debate the Dylan thing, mainly using the self title album as evidence, but then again most rock is just blues to me.


yeah, that particular album is quite bluesy, I just would tend to call most of Dylan's stuff rock rather than blues, but yes, the two are hopelessly entwined, it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins
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#14
Quote by GD_GC
I'm into British blues right now more than anything else. Early Fleetwood Mac, Bluesbreakers, Clapton, etc. That's what's doing it for me right now, it is good stuff

I was diggin deep into that like last month, mainly The Cream, more Zeppelin than usual, and a little bit of the Jeff Beck Group (that does not mean that I have discarded the style, just means that my revolving cycle of music has shifted.)

I can't get enough of John Lee styled stuff lately though.

@Carswell- That is a well made point in the last sentence, but I would take it a bit further and just call them the same thing, only different.
#15
I think my favourite is anything with open slide guitar and good blues harp. They just go sooo well together. My favourite incarnation of this is Collard Green and Gravy (Yes I do love them and post them whenever I get a chance! BUY THEIR NEW ALBUM!! It' amazing)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vDl5GIB3QmE <==WATCH ME!

Apart from that though I still just love standard 12bar shuffles, it's fun mixing and matching and ad-libbing lyrics to and just jamming on.

Kinda been straying away from the 'guitar hero' stuff lately (Clapton, Gary Moore, Jeff Beck etc.) for more rounded sounds instead of 8minute guitar solos in every song.
#16
Mmmh I don't really know what kind they are. I think that rock-blues.
Anyway, I like these styles:
SRV
Buddy Guy
Gary Moore
B.B King
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#18
love delta blues, but have a big soft spot for garage type blues ala white stripes black keys because hearing those guys made me explore older blues and really get into it.
#19
im a blues rock listener for sure. ive really been diggin on a live record of hendrix/band of gypsies thats been spinning on my turntable for quite some time now.
#21
I've been listening to a lot of bebop recently, namely Monk. Monk is my favorite jazz artist ever. I really need to get some more bebop
#22
a fan of brother Thelonius? Wonderful. You won't find anyone that quite gets the Monk sense of rhythm but Steve Lacy has some really cool arrangements of his songs on record.

Pick up with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall if you haven't already
#23
Dug From The Depths of obscurity!!!!!

Right now I am getting some electro delta blues in my life a la RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.
#24
I've been into really energetic Blues-Rock lately
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#25
Quote by Carswell98
I've been into really energetic Blues-Rock lately

Like SRV style? or Mooney Suzuki style?


Or your own personal band.... The Tragically Hip?
#26
Quote by imgooley
Like SRV style? or Mooney Suzuki style?


Or your own personal band.... The Tragically Hip?


all of the above

plus Zeppelin and the Black keys, Ben Harper, Joe Bonamassa etc...
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#27
Quote by Carswell98
all of the above

plus Zeppelin and the Black keys, Ben Harper, Joe Bonamassa etc...

I would think that Ben Harper has a more R&B/Roots feel to him than rock.
#29
Quote by imgooley
I would think that Ben Harper has a more R&B/Roots feel to him than rock.

yeah, depends what album really, his newest one is very much rock, but his older stuff is very Bluesy/Folky/R&b ish type music
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#30
Quote by ze monsta
I've been listening to a load of Piedmont bluesmen, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Willie McTell. trying to learn/write some ragtime pieces, but I usually fall apart after an hour or two.


Ragtime guitar=amazingly awesome!

I like the type of blues where it tows the line with R&B and soul and stuff. Just really groovy, funky style.I would probably place dealta/folk blues as my favorite though.
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Quote by ze monsta
I've been listening to a load of Piedmont bluesmen, Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Blind Willie McTell. trying to learn/write some ragtime pieces, but I usually fall apart after an hour or two.


have you ever listened to mississippi john hurt?

I also prefer raw acoustic blues. Delta blues, Piedmont Blues, folk blues... it speaks to me for whatever reason.

For jazz I have to go with cool jazz and also plenty of be-bop. Grant Green, Joe Pass, Coletrane, Jim Hall... stuff like that.
#32
and of course John Lee Hooker who is probably my favorite bluesman.


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#33
Jimbo, that is awesome
#37
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Electric Slide ftw!

I am currently experimenting with slide metal
#38
texas or blues rock, would be my favorite...
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#40
Texas Bues!!!!!
Johnny Winter, SRV, Johhny Copeland, Albert Collins and the like. Wail on the axe. That's what it was built for.
Jazz would be all over the place. From George Benson to Thelonius Monk. But Billie Holliday rips my guts out.
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