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LP51122
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hey,

i'm getting bored with SRV, hendrix, and clapton licks. recommend me some unique blues players that i can get some licks from!
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There's a british guy called Neil Flynn who i think is awesome
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There's a british guy called Neil Flynn who i think is awesome

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Robben Ford.
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robben ford has been mentioned a couple of times, i agree with that.

don't forget peter green, not doing much these days but definitely 'unique' in his day.
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there's a band called 'Indigenous' that does some real unique southwest electric blues type stuff. I've only heard a few of their recordings but the guitarist is very impressive
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Jack White.
"Ball And Biscuit" is great, or maybe his cover of "Death Letter".
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Quote by Underjoggle
Jack White.
"Ball And Biscuit" is great, or maybe his cover of "Death Letter".


+1.

Even if you don't like him you will definitely learn A LOT by listening and playing the stripes and the Raconteurs. He's probably the most original guitarist in a very long time.
I adore him
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Quote by master
+1.

Even if you don't like him you will definitely learn A LOT by listening and playing the stripes and the Raconteurs. He's probably the most original guitarist in a very long time.
I adore him


They hardly play blues, it's a shame. I wouldn't really call him a blues guitarist.
B and B is an awesome song to play though, except it's piss easy. I don't think you'll learn a lot from listening to him to be honest, because what is he doing that hasn't been done before? I'm with you that he's a great guitarist, and song writer, even that he's one of the most original guitarists in ages but there isn't actually much to learn from him imo.

This is coming from a JW fanboy, as well.
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Mick Abrahams; MICK ABRAHAMS; MICK ABRAHAMS - no ifs - no buts - The SG King of Blues guitar
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They hardly play blues, it's a shame. I wouldn't really call him a blues guitarist.
B and B is an awesome song to play though, except it's piss easy. I don't think you'll learn a lot from listening to him to be honest, because what is he doing that hasn't been done before? I'm with you that he's a great guitarist, and song writer, even that he's one of the most original guitarists in ages but there isn't actually much to learn from him imo.

This is coming from a JW fanboy, as well.


Well in my opinion pretty much all of the White Stripes material is blues. It might not be strict 12 bar but it's blues the same way the black keys are blues. I personally learned a lot from him because he helped me develop my own unique style and tone. You might not learn any new technique but you'll appreciate a new way of approaching the guitar. IMHO, of course.
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Quote by master
Well in my opinion pretty much all of the White Stripes material is blues. It might not be strict 12 bar but it's blues the same way the black keys are blues. I personally learned a lot from him because he helped me develop my own unique style and tone. You might not learn any new technique but you'll appreciate a new way of approaching the guitar. IMHO, of course.


Been there, done that. Literally got the t-shirt.

I guess there is a lot of blues stuff, like Hello Operator, which is awesome and then theres songs like Pretty Good Looking, which isn't bluesy at all. I had a very Jack White style of playing, but have kinda adapted it to using it almost anywhere. Jack White said all there songs were folk music though, so who knows!
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^Do you think Son House's original or The White Stripes cover is better?
Seeing as you have Death Letter lyrics in your sig.

Sorry for the unrelated post.

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If you like The White Stripes, check out The Soledad Brothers, Johnny Walker taught Jack to play slide guitar! They've unfortunately broken up, but here's their Myspace. This is Johnny Walker's current band, Cut In The Hill Gang's Myspace

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Warren Haynes
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To name a few. I actually get a lot of licks from Jazz and Metal....
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Quote by ze monsta
^Do you think Son House's original or The White Stripes cover is better?
Seeing as you have Death Letter lyrics in your sig.


I kind of like The White Stripes' cover, as it's a bit slower and that appeals to me for some reason. Jack White is pretty gutsy to play that sort of blues in today's world.

That said, I can't listen to Walking Blues by Colin James without smiling and that's because of the original.

That really isn't a fair question :P

Also, on topic. T-Bone Walker.
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Robert Cray, Derek Trucks.

Trucks is a modern slide genius... Cray is a boss, unique tone and licks.
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Johnny guitar watson
Definitley JJ Cale as mentioned before
Fabolous thunderbirds first two albums (Jimmie Vaughans band)

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This was already mentioned, but Warren Haynes would be a good one. Rory Gallagher too.
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I was also stuck in the same place you were at one point. Discovering the playing of Robben Ford really got me out of the rut I was in. I'm sure he's been mentioned many times throughout this forum, and for good reason. He's a true blues/jazz fusion master. Also check out a guy named Gregor Hilden. He's this German guy with a crap load of youtube videos showing his playing. Really shows you what happens when you think outside of the scales you're playing.
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if you do nothing else in your life, get a hold of the early pioneers of the genre and take a listen to those sick records

B.B King's early records (48-60)
Freddie King
Buddy Guy's early stuff on chess and his 2 albums on vanguard
Muddy Waters
Little Walter (yeah, not as much lead guitar driven, but the two rhythm guitars locking together really know how to complement each other and back a harp player, tonnes of great records there)