#1
I'd like references to the saddest blues songs you know. Please list artist and song title please.
Thanks.
#2
i dont know if this is considered blues but
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
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#3
No, that's really not blues. But look up Out Of My Mind, by the John Mayer Trio. Good stuff. Although, I dunno if it's a cover, so i don't know who (if anyone) did the original.
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#5
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" by The Spencer Davis Group.
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#6
Loan Me a Dime- Boz Scaggs, with the late, great Duane Allman on guitar
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#7
'Worried Dream' by Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. The 2 notes that start the solo slay me every time!
#8
'stormy monday' by Tbone Walker (covers by Allman Brothers and various others). Nice to play, some interesting chords and progessions.
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#9
I've always enjoyed Anyday and Bell Bottom Blues by Derek and the Dominos. Not necessarily the saddest songs, but they move me.

I really suggest checking out the Anyday cover by The Derek Trucks Band with Susan Tedeschi from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival on YouTube.
#10
Hard Times - Ray Charles. The sax is incredibly soulful with his voice
Vietnam Blues - Cassandra Wilson
Time Makes Two - Robert Cray
Sinners Prayer - Ray Charles and BB King
Last Goodbye - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Breakin Me - Jonny Lang
Walking Away - Jonny Lang (that opening note is tearful on its own)
Darker Side - Jonny Lang
Missin Your Love - Jonny Lang

Hope those help a little?
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#11
honstly 'have you ever loved a woman' because ive been in the same situation.....aint dem blues a bitch!
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#12
What kinda sad blues you lookin for?
"I lost my woman"
"I am lost in general"
"I have nothing"
etc. etc. etc.

EDIT: A.K.A. = why are you sad?
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#14
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honstly 'have you ever loved a woman' because ive been in the same situation.....aint dem blues a bitch!


+ fucking 1

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#15
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The Thrill is Gone - BB King

Yeah, baby, that's the one you're looking for. Check the power tab version on UG. If that's not it then I'll hang myself.
#17
Check out 'Jumpin' At Shadows', a Duster Bennett cover by Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. Get the Boston Tea Party or BBC Sessions versions. Chilling.
#20
you can find some damn good "slow & sad" in these guys

Muddy Waters
Son House
B.B King
Robert Johnson
Elmore James
#23
Quote by captain_jack
Skip James has A LOT of sad, slow songs. Look him up, he's awesome.


Indeed. As my cousin (Who is awesome x10) said before playing a song by him at a gig on Friday:

"Now we're going to play the closest thing Skip James ever got to writing a love song. It's called "Devil Got My Woman""
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