#1
Can anybody recommend any Artists that play mostly instrumental blues? I'm learning blues guitar and really want to hear as many styles of playing as I can.
#2
I'd get Texas Flood by SRV. there are a lot of killer instrumentals on it.
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Try to find the Layla Sessions album.

It has a bunch of instrumental jams with Clapton and Duane Allman.
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isten to rude mood, lenny, and little wing by SRV
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Id Say that Buckethead has Alot Of Blues/Country Elements In Some Of His Songs, listen to some of his tracks off "Colma" and "Electric Tears"
#6
Hide Away by Freddie King.
Ice Pick by Albert Collins.
Avalanche by Albert Collins.
And B. B. King's album "Spotlight on Lucille."
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Id Say that Buckethead has Alot Of Blues/Country Elements In Some Of His Songs, listen to some of his tracks off "Colma" and "Electric Tears"


I'd say you're wrong.
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Originally Posted by Horny-Egg
Id Say that Buckethead has Alot Of Blues/Country Elements In Some Of His Songs, listen to some of his tracks off "Colma" and "Electric Tears"


I'd say you're wrong.

why?
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#10
Lot of good suggestions here. Buckethead is a little eclectic for me. I'm sure they have some blues riffs but most of what I heard was a little too modern. Not to say I didn't like them, I did.
#11
Most people dont realize that Buckethead isnt all electric at all, if you listen to most of his stuff and go deep you will find some amazing acoustic blue pieces
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Most people dont realize that Buckethead isnt all electric at all, if you listen to most of his stuff and go deep you will find some amazing acoustic blue pieces


Nah he isn't blues.

There are a few great instrumentals by Freddie King such as Hideaway, The Stumble and The Supernatural. These were covered by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (with EC and Peter Green on A Hard Road).
#13
Albert Collins does a lot of instrumental work. "Frosty" was one of his most popular songs.

Hound Dog Taylor and the House Rockers play a lot of instrumental stuff. They have two outstanding guitar players. One of the things that I like about them is that they play a lot of simple blues rhythms.

Download "Snakebite" by Magic Slim. "Wham" by Lonnie Mack and covered by SRV. Jimi did an instrumental called "Country Blues".
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Id Say that Buckethead has Alot Of Blues/Country Elements In Some Of His Songs, listen to some of his tracks off "Colma" and "Electric Tears"


I'd say you're wrong.

why?


He's a shred guitarist, that's all he'll ever be and when you grow up and listen to real music you'll learn actually how unimpressive all the shredding is. It gets old and repetitive, and it's not blues.
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#15
Hound Dog Taylor has a bunch of instrumentals.


"Blue Guitar" is a classic. I think Earl Hooker has a version of it as well.


There's a few old delta blues tracks I have that are instrumentals, but cannot think of the names.

But Santana has some of the best instrumentals I've ever heard, specifically "Samba Pa Ti" "Europa (Earth's Cry and Heaven's Smile)" and "Blues for Salvador"
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He's a shred guitarist, that's all he'll ever be and when you grow up and listen to real music you'll learn actually how unimpressive all the shredding is. It gets old and repetitive, and it's not blues.

Which reminds me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWUYNUPa90


Can one of you fellow blues lovers please help me to pwn this n00b on the comments?
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Nah he isn't blues.

There are a few great instrumentals by Freddie King such as Hideaway, The Stumble and The Supernatural. These were covered by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (with EC and Peter Green on A Hard Road).


sorry to be pedantic, but pete green wrote 'the supernatural'
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#23
look up songs from duke robillards guitar groove-a-rama lots of songs on that are instrumental
ex. memphis grind
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I don't know if you ever listen to them, but The Allman Brothers (really considered Southern Rock) play a lot of old blues classics (particularly on their Filmore East album). They have some heavy blues influence you can tell in there other stuff too.

Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes do really good work playing with the band's current setup and have done a good job keeping the ABB tone. "One Way Out" is a good album.

Anyhow, they have some really great instrumental songs even if they are not considered blues.
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Which reminds me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWUYNUPa90


Can one of you fellow blues lovers please help me to pwn this n00b on the comments?



Is that a lesson or just watching him...

EDIT: The arguement you had about with that guy about that Yngwie video is really entertaining.
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Which reminds me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWUYNUPa90


Can one of you fellow blues lovers please help me to pwn this n00b on the comments?



Wow, that's quite hideous. I've thrown my two penneth in on the comments anyway.

Here's that Brunning Sunflower Blues Band song I was talking about. Peter Green on top form. I've been learning this by ear, it's fun to play.

http://www.jamiehunter.co.uk/Brunning_sunflow_blues_band-Uranus.mp3
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Wow, that's quite hideous. I've thrown my two penneth in on the comments anyway.

Here's that Brunning Sunflower Blues Band song I was talking about. Peter Green on top form. I've been learning this by ear, it's fun to play.

http://www.jamiehunter.co.uk/Brunning_sunflow_blues_band-Uranus.mp3


thanks for that, i was not aware of pete green playing with that band. interesting.

i remember bob brunning playing bass with the very first fleetwood mac line up, i saw them play in a pub in wolverhampton. happy days!

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thanks for that, i was not aware of pete green playing with that band. interesting.

i remember bob brunning playing bass with the very first fleetwood mac line up, i saw them play in a pub in wolverhampton. happy days!



Wow! I'd have loved to have seen that!

Here's another one off Bob Brunning's website. This one has Peter playing and singing on it:

http://www.brunningonline.net/mp3/IfYouLetMeLoveYou.mp3