#2
John Mayer's "Slow Dancing"
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#3
Guitar playing blues is basically about the guitar, and improvising, I don't think I know a blues guitarist that plays the same solo in the studio live.

Maybe look at the Peter Green Splinter Group. I've got an album somewhere that doesn't have very many solos in them, but you should definatly work on those improvisational skills!
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#6
if you can play slide guitar Black snake blues by Jeff Martin is a great blues tune to rock out to
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#7
Lenny-SRV
Tin Pan Alley (Roughest Place In Town) SRV, again.
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#9
I dunno if it's bluesy... it feels like it to me at least...

Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits, it's nice and cleanish, and it's completely finger-picked (well, Knopfler does, but you can play with a pick, since it's somewhat complex)

EDIT: Alternatively, there's some cool Allman Brothers' songs out there.
#12
Little wing.

Blues is so versatile that you can really just sit there with a slow drum beat and improvise in the blues scale (pprreeetttyyy much pentatonic) for hours.
#16
Try some 50s and 60s classics.

Spoonful-Howlin Wolf(this is in E)
Who Do You Love-Bo Diddley(this is in B)
Politician-Cream(this is in D)
#18
The Thrill Is Gone-B.B. King
Hoochie Coochie Man-Muddy Waters
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#20
Cocaine and Reefer - Muddy Waters (maybe not what you're lookin' for though)
Hell Hound on my Trail - Robert Johnson (haunting voice on this)
If the Day was Any Longer - Taste (may need a harmonica)
#22
Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac/Gary Moore
There is some soloing but nothing too difficult.

A lot of BB King stuff is slow.

The Freddie King version of Hoochie... is good fun.

Little Wing and Lenny type stuff is good - can't think of anything similar off the top of my head.

Planet of New Orleans is my fave from that Dire Straits On Every Street album.
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#23
Since it has yet to be mentioned: John Mayer is not blues.


Also, if you want a slow blues song: Serves Me Right To Suffer- John Lee Hooker

Or

Since I've Been Loving You- Led Zeppelin

Or

Ramblin Blues- Johnny Shines


Or


Blue Monk- Thelonious Monk


Or


Mahjoun- The Derek Trucks Band


Or


If Heartaches Were Nickels- Joe Bonamassa


Or


Smokestack Lightning- Howlin Wolf


Or


Sitting on Top of the World- Howlin Wolf.


Or


Maybe listen to some blues?
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#26
Quote by imgooley
Since it has yet to be mentioned: John Mayer is not blues.



Also, if you want a slow blues song: Serves Me Right To Suffer- John Lee Hooker

Or

Since I've Been Loving You- Led Zeppelin

Or

Ramblin Blues- Johnny Shines


Or


Blue Monk- Thelonious Monk


Or


Mahjoun- The Derek Trucks Band


Or


If Heartaches Were Nickels- Joe Bonamassa


Or


Smokestack Lightning- Howlin Wolf


Or


Sitting on Top of the World- Howlin Wolf.


Or


Maybe listen to some blues?


Well, I know that, but it was more a reference point than anything. So maybe "bluesy" rather than actual "blues" is more accurate.

But I guess that's more what I'm looking for really - more melodic stuff like Lenny, Burning Room, Sultans etc.

so far
#28
Ray charles and BB king- sinners prayer
Albert king- roadhouse blues
Jimi hendrix- My trains a'comin
...
Please do not insinuate anything sexual from that.

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#29
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Well, I know that, but it was more a reference point than anything. So maybe "bluesy" rather than actual "blues" is more accurate.

But I guess that's more what I'm looking for really - more melodic stuff like Lenny, Burning Room, Sultans etc.

so far

As long as you know.


Play some Santana.
#30
Yeah, genre specification is a must

And I'd always thought that Albatross by Fleetwood was by Santana Only found out last week.

Come to think of it, that's another good example of the kind of stuff I'm talking about.

Well, I've got plenty good stuff so far.