#1
So I'm starting up a new band, and our first practise will be soon.

We want to play a lot a blues stuff, so I was wondering if anyone could suggest songs that I can learn that have a good blues rhythm guitar riff.

Any help will be appreciated!
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#2
Try Layla. The acoustic version, easy chords, progressions, and blues riffage.
#3
Some BB King Material, ZZ Top, Cream & Clapton stuff,

Gibson Buckethead Les Paul & Peter Frampton Les Paul
Dean Razorback Slime Bumblebee
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
EHX Memory Man/Hazarai
Digitch Whammy
Sovtek Straight 4x12
Herdim Picks
Laney Linebacker 50 Reverb
MXR Phase 90
#5
Boogie Chillun- John Lee Hooker.


Just learn the boogie, the shuffle, and straight fours to start off with, and quick change blues as well.
#7
Look at some t-bone walker, he has some jazzy blues progressions.i.e. the popular stormy monday
#8
Basic Blues Rhythms:
Sweet Home Chicago
Tell Me and Love Struck: SRV
Down In Virginia or Going to Mississippi: Magic Slim
Groanin' the Blues: Clapton
Look on Yonder Wall or Further on Up the Road


Interesting Rhythms if you want to make it interesting:
Done Somebody Wrong: Allman Bros
Crosseyed Cat: Muddy
Freddie's Blue: Hound Dog Taylor
Taylor's Rock
Crosscut Saw: Albert King
Big Legged Woman: Freddie King
One Way Out: Allman Bros
#9
learn to tush by zz top!! its 12 bar blues with cool riffs, plus it is one of the most badass songs ever.
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#11
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Look at some t-bone walker, he has some jazzy blues progressions.i.e. the popular stormy monday



I always prefered Little Miltons version of stormy monday
Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god
Wandering, wandering in hopeless night
Out here in the perimeter there are no stars

Out here we is stoned
Immaculate.
#12
High Heel Sneakers by tommy tucker ... My Babe by little walter ... both have the raw gritty rhythm and feel of urban blues...check the guitar work on High Heel if you get to hear the origional..very tasty riffs....

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