#1
So for the talent show at school a bunch of my friends and I decided we'd play something. We got a girl that can really sing. She can really belt it, and I think it'd be perfect if we played something bluesy. Any idea of a song where I could have some fun on the guitar and she'd really be able to let loose on the vocals?
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I like Stone the Crow by Down it has a bluesy feel to it :p


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Try maybe an Aretha Franklin tune. Not blues, but sort of a bluesy style.

If not, maybe Susan Tedeschi?
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#6
Koko Taylor, Bonnie Ratt. SRV's old band, The Cobra's. Honestly, any blues song will do. Doesn't have to be a female vocalist that a sang the original. If she has the blues, then she'll do fine.
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Koko Taylor, Bonnie Ratt. SRV's old band, The Cobra's. Honestly, any blues song will do. Doesn't have to be a female vocalist that a sang the original. If she's the blues, then she'll do fine.



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Nobody's mentioned Susan Tedeschi yet? She's got some talent.

edit - nevermind.
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#9
A song I always enjoyed a female singer on is "Mustang Sally" more of a R n B tune, but should be pretty fitting for what you're looking for
#10
I seem to remember Grace Potter & The Nocturnals having some bluesy songs, but more country/acoustic based.
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#13
Sing whatever, play in a different key if she needs you to. If she's a good singer, it'll be good.
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#15
BB King has some jams with a woman that can really sing.
Also check Black Velvet. Quite bluesy.
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#16
Bonnie Raitt is the obvious choice. Queen of the slide. But you may want to turn to the 20s-30s to look for the great female blues singers.
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Also check Black Velvet. Quite bluesy.

+1 also check out Debbie Davies
#18
Something by Janis Joplin?
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Nina Simone - Feelin' Good

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Duster Bennett - Times Like These (Duster's girlfriend [later wife] helps on vocals) - slow and dark number! It's on youtube if you've not got his albums....
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#25
try some Debbie Davies good stuff Itunes has a bunch of her stuff
#27
Susan Tedeschi. Ana Popovich. Both are hot, both have the blues.
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i was watchin this DVD that had old footage of all the blues greats: muddy waters, howlin wolf, etc...and there was this girl that sang with John Lee Hooker...at least i think it was him, idk cant remember, but anyway it sounded REAL! soulful.
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#29
As already stated, Janis Joplin is a great pick. A very good singer in my opinion. Do something a long the lines of Summertime(what blues singer didn't do this song?), Peice of my Heart or Cry. All very good songs that are kinda what you are looking for.
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Yup, came here to recommend her. Saw her on Conan recently and she tore it up.
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#31
Try Helen Humes. Here's a great video with her, T-Bone Walker, Terry & McGhee, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, and Jump Jackson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irXywhqP1ho seriously awesome lineup.
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#32
Melissa Ethridge or Tracy Chapman maybe? Also if you have time to make arrange it properly some Heart songs have a lot of blues roots.
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Yup, came here to recommend her. Saw her on Conan recently and she tore it up.


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