View Full Version : Sing me the Blues

01-30-2013, 01:29 PM
So i've been in a twangy state of mind lately, and have spent all day listening to Robert Johnson and Lightning Hopkins. I love that core blues guitar progression and just the stately way it sounds, and the absolutely delicious vibe of a lightly distorted guitar going through a shitty amp.

So what other blues and blues-based rock should i be listening to?

01-30-2013, 01:43 PM
I'm not super familiar with the blues, but I like The Black Keys pretty well. I prefer the newer stuff, but the older stuff is more bluesy.

01-30-2013, 03:36 PM
I don't think you can talk about the blues without talking about John Lee Hooker.

01-30-2013, 04:04 PM
James Cotton, Shivam.

Olli T
01-30-2013, 10:51 PM
Seasick Steve.

01-30-2013, 11:05 PM
Bo Diddley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dFo7zoSYQ0) is a lot of fun.

01-30-2013, 11:13 PM
Oh, and Lady Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hkakz0jmew) and Big Mama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-rNX1DKuMI), obvs.

02-03-2013, 05:54 PM
I don't think you can talk about the blues without talking about John Lee Hooker.

Correct. Also check out:
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Howlin' Wolf
Muddy Waters
B.B. King
Buddy Guy

02-05-2013, 11:43 AM
I find that the more a bluesman follows the formula "Adjective Fruit OldEnglishName" the better they are.

02-09-2013, 12:08 AM

well, this music is called 'fado'. it's portugese, definitely not alot like blues music, but it's similar in subject matter.
Amalia Rodrigues - Fado Lisboeta (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0PUaoI9P7k)
anyway she has an amazing voice.

02-11-2013, 09:45 PM
You gotta check out Gary Clark Jr. He is one of the best blues players in the scene today. Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights (http://youtu.be/CFjMeOnqAPI)

I'll echo the responses here, and add a few of my own.

The Derek Trucks Band
Eric Clapton
Allman Brothers Band
Derek and the Dominoes
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Shemekia Copeland
John the Conqueror
R.L. Burnside
Albert King
John Mayer Trio
Govt Mule

02-18-2013, 12:59 PM
You should listen to the Kings: B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King.

02-18-2013, 08:09 PM
Don't forget the classics: Skip James (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB2POWSnStU), Son House (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGBoP70A7Q0), Mississippi John Hurt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoFWtohnz9E), and Leadbelly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blI2dXHyBj0). I loves me some Delta Blues.