Your Top 3 Fav Blues Guitarists (deceased artists included, of course).
R+R guitarists get all the notoriety, yet their way was paved before them by scores of talented 6-stringers, only a handful of whom (Muddy Waters, BB King, Buddy Guy, Matt 'Gtr' Murphy, etc.) have gotten the recognition they deserved.
This page is here to give propers to the men (and women) whose skills and dedication put the breath of life into Rock music.
SO WHO ARE YOUR TOP 3 BLUES GUITARISTS? Give a little history on each if you can, as well as a song link (YouTube is ideal).
If you use Wikipedia--or whoever else--be sure to give credit.
By the way there are many good, conveniently available online resources. One is the Jas Orbrecht Music Archive (Jas formerly wrote for Guitar Player magazine). http://jasobrecht.com
My favorite old blues artists are mostly 'unsung' (bit of a play on words there. Strangely enough, these three were South Carolina based. Floyd Council, Pink Anderson (who inspired the name Pink Floyd) and Scrapper Blackwell.
Floyd Council wasn't incredibly successful as a blues musician in his own right, but often featured in recording sessions behind 'stars' like Blind Boy Fuller, another South Carolina Man. His guitar was intricate and seemed like a cross between Piedmont ragtime and a Texas acoustic style. The video features 'Poor Ain't Got A Dime.
Floyd Council On Youtube
Pink Anderson (don't think they ever collaborated or even met!) was a ragtime player and appeared in traveling medicine shows.
Pink Anderson On Youtube
Scrapper Blackwell was an extremely inventive guitarist who produced many classic song, such as Blues Before Sunrise and Nobody Know You When You're Down and Out. His creation 'Kokomo Blues' was recorded by Robert Johnson under the title 'Sweet Home Chicago.
Scrapper On Youtube
Floyd died in 1976, of a heart attack, Pink went the same way in 1974 and Scrapper was shot and killed in a mugging in Indianapolis in 1962.
Thanks to you all.
Lowell George - ex Little Feat.
Albert Stone - ex SSS
Albert Stone's Mother - ex Fugly Jug!
Thx for asking!
Robert Johnson- when you listen to his music, nothing else is going on in the world.. he was a great songwriter as well and influenced a lot of the music that came later.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd60nI4s … e=related- Crossroads
B.B.King- funky electric blues guitarist and genuinely nice guy. I met him once when involved with a non profit that booked bands.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y8QxOju … e=related- Lucille
Luther Allison- another Chicago based blues man that ended up being bigger in Europe than the US. my friend and I used to go sit in the southside blues clubs when he played in central Illinois and listen to the magic. We had met him from booking them for a local festival.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I31Ffcj9 … ture=fvst- Bad Love
if you like blues, you've got to love Luther, who left us his music and his son Bernard, who also plays blues.
here they are together, sweet!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2IxZah6 … e=related- Bad News Is Coming (2 videos)
Hi, my top three are
Stevie Ray Vaughn (the greatest of all, RIP Stevie, we was robbed)
Robert Johnson, Nobody can/could play Delta blues like him.
Gary Moore, Just Awesome.
But I have extended my top three to include:
Peter Green,Albert King,Albert Collins,BB King,Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Jim Hendrix, when he wanted to.
and many more.
I know, it's not easy to keep it to just 3...thanks for the post!
It's not fair I cannot pick three.
Ok I give in. Modern players only.
1. Stevie Ray
3. Gary Moore & Joe Bonamassa this is a tie not 4 dude :-)
@ blogivator --the 'rules' are flexible...you can break it down by time era if you'd like. Who are your 3 fav 'vintage' players?
Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King and most current in the last few years surprisingly, John Mayer. That boy can get down playing the blues...
Don't laugh! Check out the video I attached with him and BB King:
No, I'm not laughing because he CAN play. It's just that Mayer--4 me @ least--doesn't have his own style...yet (see, I'm not throwin' in the towel on 'im LOL). He's got that now-textbook SRV sound with little else.
Now, Joe Bonamassa on the other hand....WHOA. The Blues is oozin from that cat's hands.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Not in that order, I cant decide.
If I had to choose just three, then it has to be for me, Hendrix, Paul Kossov, Santana
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Johnny Epps (my 16 y/o)Johnny Epps Video
Gary Moore's awesome version of Jimi Hendricks Red House
Another of my favorites is Ramon's blues by Roy Buchanan
Also "Sweet papa John" by Johnny Winter.This is from his Catured live album. The lyrics are quite suggestive, so warning for people that get offended easily.
You can youtube both.
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