Best artists to start into the blues?

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British 1960's groups is a good way to dip yer' toes in to the blues and then check out who they ripped it from. Pinetop Perkins and Jimmy Reed did it for me..but depends on my moods and if i have had some sauce...
Here's a stoop tapper.
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Sonny Boy Williamson - Don't Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide.
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Lennon said he "pinched" Love Me Do from Hey Baby by Bruce Channel...but on hearing this-
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Maybe some Sonny Boy Williamson.
A harp, mic and pure talent.
 

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We must never forget fellas like this..when i hear Beefhearts China Pig...it's just a Delta extension...this is fantastic history.
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Son House - Death Letter.
 

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John Mayall is without a doubt an important figure in the development of the British blues scene from the 1960s and having at various times during the 1960s Eric Clapton, Peter Green & Mick Taylor passing through his Bluesbreaker's and later on during the 1980s Walter Trout but unfortunately John's vocals are an acquired taste to say the least.
 

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I'm just now seriously getting into the blues. So from my neophyte point of view, it all depends on what sort of music you like listening to. Me, I think the sub-genre that I like is called electric blues? I've gotta have a good beat, some cool blues guitar, and some passionate singing.

The most obvious one is BB King. I've always liked what I heard, but just recently got a greatest hits compilation. Same goes for Buddy Guy. I think these are the best introductions because you can get a sampling of the slower stuff and the higher energy pieces.
 

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I'm just now seriously getting into the blues. So from my neophyte point of view, it all depends on what sort of music you like listening to. Me, I think the sub-genre that I like is called electric blues? I've gotta have a good beat, some cool blues guitar, and some passionate singing.

The most obvious one is BB King. I've always liked what I heard, but just recently got a greatest hits compilation. Same goes for Buddy Guy. I think these are the best introductions because you can get a sampling of the slower stuff and the higher energy pieces.
It all depends on what kind of blues you are looking for?. Personally speaking I like late 1960s & 1970s blues/rock from guys like Johnny Winter & Rory Gallagher although a guy with an electric guitar playing some slide blues is good to hear as well that takes you back to the crossroads at midnight down in Mississippi.
 

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I really love blues, but be careful very careful....this can open a huge can of worms

I started with:

1. Robert Johnson
2. Muddy Waters
3. B.B. King
4. Howlin Wolf
5. Buddy Guy
6. Eric Clapton


so many more, you'll just have to find your own personal prefence....


I love the "Muddy and The Wolf" album (starring Muddy Waters,Howlin Wolf,Eric Clapton,Bill Wyman,Steve Winwood,Charlie Watts,Paul Butterfield, and Mike Bloomfield. Awesome music with an all star roster !! enjoy
 

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Gonna park a few here, even though I prefer to title it Electric Blues myself..
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Elmore James - Dust My Broom.
 

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Somewhere in this mess I have a Terry/ McGhee/ King album on 180g... one for the neighbours.
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