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Best artists to start into the blues?

Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by singforsam, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Foxhound

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    I'm a big fan of both Hound Dog Taylor and Alligator Records! I have this compilation which I strongly recommend:

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    Alligator does a great job of promoting and preserving blues acts.

    And it's too bad that Hound Dog had most of his success posthumously. Bruce Iglauer actually started Alligator to produce and record Taylor when the company he was working for declined to sign Hound Dog. Their loss and our gain.:grinthumb
     
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    Son House, Robert Johnson, Howlin` Wolf, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, BB King, is where I would begin I think. Then try the British boom Rolling Stones, Blues Breakers, Savoy Brown, The Animals, The Yardbirds, Ten Years After and back to The Allman Brothers, Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Healey.
     
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    Did somebody say alligator? Well this fellow's having a good laugh anyway.
     

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    Here are a couple more excellent compilations that would provide a great introduction to the blues:

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    I like Marcia Ball ....

     
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    Roxanne Potvin ...

     
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    Keaton Simons is one of the best blues guitarists out there. Check him out on MySpace.
     
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    I've always liked Albert Collins.






    And I was thinking of a song from Chuck Berry's London Sessions from around 1972...It's A Mean Old World

     
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