Best artists to start into the blues?

Garrett

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Robert Johnson is a essential part of any Blues collection, He only recorded 29 songs between `36 and ‘37 for the American Record Corporation in his brief career, so pick yourself out one and enjoy!

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Robert Johnson / King Of The Delta Blues



1. Cross Road Blues 2:39
2. Traveling Riverside Blues 2:46
3. Walkin' Blues 2:30
4. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom 2:59
5. Hellhound On My Trail 2:36
6. Kind Hearted Woman Blues 2:51
7. Ramblin' On My Mind 2:54 $0.99
8. Stop Breakin' Down Blues 2:15
9. Come On In My Kitchen 2:51
10. 32-20 Blues 2:49
11. From Four Until Late 2:24
12. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man 2:37
13. Love In Vain 2:25
14. Terraplane Blues 3:01
15. When You Got A Good Friend 2:38
16. Sweet Home Chicago





 

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I no longer have the link, but I once found a torrent file that had about 176 Albert King songs on it. It took a good while to download, but it would be really hard to find a commercial source around here for his entire collection.



Also--The Climax Blues Band was a good listen.





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I bought a Robert Johnson Remastered album afew days ago.. im loving it, I feel his pain in his songs, truly one of the greats
 

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I first got into the blues back in the mid to later 60s after reading about Eric Clapton leaving the Yardbirds to join John Mayall's Blues Breakers.
After buying the "Beano" album and hearing Clapton on the long track "Have You Heard"
I was hooked.
 

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After the British blues, I did eventually get in to traditional blues. The first one I bought was "I Do Not Play No Rock N Roll" by Mississippi Fred McDowell.
The last vinyl I ever bought was the three LP boxed set Robert Johnson "The Complete Recordings". It has everything he ever recorded including 12 rare second takes.

If I was just starting out I would go through all these posts and write down the names that were repeated the most. Then maybe go to Amazon and use their sampler thing that plays several seconds of each song.
 

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Really love the album: R.L. Burnside - My Black Name A-Ringin'

Great raw blues on an acoustic guitar. An absolute must hear if you like blues!
 

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Hi, OI love blues music too...I think you can listen "From the cradle " of Eric Clapton, and "Texas Flood" of Stevie Ray Vaughan, there's all what you need to understand the blues spirit..:) are you play an instrument?
I'm sing and play blues with my stratocaster, and if you play guitar or another instrument, blues is a great basin to catch many ideas...:)
 

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01. Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1.
02. Charlie Patton - A Spoonful of Blues Vol. 1 & 2.
03. Son House - Delta Blues.
04. Bukka White - The Complete Bukka White.
05. T-Bone Walker - The Very Best of.
06. Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan.
07. Elmore James - Blues After Hours.
08. Big Joe Williams - Chicago '63.
09. Willie Dixon - Willie's Blues.
10. Muddy Waters - Electric Mud.
11. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight.
12. John Lee ****** - Original Folk Blues.
13. Buddy Guy - I Left My Blues in San Francisco.
14. Albert Collins - Ice Pickin'.
15. WC Clark - Heart of Gold.
16. Cream - Wheel of Fire.
17. Rory Gallagher - Deuce.
18. Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying.
19. Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues.
20. Downchild Blues Band - Bootleg.
21. Jeff Healey - Feel This.
22. Colin James - Bad Habits.
 

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