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whoreian 06-08-2011 09:53 AM

Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
i started a thread about jazz albums with great jazz drumming and it was super helpful.

i'm also into blues and it would be great if you guys recommended me some great blues albums,and it would be fantastic if they had some good blues drumming in there too.

THANKS!!!

matthew 06-09-2011 03:12 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Get willie dixon's blues dixionary - a couple volumes worth, mixed artists, great tracks all round.

Get anything with fred below on it.

Little walter

Frankie Lee Sims

Howlin wolf (holwin at the moon is one album name i remember)

(with all these artists, just get any good compilation of their stuff. im not good with album names)

Modern stuff like little charlie and the night cats. very quality musicianship with a modern sound.

modern stuff with a great sound: nick curran and the nitelifes (album nitelife boogie!) get it :)

big boy bloater - modern, awesome

keb mo - some good modern blues and contemporary variety stuff. great musicians

muddy waters

any of the obvious big names are very good too. john lee hooker, slim harpo, t bone walker!!, i could go on, hope that is a start.

EDIT: johnny guitar watson, clapton had some good stuff!, freddie king, albert king, albert collins

i think ill leave it there for now. sincerely check out all these artists. :) gotta love this music

larryace 06-09-2011 03:35 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Just get Sirius satellite radio and listen to the Blues channel. Best 20 a month you'll ever spend. Plus there's so much more. Do they have that in Singapore?

stavebuilder 06-09-2011 04:16 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Robben Ford- Talk to your daughter. Vinnie on drums.

Michael McDanial 06-09-2011 05:40 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (self titled first album - Sam Lay on drums)

Buddy Guy (pretty much anything by Buddy is great)

Sonny Boy Williamson

Muddy Waters had a long career with a LOT of great music. Muddy will always be the king of the Chicago blues.

For a modern band with an old school sound check out Watermelon Slim and The Workers (self titled album).

There's tons more, but I know a lot of others here will put in some more great suggestions.

Retrovertigo 06-09-2011 08:02 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
anything from Chess Records (i like the 50's stuff mostly)... some of which is already here such as Muddy waters, Little Walter (My babe is a great song), Howling Wolf, Etta James (spoonful is a great tune).

there's a lot more and the label as a whole has so much good music that it's worth checking into all of it. I would say that i dont think a good blues record has come out in a VERY long time but labels like Alligator and Fat Possum records made me revise that. although those dude's are all really old and playing a old style of blues that will probably die with them.

also albert king, bb king, freddie king, lately ive been loving Charles Brown (listen to Drifting Blues), Sam Cooke's earlier stuff (Red Rooster)

thats a lot of stuff... enjoy the music and the search.

Pollyanna 06-09-2011 09:43 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
A couple of blues albums I owned back in the day that I enjoyed a lot:

Best of BB King and Climax Blues Band's A Lot Of Bottle.

Drumolator 06-09-2011 05:04 PM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Modern blues atrists:

Keb Mo
Robert Cray
Derek Trucks Band


Peace and goodwill.

aaajn 06-09-2011 05:49 PM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Retrovertigo (Post 852531)
anything from Chess Records (i like the 50's stuff mostly)... some of which is already here such as Muddy waters, Little Walter (My babe is a great song), Howling Wolf, Etta James (spoonful is a great tune).

there's a lot more and the label as a whole has so much good music that it's worth checking into all of it. I would say that i dont think a good blues record has come out in a VERY long time but labels like Alligator and Fat Possum records made me revise that. although those dude's are all really old and playing a old style of blues that will probably die with them.

also albert king, bb king, freddie king, lately ive been loving Charles Brown (listen to Drifting Blues), Sam Cooke's earlier stuff (Red Rooster)

thats a lot of stuff... enjoy the music and the search.

This is great advice, I followed it and it paid off: The Three Kings, Freddie, Albert, and BB.

Red Menace 06-09-2011 07:31 PM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
BB King - Live at Cook County Jail. My father's favorite Blues Album

Everyone else has suggester many of the greats. You can get a good collection with a "Best of" collection from Chess Records. They had some killer musicians on that label.

Among those is also the great Big Mama Thornton. The pipes on that woman make me weak in the knees. After I heard her version of Hound Dog I wanted to slap Elvis in the face for even trying.

Also damn the pay-radio. Just open a free Pandora account and start a channel with a few of those names or "Best of Chess Records" album, lean back and take in the goodness.

aaajn 06-10-2011 05:18 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Menace (Post 852720)
BB King - Live at Cook County Jail. My father's favorite Blues Album

Everyone else has suggester many of the greats. You can get a good collection with a "Best of" collection from Chess Records. They had some killer musicians on that label.

Among those is also the great Big Mama Thornton. The pipes on that woman make me weak in the knees. After I heard her version of Hound Dog I wanted to slap Elvis in the face for even trying.

Also damn the pay-radio. Just open a free Pandora account and start a channel with a few of those names or "Best of Chess Records" album, lean back and take in the goodness.

RM, funny you should mention it, I heard Big Mama Thornton do a version of Little Red Rooster today on XM and here she is again. It was great, this is an excellent thread.

Retrovertigo 06-10-2011 05:24 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
glad i could help.

Pollyanna 06-10-2011 08:46 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
This thread has reminded me of some gems:

Rory Gallagher's Bullfrog Blues is super fun (even a blues drum solo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjxqaSEFv3I

Then there's this barnstorming effort from the late, great Jeff Healey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikHI7_PMFNc

DanJacobs 06-10-2011 08:16 PM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
I would like to suggest any B.B. King and also Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis

http://www.dansdrumlessons.com

tamadrm 06-11-2011 12:23 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
In my opinion,Rory Gallagher was the most overlooked and underated musician on this side of the Atlantic.Although primarily a guitar player ,he also played several other instruments.
He was a great blues player with either electric or acoustic guitar,and a slide player as good as any you will ever hear.Any one of his albums is just on fire.If you want a song that will wake you up in the morning..listen to "Suped Up Ford"

Don't forget also to listen to the Allman Bros>Live at the Fillmore East.Great blues playing on that album

Steve B.

skreg 06-11-2011 01:09 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
I used to love listening and playing the blues. Now it's really the only style of music I really don't enjoy listening to. To be honest, I think it's really, really boring. (Please - blues players, don't be offended. It's just not my thing - I have lots of respect for the blues).

HOWEVER, I do love Bill Frisell's "Blues Dream." The orchestrations are complex, deep, and original. It doesn't feel like your standard shuffle grooves and 12-bar blah blah blah. It really makes me miss my home in the mid west.

-sheldon

aaajn 06-11-2011 02:35 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tamadrm (Post 853302)
In my opinion,Rory Gallagher was the most overlooked and underated musician on this side of the Atlantic.Although primarily a guitar player ,he also played several other instruments.
He was a great blues player with either electric or acoustic guitar,and a slide player as good as any you will ever hear.Any one of his albums is just on fire.If you want a song that will wake you up in the morning..listen to "Suped Up Ford"

Don't forget also to listen to the Allman Bros>Live at the Fillmore East.Great blues playing on that album

Steve B.

Around 1976 or 7, I was 14 or 15, Rory Gallagher opened for Jethro Tull at Shea Stadium. I remember some guy who made all kinds of bluesy notes. Didnt know who I was even listening to.

Don't know if you consider this a great blues band but on the Led Zeppelin I, their first album, I believe that has Dazed and Confused on it, to me, that was a Blue Anthem. Took me a few years to figure it out but there is a lot of great blues on Zep I, II and III.

unfunkyfooted 06-14-2011 03:13 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aaajn (Post 853327)

Don't know if you consider this a great blues band but on the Led Zeppelin I, their first album, I believe that has Dazed and Confused on it, to me, that was a Blue Anthem. Took me a few years to figure it out but there is a lot of great blues on Zep I, II and III.

yes.

and get some kind of Chess Records Box Set.

Howlin┤ Wolf
Willie Dixon
Muddy Waters
John Lee Hooker

in fact, see Cadillac Records (the film of said and such).

Funnyman 06-17-2011 02:37 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Joe Bonamassa - Ballad of John Henry (album) and Dust Bowl (album)

B.B. King and Eric Clapton - Riding with the King.

unfunkyfooted 06-17-2011 04:28 AM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by matthew (Post 852449)
EDIT: johnny guitar watson, clapton had some good stuff!, freddie king, albert king, albert collins

Johnny ĘGuitarĘ Watson - A Real Mother For Ya (1977)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLyNA...eature=related
my main man Emry Thomas on drums. nothin fancy, just a pocket for real.
i can┤t find out anything about him really. if anyone knows anything let me know.

dwdrummerky 06-17-2011 09:15 PM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
sticks mchgee
buddy guy
joe bonamassa
robben ford
robin trower
t bone
muddy waters
john lee hooker
taj mahal

matthew 08-16-2011 01:49 PM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5DcK...eature=related

johnny guitar watson doing bluuuuuuues

:)

hes a mother at everything he does though


also search out space guitar the song on youtube :)

Pollyanna 08-16-2011 02:16 PM

Re: Recommend me some great blues albums!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drumolator
Robert Cray

You almost never hear anything about Robert Cray these days but Smoking Gun was a classic and the drumming a study in subtlety..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQEDwjhaDE


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