119 posts before somebody mentions Muddy ??? I figured Muddy would be at the top of the list, also a late mention for Roy Buchanan, no mention of Luther Perkins ( esquire... a technicality, although Springsteen's Tele , is purportedly an esquire ...) Just recently discovered Joanne Shaw Taylor... check out the youtube clip of her tune White Sugar, paired with SRV's "Rude Mood"... definately the real deal !!!