The "Blues Album" to learn every lick from ?

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  1. drmordo

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    When I was 14 and learning to play in the 80s, there was only one influence - Clapton. He was it for me. Beano and his work with Cream and the Dominoes are basically still 80% of what I play to this day, even though I play as much modal and major key music as often as blues these days. His influence is still right on the surface no matter what I play.

    When the Cream reunion hit, I was amazed how much I still love him to this day.

    Coincidentally, today out of nowhere I found myself singing "Lay Down Sally", a song I have not heard in at least 15 years.

    EDIT: If I could only pick one album. It would be Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Between Duane and Clapton, it's everything you need to know about blues guitar. And songwriting, for that matter, but that's a topic for another thread.
     
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  2. El Marin

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    THIS

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    I have chosen a couple of compilation instead a real album.
     
  3. brogh

    brogh Moderator Staff Member

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    well :) quite some suggestions here !!

    thanks for chiming in guys there are some I've never heard but I'm gonna fix that right away ;)

    I know that learning all the albums on this list will keep us busy for 10 year :D ....

    but any other to take into account ? that hasn't already been posted ? some little Gem that you think is overlooked ?
     
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    T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin'


    John Lee Hooker - Never Get Out Of Theses Blues Alive


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    Ok, I'm thinking that this rabbit hole of Gran Torino's might be my fault. So I'm going to go ahead and chime in with the video I put up on Thursday on the history of the Beano album. If you don't watch it for my mumblings, check it out for Jeff McErlain's great improv intro/outro. Not many folks have spent more time digesting the blues than Jeff has.
    Hope you like it.
     
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    Keith, I enjoyed that vid when it popped up. Nice work!
     
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    Listening to this now for the first time - wow. To think this was a live show...
     
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    Thanks man!
     
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    some great mentions in this thread. i'd add:

    Hard Again-- Muddy Waters
    Truckin' With Albert Collins
     
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    :lol: well in part it is ! ;) after seeing the video ( btw Great work you guys should chek it out !! ) I spoke with one of my friends on the phone we are 400 miles apart, and he really isn't and internet guy and he's more a "gimme a beer and a geetar", we talked for an hour or so about great blues album to learn licks from, I never did this for a full album, but mostly snippets of tunes here and there, he is older than me & as many of you he burned out LP's to get the licks down, I never did this so I tought that in the first place getting some suggestions down would be a great starting point... and my bank account is getting emptier and emptier ... :D

    but yeah .. you spring-started this ;)
     
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    This one is packed with old-school Chicago style guitar and harp:
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    A master-level blues guitar textbook:
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    EJ invented most of what slide players need to know, awesome tone.
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    One of my all time favorite albums, and certainly very bluesy in parts, but I wouldn't really label it as a blues album...
     
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    in college, I had a radio show, when the tbirds record came in, the station manager said, 'here, you like this kind of 'stuff'... I played that thing all over my show and people loved it... just a perfect record... no bad tunes all great stuff... got to meet them when they were on tour...

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    If you had to pick just one:

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    Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Robert Cray:SHOWDOWN......if I had to pick only one....if a second allowed, then of course, the Beano album
     
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying.
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    I'd suggest you could get all you need from Ike Turner's All The Blues All The Time from Ike rocks the blues. He covers a lot of territory in 8 minutes:



    But the obvious choice if it can only be one album is Mikes Guitar Player instructional record from 1976:
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    As much as I like Beano, White Boy Blues has Clapton on the same Les Paul doing equally cool licks. Check out Snake Drive.
     
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