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The "Blues Album" to learn every lick from ?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by brogh, Apr 24, 2020.

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    Everything by BB, Albert or Freddy King.

    They pretty much offer the bible of electric blues licks.

    Acoustic guitar licks are pretty much a different bible.
     
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    Here’s my choice- and what I cut my teeth on in the late 70’s / early 80’s

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    There are so many great records listed in this thread! I'm surprised that I know so many of them.

    let's not forget Albert King Live Wire/Blues Power.
     
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    EC has always been my favorite and when my guitar instructor turned me on to the blues, I drifted towards Freddy King. Then later I read that one of EC’s major influences was Freddy. It all made sense then.
     
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    Ry cooders and Johnny Winters first Albums
     

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    This is fantastic
     
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    Or any SRV album/CD for that matter...
     
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    this record starts with this simple blues and then progresses step by step to pretty sophisticated jazz blues



    this is also a clever and really good record

     
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    By far my favorite of the three Kings! This man more than any that have left us is the one I wished I could have seen live. Thank you so much for posting this!
     
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    I’m surprised this hasn’t been mentioned. This was the first record I transcribed top to bottom - T Bone was really ahead of his time.

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    A close second is BBs ‘Live at Cook County’. Is often overshadowed by Live at the Regal (which was mentioned earlier), but dare I say I like this one more (!)
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    Oh, man. So many timeless classics already listed. If slide playing is your thing, this would be a great place to start:

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    Hound Dog Taylor reminds me of Dr. Lonnie Smith in that with both guys it’s not as much about WHAT notes they play, but rather HOW they play them.
     
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    This is my choice
     
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    Live at the Regal, not only for the guitar but for the vibe.

    If there's one blues record that does it all, it's Bobby Bland's Stormy Monday - Wayne Bennet's soulful, deep, sympathetic guitar.

    As to the guitar, it's the phrasing, tension, dynamics, call and response, making the instrument sing. It's not about a cascade of notes or constant blasting - it's making a song breathe, supporting the vocals - yours included, and moving people emotionally.

    Live At The Regal was a large influence on Peter Green.

    Of all the above, Beano, Butterfield, Regal, A. King Born Under A Bad Sign, West Side Soul, T-Birds Girls Go Wild and Allmans likely would be the key influences on many players on this site.
     
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    masterclass in one track
     
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    Beano. Never lets you down.
     
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    My go-to is Taj Mahal, his debut album backed by Ry Cooder and Jesse Ed Davis
     
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