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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by brogh, Apr 24, 2020.
From The Cradle
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.
Here’s my choice- and what I cut my teeth on in the late 70’s / early 80’s
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.
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.
Borich 'n' Tilders – The Blues Had A Baby
Ry cooders and Johnny Winters first Albums
This is fantastic
Or any SRV album/CD for that matter...
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
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!
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.
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 (!)
Oh, man. So many timeless classics already listed. If slide playing is your thing, this would be a great place to start:
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.
This is my choice
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.
masterclass in one track
Beano. Never lets you down.
My go-to is Taj Mahal, his debut album backed by Ry Cooder and Jesse Ed Davis