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Your TOP 5 fave Blues Albums?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chiogtr4x, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. ndcaster

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    Muddy, the Folk Blues one
    John Hurt, Avalon
    the Blind Willie collection
    any Wolf collection
    any Taj Mahal

    I like Tab Benoit a lot and Wayne Hancock's records are full of country music blues
     
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  2. Chiogtr4x

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    Kind of Blue is in my Top 5, All Music
    ( I can't put into words how I feel about this recording)
     
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    Son House-the original delta blues
    Mississippi john hurt-Avalon blues
    SRV-live at montreux
    Robert Johnson-whatever compilation
    Bukka White- whatever compilation

    Buddy Guy, Muddy, Winter, Hooker, Albert King, BB, and Cray are all good, but if I'm listening to a whole album, those 5 in no particular order are what i prefer.
     
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    Anything Muddy Waters with Junior Wells on it.
     
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    Live at the Marquee - Nine Below Zero
    The Official Bootleg Album - The Blues Band
    Strong Persuader - Robert Cray
    Stupidity - Dr Feelgood
    Memphis Blues - Cyndi Lauper
     
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  6. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Did anyone get " Showdown " album ( I think on Alligator) in the late 1980's?
    It was Johnny Copeland, Albert Collins, and Robert Cray taking turns singing songs, taking turns on verses, trading solos....it was fun!

    On guitars, Johnny had power and edge,
    Robert had finesse,
    and Albert had that initial attack and that Quad Reverb/Reverb! tone that just made me smile!
     
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    The Columbia double LP “The Story of the Blues”.
    It’s my favorite blues album.

    I’m hard pressed to pick single albums rather than artists
    Hound Dog Taylor - Anything by him, of my favorite blues artists.
    Albert King
    Mississippi John Hurt
    Elmore James
    Etta James
    or
    Peter Green
    John Mayall
    Paul Butterfield
    Bonnie Raitt
    Carlos Santana
    or
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    or
    The list is almost endless
     
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    In no order.

    b b king - live at cook county prison.

    Bill Monroe - his greatest hits.

    Cream - Disraeli gears.

    John Lee hooker - the healer

    robert cray - strong persuader.

    list subject to change.
     
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    Buddy Guy "Slippin'in", Luther Alison "Live in Chicago", Eric Clapton "24 nights live", Allman Bros ,"Live at Filmore East",are a few faves that I play often.
     
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    Great thread. Very hard to pick up 5 but here are mine, no particular order:

    Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band - First Album
    Freddie King - The Shelter Years
    B.B. King - Live At The Regal
    John Mayall - Bluesbreakers


    Can I add an extra? Muddy Waters - After The Rain
     
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  12. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Just me ( OP),

    I deliberately stayed away from the great blues rockers many of us love

    -like Cream, Bluesbreaker, The Allman Brothers ( Fillmore East is definitely in my Top 5 Any Music albums), early Stones, Fleetwood Mac. Even Jimi and SRV, Rory Gallagher.

    I'm not sure why, just in my mind I feel like there was a dividing line, but maybe not really. It's still blues
     
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    How about Janis' PEARL?

    Or any of her albums.

    Bonnie Raitt?????????
     
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    Another great one from BG, along with Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues.

     
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    Be Careful With A Fool
    ?
     
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    Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (I&II)
    Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter
    Muddy Waters - Fathers and Sons
    B.B King - Indianola Mississippi Seeds
    Winter, Waters and Cotton - Hard Again, I'm Ready, and Muddy "Mississippi" Waters - Live

    I list the last albums as a group with Winter, Waters and James Cotton collaborating with the same backing musicians for two Grammy winning albums and a tour.
    The band included "Pinetop" Perkins, Bob Margolin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and Charles Calmese.

    Winter also released his Nothin' but the Blues LP during the same period, which was his return to a more strictly blues-based repertoire.
    I saw multiple shows during the "An Evening With the Blues" tour plus individual dates with Pinetop and Cotton, and Johnny's own blues show.
    I was fortunate to interview Johnny backstage at the Agora.
    He was thrilled to be working with Muddy, he said it was the biggest honour of his career.

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    Perkins, Margolin, Waters, Cotton

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    Winter, Waters, Cotton

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    You got it!

    I just love that super-fast intro ( and all the playing thru the song too)

    It just amazes me how someone could play so fast, yet still ( IMO) in his own way, be such an authentic bluesman. ( and a perfect rhythm section for Johnny)

    I've just always loved Johnny Winter, and his pairing up with Edgar on Second Winter is a mind blower too.

    Edgar is a complete hyper over-achiever with his keyboards, sax, and vocals, and perfect with Johnny here.

    I wish I could have met both of these guys just to tell them how insanely talented they are.
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    Muddy Waters, Folk Singer
    Robert Johnson recordings
    BB Live at Cook county jail
    Albert King Born under a bad sign live
    Freddie King Live

    Problem is there are also a lot of incredible harp players. Johnny Winters first couple of albums are also right up there with the best.
     
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