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Solbe M'ko
05-26-2003, 09:19 PM
Who is your favorite blues guitarist?

Darth Groovy
05-26-2003, 09:22 PM
B.B. King all the way.:cool:

05-26-2003, 09:25 PM
I don't have a favourite specific guitarist, though I listen to a lot of blues Cowboy Bebop songs (the anime). "Forever Broke", "Blue Piano" and "Farewell Blues" are some of my fave tracks.

Darth Eggplant
05-26-2003, 10:38 PM
Ry Coder

05-26-2003, 10:52 PM
Eric Clapton is an excellent Blue's guitarist. He is one of my favorite musicians of all time.

05-26-2003, 11:26 PM
Dimebag Darrell is my fav blues guitarist, er wait, nm, he isnt blues! Angus is kind of bluesy at times tho :D

05-26-2003, 11:36 PM
Johnny "Guitar" Watson, (kind of funk/blues) and Clapton no doubt.

05-26-2003, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by acdcfanbill
Dimebag Darrell is my fav blues guitarist, er wait, nm, he isnt blues! Angus is kind of bluesy at times tho :D

Who needs blues when you've got the power chord?:p

05-26-2003, 11:46 PM
Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Roy Buchanan, and Danny Gatton all make the cut.

Solbe M'ko
05-27-2003, 12:10 AM
Yeah, for sure. Clapton is my favorite, but skill wise, I think it's a near tie between SRV and Hendrix, though nobody really remembers Jimi's blues. Albert Collins comes a close second in my favorites list, he's a funk/blues guitarist. Three Kings are good too. I also like the not-quite-as-good/not-quite-as-well-known guys like Lefty Dizz, Lowell Fulson, and Hubert Sumlin.

-PS- I'm actually quite surprised this thread got so many replies; good to see that people still give a damn about the blues. Thanks for the feedback!

05-27-2003, 02:21 AM
I used to listen to a lot of blues when I was first learning the guitar. I actually went all the way back to Robert Johnson and listened to just about everybody that could be called a blues player in roughly chonological order up to present day.

These days I tend to prefer players that blur the lines between styles rather than someone who plays authentically in only one style. Except for the guys I mentioned above I don't listen to much blues guitar except for those times when it comes up at work.
I'm listening to more jazz, fusion, and progressive rock these days.

Solbe M'ko
05-27-2003, 03:04 AM
Yeah, I've started into Jazz just recently. I can't stand most rock, though, too many Five's and rip off blues licks for my taste. I'd be willing to try anything you folks could recommend though. No punk, though, I can't tolerate it.

I've started playing funk just recently (I'm not very good yet), but my Wah pedel got busted :mad:.

05-27-2003, 02:57 PM
B.B King oh most definetly!!!!:D

05-27-2003, 03:20 PM
Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughan do it for me :D


Thrackan Solo
05-27-2003, 06:10 PM
B.B King baby. Saw him live a couple months ago in Charlotte, NC:cool: