Venturing into Blues

spongemonkey95spongemonkey95 Unsigned
edited March 2009 in History of Rock
Alright, so SRV is one of my favorite artists, and I'm looking to get into the work of some earlier blues artists (John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and the like), but I've been searching around, and there's an overwhelming amount of work by these guys, I have no idea where to begin. I'd greatly appreciate some suggestions for a few albums to get as a starting point.

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  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Considering the full length wasn't proper until the late 50s, you will be best off grabbing a few best of's for classic blues. Howlin' Wolf's self-titled is a good start, I think, too.
  • spongemonkey95spongemonkey95 Unsigned
    edited March 2009
    Would you recommend getting some compilations, or just Greatest Hits?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    spongemonkey95;2037796 said:
    Would you recommend getting some compilations, or just Greatest Hits?
    Here's some blues records that I have:

    Albert Collins - Trash Talkin
    Albert King - King of the Blues Guitar
    Arlo West - Blues College
    BB King - Blues Is King
    BB King - Completely Well
    Buddy Guy - Buddy's Baddest (The Best of Buddy Guy)
    Buddy Guy - A Man & the Blues
    Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
    Freddie King - Texas Cannonball
    Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
    Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm - Here and Now
    Joe Bonamassa - Had To Cry Today
    Joe Bonamassa - A New Day Yesterday
    Joe Bonamassa - So, It's Like That
    John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
    John Lee Hooker - Face To Face
    John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - A Hard Road
    Jonny Lang - Lie to Me
    Jonny Lang - Long Time Coming
    Jonny Lang - Smokin'
    Jonny Lang - Turn Around
    Jonny Lang - Wander This World
    Muddy Waters - Fathers and Sons
    Son House - Father of the Delta Blues
  • Baanu_RassBaanu_Rass Headliner
    edited March 2009
    But this is History of Rock!



    All joking aside, there is an artist called Buddy Guy? Is he Canadian by chance?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Baanu_Rass;2037908 said:
    But this is History of Rock!



    All joking aside there is an artist called Buddy Guy? Is he Canadian by chance?
    What? No.
  • Baanu_RassBaanu_Rass Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2037935 said:
    What? No.
    Have you seen the South Park Episode where Canada goes on strike? At the end when they maroon the WGA leader on the ice burg they trade off with "I'm not your buddy, guy!", "I'm not your guy, Sir!", "I'm not your Sir, buddy!", "I'm not your Buddy, guy!" for the last minute or so.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Baanu_Rass;2037982 said:
    Have you seen the South Park Episode where Canada goes on strike? At the end when they maroon the WGA leader on the ice burg they trade off with "I'm not your buddy, guy!", "I'm not your guy, Sir!", "I'm not your Sir, buddy!", "I'm not your Buddy, guy!" for the last minute or so.
    Best scene ever.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Baanu_Rass;2037982 said:
    Have you seen the South Park Episode where Canada goes on strike? At the end when they maroon the WGA leader on the ice burg they trade off with "I'm not your buddy, guy!", "I'm not your guy, Sir!", "I'm not your Sir, buddy!", "I'm not your Buddy, guy!" for the last minute or so.
    One of the many instances where South Park isn't funny.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2038014 said:
    One of the many instances where South Park isn't funny.
    Pfft. South Park is one of the most consistently funny shows on TV. I'll not claim as some might that it's an incisive satire, but it gets by.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2038017 said:
    Pfft. South Park is one of the most consistently funny shows on TV. I'll not claim as some might that it's an incisive satire, but it gets by.
    No.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    There you go again with your "My opinion is fact" ness.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2038070 said:
    No.
    I find it to be so, although the last few seasons have become a little stale and formula-driven.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Rockbandfan23467;2038114 said:
    There you go again with your "My opinion is fact" ness.
    There you go again with being annoying.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2038348 said:
    There you go again with being annoying.
    You need to stop acting like your opinion is fact. Why do you act like that?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Rockbandfan23467;2038409 said:
    You need to stop acting like your opinion is fact. Why do you act like that?
    Uh... it isn't? I don't think like that. I love it when people misinterpret others.

    ..and I've explained over a million times why I act like I do. I'm not repeating it anymore. If you missed the train, you missed the train.
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2038439 said:
    Uh... it isn't? I don't think like that. I love it when people misinterpret others.

    ..and I've explained over a million times why I act like I do. I'm not repeating it anymore. If you missed the train, you missed the train.
    Could you explain it in rap?
  • mjlambert1mjlambert1 Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Be sure to check out guys like Robert Johnson, Lead Belly, Big Mama Thornton, and Hound Dog Taylor & the House Rockers.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Lolicat;2038449 said:
    Could you explain it in rap?
    :mad:
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