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What Kinda Blues do you like

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What kinda Blues do you like? A lot of songs out there some are not classed as blues but they are. Just let us know. Some Blues I don't like . but some I do. Delta blues. slow Blues. . Hears one I like by Daniel Castro . Good Slow One To Kick it off.

 

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The blues shuffle is one example. 

 

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Yesterday I ordered a CD of Louis Jordan, His blues was defined as Jump Blues, a combination of blues and some brass from a big band.

Among his best known songs is CHoo Choo Ch'Boogie:

 

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Gotta go with classic Delta Blues on this one.  Not only for the music itself, but also because if forms that basis for most Classic Rock like Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and countless others.

 

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12 hours ago, Blue Dog said:

What kinda Blues do you like? A lot of songs out there some are not classed as blues but they are. Just let us know. Some Blues I don't like . but some I do. Delta blues. slow Blues. . Hears one I like by Daniel Castro . Good Slow One To Kick it off.

 

Thanks Blue Dog!  How many guys have covered that Albert King classic?!?!  But Daniel Castro I have never heard of and he did a great job.  I'm going to have to look into some of his other stuff.

11 hours ago, V7#5b9 said:

The blues shuffle is one example.

Gerard, thanks.  That show from the Royal Albert Hall when Clapton came up on stage with JB was awesome.  Further on up the Road is one of my "Bucket List Songs".  Clapton with Robbie Robertson at the Rock and Roll HOF doing this song is another classic but one can't find it on YT.  I have it on DVD.

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So, Blue Dog I guess I should answer your question.  What kind of Blues do I like?  I love Chicago.  I love Blues.  So it follows my favorite Blues should be the Chicago variety, correct?   I do really like Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters,  Mike Bloomfield, etc. 

But my blues taste run towards the Texas variety.

 

 

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I am not sure how how you classify him (I would guess Chicago Blues) but I like Robert Cray.  He is from Tacoma, WA so maybe it is Washington Blues. 

His bio says this  "If you define 'blues' by the rigid categories of structure rather than the flexible language of feeling allusion, Robert Cray... Larry Garner, Joe Louis Walker and James Armstrong are a new and uncategorizable breed, their music blues-like rather than blues, each of them blending ideas and devices from a variety of sources – soul, rock, jazz, gospel – with a sophistication beyond the reach of their forerunners"

 

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Let me add a slower shuffle or the slow blues 

and the straight rock ’n’ roll blues. 

 

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Really love this song, smooth psychedelic coolness!!! my favorite crossroads song :) 

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59 minutes ago, Limatje said:

Really love this song, smooth psychedelic coolness!!! my favorite crossroads song :) 

That is very cool but perhaps my favorite song of his from Crossroads is "When My Train Pulls In".  Some of the greatest soloing work I have seen.  I've watched it at least 63 times9_9

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I like Hide Away by Freddie King, listen to it often.  

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@UncleHammy  Definitely an acoustic blues fan!  I came across an Australian female performer a few years back that lived for Delta Blues...

But if the wild hair rises, Chicago Blues, with the likes of Buddy Guy, can really get the juices flowing.  Reverb just had blurb on Buddy Guy recently.

 

I recently came across some fantastic Blues on piano from the 50's that makes dinner preparation very soothing:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alone-with-the-blues/216613957

Needless to say, I find pleasure in most any form of Blues I stumble upon.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Plantsman13 said:

@UncleHammy  Definitely an acoustic blues fan!  I came across an Australian female performer a few years back that lived for Delta Blues...

But if the wild hair rises, Chicago Blues, with the likes of Buddy Guy, can really get the juices flowing.  Reverb just had blurb on Buddy Guy recently.

 

I recently came across some fantastic Blues on piano from the 50's that makes dinner preparation very soothing:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alone-with-the-blues/216613957

Needless to say, I find pleasure in most any form of Blues I stumble upon.  Enjoy!

Must've overlooked this post by Blue Dog. Like the finger style blues. 

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I was listning to some BB King licks and my wife walked in and said is that Robert Cray. I realized then that it was very close and these blues guys are greatly influenced by previous artists.

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