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    deliver the blues! (recommend it to me HERE!)

    so, recently, i'm getting more and more into blues. maybe because i'm getting older and fatter and lose my hair...dont knok. anyway, i would be glad if you could give me some recommendations, because i'm still pretty new to Blues.

    Here an extract of what i like:

    .) modern stuff:

    absolutely like Joe Bonamassa, especcially the "Ballad Of John Henry" record for me is absolutely amazing, also becuase its way more "swampy" than his other records...

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Joe Bonamassa - Ballad of John Henry[/VIDEO]

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Last Kiss by Joe Bonamassa[/VIDEO]

    another "new" guy, who immediately turned into one of my favourites after seeing him live a few weegs ago: Henrik Freischlader, young (28 - hey for a "blueser" thats prett young!) guy from Germany - absolutely amazing concert, and propably the best live-guitar-tone i have EVER heard.

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Henrik Freischlader - the blues + disappointed woman[/VIDEO]

    .) classics:

    one cannot mention blues, and forget about Robert Johnson:

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Robert Johnson - Hellhound On My Trail[/VIDEO]

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Robert Johnson- Crossroad[/VIDEO]

    or Muddy Waters:

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone[/VIDEO]

    or Howlin Wolf

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Howlin' Wolf - Back Door Man (1960)[/VIDEO]

    or Willie Dixon

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Willie Dixon Weak brain and a narrow mind[/VIDEO]


    and yes, of course i'm also aware about some "in-between" stuff, neither "new" nor real classics, but i didnt hide under a stone the last 20 years, so i know SRV - wont post videos as there has just recently been an apprecciation thread.

    so, what i'm actually searching for, is - i guess- something crossing the lines between Robert Johnson and Joe Bonamassa (when he is playing swampy stuff )...

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    Well, I'm a HUGE Howlin' Wolf fan. See if you can grab the Chess 3-disc box set, there's some great stuff on that. Also, I'm evidently one of the few people who really like his London Sessions, with the Rolling Stones rhythm section and Eric Clapton on lead guitar.

    The Alan Douglas compilation, "Jimi: Blues" is spectacular, too - in fact, I think it's the only album from the Douglas period that the Hendrix family decided to re-release.

    Another modern guy to check out - Albert Cummings. "From the Heart" was cut with Double Trouble, and while the guitar is fairly restrained (he opens up a bit more live) he's quite good. He's a local guy, from the town next to mine, so it was cool to see his career take off.

    Another long-shot recommendation - see if you can find anything by the Tim Gearan band. It's not really "blues" in the strictest sense - I usually describe them as roots-rock - but they're a kickass local Cambridge/Somerville band. I'll see if I can find any decent stuff of theirs on YouTube and maybe start a thread tonight, but they're one of the most consistently great bands in the local scene I've seen.
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    Check out Buddy Guy's recent albums. He's my favorite blues player. You also need to pick up Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign and Live Wire/Blues Power albums. Literally every blues lick you need to know is on those two albums.

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    [VIDEO]]YouTube - high and lonesome - JIMMY REED[/VIDEO]

    One of my all time favorite blues tunes:

    [VIDEO]]YouTube - Albert King - As The Years Go Passing By (live in Montreux with Rory Gallagher)[/VIDEO]
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