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Fbrandw
12-20-2012, 07:04 PM
What's your go to, must have blues album? Style doesn't matter as long as its blues baby :)

Mine is Clapton's From the Cradle...It was a impulse buy back when it released and I couldn't imagine being without a copy now.

Whats yours and why?

Dirty Bob
12-20-2012, 07:22 PM
I have no idea...too hard to choose...but this album jumped out at me for pure blues.


The Very Best of Albert King.


ummm...because its Albert King!

andy474x
12-20-2012, 07:26 PM
SRV - Texas Flood. He brought the blues to a new generation, granted it was a bit before my time, but I think it was the strongest statement in blues since Hendrix. And there hasn't been anything to rival it since.

WEDGE
12-20-2012, 08:29 PM
Gary Moore- Blues Alive...........such control and aggression and I love the fact that he uses a higher gain amp than most blues guys

Shawn@PRS
12-20-2012, 08:55 PM
I don't know if I could pin it down to a single album, but if I could only listen to one blues player for the rest of my life it would be Howlin' Wolf. Hands down.

alantig
12-20-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm going to go with Muddy Waters "Hard Again", narrowly edging out SRV's "Couldn't Stand The Weather" and "The Complete Robert Johnson".

Much like Shawn, though, I'd hate to narrow it down to one.

Dirty Bob
12-20-2012, 09:15 PM
I don't know if I could pin it down to a single album, but if I could only listen to one blues player for the rest of my life it would be Howlin' Wolf. Hands down.

Yeah...he's up there for me too...His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) is killer...Moanin' at Midnight is one of my favorites!

LSchefman
12-20-2012, 09:23 PM
Gosh I love blues. I started getting into it listening to old 78s and playing jelly roll piano and boogie woogie back in the mid 60s; and then got into the guitar guys with the guitar player in my band, who was also seeking the real deal stuff. So I love the old guys who were still around then. But...and I know this isn't a purist-approved thing...my favorite blues-based album of all time is Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore.

I just think they put everything they had into that record, and they had an awful lot. The playing and vocals are stellar, the arrangements and songs are still great, and...I dunno.

I just love that record.

Dirty Bob
12-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Gosh I love blues. I started getting into it listening to old 78s and playing jelly roll piano and boogie woogie back in the mid 60s; and then got into the guitar guys with the guitar player in my band, who was also seeking the real deal stuff. So I love the old guys who were still around then. But...and I know this isn't a purist-approved thing...my favorite blues-based album of all time is Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore.

I just think they put everything they had into that record, and they had an awful lot. The playing and vocals are stellar, the arrangements and songs are still great, and...I dunno.

I just love that record.

that is a desert island album for me.

Poffypoffa
12-20-2012, 10:30 PM
+1 Texas Flood.

Mikegarveyblues
12-21-2012, 02:02 AM
Gary Moore- Blues Alive...........such control and aggression and I love the fact that he uses a higher gain amp than most blues guys

+1

Twinfan
12-21-2012, 03:29 AM
I love so many, but John Mayall and Bluesbreakers has it for me. Mainly for Hideaway - how influential was that record/tune?

swede71
12-24-2012, 07:55 PM
Check out Alan Haynes-Live at the big easy

alantig
12-25-2012, 12:26 AM
I'll toss another out there for consideration - Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam "Live From Melbourne".

iounothing
12-26-2012, 08:31 AM
I never get tired of BB King Live at the Regal. It's the whole package of great riffs, great singing and connection with the audience.

RedGuitars
12-28-2012, 04:52 PM
I have worn out Roy Buchanan's Live Stock, among others.

ljpukgtr
12-29-2012, 01:54 AM
Buddy Guy - Slippin it in

garrett
12-29-2012, 07:34 AM
John Mayall: Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton!