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Re: Acoustic Blues Guitarists
6/25/2004 12:03 PM
Jim Burger (4613) wrote:
Here's an partial list for you to get started:
Guy Davis ("Butt Naked Free" is a great album)
Taj Mahal ("De ole folks at home")
Alvin Youngblood Hart ("Big Mama's Door")
Eric Clapton does a bunch of acoustic blues on "Unplugged," and "From the Cradle"
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells -- Check out the album "Alone & Acoustic", possibly my favorite album ever -- 100% improvised acoustic blues and dripping with emotion!
Big Bill Broonzy
Mississippi John Hurt
Blind Willie McTell
Blind Boy Fuller
Blind Willie Johnson
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Reverend Gary Davis(he was blind, too -- just thought I'd put all the blind guys in a row...)
It's hard to find good sound quality on the records of some of the old masters, a lot of them have recordings from the 60s where the sound quality is better, but unfortunately the quality of the playing is often worse.