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Acoustic Blues Guitarists

I've been listening to alot of acoustic blues guitarists lately, people like Kelly Joe Phelps, I bought a couple of CD's by Harry Manx, he does a great rendition of 'The Thrill is gone' I also like to listen to Jeff Lang, another great blues guitarist and singer songwriter.

Anyone got any favorite acoustic blues players in line with these guys, y'never some of you might be turned onto players you've never heard before.
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6/25/2004 8:35 AM

Gary Murphy (3498) wrote:

Keb Mo.

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6/25/2004 9:28 AM

Antonio Rosa (6847) wrote:

John Hammond, Rory Block, Roy Bookbinder, Jorma Kaukonnen...I should remember more.
I reviewed a few acoustic blues CDs, you may like to check the Resources section.
Antonio

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6/25/2004 9:39 AM

Antonio Rosa (6847) wrote:

Some more modern players: Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart.
I was forgetting the old masters, my favourites: Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb. You may find records with very good sound even beeing edited from old tapes.
Antonio

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6/25/2004 12:03 PM

Jim Burger (4613) wrote:

Here's an partial list for you to get started:

MODERN GUYS
Guy Davis ("Butt Naked Free" is a great album)
Taj Mahal ("De ole folks at home")
Alvin Youngblood Hart ("Big Mama's Door")
Corey Harris
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!

OLDER GUYS
Charlie Patton
Son House
Robert Johnson
Big Bill Broonzy
Mississippi John Hurt
Skip James
Lightnin' Hopkins
Blind Willie McTell
Blind Boy Fuller
Blind Blake
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...)
Tampa Red
Josh White

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.

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6/25/2004 12:06 PM

Nathan Wishart (1000) wrote:

Great list.

Have any of you guys listened to Harry Manx, he mixes blues slide with Indian raga to produce some very interesting music.

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6/25/2004 12:33 PM

Antonio Rosa (6847) wrote:

No, but I'm curious about how the two styles mix together...may sound very original.
Antonio


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6/25/2004 9:40 PM

Nathan Wishart (1000) wrote:

He plays a mohan veena which is like a cross between a sitar and blues slide.

Sometimes it is, during one of his folk songs, he'll sweep the strings and you can hear this Indian flourish, it's nice.