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Old 11-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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Mom and Dad are going on the Blues Cruise (2012, 2011 is already sold out) and my dad wants to listen to some blues. I asked him if he wanted some CDs and he said "sure, something like Muddy Waters". Although I like the blues I am not really sure what CDs are out there. Anyone know of a good compilation to get him?
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Just for the hell of it, if you haven't ever seen/heard this it is worth the watch:

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I always did well on the bit torrent sites hunting for blues music. I loves me some blues when I'm in the right mood. I also loves being cheap and not paying money for it. I think the last one I downloaded was "Eric Bibb- Spirit and The Blues." It was pretty good.
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If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say I'm a John Lee Hooker fan.

This CD is a damn good one.
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As I sit here and think about it I think I am going to get them a couple Crossroads Festival DVDs. I don't see how you could go wrong with that and they can enjoy the visual part of it as well.
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You could try the Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection - it has a good mix of older and not-so-old stuff, a lot of good classic blues. Also, any older BB King(like Indianola, MS Seeds) or Albert King. Buddy Guy is a favorite of mine - strong guitar-based stuff.
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If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say I'm a John Lee Hooker fan.

This CD is a damn good one.
Dead link.


That Gary Moore was a fantastic cover.

I guess Blind Lemon Jefferson, Son House, or Leadbelly would be a little too dated for what you are looking for...

You need some of this to get back to the roots:

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buddy guy and junior wells
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+1 on the Crossroads DVDs. They have a great cross-section of old and new guys. You couldn't go wrong with a Stevie Ray Vaughan album (Texas Floor or Couldn't Stand the Weather). Derek Trucks is amazing for slide guitar. Son House for the country blues. Rory Gallagher is another favorite of mine.
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A good compilation CD is hats off to Stevie Ray, a bunch of ridiculous guitarists doing SRV songs. I also like Robert Cray.
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Albert Collins, the Master of the Telecaster, is also a great player. "Frostbite" and "Ice Pickin'" are good albums of his.
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Yeah.. that's the ticket. Buddy is amazing.
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...John Lee Hooker...
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...buddy guy and junior wells...
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...Robert Cray...
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...Albert Collins...
Add the Rush soundtrack for some great Clapton instumentals,

B.B. King is a cornerstone,

Can't forget Howlin' Wolf

Katie Webster, Etta James and Koko Taylor are some of the Grand Dames of the Blues,

Matt Murphy, SRV and Keb' Mo' for more modern interpretations

Miles Davis, Theo Monk, John Coltrane for the instrumental masters

By the time you've worked your way through those, you'll have a good start...

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I say for something with really old black people. I know nothing about the blues but that **** sounds best when the singer sounds like they are 150 years old.
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