Suggest some blues tunes for us...

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  1. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm in a band that is playing some blues. I've always appreciated blues but never really been a student of the real source material. I've gotten my blues second hand through SRV, Hendrix, Anson Funderburgh, etc.

    I want to make a list of 15-20 mid- to up-tempo blues songs that people can dance to, the kind of stuff you'd hear in a blues club in Chicago or Austin or Memphis or New Orleans. I love that stuff when I'm there, but I forget the names of the tunes in the fog that follows. :drink

    Examples would be "Let Me Love You Baby" or "Don't Start Me Talkin'." I need a bunch more like that. What do you have for me?
     
  2. dumbell78

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    If its dance type blues: maybe Roy Buchanan's "Im a Ram", Freddie King's "Big Legged Woman". Those two off the top of my head really get ppl moving.
     
  3. JSeth

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    Nice thing about the blues, especially old standards, is that you can arrange 'em anyway you want! That opens up the field considerably...

    "You Can't Judge a Book (by looking at the cover)" - Big Bill Broonzy (although frequently credited to Willie Dixon, but I understand he "bought" a bunch of tunes that he gets credit for...?)

    "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - Willie Dixon

    "Killing Floor" - Howlin' Wolf (both Hendrix and Bloomfield's Electric Flag did nice versions of this one...)

    If you're like me, a basically middle-class white man, it may be difficult to find tunes you can really sing and OWN as yours... because, frankly, when I woke up this mornin' - things didn't look so bad... LOL!
     
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    A Bo Diddly tune, there's a few.
    Some of the stuff from Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac is very good for your needs
    The Blues Brothers first Album has all Blues & R&B drenched tunes. "Hey Bartender" for instance.
     
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    type in "Blues Rock" on Pandora.. take notes.

    I've been getting lots of good ideas on tunes to cover doing that... I'll just type in a song title, and see what the great cyber-brain comes up with.
     
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    The singer needs to pick songs he can put across with conviction, or forget it. That's how it goes with blues music. When some suburban, caucasian-type who just got outta his three-piece Brooks Bros (f'rinstance; I'm not saying that's you) minutes before getting on stage is up there trying to emote "I'm your backdoor man", he'd better believe it, or no one else will.
     
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    B.B. King
    Never Make Your Move Too Soon
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    If you love me like you say
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    Messin With the Kid by Junior Wells is a great song to play

    Tramp By Lowell Fulson is a great one too
     
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  11. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    Great guys, keep em coming.
     
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    stormy monday,
    the thrill is gone
    one bourbon one scotch one beer
    the sky is crying
    worried life blues
     
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    Mercury Blues.


    Great uptempo jam song that will fill the dance floor.

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    Jimmy Vaughn:
    boom bapa boom

    Storyville:
    Good day for the blues

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