what is the best blues album guys?? enlighten me please..

skhan007

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Not so much "old school" but here's what's at the top of my playlist:

SRV- Blues At Sunrise
ZZ TOP- One Foot In the Blues
John Mayall & BluesBreakers w/ Clapton- Beano Album
Gary Moore- Still Got the Blues
Ron Wood & Bo Diddley- Live at the Ritz
 

Mark Kane

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You need two, and you can get them in box sets still I believe. Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson.
 

bluesbreaker59

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Well for MY EARS, I like traditional Chicago blues, jump and early Texas, so:

1. Live at the Regal - BB King
2. Hollywood Fats Band
3. Muddy Waters - Chess Box
4. Howlin Wolf - Chess Box
5. Fabulous Thunderbirds - First 2 albums
 

davejeon02

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We Can Get Together -Sean Costello
Sean Costello - Sean Costello

Now they are not strictly blues album (mix of blues, balads, etc) but there are some GREAT songs with a very blues-oriented influence.

Strictly blues:

In Step - SRV (Life without you is my favorite SRV song)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (no guitar)
Where the Light Is - John Mayer :hide(there's some other stuff, but the blues stuff is great)
Blues Deluxe - Joe Bonamassa (You Upset Me Baby and Blues Deluxe being my favorites)
In Session - Albert King and SRV
 

CincinnatiSi

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I'll second Joe Bonamassa "Blues Deluxe"
Check out Guitar Shorty's "Watch Your Back"
The most recent releases from Robben Ford and Sonny Landreth are pretty sweet.
 

frisco kid

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You beat me to it! I've really been digging We Can Get Together. It was recommended to me by someone here on TGP and it's great. What a tragic loss of such a young blues artist who appeared to be hitting his stride...no telling how far he could've taken the genre...RIP...


We Can Get Together -Sean Costello
Sean Costello - Sean Costello

Now they are not strictly blues album (mix of blues, balads, etc) but there are some GREAT songs with a very blues-oriented influence.

Strictly blues:

In Step - SRV (Life without you is my favorite SRV song)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (no guitar)
Where the Light Is - John Mayer :hide(there's some other stuff, but the blues stuff is great)
Blues Deluxe - Joe Bonamassa (You Upset Me Baby and Blues Deluxe being my favorites)
In Session - Albert King and SRV
 

fish78

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Not going to recommend any albums, but go out there and search for some of the guys mentioned here...and many, many others not mentioned...where they were recorded live playing infront of small audiences...may be obscure songs you are not familiar with, but that is where you will find the "best" blues...BTW, Somebody needs to mention Jimmy Reed....
 

jazzmonkey007

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BB King - "Live at the Regal"
John Mayall with Eric Clapton - (Beano album)
Albert King - Born under a bad sign
Lonnie Mack - The Wham of that Memphis Man
Junior Wells and Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues
 

TBIRD Phil

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Howlin' wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight
Muddy Waters - Live at Mr. kelly's
T-Bone Walker - Born to Be No Good
Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East
James Cotton - Live at Antone's Nightclub
Jimmy Reed - Best of Jimmy Reed
John Lee Hooker - Best of
Paul Butterfield - Paul Butterfield Blues band
Rory Gallagher - Irish tour


These are just a few of my favorites that I Have in regular rotation on my Ipod. So many to choose from!
 

XKnight

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Some of my current favorite Blues/Rock CDs are:

-Mike Bloomfield, Super Session
-Robin Trower, Bridge of Sighs
-Alvin Lee, Pure Blues
-Gary Moore, Blues Alive
-Joe Bonamassa, Blues Deluxe
-Sean Costello, We Can Get Together
 

bluesjuke

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Let me second Muddy "Mississippi" Wates Live.
Great 2 CD set.
Anything T Bone Walker.

IF you can find it I have an American Blues Legends CD called
T-Bone Walker, Stormy Monday" (that's the way it's spelt on there with the hyphen in his name).
It's Live in Paris from 1968 and smokes.
 

allman5

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My choise.

Robert Johnson
Jeff Beck " Truth"
Howlin Wolf "London Sessions"
John Mayell "Beano Album"
Ten Years After "2 first albums"
Humble Pie" Live at Fillmore"
Butterfield Blues Band" East West"
Albert King "Live Wire Blues Power"

/Bjorn:BEER
 




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