|By FAYETTE (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 03:51 pm:|
who do you think could be crowned KING OF THE
BLUES. BB KING,BOBBY BLUE BALND ETC.
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 03:58 pm:|
MY VOTE GOES TO B.B....FOR BRINGING THE BLUES INTO THE MODERN ERA!!!...STU
|By R&B (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 04:01 pm:|
I LOVE EM BOTH,BUT THE NOD WOULD HAVE TO GO TO B.B.!
|By FAYETTE (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 04:03 pm:|
HEY I LIKE THAT SONG YOLANDA BY BOBBY BLUE BLAND
|By john dixon (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 04:59 pm:|
R.L.Burnside. His North Mississippi hill country blues is raw, primitive, and the nearest thing still existant that to the original Delta sound.
Of those who have passed on I'm especially partial to John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson
Question--is Bobby Blue Bland, who I love, a blues singer? I've always considered him r&b, but maybe I've been wrong.
|By Dick Gamble (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 05:01 pm:|
My vote would be to make B.B.King the Ambassador of the Blues to represent all the other great blues musicians. There are so many great ones from the past.
|By gabriel (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:24 am:|
BB is incredible but we can't forget Muddy Waters,Lonnie Johnson and Ray Charles too sang great blues above all in the early years of his career
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:59 am:|
Today I think it has to be B.B.King,at a push,but I like all or most of the past or forerunners of the Blues.
I love listening to very early Blues,such as Ma Rainey,Bessie Smith,orLeadbelly,Blind Willie McTELL,Robert Johnson etc.
So many great artists from its roots to the present.
|By thecount (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 09:11 am:|
INDEED,all the above,++++++++++
|By Fury13 (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:16 pm:|
Nobody packed more raw emotion into his voice than ELMORE JAMES. And... his band was inciendiary. He gets my vote.
Bobby Blue Bland straddles the hazy line between blues and R&B. Great, great singer!
|By Fury13 (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:18 pm:|
B.B. King can't sing and play his guitar at the same time. That bugs me... I think a bona fide blues singer/guitarist ought to be able to do that.
|By Jim G (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:25 pm:|
"Big" Joe Turner & "Little" Jimmy Rushing are tough to beat...
And Jack Teagarden & "Hot Lips" Page are unsurpassed.
|By Livonia Ken (184.108.40.206) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:28 pm:|
Yeah, but he can sure make his guitar sing.
|By Lynn Bruce (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 04:57 pm:|
I,m with Fury13, Elmore James RULES!!! My biggest regret is that I never got to see him perform live. The same goes for Jimmy Reed and I did have the chance, but didn,t go.What an idiot I was!!!
|By SANDY (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:00 pm:|
DID ANYBODY MENTION MUDDY WATERS
|By radiogoon (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:56 pm:|
I have to narrow this down a bit, there are too many.
For housrockin' boogie-Hound Dog Taylor
For Harpin'- Tie between Sonny Boy and James Cotton
Pickin'- Albert Collins (It's that tone! Don't call him ICEMAN for nothin')
Female - Local gal Cathy "Diva" Davis....that girl moves my soul
Best bluesman I've had the pleasure of playing with- Little Mac Collins (at Johnnys Sweetheart Lounge-I blew Harp for him, a memory and a night I will never forget).
There are plenty more...next generation carrying on the blues...Popa Chubby, James Thackery, the list goes on.
Those pioneers like B.B., Muddy, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee are givens...if you don't like them, you don't like blues.
|By douglasm (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 05:57 pm:|
Everyone has their own favorites, and for good reason. They like them. And I'm going to use that justification for James Cotton. The early Cotton, mind you, his voice is about shot now. One of the things that made his early Verve LP's so good was his band (Luther Tucker, Robert Anderson, Alberto Gianquinto and Sam Lay) COOKED, and he fed off that energy.
As to white blues singers, Corky Siegel impressed me, as does Tab Benoit now.
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 06:03 pm:|
INTERESTING TAKE FROM "FUNK BROTHER" EDDIE WILLIS ON THIS SUBJECT...COMPARING THE KINGS!!!...EDDIE TRAVELLED WITH THE GREAT ALBERT KING...AND LIKES THE RAW STYLE OF ALBERT VERSUS THE MORE POLISHED STYLE OF B.B.!!!...BUT EDDIE CREDITS B.B. WITH POLISHING UP BLUES MUSIC!!!...HIS COMMENTS APPEAR IN THE CURRENT "VINTAGE GUITAR" MAGAZINE ARTICLE ABOUT THE "FUNKS"!!!...EDDIE SHOULD KNOW...ASIDE FROM HIS GUITAR VIRTUOSITY...HE WAS BORN AND NOW RESIDES IN MISSISSIPPI...HOME OF THE BLUES...AND I'M SURE...HAS HEARD IT ALL!!!...STU