Best blues by nonblues player ?

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Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby howlnwoof » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:44 am

Gotta give it to Gary Moore ....
Just got his Live at Montreaux DVD for Christmas and the guy floored me . Got his "Still got the Blues" disc from years back ....about wore it out when new and kinda forgot about him till now . A bonus of the DVD is three songs with Albert Collins as a guest !!!!

As an aside , I wonder what Ritchie Blackmore could do with a great blues back up band ???
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RE: Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby panhead74 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:53 am

Hey Woof!

Lots of guys can't log in. I don't know if you've seen this in the "Cheap seats" Conference, posted by Lovat:

this is now getting like speaking to a def aunt at a wedding...

Could a logged in poster post back on Woof's post about "best blues non blues guitarist" and say that the superb Ritchie Blackmore does a beautiful blues piece on the Purple label sampler from 1972 called " When a blind man cries".

His lix are brilliant and his funky blue side can be heard on the likes of "Demon's eye" "Lazy" and "Highway Star".

Ritchie came fom the same stable of guitar players in the early 60's as did all the later UK bluesos,ie playing American R+B and R+R up and down the M1 and into Germany/Holland etc.

Of course he is working on a different astral plane now, but remains one of the best Brit rawk players ever.

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RE: Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby maxx england » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:22 pm

Don't know if this counts, but has anyone heard Apologies To Pearly by ZZ Top? Soaring, lunatic, ecstatic slide guitar. Love it to bits.
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RE: Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby lorilu » Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:50 pm

I've been thinking about Delbert McClinton. Great songwriter, I love him. Can't classify him. "I Want To Love You" one of my favorites. It reminds me of a song Etta James sings called "Damn Your Eyes".
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RE: Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby ofcluke534 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:33 pm

I've heard Joe Walsh play some mean blues. A little "white", but listenable.
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Re: Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby LesFromChicago » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:18 pm

country music pioneer Jimmy Rogers did at least one nice blues record, maybe more;
Cajun singer Cleoma Breau she did 5 or 6 blues tracks - she was good at singing blues, but too bad her band did not get the timing too well.
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Re: Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby texas blues » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:51 am

SRV was not really a blues player.

He was into Lonnie Mack.

For sure he got the Albert King 'thang goin' on but he was also

heavy into Jimi.

As we all know.

I'd say that SRV was more a rock dude that had blues/jazz DNA.

But he wasn't a pure blues guy.

He was an entertainer and more of a "music" guy.

And all musician's are really entertainer's.

At least the best are.

Even Muddy wouldn't necessarily call hissef' a bluesman.

He'd call himself a recording artist and entertainer.

But of course we know at heart he was a bluesman.

And an entertainer.
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Re: Best blues by nonblues player ?

Postby tinsmith » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:33 am

I'd go with Gary Moore too....but claimed to come back to the blues, so does he count??

He is awesome.....
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