What are the best blues songs to listen to?
I'm a guitar player and I'm learning to play the blues, I'm still new to this. All I know that it has different styles (I don't know what to choose from). What are the best ACOUSTIC blues songs or players that I can listen to (to aid my guitar playing)?
- Melting MediaLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
John Cephas & Phil Wiggins "Richmond Blues"
Mance Lipscomb "Jack Of Spades" (note he has a broken finger in a splint and still nails it)
Mance Lipscomb "Texas Blues"
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee "Midnight Special"
Reverend Gary Davis "If I Had My Way"
Blind Willie McTell "Statesboro Blues"
Bukka White at Newport, informal session with Howlin' Wolf
Bukka White "Sic 'em Dogs On"
- 7 years ago
Get into Rory Gallagher- he wrote in an incredible variety of blues styles and played them all extremely well. There are tons of Youtube videos of him around.