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Srv. need i say more? Plagtr2
Another vote for srv. Rubyrad
This may be heresy for many here but there is a new star on ... Siliab
well, one is with us (fortunately) and the other isn't (sadl ... Gregm
I'd take jimmy page over clapton or green, even though i lik ... Davemitchell
Neither. stevie ray vaughn. then, clapton. Oregon
Certainly not "the best" but some recently discove ... Henryhk
Buddy guy? what a hacker. ronnie earl can out play bg with ... Bigkidz
Bigkidz, calling buddy guy a "hacker" is a pretty ... Blblues68
I have been fortunate to see some great blues guitarists liv ... Raylinds
Not to start a war but the appeal of clapton mystifies me... ... Kbuzz
Blblues68, imho buddy guy has not played a lick that was wo ... Bigkidz
Neither clapton or green. this is probably heresy, but i th ... Knownothing
Bigkidz, thank you for your opinion. i think i'll stick with ... Blblues68
Blblues68...thanks for saving me all the trouble of voicing ... Mags5000
I saw dire straits over two nights at the greek in los feliz ... Bongofury
If you like stevie ray check out jimmy d. lane. i believe h ... Kbamhi
Neither: if we didn't have both of them to enjoy this questi ... Stevecham
As stated earlier- srv is the best imho- fluid, emotion, tec ... Oregon
I never understood the appeal of that generation of technica ... Chashmal
Johnny winter Polk432
Neither.......muddy waters, you did say blues guitarist. i t ... Zenblaster
Michael bloomfield, dead or alive. Consttraveler
Surprising to find no mention here of davy graham. invented ... Jimjoyce25
In about 1975 clapton's band was from tulsa. and sometimes t ... Acee
best acoustic blues player david bromberg Iser
Neither. i pick robert jonson, tommy johnson, or robert wilk ... Chashmal
Jean chartron and buddy guy Vinylmeister
Albert king. the man practically invented the "bending ... Sit
I consider jj cale ten times the bluesman clapton is...... i ... Hxt1
I replied to this thread 7 years ago and read the various replies written since then tonight realizing that the thread wound through a myriad of permutations mostly having nothing to do with the original question of the two blues guitarists and no-one else.
Obviously there can be no definitive conclusion. Each of these guitarists have brought their unique best to each their forefronts.
Clapton as an interpreter bar none and Green as a Blues innovator bar none and what do we do with those observations? SRV, Hendrix and all of their brothers (and sisters) have been introduced into this thread but the comparison remains; Green vs Clapton.
Why must there be a best or a winner? Are we not the better, the more musically enriched blueswise for the both of them to have co-existed and developed in their own unique ways?
I lay down tonight to my flawed reproductive system (I am 60 after all) ecstatic in the knowledge and audible estate knowing that I have lived in a time of greatness where I have physically and recordibly heard the works of contemporary genius unfold for the pleasure of those the receptive masses to which I humbly belong. To make scale of 10 choices as to who is superior seems irrelavent at this humble point in my short life.
It would be nice to lay this thread to rest reflecting merely upon the privilege of having so much musical Blues art available to all of us regardless of our individual preferences...
Having personally seen both of these men many times from the time they were in their early twenties until recently, I think the thread question is moot but then that's the personal and worthless opinion of just one musical soul among the millions who have an opinion totally worthwhile and of their own...
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Rel2, quite an eloquent, poignant, insightful, and even en ... Sit
Even eric clapton will tell you he just cobbles together wel ... Aldavis
If you ask the studio guys they'll tell you when mike bloomf ... Simone
For me the best blues guitarist ever is green - and the voic ... Go4vinyl
My two favorites. :) 0eeprom0
Albert king, my favorite, taught clapton. Orpheus10
I like guitar shorty a lot too! Mapman
I don't know who's better but clapton has produced a lot mor ... Mapman
Muddy waters!!!!!!! Ebm
Eric clapton doesn't play blues. there are 50 or 100 blues g ... 213cobra
There was and is no better blues/rock guitarist than mick ta ... Lordmelton
The best blues guitar player alive has to be imho, ronnie ea ... Jiggabelly
I saw peter green live in 1969 with the original fleetwood m ... Audiozen
Audiozen, clapton may be very good but there are plenty who ... Sit
Never heard green but i have a couple of complaints: no ment ... Pep21
I think clapton is overrated.there is some very good blues p ... Raytheprinter
Other than spending excessive amounts of money on audio equi ... Pep21
I'm with pep21 Aldavis
If you are truly a lover of the blues than you know that the ... Irish65