Blues for Aficionados


I have found that postings music is a good way to listen to all the music in your collection.  I have neglected the ultimate source of much of the music I post.  This tread corrects that oversight.  All Blues post are welcome.  I will concentrate on the Delta.
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Jr. Wells and Buddy Guy...Mentioned herea few times - Chicawgo Blues, by way of Delta migration.
My favorite was not mentioned: "Messsin' With The Kid," which has become a classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWTieCjUhVw  On multiple albums, with and w/o Buddy Guy.
Another favorite, not mentioned: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee: From the Album Midnight Special.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z90cONlqCmc
(They didn't like each other, after a few years, but proceeded to play together for the next 20 or so years...) 
Not mentioned is the fact that life was hard for some of these musicians because of the lifestyle they lived - their circumstances and times. It is amazing that some of these musicians lived as long as they did.  At a concert I produced with fellow SCA members at UCLA, James Cotton got so drunk he couldn't stand up, but wouldn't leave the stage when his time was up. Falling down drunk, he kept playing a mean harmonica, and we had to pull the plug on him, literally, to get buddy guy and albert collins on stage...
The Holmes Brothers

LOTTO LAND:
Stony Plain   1995
        
Don't Spare Your Sword
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7DLhp2_LDw

Basement Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWGtCtDHC1I


PROMISED LAND: 
Rounder 1997

Train Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71LmHeKv4yc

Start Stoppin'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqoHvQasHBg

There's a Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IMkJzeDy_Q


SOUL STREET:
Rounder   1993

Walk in the Light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncvf98Belvs

I found a Winner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHrXBtyZkKY

Cheers
Two perhaps not as well known.  Both these sets were recorded at a time when the blues were resurgent and new young talent was paying tribute to those who set the tone of what would become Chicago Blues or for most of us on the "southside" "The Blues"  The fathers and sons album partially recorded  at Sulliavan and Adler's acoustically perfect,  Auditorium Theatre  in Chicago at what was called  Super Cosmic Joy Scout Jamboree: Muddy, Otis, Bloomfield, Butterfield, Dunn, Boooker, Lay and other guests.  (yeah I was lucky enough to be there).    Another is the two volume set of Fleetwwood Mac with Willie Dixon (IMHO the best Blues songwriter), Otis Span, Big Walter, Honeyboy Edwards, Buddy Guy, SP Leary,  and a few drop-ins,  recorded at Chess Studios in 69 and released under various names as" Fleetwood Mac in Chicago", "Get off in Chicago", "Blues Jam in Chicago" etc. "  This was Fleetwwood Mac (Green, Kewin, Spenser, McVie and Fleetwood) not the pop band line-up.
Michael Hill's Blues Mob

HAVE MERCY

Alligator Records  1996

Blues from the Bronx???  

Lost in the Sauce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLT4Wzo7UcE

She's Gone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5YvdPgMa_I

Rest in Peace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr9c7Tpe4ks

Cheers
Earl Hooker

BLUE GUITAR

Paula Records  1991

Excerpts from the Notes: "Before the age of ten while Earl Hooker and his family lived in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Earl taught himself to play the guitar.  At the age of ten his family moved to Chicago.  That following year he attended Lyon and Healy Music School...In the early 1940's he occasionally worked the streets for tips with Bo Diddley and others.... In 1949 he toured for several years with Ike Turner's group throughout Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida...frequently appeared with Sonny Boy Williamson on the King Biscuit Time on radio station KFFA in Helena, Arkansas...In 1965 he appeared with the Beatles on the Ready Steady Go show on BBC-TV...  He was thought to be one of the finest but underappreciated guitarists in modern Blues music.  Earl Zebedee Hooker died of tuberculosis in Chicago, April 21, 1970 at the age of 40."

Calling all Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_yLTTQ9c6g

Blue Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZHWZZtkMJU

Swear to Tell the Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UWm-ybWDFo

Blues in D natural
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQynjFhpYNw

Cheers