blues recommendation


I dont really listen to any blues but would like to...im thinking of a particular sound, something very basic, a guy, gravelly voice, just an acoustic guitar mabey a harmonica...very stripped down blues sound....well recorded of course...anyone know an album that fits this sound??
mbacinello
Check out Muddy Waters Folk Singer
Also Keb Mo fits the bill. I'm sure someone on here can recommend a specific title.
Muddy Waters Folk Singer is an exact fit and a truly fine album to boot.

Dave
early howlin' wolf! (Howlin' Wolf: Memphis Days - The Defintive Edition Vols. 1 & 2, Howlin' Wolf Rides Again)
You can try Mapleshades' excellent recording "Country Girl" by John Dee & Fris: Voice and guitar with some electric piano sprinkled around.
I also recommend Doug MacLeod "You Can't Take My Blues" on the Audioquest lable. It has a little more accompaniment, as does the above mentioned Muddy Waters, but the main focus is always the voice.
John Lee Hooker is also excellent, but recording quality and number of players varies.

And remember: "If you don't like the Blues, you have a hole in your soul".

Have fun, Ed
All good stuff, here. Also try Lightnin' Hopkins 'Goin Away. Killer...
Could go on and on, but I'll let my fellow audiophools have some fun. peace, warren
Guy Davis
Greg Brown
Chris Smithers
T Model Ford

Are a good to check out.

Have Fun.
The Arhoolie label has released a lot of good, well-recorded blues over the years (on both cd and vinyl). You should check out their website. Here are a few of my favorite acoustic blues artists who've been recorded post 1960 (and thus have good sonics):
Black Ace
Rev. Gary Davis
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
John Jackson
Fred McDowell
Bukka White
Skip James
John Hurt
Bill Broonzy
Snooks Eaglin
R.L. Burnside
Son House
Mance Lipscomb
Furry Lewis
Willie McTell (wasn't recorded post 60, but the lp, Atlanta 12 String, is great sounding music)
It might be worth taking a trip to your public library. They'll often have good compilation cd's of various styles of blues. It's a fun, cheap way to discover the tremendous range of styles that falls under the category "blues" and to find out what you like. Enjoy!
Buddy Guy, Blues Singer 2003
Harmonica Shah Blues Band, Tell It To Your Landlord 2001
Jimmy Burns, Back To The Delta 2003
Jerry Ricks - "Many Miles of Blues"
Doug McCleod, Lucky Peterson, Trudy Lynn
JOHN HAMMOND /SLIM HARPO / CHRIS THOMAS KING / LARRY GARNER / ALBERT KING / MUDDY WATERS / BUDDY GUY / EDDIE C CAMPBELL / JB LENOIR / JOHN MOONEY / TAB BENOIT / LITTLE JIMMIE KING / BIG DAVE McLEAN / LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS / Most FAT POSSUM releases / ETC... ETC...
Sonny Terry, Mississippi Fred McDowell, John Lee Hooker, John Hurt, Richard Johnson, Brownee McGhee(sp?)
I do not recall the title at the moment but lightin' hopkins did a great recodring with sonny terry. also try junior wells' come inside this house.
Otis Spann ,"BluesMasters Storyville"
Muddy Waters' Brotherinlaw .
This is Ex recording and mastering from Sweden.
Performance is pure unadulterated blues.The real thang.
Mostly acoustic piano and vocals .
Why I love this guy is he truly is a master blues pianist ,his vocals sound like he just stepped off the train from 1920.
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1082167&cart=184741558&style=music
Lightnin' Hopkins "Goin' Away" Great stuff.