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Other Rock groups that Modernized the Blues?

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Hey there!  I know Zeppelin rewrote the blues for a new generation and turned out solid platinum music.  I am getting into the old blues on which there music sprouted from, J. L. Hooker, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, Robert Johnson, Bukka White , Howling Wolf, Lead Belly, etc, etc.  I have also ordered the  "The Roots Of Led Zeppelin"  series with this song/artist list:

Disc: 1

  1. Blind Willie Johnson Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed

  2. Blind Willie Johnson Nobody's Fault But Mine

  3. Memphis Jug Band Stealin' Stealin'

  4. Memphis Minnie When The Levee Breaks

  5. Robert Wilkins That's No Way To Get Along

  6. John Estes The Girl I Love

  7. Big Bill Broonzy I Can't Be Satisfied

  8. Sleepy John Estes Drop Down Mama

  9. Oscar Woods Lone Wolf Blues

  10. Robert Johnson Travelin' Riverside Blues

  11. Sonny Boy Williamson Got The Bottle Up And Gone

  12. Bukka White Shake `Em On Down

  13. Sonny Boy Williamson Sugar Mama Blues

  14. Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago

  15. Sonny Boy Williamson Good Morning School Girl

  16. Big Bill Broonzy Trucking Little Woman

  17. Blind Boy Fuller I Want Some Of Your Pie

  18. Bukka White Fixin' To Die

  19. Leadbelly The Gallows Song

  20. St. Louis Jimmy Goin' Down Slow



Disc: 2

  1. Joe Liggins Honeydripper

  2. Arthur Crudup That's Alright Mama

  3. Roy Brown Rockin' At Midnight

  4. Sister Rosetta Tharpe Down By The Riverside

  5. John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen

  6. Hank Snow I'm Movin' On

  7. Muddy Water Rollin' And Tumblin'

  8. BB King Three O' Clock Blues

  9. Muddy Waters Long Distance Call

  10. John Lee Hooker I'm In The Mood

  11. Howlin' Wolf How Many More Years

  12. Muddy Waters Honey Bee

  13. Elmore James Dust My Broom

  14. Ray Charles I Got A Woman

  15. Howlin' Wolf No Place To Go

  16. Lonnie Donegan Rock Island Line

  17. Elvis Presley Baby Let's Play House

  18. Bo Diddley I'm A Man

  19. Elvis Presley Baby I Don't Care

  20. Gene Vincent Be Bop A Lula



Disc: 3

  1. Fats Domino Blueberry Hill

  2. Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It

  3. Eddie Cochran Twenty Flight Rock

  4. Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby

  5. Elvis Presley Lawdy Miss Clawdy

  6. Dale Hawkins Susie Q

  7. Johnny Burnette Train Kept A Rollin'

  8. Little Richard Long Tall Sally

  9. Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven

  10. Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin'

  11. Chas McDevitt Cotton Song

  12. Little Richard Keep -A - Knockin'

  13. Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

  14. The Diamonds The Stroll

  15. The Monotones The Book Of Love

  16. Jimmy Rodgers Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

  17. Buddy Holly Rave On

  18. Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode

  19. The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

  20. Eddie Cochran C'mon Everybody





I am looking for rock groups that are also doing the blues with a rock mix.  I have also found that much of ZZ Top's albums were also awesome blues riffs.  Can you guys give me other great modern blues / rock mix groups that do it as good, or as close to Zeppelin/ZZ Top good as you can get?


Thanks guys!

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I have been thinking about this thread for quite sometime now and I think it is appropriate to include the band Delta Deep in the list. True that they are a fairly new band, but nonetheless, they deserve to be heard and they have indeed (IMO) modernized the blues:





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I cannot believe nobody has mentioned the Paul Butterfield Blues Band! They, as much as anyone, inspired the blues-rock explosion in the 60s with both Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop on guitars. A huge direct influence on Cream, Zeppelin, and everyone after.



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On 5/6/2016 at 3:10 AM, borrowed time said:

Thanks everyone!  now i got more groups to explore, very excited!  Delta Deep is pretty damned good!

They are indeed! :yesnod: Glad you liked the music that I posted! Delta Deep released their self-titled debut album on the 23rd of June, last year and I think you'll love the album! B) Debbie Blackwell Cook is a brilliant vocalist and just adds to the emotion of it all, that is so critical to the Blues! :D 

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On 4/30/2016 at 1:59 PM, Stairway is NOT stolen said:

Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac.


On 4/30/2016 at 3:49 PM, Sathington Willoughby said:

Cream, Hendrix, The Yardbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan 

+1 What these guys said.

But I have to add to their list two giants they forgot...Rory Gallagher and Robin Trower.



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5 hours ago, Strider said:


+1 What these guys said.

But I have to add to their list two giants they forgot...Rory Gallagher and Robin Trower.



+1 Theres a track from Robin Trowers Procol Harum days called Whiskey Train and its a killer

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I would also like to add the band Dorothy to the mix! They are a fairly new band and will be releasing their full length debut album on the 24th of June, this year. 

I got to know of their incredibly hard hitting blues rock style, late last year. They released a killer self-titled EP, which I am proud to say that I purchased! :D 

Check out the following songs. Highly recommended! B) 







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