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admittedly, this is like picking your favorite fruits, but give it a shot...

my choices, in no order:

1. Blind Willie McTell

2. Lightnin' Hopkins

3. Mississippi John Hurt

4. Peter Green

5. Son House

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admittedly, this is like picking your favorite fruits, but give it a shot...

my choices, in no order:

1. Blind Willie McTell

2. Lightnin' Hopkins

3. Mississippi John Hurt

4. Peter Green

5. Son House

How did i forget Robert "sounds like i'm playing two guitars at once" Johnson?

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I prefer a little more modern dose of the blues.

Johnny Winter

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Billy "The Reverend Willie G" Gibbons

Freddie King

honorable mention

Jeff Healy

Good choices

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Robert Johnson

Elmore James

Albert King

BB King

John Lee Hooker

Muddy Waters

and for really modern, Tab Benoit

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Ella Fitzgerald

Donna Summer,Gloria Gaynor,The Temtations,Sister sledge, some of the disco era.

David Bowie

Cream

Judas Priest

The Animals

Edited by Scarlett

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In no order and off the top of my head:

Son House

Bukka White

Muddy Waters

Howlin' Wolf

Robert Johnson

Sonny Boy Wiliamson

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Junior Wells

Buddy Guy

I'm sure in an hour, I'll think of more :wacko:

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Keb Mo

SRV

Buddy Guy

Albert King

BB King

Too many greats to list but these 5 are my main influences.

RjK

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Great thread. No order, of course... Like 'em all equally...

Blind Reverend Johnson

Elmore James

Muddy Waters

Robert Johnson

Howlin' Wolf

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John Lee Hooker

Robert Johnson

Hendrix

Duane Allman

BB KIng

Buddy Guy

Muddy Waters

Willie Dixon

Elmore James

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I will go with more contemporary artists because thats Mainly what I listen to.

Buddy Guy

Joe Bonamassa

Albert Cummings

Walter Trout

Tab Benoit

But still put in my list Muddy Waters ,BB King,SRV

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Son House

Bo Diddley

John Lee Hooker

Little Walter

Bukka White

(Something tells me I came up with a slightly different 5 last time we did this, but it varies from day to day anyway. For example, right now I feel Sonny Boy Williamson coming on . . .)

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Howlin' Wolf- "In the way that the Stones tried to be the sons of Chuck Berry, I think we tried to be the sons of Howlin' Wolf." - Jimmy Page

Little Walter- The Jimi Hendrix of the Harmonica.

Elmore James- There may have been other players who went electric first, but Elmo is the guy who plugged in slide.

Mississippi Fred McDowell- Makes the list for his album "I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll" alone. What makes the title so brilliant is that album fucking ROCKS.

Muddy Waters- Personally I'll take "I'm Ready" over "Mannish Boy" as Muddy's badass anthem; "I'm drinkin' TNT, I'm smokin' dynamite, I hope some schoolboy wants to start a fight, because I'm ready!"

Buddy Guy- When Jimi Hendrix hit, Leonard Chess called Buddy into his office and turned around and bent over. "Go ahead and kick me, " he said, "You've been trying to sell me this shit for ten years."

Skip James- I think that Skip James is every bit as good as Robert Johnson. Considering that he stole 32-20 Blues and a verse from Come on Into My Kitchen from him, so did Robert Johnson!

Blind Willie Johnson- "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" is perhaps the most profound singing without lyrics that I have ever heard. Great slide guitar as well.

Charley Patton- Ground zero for the Delta Blues. Both Robert Johnson and Wolf considered him a mentor, what does that tell you?

Hmmmm, that's nine, I should really go for a round ten. Have I forgotten anyone?

Oh yeah. That guy who's my handle, avi, and sig! If you love blues and you don't know Magic Sam, follow the link in my sig because you are denying yourself unnecessarily.

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Most of 'em already mentioned..

Skip James, haunting voice and a great guitar picker.

Son House, listen to "Death Letter" and you'll understand why this dude belongs in the top five.

Howlin' Wolf, he's the big boss man of chicago blues, no contest.

Otis Spann, for his piano playing and soulful voice.

Elmore James, known as "King of the slide guitar", a well deserved title.

Little Walter, there has never been a harmonica player like him, pre- or past his lifetime.

Willie Dixon, no one has written that many blues classics like this man.

Bo Diddley, sounds like no other.

Muddy Waters, need no comments.

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Johnny Winter

Peter Green

Rory Gallagher

Mick Taylor

John Mayall

James Cotton

Kim Simmons

Papa John Creech

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Two recent discoveries:

R. L. Burnside & Junior Kimbrough

Good stuff.

Are they both deceased now? RL pased on did JK too? RL's son Dwayne plays a mean brand of blues rock.I think a couple JK's kids put out a cd too.

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Are they both deceased now? RL pased on did JK too? RL's son Dwayne plays a mean brand of blues rock.I think a couple JK's kids put out a cd too.

Yes, JK is dead. The Black Keys released the CD Chulahoma (a collection of his songs) as a tribute in 2006.

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Two recent discoveries:

R. L. Burnside & Junior Kimbrough

Good stuff.

Good discoveries! If I'm not mistaken, the label they were on (Elektra maybe) put out a whole series of American blues/roots music and there were a number of really good releases. I'll have to research that a bit more.

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Keb' Mo is the one contemporary player I really dig the most these dayz !!!

RjK

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