Blues

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by DirtyDreamDesigner, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Yup, blues.

    I need recommendations on blues. And I mean really dark, depressing, woman-left-me-police-shot-my-dog delta blues. Something like Black Snake Moan from the movie of the same name. The darker the better.
     
  2. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    Hmmm Willie Brown? All I got off the top of my head.
     
  3. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    Sorry about your dog.

    .. and your woman. :(
     
  4. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Tom Waits.

    'nuff said.
     
  5. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Not dark enough, but thanks.

    While awesome, not really blues, or at least not the kind of blues I'm looking for.

    C'mon, mangs, keep them coming.
     
  6. 10mmCurator

    10mmCurator Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 23, 2007
    Ahh finally someone talks about the blues not Jazz woot! Look up leadbelly. Pretty ancient... depression era
     
  7. alec

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    May 21, 2003
    Leadbelly, Pink Anderson, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and (my alltime favourite) Mississippi John Hurt.
     
  8. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Hah, I knew Alec would have some recommendations. Now to check them out.
     
  9. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    I don't believe its very depressing but... Isn't Avery Brooks a big blues musician? Or was that more Jazz...?
     
  10. alec

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    May 21, 2003
    Hah, forget one: Blind Lemon Jefferson. He's cool too.

    Also: Mississippi John Hurt is more folk than blues most of the time, but it's still great stuff, often about booze and women, but also about (I hate to say it) religion. Yeah. :roll:
     
  11. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    These are all awesome, Alec, thanks a bunch. The girl they're for will surely like it.

    However, for me, I'm looking for something more... contemporary... perhaps something with... electric guitars.

    Oh, and darker. :newevil:
     
  12. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    The Coen Wolters band is a pretty good band, which describes itself as a Blues Trio so it might be to your liking. Lots of electric guitar, but not really dark. Still pretty good.
     
  13. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion? I don't think they fit what you're looking for exactly, but worth a listen.
     
  14. Misteryo

    Misteryo Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 15, 2007
    John Spencer Blues Explosion

    Alvin Youngblood Hart

    Buddy Guy

    But for a real dark dark place Leonard Cohen's album The Future. Sample lyrics: "Give me crack and anal sex / take the only tree that's left / and stuff it up the hole in your culture"

    Enjoy
     
  15. runab0ut

    runab0ut First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2007
    Things on top of my head with blues... they might not be 'dark or sad' but just a couple that i know.

    Albert King, Albert Collins, BB King, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (with Clapton), Buddy Guy, SRV, Robert Johnson.

    If you'd like Trumpet/Sax based blues... can't help ya there, am a geetar player.
     
  16. 10mmCurator

    10mmCurator Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 23, 2007
    Just don't mention any contemporarily jazz... its nothing but a sack of fighting cats yowing to a rhythym

    Yeah I know I've said I'm deaf... I'm actually hard of hearing and use two hearing aids with which I can enjoy music.
     
  17. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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  18. welsh

    welsh Junkmaster

    Apr 5, 2003
    Hey DDD- I got into the Blues last year. A good place to start is Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey Which goes from origins to more modern versions.

    Alec's suggestions are spot on. I like Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-rollers for a Zydeco/rock/blues version- especially "Pick up on this"
     
  19. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Thanks, Welsh. Everything you guys have recommended thus far has been really great, but the thing is I still haven't found exactly what I was looking for, and it's getting kind of frustrating... I never thought It'd be this hard to find it...
     
  20. Zaron

    Zaron Vault Fossil
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    Feb 5, 2007
    What is the area of usage for this very, very dark blues that you're speaking of?

    Drawing the conclusion that you're more or less satisfied with previous recommendations, I wouldn't guess it's for the 'ol fashion listening [...]

    Otherwide you wouldn't search for this darker blues.