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R&B / Blues Music

Postby 308Mike » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:16 am

Folks,

My wife is asking me to compile a list of R&B artists/songs for her to review so I can burn a disk of them for her upcoming birthday in December. She doesn't have a list of artists she likes, otherwise I wouldn't be asking for help. She knows what she likes when she hears it, and since I'm not a big fan of the genre, I have no idea where to start.

Are there any big R&B / Blues fans out there who might be able to help? SKB, any ideas - FYI, she likes the music from Supernatural, Season 2, Episode 8 (Crossroad Blues) - anything similar you could think of would be great!!

THANKS!
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby HTRN » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:32 am

Are we talking Elmore James, Charlie Patton, Howlin Wolf, etc? Or are we talking modern "hack, spit", R&B?

Because if its the former, I have suggestions, if its the latter,, blech.
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby 308Mike » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:46 am

HTRN wrote:Are we talking Elmore James, Charlie Patton, Howlin Wolf, etc? Or are we talking modern "hack, spit", R&B?

Because if its the former, I have suggestions, if its the latter,, blech.

I read your comment to her and she started laughing, she likes the names you provided. Here's a YouTube link to some of the stuff she likes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8PsUoWoFgc
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby Weetabix » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:19 pm

There can be only one: The Blues Brothers Rhythm & Blues Revue.

And, is Howling Wolf R&B?

ETA: the link sounds more like delta blues.
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby BDK » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:01 pm

Ertha Kitt
Sarah Vaugh
Etta James
Ella Fitzgerald
Billie Holiday

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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby randy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:27 pm

Weetabix wrote:There can be only one: The Blues Brothers Rhythm & Blues Revue.


The Blues Brothers Band! Hmph!

Bunch a wanna be players

How good can a mess like that sound any way?

My vote is with the Louisiana Gator Boys! :mrgreen:
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby BDK » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:29 am

Eartha Kitt

Melody Gardot

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Postby Weetabix » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:02 pm

BDK wrote:Melody Gardot

I second.
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby Gunnuts » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:23 pm

Junior Kimbrough

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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby Vonz90 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:50 pm

I am assuming you mean more the modern / electric blues and not the old acoustic delta blues. So based on that assumption:

BB-King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPlsqo2bk2M
Big Mama Thornton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJlBo5KJ3b4
Buddy Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_rd8y8A2oE
Muddy Waters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_SScctHnHg
John Lee Hooker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOyj4ciJk34 (He is also the guitarist for a lot of Big Mama Thornton's recordings)
T-Bone Walker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAPDJheC0Jk
Willie Dixon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxNJcNRwFA
Taj Mahal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQC2_NJj2iA
Otis Redding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnPMoAb4y8U

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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:49 pm

randy wrote:
Weetabix wrote:The Blues Brothers Band! Hmph!

Bunch a wanna be players


Steve Cropper. Duck Dunn (RIP). Matt Murphy. Tom Malone. Lou Marini.

Wannabes? Ooohkay then. :P

Anyway...what kinda R&B you want? Little more polished, go Detroit: Temptations, Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Four Tops, Jackson 5.

Little more elemental, go Memphis: Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Joe Tex, Booker T and the MGs, Wilson Pickett

If you want to go sideways, get some Gram Parsons, especially The Gilded Palace of Sin, the first Flying Burrito Brothers album. Parsons' idea was "Cosmic American Music," fusing country, country rock, and R&B. I was playing the album in the car once, and "Do Right Woman" and "Dark End of the Street" played, and my lovely wife said, "What is this -- The Commitments go country?" :lol:

Speaking of, Bobby Womack put out a pretty good country record called B.W. Does C&W. Legend has it Womack wanted to call it...something else.

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Postby Weetabix » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:21 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote:Steve Cropper. Duck Dunn (RIP). Matt Murphy. Tom Malone. Lou Marini.

Wannabes? Ooohkay then. :P

Can't remember about the others, but Matt Murphy played with Muddy Waters on records and in live performances. If he's good enough for Muddy, he's good enough for me.
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby randy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:51 pm

...even before I read MHI, my response to seeing a poster for the stars of the latest Twilight movies was "I see 2 targets and a collaborator".

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Postby MarkD » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:28 pm

Understand that in some parts of the country (NYC and NJ especially) R&B means "anything sung by black people". I've seen Sade, Whitney Houson, Luther Vandross and 2 Live Crew referred to as R&B.

For the NYC folks, CD 101.9 should rot in Hell.

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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby 308Mike » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:12 am

I've passed on all the information and she's in the process of digesting it!!

THANKS for ALL the info - it's a lot to review and consider!!
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby Jered » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:05 am

John Lee Hooker?
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby 308Mike » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:03 am

Jered wrote:John Lee Hooker?

She said that would be one she'd add to the list of artists to be included. THANKS for the heads-up!
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby Weetabix » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:19 pm

Better try Lightnin' Hopkins, then, too.
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Re: R&B / Blues Music

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:14 am

Weetabix wrote:Better try Lightnin' Hopkins, then, too.


Ayup. Maybe also Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, and Blind Willie McTell.
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