Who is/was the best Blues Guitarist?

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Who is/was the best Blues Guitarist?

  1. B.B King

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    40.0%
  2. Muddy Walters

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Robert Johnson

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    6.7%
  4. Other

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    46.7%
  1. strat

    strat New Member

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    Name your pick, for best Blues Guitarist????
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  2. Inu Yasha

    Inu Yasha New Member

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    B.B ALL THE WAY!!!
  3. Mr_Cobain

    Mr_Cobain New Member

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  4. warrenaxe

    warrenaxe New Member

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    It has got to be SRV
  5. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    I believe the name should be Muddy Waters up there... I like BB actually I have a list that's not up there. Yes, Stevie is good too...
  6. grayb47

    grayb47 New Member

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    All the above are great. BUT SRV should be on any list of this nature. Also Claptain, Freddie King, Maybe even Satriani (spell check) and while Hendrix was nored for his effects, I put him at the top on my blues list.
  7. cobulas

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    BB King was definitely a role model for other great blues players, as well as Jimi Hendrix, and SRV.............Neal Shann of journey is also a great blues player. Oh... and SRV said one of his mentors was................ Robin Trower
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    ScantyNebula New Member

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  9. mikos

    mikos New Member

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    WHERE SRV
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    Jeff Healey

    Blues and then some the man is music personified.
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    gen79 New Member

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  12. saxmidiman

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    SRV is great. But he's just the best of his era. Look to where everyone comes from and listens to. Clapton is great. He's just finished a CD dedicated to Robert Johnson. Figure it out from there.
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  14. Rich_b

    Rich_b Bass Cadet

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    Not saying he's necessarily the best but Gary Moore's certainly worth a mention.
  15. BazzerX

    BazzerX New Member

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    I like Jimi Hendrix the best because he did blues material at varying levels of heaviness and mood and mixed in with different stuff. Some blues guitarists you a hear are kinda the same all the time and are much of a muchness, not Jimi though.
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    Anyone who hasn`t answered SRV should be taken out back & shot, he is the one who took from all the greats & then took it to another level, god bless SRV
  17. MCastille84

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    Of course SRV is the man, but if it wasn't for the above greats, he wouldn' have been nearly as successful. If you listen and compare Stevie's music with all blues music prior to his recordings, you'll see that he is highly inspired. In fact, he sometimes copies the exact riffs and licks of freddie king, and even Jimi Hendrix. Despite that, he's managed to create something new and different with a music genre so old.
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    Richie Sambora (solo) or Eric Clapton
  19. Bunyip

    Bunyip New Member

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    B>b King and oh robert Johnston
  20. The Big Q

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    I was never blown away by BB until I heard him live. However, SRV inspired my to play blues and Rory Gallagher inspired my to learn slide.

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