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Initial post: Sep 3, 2007 6:13:06 PM PDT
QuoteNotes says:
1. Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love by SRV
2. Got a Broken Heart by Walter Trout
3. Outta Control by Walter Trout
4. Gotta Mind to Travel by Coco Montoya
5. Still Got the Blues by Gary Moore
6. The Truth Hurts by Kenny Neal
7. Trouble Makin' Woman by Chris Cain
8. Burning Hell by Joe Bonamassa
9. How Blue Can You Get by Howard Tate
10. Bad Dream by Tinsley Ellis

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2007 8:57:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2007 9:00:01 PM PDT
M. J. Gawlik says:
I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living - Paul Butterfield
One More Mile - Paul Butterfield
39th & Indiana - Charlie Musselwhite
Early In The Morning - Tinsley Ellis
Take Care Of Yo' Business - Walter Trout
Atlanta Moan - Colin James
Put The Kettle On - Big Walter Horton
Albert's Shuffle - Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield
Blues Power - Albert King
Dyin' Flu - Coco Montoya
Devil In My Closet - John Campbell
Can You Feel It - Michael Burks
Pawn Shop Broker - William Clarke
Rego Park Blues - Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Texas - Buddy Miles
Blues Get Off My Shoulders - Curtis Salgado
You're Gonna Make Me Cry - Luther Allison
Pontiac - Sugar Blue
John The Revelator - Johnny Nicholas
I'm So Glad - Skip James
Gentleman From The Windy City - Son Seals
Down So Low - Mother Earth
Marie - Otis Spann
Black Night - James Cotton
Stormy Monday Blues - The Allman Bros. (No one's topped this version)

and too many more to list

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2007 8:59:27 PM PDT
1. All Your Love (I Miss Loving) by Otis Rush - my all-time favorite blues song without question
2. Good Morning Schoolgirl by Junior Wells (with Buddy Guy)
3. I Don't Want No Woman by Magic Sam
4. Moanin' at Midnight and pretty much all the other songs Burnett wrote and performed (no Willie Dixon songs!)
5. My Time After A While by Buddy Guy
6. Ice Pickin' by Albert Collins
7. T-Bone Shuffle by T-Bone Walker (the lyrics are so great)
8. The Great Northern Stomp by Otis Spann (most amazing blues piano ever)
9. My Home Is In The Delta by Muddy Waters (I always prefer Muddy in an acoustic setting)
10. Grinnin' In Your Face by Son House
11. Crossfire by Stevie Ray Vaughan (it's a bit poppy but it's still SRV's best song IMO)
12. One Way Out by Elmore James
13. It Takes Time by Otis Rush (more Rush, more sublime guitar)
Note: this list is subject to change

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2007 9:11:09 AM PDT
Bluesman says:
I`ll Play The Blues For You by Albert King

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2007 11:57:54 AM PDT
Backdoor Man says:
Check out Blues At Sunrise. A King and Stevie Ray

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2007 8:51:37 AM PDT
blues_punk says:
Straight From the Heart - Tim Gonzalez

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2007 4:14:29 PM PDT
E. Harding says:
hey all im looking for a buddy guy song i have only heard live its a "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Love Her with a Feeling" and "Nineteen Years Old" - where he adds the line("She had one leg in the East/one leg in the West/I'm right there in the middle/tryin' to do my best")any 1 have any idea where to find it on cd? thanxs for help Erica

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2007 11:20:38 AM PST
second try...................savoy brown
telephone blues............John mayall/eric clapton
death letter blues.........Son House
can't get no grinding.....Muddy Waters
hard times...................Luther guitar jr. johnson
happy home.................elmore james
take me back baby........jimmy rushing
boogie at midnight.........roy brown
low down dog...............big joe turner
strollin with bones.........Tbone walker
tom moore's farm...........Lightnin' Hopkins
cold women with warm hearts.....Albert King
basie boogie..................Count Basie
More to follow.....................

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2007 9:49:15 PM PST
M. J. Wilson says:
1. One Room Country Shack - Buddy Guy
2. Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
3. Hellhound On My Trail - Robert Johnson
4. Double Trouble - Eric Clapton (live Tokyo '79)
5. Bad News Is Coming - Luther Allison
6. Lenny - SRV
7. No Shoes - John Lee Hooker
8. Good Morning Little School Girl - Muddy Waters (w/Buddy Guy)
9. Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
10. Red House - Jimi Hendrix

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2007 9:54:46 PM PST
M. J. Wilson says:
LOL, that's the line that stuck with you? I'll have a look for this, I have almost everything Buddy has released.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2007 4:40:41 AM PST
M. J. Gawlik says:
Glad to see this post revived, I'm surprised there aren't more additions. C'mon
people, join in.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2007 3:58:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 25, 2007 3:59:06 PM PST
Elmore James..................happy home
Muddy Waters.................still a fool
John Lee Hooker..............cry before I go
sonny boy williamson........don't start me to talking
jay mcshann...................confessin' the blues
big joe turner..................low down dog
jimmy rushing..................take me back baby
eddie vinson....................queen bee
roy brown.......................boogie at midnight
lightnin' hopkins................tom moore's blues
alberta hunter..................working man
helen humes.....................million dollar secret
dinah washington..............big long slidin' thing
son house........................death letter blues
wynonie harris..................sittin on it all the time
howlin' wolf......................morning at midnight
louis jordan......................early in the morning
This will all change in 5 minutes!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2007 3:42:43 PM PST
outlawguy says:
wintry countryside by nick gravenites w/michael bloomfield on guitar.
roys blues{live} by roy buchanan.
black night by the blues project.
anything michael bloomfield did.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2007 6:08:11 PM PST
M. J. Gawlik says:
Whoa, stop the presses, back up the bus! "Wintry Countryside" by Nick
Gravenites! Either version, from "My Labors" or "Don't Feed The Animals" (slightly better), but what a great pick. Gravenites is all right in my book.

As far as Bloomfield goes: "Texas", "One More Mile", "East-West", "Next Time
You See Me", the list goes on and on.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2007 1:05:09 AM PST
My list wouldn't stop...until now:
Sweet Home Chicago & I Don't Want No Woman - Magic Sam
Nineteen Years Old & Young Fashioned Ways - Muddy Waters
Walkin' By Myself & Rock This House - Jimmy Rogers
Blind Love & Gambler's Blues - BB King
Somebody Loan Me A Dime - Fenton Robinson
Everyday I Have the Blues & For You My Love - Robert Lockwood Jr.
As the Years Go Passing By & Personal Manager - Albert King
May I Have A Talk With You & Little Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf
I'm Just A Playboy - Luther Tucker
T-Bone Shuffle - T-Bone Walker
Frosty - Earl Hooker
Mellow Down Easy & Juke - Little Walter
Texas Flood - Larry Davis
It's All Right - Hound Dog Taylor
TV Mama & Hideaway - Freddy King
Yonders Wall & Hoodoo Man - Jr Wells
Violent Love - Otis Rush
Statesboro Blues - Taj Majal

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2007 11:05:07 PM PST
Jim says:
Full Moon On Mainstreet-The Kinsey Report
I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living-Paul Butterfield
It's My Own Fault-Michael Bloomfield, Al Kooper, and Johnny Winter
Texas-Electric Flag
There Is Something On Your Mind-Big Jay McNeely
Jumpin' At Shadows-Fleetwood Mac
Sinner's Prayer-Ray Charles
Hard Times-Ray Charles
Feelin' Sad-Ray Charles
Goin' Down-Freddie King
Blues On A Westside-Nick Gravenites and Michael Bloomfield
44 Blues-Little Feat
Dengue Woman Blues-Jimmie Vaughan
Boot Hill-Stevie Ray Vaughan
Honest I Do-Jimmy Reed
Out Of Reach-John Mayall with Peter Green
If Heartaches Were Nickels-Kenny Neal-great song written by Warren Haynes
Part Time Love-Little Johnny Taylor
Don't Answer The Door-Love Sculpture
Your Friends-Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites
Hard Times-Tom Jones and Jeff Beck. Yes that Tom Jones
Look Over Yonder Walls-Gov't Mule
Stormy Monday-Allman Brothers
Gambler's Roll-Allman Brothers
Worried Down With The Blues-Allman Brothers
Mean Woman Blues-The Allman Brothers

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2007 2:15:55 PM PST
Al Savoy says:
I don't believe Buddy ever made that version official. Certainly never in the studio and I've only ever heard him do it live. I do know where it could be had unofficially...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2007 9:39:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 19, 2007 12:50:37 AM PST
P. Jarosz says:
Here's a few from me. Best rgds, Paul

Albert King, Allman Bro's (at the Filmore East).... Stormy Monday
Rory Gallagher...(all live): What in the World, I Wonder Who,Garbage Man, Roberta
Eric Clapton, Freddie King...Have you Ever Loved a Woman,Someday after a While
Stevie Ray Vaughan.... Ain't Gonna Give Up on Love
Jimi Hendrix....Red House, Voodoo Chile Blues
Michael Bloomfield....Blues on a West Side, Wintry Countryside, It's my Own Fault (live)
Otis Rush...Gambler's Blues, I Wonder Why
Buddy Guy...Damn Right I've Got the Blues, 7-11, Too Broke to Spend the Night
Joe Bonamassa...Tea for One, So Many Roads, Reconsider Baby
Walter Trout & Joe Bonamassa...Clouds on the Horizon (wow)
Water Trout...She Takes More than She Gives
Ronnie Earl...Blues in D Natural, Baby Doll Blues
Frank Marino....Red House (live)
Otis Grand...Perfume & Grime, My Heart Beats Like a Hammer, SRV (My Mood Too)
Robben Ford...Raining in my Heart (live)
Jimmy Thackery...Lickin' Gravy
Johnny Winter...It's My Own Fault (live), Mean Mistreater (live from "White Lightning")
Luther Allison...Little Red Rooster (live)
Albert Cummings...Barrel House Blues, Lonely Bed
Albert Collins, Tab Benoit...Too Many Dirty Dishes
Peter Green...Need Your Love So Bad, If You Let Me Love You, A Fool No More
Duane Allman...Loan Me A Dime

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2007 2:27:16 AM PST hard is this!!! All are cool. Do we have a "safe" list and an "rarity list?" Any time line?

Crosscut Saw (both studio versions)- Albert King
"Cockroach"- Albert King
"The Stumble"- Peter Green and John Mayall
"Confessin' The Blues"- Jay McShann and Walter Brown & Stones 12X5 version
"Hideaway"- Eric Clapton and Mayall
"I've got A Mind To Give Up Living"- Butterfield w/ Bloomfield's monumental solos
"Reconsider Baby"- Lowell Fulson
"The Thrill Is Gone"- B.B. King
"Im Doing Fine" - Jimmy King
"Juke" (both Takes)- Little Walter
"Baby What You Want Me To Do"- Jimmy Reed
"I'm A Man"- Bo Diddley
"Worried Life Blues"- Big Maceo
'Three Hours Past Midnight- Johnny "Guitar" Watson
"Who's Been Talkin"- Howlin Wolf
"Help The Poor"- Robben Ford
"You Give Me Nothin But The Blues"- Ronnie Earl
"As The Years Go Passing By"- Mighty Joe Young
"Nobody Wants A Loser"- Albert King
"Ball And Chain"- Big Mama Thornton
"Two Trains Running"- The Blues Project
"If Trouble Was Money"- Albert Collins with Gary Moore
"Double Trouble"- Otis Rush
"Last Hope's Gone"- Paul Butterfield
"My Time After A While"- Buddy Guy
"The Moon Is Full"- Albert Collins
"Shake Your Money Maker"- Elmore James
"Lucky Lou"- Jody Williams
"All Your Love"- Magic Sam
"All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Otis Rush (on the Live and Awesome LP)
"Oh, Pretty Woman"- Albert King and John Mayall's Crusade cover with Mick Taylor
"See See Baby"- Freddie King
"Hard Time Killing Floor Blues"- Skip James
"Guitar Slim"- Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones
"I'm A King Bee"- Slim Harpo
" Finger On The Trigger"- Albert King
"Howlin' On My Darling"- Howlin Wolf

Guys toooooooooo many to think of properly..... um my desert island ONE CD would probably be "King Of The Blues Guitar"- Albert King, even though Atlantic ripped off Stax with that one!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2007 8:01:54 PM PST
stevign says:
M.J. and Outlawguy:

I've noticed you gentlemen both like "Black Night", soooo here tis.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2007 9:10:57 PM PST
stevign says:

One could pop-a-vein thinkin' bout this! I'll try important instead of favorite. You guys seem to have that well taken care of. I'll add some later as I think of them.

"DRIVIN' WHEEL" and "EAST-WEST" by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

These two songs I think are the best representations of blues as High-Art. The Blues had crawled out of the cotton field carryin' an old beat up acoustic guitar. It headed north to Chicago and soaked up the city, the fast pace, the night lights, and the high times. There is a crossroads on the blues highway; one is the acoustic "country" style, and the other, is the electric "big-city" style.

In my opinion the sophistication of this "big-city" style with it's electric guitars, amps, and horns, reached it's zenith in a group called, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, with those two songs. The latter even taking on eastern stylings by way of John Coltrane.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2007 9:42:00 PM PST
M. J. Gawlik says:
What a great way to describe "East West", "The Resurrection Of Pigboy
Crabshaw" and, to a lesser extent, "In My Own Dream"; sophisticated big city
blues. There was no so-called "blues-rock" coming from this band. And Bugsy
Maugh did a great job on both "Drivin' Wheel" and "Mine To Love". He recorded
an lp, I wish something by him would come out on cd. I saw him play with Mark
Naftalin, Bob Stroeger and Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith back around 2001. I had
thought of him primarily as a bass player, but he was no slouch on guitar that

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 7:42:24 PM PST
1. Love Her With a Feeling - Freddie King
2. She's Gone - Hound Dog Taylor
3. 32-20 - Robert Johnson
4. Lonesome Whistle Blues - Freddie King
5. Rock Me Baby - Big Mama Thornton
6. 55th Street Boogie - Hound Dog Taylor
7. Last Fair Deal Gone Down - Robert Johnson
8. Shake it Baby - John Lee Hooker
9. Howlin' For My Darlin' - Howlin' Wolf
10. Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
11. Ball & Chain - the live Janis version from Montery Pop (probably my favorite song if I had to pick from ANY genre)
12. Dirty Low Down & Bad - Keb' Mo'
13. If You Love Me Like You Say - Albert Collins
14. Talkin' Woman - Albert Collins

I could go on and on and on....

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2008 5:34:00 PM PST
MadTaoMonk says:
Barbara Morrison quotes a bit of Buddy in her live cut of "They Call Me Sundown" off of "Live at the Dakota". Downright saucy. You can hear it here:

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2008 5:58:51 PM PST
stevign says:
Mad Cow, I mean Mad Tao:

Niccccce! The old girl's still got it. Not too shabby, and it sure doesn't hurt to have Houston Person and Junior Mance on board either! Thanx MTM.
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