John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with a young Eric Clapton,2nd from the right 1966
Lyrics To Some Blues Classics
The blues have a large part in music history.Recordings of the very early folk acoustic blues of Robert Johnson's Crossroads.Gospel blues and rhythm and blues as seen on the Chess label.Nick Gravenites once said being treated black was the closest thing to the blues he will ever feel.The periods of prejudice,hatred,and just plain hard times,led to music that planted it's roots still heard in the music of today.
Keb Mo,one of my favorite blues artists.His music is mostly acoustic but very powerful and heartfelt.
Many of todays famous musicians pay homage to this man,Mckinley Morganfield or more commonly known as Muddy Waters.
Albert Collins was nicknamed the master of the Telecaster.