3 April 2011

Top 10 Blues Musicians

It just so happens that Executive Publisher McKeel Hagerty and Associate Publisher Jonathan Stein have been avid listeners to the blues for many years. We asked them for their ten favorite Blues Artist and their top four albums.

The Blues According to McKeel

Robert Johnson
Elmore James
Buddy Guy
Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Billy Gibbons
Joe Bonamassa
BB Chung King from the Buddaheads
Kenny Wayne Sheperd

McKeel’s Favorite Blues albums

Texas Flood (SRV, the best blues album ever)
Robert Johnson and Elmore James (Best of)
Bluesbreakers (with Clapton)
Eric Clapton (release 1970….Mostly yardbirds)

Jonathan’s Top Ten

Muddy Waters
Robert Johnson
Rory Block
Buddy Guy
Ry Cooder
Howling Wolf
Willie Dixon
Etta James
Mississippi John Hurt
Lightning Hopkins

Jonathan’s Favorite Blues Albums

Robert Johnson—The Complete Recordings
More Real Folk Blues—Howling Wolf
Bonnie Rait by Bonnie Rait
The Willie Dixon Chess Recordings

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