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    100 Greatest Blues Guitarists

    Top 100 blues players of all time.
    1. T-Bone Walker
    2. B.B. King
    3. Stevie Ray Vaughan
    4. Robert Johnson
    5. Albert King
    6. Eric Clapton
    7. Buddy Guy
    8. Mike Bloomfield
    9. Peter Green
    10. Johnny Winter
    11. Otis Rush
    12. Muddy Waters
    13. Ronnie Earl
    14. Freddie King
    15. Earl Hooker
    16. Elmore James
    17. Albert Collins
    18. Hubert Sumlin
    19. Duane Allman
    20. John Lee Hooker
    21. Son House
    22. Robert Cray
    23. Jimmie Vaughan
    24. Billy Gibbons
    25. Lonnie Johnson
    26. Roy Buchanan
    27. Duke Robillard
    28. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    29. Blind Lemon Jefferson
    30. Charley Patton
    31. Ry Cooder
    32. Mississippi John Hurt
    33. Robben Ford
    34. Son Seals
    35. Robert Nighthawk
    36. Magic Sam
    37. Luther Allison
    38. Mississippi Fred McDowell
    39. Jimmy Thackery
    40. Roy Rogers
    41. Warren Haynes
    42. Lonnie Brooks
    43. Kelly Joe Phelps
    44. Mick Taylor
    45. Lightnin' Hopkins
    46. Jeff Healey
    47. Earl King
    48. Lonnie Mack
    49. Blind Willie Johnson
    50. Johnny Copeland
    51. Alvin Lee
    52. Gary Moore
    53. Big Bill Broonzy
    54. Kim Simmonds
    55. Elvin Bishop
    56. Walter Trout
    57. Taj Mahal
    58. Guitar Slim
    59. Sonny Landreth
    60. Robert Jr. Lockwood
    61. Scrapper Blackwell
    62. Shuggie Otis
    63. Fenton Robinson
    64. Amos Garrett
    65. Steve Cropper
    66. Coco Montoya
    67. Joe Bonamassa
    68. John Hammond
    69. Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart
    70. Lowell Fulson
    71. Keb Mo
    72. Smokin' Joe Kubek
    73. Rod Price
    74. Rory Gallagher
    75. Little Charley Baty
    76. Wayne Bennett
    77. Southside Lenny
    78. Blind Blake
    79. Tinsley Ellis
    80. Hollywood Fats
    81. Derek Trucks
    82. Guitar Shorty
    83. Hound Dog Taylor
    84. Kid Ramos
    85. Dave Hole
    86. Bonnie Raitt
    87. Matt 'Guitar' Murphey
    88. Pee Wee Crayton
    89. Harvey Mandel
    90. Joe Louis Walker
    91. Eddie Taylor
    92. Snowy White
    93. J.B. Lenoir
    94. Skip James
    95. Anson Funderburgh
    96. Chris Vachon
    97. Little Milton
    98. Blind Willie McTell
    99. Luther Tucker
    100. Stan Webb

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    Funnily enough, I was googling this the other day as I really like slide guitar but didnt have a clue where to start, so thanks for posting!

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    I find it interesting reading about the lives of the early blues men in the Mississippi delta
    here's a short Robert Crumb garaphic novel of Charlie Pattons life
    Charlie Patton by R.Crumb

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    page 6 - Charlie back on the liquor and loose women


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    Here's a good Blues Station, you can listen to any place in the world.

    http://wglt.org/streams/blues.phtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by slidebluesman
    74. Rory Gallagher
    I would place him in the top 10

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    was going to complain 'where's Warren Haynes' but he's there at 41. Happy now.

    unsure about the order but couldn't argue over the content, great names in that list

    Khmen for slide, recommend a couple of current ones in the list - 59 Sonny Landreth and 81 Derek Trucks, search for either on YouTube

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    To be ranked 100 or therabouts is to be damned with faint praise. I wonder if the criteria is totally subjective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slidebluesman
    76. Wayne Bennett
    Thought this guy was busy coaching St George - Illawarra

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    I saw Roy Rogers on there but, no Alvin Lee
    Strange.
    And BB King at no. 2?
    Possibly the order isn't relevant.

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    These lists are totally subjective, a better title would be "Best Known Blues Guitarists."

    I reckon there have been a lot more masters of the craft that were never famous.

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    ^ yep - good names in there but as for order, down to personal preferences - I like the sound of Hound Dog Taylor, but it is by comparison to some others very basic stuff, and probably wouldn't rate as 'technically proficient' enough to many . . .

    Personally I think Clapton would be placed too high there, blues-style maybe, but for every decent tune he's put out there has been a dozen that it hurts to listen to 'Wonderful Tonight' anyone? I need a bucket.

    I thought Gary Moore was a 'try-hard' and he wouldn't be in my own list. But that's just me.

    I've got about 150hrs of what I suppose is my favourite music copied onto this laptop, look through and these are the blues ones that feature in the current genghis playlist

    Albert Collins, Allman Brothers, Calvin Russell, Eric Clapton, Gov't Mule/Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang, Robin Trower, Sonny Landreth, Stevie Ray Vaughan


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    I had not heard of #18 Hubert Sumlin till I saw the dvd of last year's Crossroads festival; see him (seated in white hat) on this clip from the show; turns 80 this year.


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