Yeah, I like some blues
The Complete Robert Johnson
Anything by Robert Pete Williams
Skip James - Today!
Mississippi John Hurt - Today!
Taj Mahal - Mo' Roots
Rising Sons - S/T
James Booker - Resurrection of the Bayou Maharajah
Nick Gravenites - My Labors (there's probably some good Janis Joplin that sounds just like this, but I don't know which album's best)
Blind Willie Johnson is more gospel, but also pretty great
all very highly recommended
What are the recordings of these like?
My only issue with the blues is it often sounds so shit.
I rarely am annoyed by recording quality so I often don't notice it much either. Both albums called Today, Mo Roots and Rising Sons, and My Labors are all well recorded though iirc, some RPW is too
Alrighty then, must have just been a really shitty quality Robert Johnson recording I had then.
No, those recordings /are/ in fact pretty bad. Amazing music, though
Thanks man, gonna check the all out
Hard to get Robert Johnson recordings in high quality from that decade, they didn't even have FLAC desu
No love for Chicago Blues, like Junior Wells or Taj Mahal?
Not an album but I'll share one of my favorite blues songshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=626pNZB8xXE
Written by Jimmy Cox in the 1920's, then recorded by Scrapper Blackwell circa ~1960. Something about this just sounds ahead of its time to me. I can't put my finger on what, maybe that it's very accessible?
my favourite blues album has to be
Skip James - Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers
Chicago blues is good. The blues clubs in Chicago are still pretty fun too. I've got to say though, I'm not sure how to define Chicago blues other than that it's electric and from Chicagohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu1MKU8oEWwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoU-CKvhjgU
You guys like Janis Joplin?