I’m putting together a Blues playlist for bedtime. Something to unwind after a long day. Please contribute with your favorite or favorites. I always start with Stevie Ray’s Tin Pan Alley. Thanks for the help.
Anything from Muddy Waters “Folk Singer”, Muddy and a Young Buddy Guy playing acoustic, terrific recording as well, there are many issues of this some on audiophile labels but the original Chess/MCA CD will do nicely.
Both of those already mentioned are winners, and I’d add this one:
Slim Harpo - The Best of
Excellent bedtime, laid back, boogie from the master.
A Million Miles Away by Rory Gallagher would be a fine bedtime number.
Just checked my bedtime playlist and a few of my favourites, give them a try…
Chris Beard - All Night Long
Vargas Blues Band - Do You Believe In Love
Bobby “Blue” Bland - Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Great album but this one ‘After The Rain’ from Muddy is a sensation - thre track Bottom of the Sea is just incredible.
Appears to be the only Muddy album I don’t own, thanks will check it out.
It is excellent (Folk Singer). I have been meaning to get it for years and wanted an audiophile LP but was put off by the price in the UK. However, I recently got the BGO CD, which also has Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill (Broonzy) on it. That is also very good - Muddy Waters makes the songs his own - and was recorded in 1959 with a small band of Chicago musicians.
WHAT! It is amazing - in a very interesting period for Muddy under the patronage of young Marshall Chess.
Duster Bennett 12 DBs
Nice and gentle before bed. Rarely mentioned, always entertaining live and connected to many of the UK big names of the 60s blues scene.
Wow…Duster Bennett! There’s a name from the past! Excellent!
Oh yes that is nice, thanks for that…will search a copy out…it’s what “Electric Mud” could have been, but I do confess to quite liking “EM”…
I have the same CD but a US issue on MCA, it’s a great disc. Just checked my vinyl and I have a French Vogue pressing from the 1980’s I think, haven’t played it in years, will rectify that. Back to the thread…
‘Blues singer’ by Buddy Guy is a great album going back to his roots and a truly great recording too. You could also check out ‘Midnight Blues’ by Snowy White, an absolute corker of a track from his album No Faith Required Again a lovely recording. ATB Peter
I have this compilation CD which I enjoy:
Since I’ve been loving you - Led Zeppelin
Be my friend - Free
Smoke Stack Lightning - Howlin’ Wolf