UK Blues guitarists - your favorites?

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  1. marmil

    marmil Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I have 3:

    Peter Green (orig Fleetwood Mac), Mick Taylor (Mayall, Stones) & Dave Edmunds. If you don't consider Edmunds a Blues player, listen:



    (The Stumble is a Freddie King song) - The whole LP Love Sculpture - Blues Helping is Blues. And a lot of his later stuff is blues-based.

    Over to you...
     
  2. Retrofunk

    Retrofunk Well-Known Member

    Tony McPhee
    Terry Reid
    Peter Green
    Rory Gallagher - he was Irish ...but no list of the great Blues Guitarists or any Guitar player should ignore him.
     
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  3. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Def. Green and Gallagher.
     
  4. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Whoops
    Gallagher is not UK.
    Guy initialed E.C. Pretty good.
    Kim Simmonds.
     
  5. Diskhound

    Diskhound Forum Resident

    Alvin Lee
    Peter Green
    Eric Clapton

    Hon. Mention - Stan Web
     
  6. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    Ritchie Blackmore.
    Jimmy Page.
    Eric Clapton.

    They may be great rock guitarists but these guys can really belt out the blues.
     
  7. correctodad

    correctodad Forum Resident

    I totally agree with 3 of your choices but Terry Reid? A blues guitarist? Really??
     
  8. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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    Michigan
  9. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

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    Midwest via Boston
    EC, Page, Mick Taylor, Rory Gallagher (yes he's Irish, but he absolutely belongs on the list).
     
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  10. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    Mick Taylor
    Peter Green
    Alvin Lee
    Eric Clapton
    Jeff Beck
    Paul Kossoff
    Kim Simmonds
    Tony McPhee
    Rory Gallagher
     
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  11. alexbunardzic

    alexbunardzic Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Mick Abrahams
     
  12. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    Eric Bell too.
     
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  13. correctodad

    correctodad Forum Resident

    Clapton may have abandoned his blues roots for a time but he deserves to be on any list of great British blues guitarists.
    Add Tony McPhee, Paul Kossoff, Peter Green, Mick Abrahams, Jeremy Spencer & Mick Taylor.
     
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  14. Ninja Bomber

    Ninja Bomber Forum Resident

    Location:
    Norway
    My favourite UK blues guitarist isn't a guitarist, but a bassist.

    Colin Hodgkinson.

     
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  15. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    He's great and now in the revamped Ten Years After.
     
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  16. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

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    I'm not sure I can do better than those. Maybe throw in Danny Kirwan.
     
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  17. Beatle Ed

    Beatle Ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Peter Green is my favourite by a very wide margin.
     
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  18. kanakaris

    kanakaris Forum Resident

    Location:
    Belgium
    Jon Amor
    Aynsley Lister
    Matt Schofield
     
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  19. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Location:
    Little Britain
    Peter Green
    Mick Taylor
    Jimmy Page
    Paul Kossoff
    Gary Moore
     
  20. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Rory Gallagher is Irish so he should not appear on this list. OK . Thank you!

    Or to put it another way, why not include Hendrix, Bloomfield, BB etc....
     
  21. danielbravo

    danielbravo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Caracas. DC
    In my List: Peter Green is the number one ! He had a fascinating tone and a beautiful phrasing, unmatched until now.
    follow by Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor
     
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  22. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Peter Green, and Jeff Beck is a great blues player when he chooses, but he usually takes a different path.
     
  23. Lord Summerisle

    Lord Summerisle Forum Resident

    Peter Green.
     
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  24. marmil

    marmil Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I think that Clapton (IMO) had 2 great Blues moments - Much of Layla and this, which I think has the single best solo he ever played:

     
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  25. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    Houston, TX, USA
    There's a name that definitely deserves to be mentioned in front of all these rock players.

    I've seen him live twice; he's phenomenal.
     
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