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

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

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    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

    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

  9. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    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

    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

    Vancouver, BC
    Mick Abrahams
  12. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Forum Resident

    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

    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

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

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    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

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

    kanakaris Forum Resident

    Jon Amor
    Aynsley Lister
    Matt Schofield
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  19. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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

    oxegen Forum Resident

    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

    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

    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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