Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Neil D Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'? (159* d) RE: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'? 29 Jul 10


Crow Sister, I personally think RJ and Leadbelly WERE legendary but here's a list of some contemporary bluesmen worth looking up on Youtube for the basis of comparison: Skip James, Son House, Blind Lemmon Jefferson, Lonnie Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake, Tommy Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White and my personal favorite, Charlie Patton. There are many, many more but this is a good start. Note that I confined the list to other guitar playing male performers but there were some wonderful blueswomen of that era as well, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie, and vocal groups like the Mississippi Sheiks.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.