Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
To the aforementioned list of names I would add:
John Lee Hooker
While I absolutely have no problem with anyone of these guys at all...I was giving QT a list of what I felt was raw blues based upon Elmore James (kinda wild bottleneck playing, SBWII aside)....but you can't go wrong with any of these guys either. Magic Sam's West Side Soul
I would include with LABF's list.
For jazz, have you checked out the Bill Evans Trio? Waltz For Debby
is one of my faves of all time and it's great chill out music.....saved me from going over the edge in a traffic jam around DC a couple of years back.
I love Adderley as well.....you listed Something Else
I believe.....a great release but you need to get the immortal Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
perhaps my fave jazz CD of all time. Everyone's heard Ramsey Lewis's The "In" Crowd
before...if you like that, then you'll love the album by the same name.
If you're interested in Fusion, LABF is your Man and no doubt he can take you much deeper in these areas....but the Mahvishnu Orchestra's The Inner Mounting Flame
& Birds Of Fire
are great places to start to see if you're interested in such things......hearing John McLaughlin for the first time will make you forget about all other guitarists for a brief moment.