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Best Blues Instrumental Music of the Past

Whenever I’m feeling down or just plain bad, I sometimes find it beneficial to listen to some good ole fashion blues. But not just any old blues will do. I need the music without the lyrics. Come with me now as we head out into the vast world of blues in search of the best blues instrumentals to drown your sorrows to. Here we go.

The #1 spot for out best blues instrumental music of the past belongs to “Phillip’s Theme” by Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers. Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor was an American blues guitarist who originally played piano. He is mostly known for his electric slide guitar and get down and boogie beats. I guess what really makes him stand out besides being an amazing blues guitarist is that he had 6 fingers on his left hand. Pop String Quartet

Moving on down our chart we come to #2 on my blues instrumental music chart with “The Supernatural” by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green. John Mayall was not only a talented multi-instrumentalist, but a song writer and blues singer. He pioneered English blues and has a history that spans over fifty years. He has influenced tons of other mucisians like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Mick Fleetwood to name a few.

As all good things must end, here we are at our final spot on my best blues instrumental music list with none other than “Little Wing” by Stevie Ray Vaughan. A Jimi Hendrix cover song spoken through an amazing blues rock guitarist Stevie Ray. I love this instrumental rendition of Hendrix’s song “Little Wings”. Stevie Ray Vaughan is known widely for his warm bluesy rock sound and was ranked #7 by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

As we close my best blues instrumental music of the past, I just want to say you can never have to much instrumental blues. With that said, go out into the free world of blues inspiration and bring back a little for yourself. And remember once your hooked, there ain’t no cure for the blues. Until next time…

 

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