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Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Eric Clapton

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

The most famous living guitarist in the world, Eric Clapton’s (b. 1945) career has passed through an extraordinary series of highs and lows during his five decades as a guitar hero. He has also experimented with numerous stylistic changes but has always returned to his first love, the blues.

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Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Freddie King

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Last of the 'Three Kings,' but not least, this week we have the short-lived hard-party musical career of Freddie King (1934–76), the father of many classic soul-stinging riffs and one of the first blues musicians in history to play in a mixed race group.

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Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Albert King

Posted by Laura Bulbeck
In this week's Top 10 Blues Guitarists blog we feature the unconventional guitarist Albert King (1923–92), whose style can’t be traced back to any former musicians, but whose tones, solos and deep vocals left their mark on the likes of such legends as Eric Clapton (b. 1945), Jimi Hendrix (1942–70) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954–90).

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Top 10 Blues Guitarists | John Lee Hooker

Posted by Laura Bulbeck
Blues is nothing without different flavours, and some of the most renown blues guitarists could boast incredible skills shaping genre and form. This week we take it one step further with John Lee Hooker, one of the most versatile and long-lasting bluesmen of the twentieth century.

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Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Muddy Waters

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This week we take blues back to the Chicago classics with the legendary electric guitarist, and the face of 1950s blues itself, Muddy Waters.

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Top 10 Blues Guitarists | Robert Johnson

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Throughout history, many legendary musicians have become part of the '27 Club,' due to their mysterious deaths at the age of 27. This week, we're featuring one of these icons, Robert Johnson (1911–38), whose life is just as puzzling as his death.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, blues guitar,, flame tree pro

Top 10 Blues Guitarists | T-Bone Walker

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

This week, we turn to the man who popularized the electric blues, making sure blues music could truly be heard – T-Bone Walker.

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Top 10 Blues Guitarists | B.B. King

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Starting this week, we’re moving on from guitars to the musicians who make them sing, and what better way to start than with the melodious songs of blues? Starting off our Top 10 Blues Guitarists is B.B. King.

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Top 10 Guitars | Fender Precision Bass & Hofner 500/1 Bass

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

This week, we’re featuring two iconic bass guitars: Fender’s renowned Precision Bass and Paul McCartney’s innovative Hofner 500/1 Bass, or Violin Bass.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, Classic Guitars, flame tree pro

Top 10 Guitars | Gibson ES-335 & Gibson SG

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

We’ve got two more of Gibson’s iconic guitars in this week’s Top 10 Guitars blog: the ever popular ES-335, played by the likes of B.B. King and Eric Clapton; and the SG, a guitar which has become synonymous with rock’n’roll.

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Topics: Flame Tree Music, Classic Guitars, flame tree pro

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