Victim Of Changes wrote:
Awesome to see Bloom and Green above Winter.
But I still dont think Lee and Trower should be on here. I think they are both bluesy, but not strictly blues guitarists. There's too much recklessness in their playing for them to be considered blues.
And Rick, what about Danny Kirwan?
I disagree about Lee. Sure he plays fast a lot of the time but so is Buddy Guy and the material on the first TYA albums is most definitely blues. Alvin Lee overplays sometimes, I wish he'd hold a note a little longer than half a second, but I still get a bluesy feeling from his playing. He just doesn't always seem to know when to hold back, but he's still a great guitarist.
I disagree. I think that if you took Alvin's bluesiest work, and showed it to someone like B.B. King or Buddy Guy, they would laugh in your face for calling him a blues guitarist. He's rock all the way. "Getting a bluesy vibe" from his playing isn't enough to put him on a list of greatest blues players.
He has virtually no understanding of the rudiments of blues guitar - accentuations, timing, pauses between notes, etc. He's a speed-freak and plays on pure adrenaline. Which sure as HELL isn't a bad thing, but he just isn't blues to me.