1. Layla - Derick and the Dominoes; incredible riffs by Clapton/Almann
2. Anything Dylan - especially Like a Rolling Stone, his poetic mind is incredible
3. Anything Hendrix
4. Johnny Winter - Progressive Blues Experiment (especially - It's My Own Fault the Way You Treat Me Like You Do, my thoughts to every new groom), raw Texas Blues
5. Stevy Ray Vaughn - a cleaner, slicker Hendrix
Interested in other lists, promise I will not be as derogatory as I was with the Bee Gees.
On a purely political note, the flood of 27 was one of the reasons afro-americans changed from the republican to democratic party b/o the "s---y" treatment they received in disaster relief from the republican administration.
Blacks from the delta literally had to exist for days on the levees. Red Cross came in and actually charged them for relief supplies. Some were even killed when they tried to retreat from the levee. Katrina relief pales in comparison to the treatment the delta people received. No wonder thousands migrated north afterwards.
That's tough to decide, but I did like Warren Haynes and Duane Allman. I have seen Haynes and Derrick Trucks play live. I was not privileged to see the other players perform live. Trucks was not actually a member of the band when I saw him. He was the opening act. Needless to say, that was some time ago.
A fun concert I remember was the one in which a very young Kenny Wayne Shepard was the opening act for BB King. That was a great time. If only Kenny Wayne could sing, he possibly could come close to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Interesting point about Kenny Wayne. He's from Shreveport and my former secretary is his god mother. His dad was a dj there. Have followed him since his early teens. Great guitarist. Comes pretty close to sounding like Vaughn. Will probably be a great studio guitarist like another Shreveporter, James Burton. Haven't kept up with him since moving away, but supposedly married Mel Gibsons daughter.
I wasn't aware Shepard had married, but it is logical given his age now. His CDs have gone more toward blues rock lately and I am more of a blues purist. If he would put out a "bluer" CD, I'd be the first in line to buy one.