When economic collapse, tyranny, crime and all the evils of the world start to give me deja vu, or if I’m just bored, I turn to youtube.
I’m not the biggest blues fan, I find most of it pretty dull, but there are a few exceptions. Lonnie Johnson’s careeer had two distinct phases-20s-30s and 50s -60s. Not just a bluesman, Johnson also played jazz, check out his duets with Eddia Lang. BB King named Lonnie Johnson as a primary influence.
Tuck Andress grew up playing funk, now he mostly plays in a duet with his vocalist wife. Two from Tuck because the first one is just a short lesson that I think is cool (the audio seems a little off from the video).
Ted Greene did some session work and recorded one solo album, but he’s mostly known as a teacher and especially for his book Chord Chemistry. He was a chord melody guy, not a “shredder”, who spent his time studying harmony.