Blues guitarists—great ones, anyway—aren’t instrumentalists; they’re singers with two voices.
“Born Under A Bad Sign” (W. Bell, B.T. Jones)
Albert King, live, Sweden, 1980Vodpod videos no longer available.
Albert King, recording, 1967 (Stax)Vodpod videos no longer available.
Jimi Hendrix, recorded in 1969 (Blues, 1994)Vodpod videos no longer available.
What makes this last take effective? Part of it is the phrasing: Jimi, like Albert, doesn’t play anything that couldn’t be sung.
More Albert? Here.