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can't have a blues discussion without a little SRV and the king
I'm definitely more of a fan towards electric blues
albert king playing with a broken finger..
Leadbelly FTW. Seriously, look him up, shit's about as real of a blues life as you could ever live.
Here's jus a little snippet from his Wiki you might find interesting...
In January 1918 he was imprisoned a second time, this time after killing one of his relatives, Will Stafford, in a fight over a woman... In 1925 he was pardoned and released... after writing a song appealing to Governor Pat Morris Neff for his freedom.
Dude killed a relative over a woman and got pardoned because he wrote a song for the governor. Holy shit. That's just the tip of the iceberg!