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Mike Bloomfield
Don't Say That I Ain't Your Man!: Essential Blues, 1964-1969

"This compilation was put together by Al Kooper, and is very well done with representative cuts from Mike's early Telecaster phase as well as the later Les Paul period. GREAT STUFF. I'd forgotten just how jaw-dropping Bloomfield's talent was."

- Dr. Bill

Further Listening: Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited is another great example of Bloomfield's playing.

Cover-The Original Peacock Recordings

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
The Original Peacock Recordings

Cover-Roy Buchanan's Second Album

Roy Buchanan
Second Album

"Some of the best Tele pickin' ever, and it ranges from clean to mean. Filthy Teddy and After Hours are great examples of a Tele at its nastiest, and She Once Lived Here is one of the coolest examples of how to make a Tele sound like a steel guitar. Essential stuff."

- ~jeff

Further Listening: TDP members also recommend the self-titled first album and the two-CD anthology Sweet Dreams, the cover of which inexplicably pictures Buchanan playing a Les Paul.

Cover-Ice Pickin'

Albert Collins
Ice Pickin'

"Absolutely the baddest, most low down, unorthodox Tele player ever. Played with his bare fingers in an open F-minor tuning. His tone is absolutely raw and stunning! He originally played a stock 50s Tele, and later a Custom Tele with humbuckers."

- James P.

Further Listening: Truckin' With Albert Collins is a classic mid-60s album. The Complete Imperial Recordings is a two-CD collection of Collins' work from the late 50s and early 60s.