U is for… UK
As we’ve seen, electric blues took off in a big way in the UK in the '60s.
The Mod scene embraced American blues artists and helped launch the careers of a new breed of British singer. There was Rod ‘The Mod’ Stewart, a pre-Bowie David Jones and Steve Winwood of the Spencer Davis Group.
If we can pick a favourite it would have to be Steve Marriott of The Small Faces. Check out Steve performing Black Coffee with Humble Pie and The Blackberries and see if you can think of a white boy that could sing the blues better.
U is also for… Ukulele
Can’t afford a guitar? Piano won’t fit in the house? Harmonica just doesn’t do it for you? The ukulele could be a good choice. It has a sweet tone, is easy to carry and you can play a decent blues on one - like this guy.