Thanks for reminding me that I REALLY dislike SRV.
Sorry. I know I'm supposed to worship him but he just does nothing for me. For that matter, the "three kings" of blues (Freddie, Albert and B.B.) likewise do nothing for me. When I want blues I listen to John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, etc. Anything raw. I also like when blues is more than just a showcase for a guitarist's ability to play rehashed pentatonic licks. I love hearing pianos and horns in blues. I also love the creative playing of guys like Hubert Sumlin, and the raw, driving energy of John Lee Hooker's rhythm style.