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  Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blues is sometimes danced as an informal type of swing dancing with no fixed patterns and a heavy focus on connection, sensuality and improvisation, often with body contact.
One kind of early 1940s urban blues was the jump blues, a style heavily influenced by big band music and characterized by the use of the guitar in the rhythm section, a jazzy, up-tempo sound, declamatory vocals and the use of the saxophone or other brass instruments.
Another important style of 1940s urban blues was boogie-woogie, a style characterized by a regular bass figure, an ostinato and the most familiar example of shifts of level, in the left hand which elaborates on each chord and trills and decorations from the right hand.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blues   (4121 words)

 blueman.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This required that blues performers' conceptions of both "song" and musical form be sufficiently elastic to allow for the accomodation of such improvisition to expand their musical ideas in performance.
Because the music was a vernacular form occurring before the advent of sound recording, it is impossible to state the precise year of its birth.
Listeners who insist that the blues are sad neglect the fact that the generic melancholy of typical blues lyrics is almost always juxtaposed with a sprightly, up-tempo instrumental accompaniment and performance style that belies the lyrical contents.
www.gse.uci.edu /Lessons/blues.html   (2264 words)

 The Rhythm and Blues Music Primer - The R&B History File
There are of course a range of blues intrumentations which accompany the central vocal performance (the bending of guitar strings, the classic bottleneck of so many of the great blues guitarists, the harmonica imitating the idioms of the human voice etc. etc.) and which clearly help to create the unique blues performance.
One of the critical external factors which moved the blues form forward was the economic migration from the American South to the cities of the North by millions of fl southern workers.
The themes of blues songs understandably became more urban, the solo bluesman was joined by a number of other musicians and the blues combo was born.
www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk /pdhist.shtml   (707 words)

 Australian Blues Music Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Australian Blues Music Awards (originally known as the Goulburn Blues Music Awards) are presented each year to recognise excellence in Blues Music in Australia.
Blues Diva, Lil Fi, was the first recipient of the female vocal award, the first of her two wins in the category.
The Australian Blues Music Awards are now recognised as the industry's most prestigious honour with nomination numbers growing exponentially since their inception six-years ago.
www.australianbluesfestival.com.au /browse.asp?cid=641&sid=70&caid=0&cpid=0   (249 words)

 BLUES MUSIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 Blues Downloads - Download Blues Music - Download Blues MP3s
Most blues feature simple, usually three-chord, progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical.
Modern electric blues guitar can be traced directly back to this Texas-born pioneer, who began amplifying his sumptuous lead lines for public consumption circa 1940 and thus initiated a revolution...
The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her...
www.mp3.com /blues/genre/19/summary.html   (696 words)

 Welcome to Music City Blues in Nashville, TN!
Music City Blues is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in February of 1992 to help keep blues music alive.
Its purpose is to promote, preserve and advance the culture and tradition of blues music, a unique American art form.
The group is actively involved in the middle Tennessee community by presenting musical performances and special programs designed to promote and sustain this music and its special place in the country's heritage and culture.
www.musiccityblues.org   (419 words)

 Louisiana's Music
Music (Blues) in the Schools sponsored by The Advocate, VSA of Louisiana and The Baton Rouge Blues Foundation.
Ertis Music has 200 compositions in its catalog, including songs from Roy Hayes, author of I'm Going to be a Wheel Some Day.
Produced a radio program (The Louisiana Music Show), is developing a television show (Rhythm Nation) and non-exclusively represents a wide variety of Louisiana's best musical talent including: Deacon John Moore, Luther Kent and Raful Neal.
www.louisianasmusic.com   (369 words)

 Year of the Blues, Blues Music, blues festivals, Jazz, African-American culture
Blues music wakes people up in the morning and lulls them to sleep at night.
Blues music was, is and always will be America's heart beat.
Whereas blues music is the most influential form of music indigenous to the United States, providing the roots for contemporary music heard around the world such as rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, and country, and even influencing classical music;
www.bluesforpeace.com /year-of-blues.htm   (312 words)

 Honky Tonks, Hymns & the Blues: American Music From Back Roads To Big City
The banjo and fiddle were the primary voices of early American roots music; the guitar was a plaything of the rich and elite.
Their music reflected the diverse population of the Southwest -- with German polkas, and waltzes, Spanish guitar and violins, and bits of blues and jazz from the fl sharecroppers that they had worked beside in the fields.
This final segment of Honky Tonks Hymns and the Blues explores the crossovers of style and content, the “race records” that brought fl music to all of America, and the racial divisions that remain in the music industry today.
www.honkytonks.org   (1785 words)

 Jazz & Blues Music Reviews
The music that was recorded there comes at the strongest point of that band, playing that sound.
While the service is geared toward the pop end of the market in terms of music selection, the mainstream jazz selections are quite good, with albums from their supported labels appearing on their release day.
In the end, if you like a lot of different types of music, have an mp3 player that is supported and aren't attached to having the physical artifact of a CD, Yahoo Music is a good choice for digital music, offering a lot of music for the least cost of all the streaming music services.
jazzandblues.blogspot.com   (1367 words)

 JAZCLASS - Blues lesson : on Blues origin, Blues harmony, Blues improvisation by Michael Furstner
The Blues started in the 19th century as a form of folk music developed by the fl slaves in the United States.
Triad Blues is in the key of C. The rhythmic motif is a simple 2 bar pattern, repeated every two bars.
In Triad Blues only the C chord (in the LH) is played in root position.
www.jazclass.aust.com /bl1.htm   (1415 words)

 Blues Talk - Blues music message board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
At Blues Talk we want members to be able to speak openly and voice their views.
We are a free blues music message board and discussion forum.
Blues Talk music forum and discussion pages are open to all, whether you're one of the famous blues musicians, in a local band or even if you don't play an instrument.
www.bluestalk.com   (614 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Styles: B: Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Blues Bibliographic Database - Database containing over 15000 references to articles on blues in magazines, monographs ("books" to non-librarians), and articles in monographs.
Blues for Peace - Blues for Peace was set up in Israel to honor the roots of blues music and promote peace and the understanding that ALL peoples have had their share of the Blues.
Blues Music - A tribute to the original American music.
www.dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Styles/Blues   (551 words)

 The Blue Highway
The blues was born the day the West African shoreline fell from the horizon.
It was raised amid the institutionalized savagery of the Deep South and flourished in the dark heart of America's largest cities.
The Blue Highway, then, is dedicated to the men and women who traveled beyond our ignorant place, and to those who could not.
www.thebluehighway.com   (217 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Music: Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Blues is a perfect example, making the case that--on top of everything else--Jimi Hendrix was one fine blues guitarist.
Of the posthumous albums that were cobbled together after Jimi died "Blues" remains an interesting, but not necessarily essential, effort...although it certainly raters higher in comparison to the pretty awful "Southern Saturn Delta".
Overall the album is pretty much what you would expect: a collection on blues numbers (mostly covers)recorded during different periods of Jimi's career and with different line ups.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002OSK   (827 words)

 Wilbur's Music Page for Blues, Harmonica, Piano, Penny Whistle.
Blues piano playing tips and lessons as well as links to blues piano and other piano blues music.
Also includes blues music, blues Mp3.com, mp3 blues, blues ring blues site, blues guitar players, blues singers, blues songwriters, blues music players, music of the delta blues,singing the blues, blooz, bluz, blues man, blues women, blues online Send E-Mail to Wilbur at the indicated address.
Blues piano playing tips as well as links to blues piano and other piano blues music.
www.hoerl.com /harmon.html   (570 words)

 Official Blues Traveler Web Site
Blues Traveler has teamed up with Front Gate Tickets to sell a limited number of tickets for this and all upcoming tours.
A master saxophonist and legendary teacher, he put his heart and soul into his music, into teaching and gave a large piece of it to anyone who needed it.
Blues Traveler summer tour will be posted on the calendar soon.
www.bluestraveler.com   (874 words)

 Blues Music Now.com!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Blues fans didn't have to wait until the start of the Grammy Awards ceremony to find out who won honors for best albums of the year.
Blues pianist Pinetop Perkins will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's Grammy Awards, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S., starting at 8 p.m.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 1965, is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.
www.bluesmusicnow.com   (1135 words)

 Blue Storm Music store with dvds, cds, vinyl, and books
As fans and avid collectors of blues, blues rock, RandB, and other related genres of music from all over the world, we are aware of many releases difficult to find and hope to help you in your search for the very best cds, vinyl, and dvds by increasing our inventory.
Karen Usher from Bluestorm Music had the pleasure of taking Dick to the W.C. Handy Awards in 2002 where he was nominated for an award but unfortunately did not win.
Blue Storm Music is proud to be offering classic musical performances on analog 180+ pure virgin vinyl LPs, re-mastered from the original master tapes on the Audio Fidelity label.
www.bluestormmusic.com   (1747 words)

 Blues Foundation :: Home
The Blues Foundation was one of six finalists of the inaugural Stanford Financial Excellence Awards, which will be given annually to reward exceptional fiscal stewardship in the arts, an area that is equally as important as artistic quality but typically less recognized: fiscal stewardship.
Global blues fans wanting a blues nirvana always aspire to the third dimension of walking on the fertile soil and breathing the air of the Mississippi Delta.
The Blues Foundation announces that its annual recognition of the finest in blues performances and recordings will be re-named "The Blues Music Awards." "This is a move to bring broader visibility to the music we love." noted Board President Kevin Kane.
www.blues.org /index.php4   (1002 words)

 Blues music downloads
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 Welcome to the Friends of Music Acoustic Concerts in New York
Friends of Music provides acoustic live music concerts for Middletown, New York, NY (Orange County) folk music, blues music, and bluegrass music enthusiasts.
Each live blues music concert is in Morrison Mansion on the campus of Orange County Community College of Middletown, NY, and is an example of excellent live folk, live blues and live bluegrass acoustic music in Orange County, New York.
The Friends of Music is a non-profit (501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bring acoustic folk music, blues music and bluegrass music to Orange County, New York.
www.friendsofmusic.net   (334 words)

 Blues Music
The Temple of Blues was launched in January 2001 and has rapidly become one of the most vibrant blues music communities on the Net, with over 1100 registered members.
The James Wesley Blues Band is more than the standard blues band, whether they are covering such blues classics as "They call it stormy Monday" or original rocking tunes like "Don't Stop" he will get you moving to the beat.
Ricky’s Roadhouse is designed for a Community of Musicians who likes to jam the Blues and meet new and interesting people, You just never know who you will shake hands with or where they come from, but you jammed with them and it was fun.
e.webring.com /hub?ring=bluesmusic   (1023 words)

 Blues On Stage, your complete blues guide. Twin Cities Blues - Minnesota Blues - Blues Guide for Minneapolis, St. Paul ...
For the past 5 years Blues On Stage has been bringing you the best in Blues Reviews and other blues related news and information.
If you are interested in writing reviews for publication at Blues On Stage, please read the instructions found at: cds.html then let me know via email.
Blues On Stage is a ® Trademark of Ray Stiles.
www.mnblues.com   (555 words)

 Movinmusic agency - Blues and Blues related tours in Europe
Movinmusic is a specialist UK blues booking agency set up by myself, Mike Hellier, in 1996.
With the help of designer and music promoter, Grant Bucknell, this Website is designed to bring you, the gig goers, the venue owners, and the promoters all the latest gig listings, sounds and information about our top Blues artists.
Movinmusic prides itself on the quality of the acts that it represents, all of which are well known to Blues audiences in the UK and Europe, and most of which have won many awards and accolades in the industry.
www.movinmusic.co.uk   (342 words)

 Australian Blues Music Festival
Blues Views newsletter out now and Early Bird 3-day Pass now on sale full story...
The Australian Blues Music Festival is proud to have DIG Digital Radio on board as an official media sponsor for the 10th annual National Festival of Australian Blues Music in 2006.
We are happy to receive applications year-round for future use and include you in our extensive catalogue of Australian blues talent.
www.australianbluesfestival.com.au   (131 words)

 Face the Music business event entertainment
Face The Music is a unique organizational intervention that helps forward-thinking corporations go beyond their "business blues" in order to refocus their energies on a compelling, collective vision of the future.
What they don't have, however, is a simple way to go beyond the blues and refocus their energies on the job at hand.
October 2000: Face the Music is the cover story on CNN Financial Network's Entrepeneurs Only.
www.facethemusicblues.com   (185 words)

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