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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   (4131 words)

 British blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British blues is a type of blues music that originated in the late 1950s.
American blues musicians like B.B. King and Howlin' Wolf were massively popular in Britain at the time.
Muddy Waters is said to be the first electric blues player to perform in front of British audiences circa 1959, and others like Sonny Boy Williamson and Chuck Berry followed him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_blues   (195 words)

 The Blues . Blues Classroom . Glossary | PBS
In the blues, the call and response structure may have derived in part from work and gospel songs, and is particularly prominent in Delta blues and styles arising from it, in which the solo performer often uses his guitar to respond to, and sometimes even complete, his vocal line.
The Delta blues style comes from a region in the southern part of Mississippi, a place romantically referred to as "the land where the blues was born." In its earliest form, the style became the first fl guitar-dominated music to make it onto phonograph records back in the late 1920s.
In jazz and blues, for example, familiar forms may be utilized throughout a song, but the singer may alter the lyrics to better suit their mood, and the instrumentalists may take solos of a length and direction that is entirely determined by them.
www.pbs.org /theblues/classroom/glossary.html   (4172 words)

 Led Zeppelin article - Led Zeppelin British blues rock 1970s heavy metal Early days "The Biggest - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Led Zeppelin was a British band noted for their innovative, influential approach to heavy blues-rock and as one of the most popular and influential bands of the 1970s.
Its combination of blues and rock influences with distorted amplification made it one of the pivotal records in the evolution of heavy metal music.
The British press reported in 2002 that Plant and Jones had reconciled after a 20-year feud that had kept Led Zeppelin apart, and rumours surfaced of a reunion tour in 2003.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Led_Zeppelin   (2769 words)

 British Invasion Downloads - Download British Invasion Music - Download British Invasion MP3s
But by the time of the blues revival of the mid-'60s, British guitarists -- in the main led by Eric Clapton -- were starting to bend the form to create their own amalgam.
Between 1964 and 1966, the British bands dominated the American charts, as well as the charts in the U.K. In that time, there was a second wave of British Invasion bands -- such as the Who and the Zombies -- which was indebted to both American rock and British Invasion pop.
Usually, these are rare British blues and garage rock, bands that sounded a bit like the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, or the Bluesbreakers, but occasionally some of the tougher Merseybeat bands fit this category, too.
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 British Blues Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The British blues scene grew up in the late 1950's around ex-skiffle band players Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies, and later coalesced around John Mayall's pioneering band The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones.
One side-effect of the British Invasion of America of the mid 1960's - the music of The Rolling Stones and Cream in particular - was that mainstream white America finally woke up to the blues, and started taking notice of the originators of the music they were hearing played by white Europeans.
Blues rock continues to be a popular style in Britain, one of it's later protagonists being the ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore.
www.shrout.co.uk /UKblues.html   (251 words)

 CFA Breed Article: British Shorthair
Imported British Shorthairs continued to be registered in the United States as Domestic Shorthairs until the 1950s, when the American associations began to recognize the British Blue as a distinct breed.
Early CFA British Shorthair breeders often complained that the standard was written in favor of the blue male, but observation over the past few years has shown that the other cats have come into their own.
British Shorthairs are at their very best with children, and children love these plush smiling friends.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/articles/british-shorthair.html   (2326 words)

 British blues
British blues, the blues scene to which the Stones were first exposed and formed the band in, was a fairly recent and distinctive development.
The blues which they performed at the Marquee and Ealing and other clubs in 1962 when the Stones formed, though it covered Chicago electric blues, nevertheless retained strong influences from the jazz and folk-blues genres.
Korner's London blues scene was also the start of many, if not most, of Britain's great blues-influenced rock bands and musicians of the 1960s, including Eric Clapton, Long John Baldry, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the Kinks, the Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, future members of Cream and the Small Faces, and even Ron Wood's older brother Arthur Wood.
www.timeisonourside.com /STBritish.html   (792 words)

 The History Of British R&B
The deep roots of British pop music first became established in the soil of cultural history when Cyril Davies met Alexis Korner; two Englishmen that shared a passion for The Blues.
Davies' vocals had a character that made the group competitive during the blues boom of 1962-63, and his harp playing was second to none in England; a powerful, alternately mournful or exultant sound.
Meanwhile, the original Blues Incorporated had served as a catalyst for the formation of numerous bands and rock gods: The Animals, Fleetwood Mac, The Yardbirds, Cream, The Faces, Manfred Mann, The Pretty Things, etc. The rest is history.
www.carlolittle.com /rbhistory/rbhistory.htm   (919 words)

 British blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Interest in country blues developed throughout the 50's, the scene being dominated by Alexis Korner, Long John Baldry and Cyril Davies, who produced albums in 1957 and 1958 heavily featuring Leadbelly material, although they also did songs by artists such as the Memphis Jug Band and Sleepy John Estes.
Folk and Blues Clubs became popular - and blues became part of the protest music of the young, mixed in with traditional folksingers old and new, Dylan-esque songsters and the new generation of British guitarists.
Many of those who came to the blues in the 60's have professionally carried the torch ever since and still continue to tour - see Blue Front artists.
www.bluefrontbluesroom.org /british_blues.htm   (1117 words)

British blues guitarist Tony S McPhee actually formed a band specifically to back another regular visitor to the UK, one John Lee Hooker.
British Blues was not dead though, by any means, as we shall see in part 5.
Blues in Britain was still something that in the main was confined to the clubs.
www.petegrant.freeuk.com /britblues.html   (3677 words)

 British Blues
Eventually the British blues boom led directly to heavy metal, for which not everyone who saved paper-round money to buy their first Muddy Waters album will necessarily be grateful.
But its broader value is emphasised towards the end of Figgis's film by the stately BB King, who thanks the Mayalls and the Claptons for alerting the American public to the treasure hidden under their own doorstep, thereby bringing bluesmen such as himself a new and much larger audience.
Red White And Blues enables those who were not there at the time to sense the do-it-yourself enthusiasm and infectious commitment behind a movement that taught the world a whole new language.
www.geoff-bradford.co.uk /html/british_blues.html   (1346 words)

 Rambles: Bob Brunning, Blues: The British Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To anyone who is into blues and is a bit familiar with the musicians named in these pages, this book should be quite entertaining.
There was, and still is to an extent, quite a tradition of bringing blues artists from America overseas to perform.
Brunning's stories about working with many blues legends are one of the highlights of the book.
www.rambles.net /brunning_blues86.html   (383 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Blues Legend John Mayall Is Named Officer of the Order of the British Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mayall, also known as the father of the British Blues, has a new album with his band the Bluesbreakers, titled "Road Dogs," due from Eagle Records on Tuesday, June 14.
Other British rockers on the Queen's list include guitarist Brian May of Queen, to be named a commander of the British Empire (CBE), and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and musician Midge Ure, both to receive OBEs.
King George V founded the order in 1918 to honor British citizens that served in non-combat capacities in World War I. This year's list includes 894 people, many of whom are involved in voluntary work of some kind.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=88643   (498 words)

 NothinButDaBlues: BluesNews 2004 - Page 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While blues in general, and Johnson in particular, have always been understood in terms of folklore and "roots" music, in its day the music was a hot, hip, African-American pop style, and Johnson a smart, up-to-date professional working in the latest hit styles.
The result is a view of blues from the inside, exploring the tastes and trends of fl musicians and record buyers over the years.
ESCAPING THE DELTA: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues, By Elijah Wald.
www.nothinbutdablues.com /BluesNews/2004/Page6.html   (4041 words)

 British beef blues
The obvious parallels to scrapie, a similar illness in sheep led scientists to suspect the cows had been sickened by eating feed containing sheep byproducts.
The European Union banned imports of British beef, and the country's cattle business was essentially slaughtered.
The government shelled about $7.5 billion to kill and dispose of 4.7 million cows that were old enough to have developed the illness.
whyfiles.org /012mad_cow/2.html   (740 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Styles: B: Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 In Britain - Web-site devoted to British Blues and visting artists.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Styles/B/Blues   (551 words)

 YEAR OF THE BLUES 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Malcolm McLaren: Rhythm and blues, which was the basis of all English rock and roll in the 60s, really came out of the desperate search to associate yourself with the darkness and the existentially bored feeling of the fact that the only thing certain in the future was death.
We were driven as fans of that attitude to discover in the music of American rock and roll, the pure, true angst and darkness of it all.
And that was discovered in the origins of the blues.
www.yearoftheblues.org /features.asp?id={BC75F82B-4096-4413-9971-EFEDA833AC07}&type=VideoOfMonth   (703 words)

 British Invasion -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Beatles quickly came to dominate the charts, and on April 4 of that year they occupied the top five spots on the (Click link for more info and facts about Billboard magazine) Billboard magazine Hot 100 music survey, a feat unmatched before or since.
A period known as the Second British Invasion began in 1982 and peaked in 1985.
In May of 2002, there were no British artists on the US singles charts, the first time this had occurred since 1963.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/br/british_invasion.htm   (672 words)

 Saiichi Sugiyama: Comment on Today's British Blues Scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A lot of the things I would tend to use as yardsticks of the "british blues" were very faithful copies of things being done in america anyway (eg Bluesbreakers-era Clapton) - it took the advent of some drugs and other outside influences to turn it into something new and different (eg Cream/Zep etc.).
Anyway on the topic of the current british blues scene, and in London especially, I think the only think holding it back is the fact that here, hardly anyone goes out to watch live bands any more - for a variety of reasons...
It may be fun to "play" the blues, but in London, it damn well isn't "fun" for the average listener to "listen" to the blues.
www.modernguitars.com /mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=361   (1031 words)

 The British Blues Connection Awards 2000 feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The results of the British Blues Connection poll for 2000 are reported in the latest issue of Blueprint Magazine (Vol.
Blueprint (which is the magazine of the British Blues Connection) also has a Scroll of Honour, where people who have made a special contribution to the Blues are recognized.
Blues On Stage is a ® Trademark of Ray Stiles.
www.mnblues.com /review/bbcawards2000-gb.html   (310 words)

 British blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An early to mid-1960s musical movement based in London clubs, the British blues was an important influence on the subsequent rock explosion.
As a self-contained form, British blues ended when Jimi Hendrix arrived from the United States to show local musicians the folly of their purist attitudes.
Nevertheless, its legacy survived and flourished in the growing international heavy-metal movement, a style built largely on a simplification of the loud, distorted riffing of the British blues guitarists.
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 British Blues Guitar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I was listening to some BB King tracks from 1951-2, and you could hear that he had taken the hint from T Bone Walker in using the sustain possible with the electric guitar.
In other words, BB did not pursue the sustaining and distorted possiblities of the electric - it was Clapton and Beck who did this - in England - in the mid-60s.
NO ONE can deny that the BLUES ORIGINATED stateside,but there are REAL blues men in the UK as well, try listening to Rick Payne and Steve Elliot and you could possibly be forgiven thinking that they began in the US.
www.thebluessite.com /community/index.php?topic=602.0   (380 words)

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The British Blues All Stars were put together in response to a request from the Notodden Blues Festival, Norway.
The band, some six months in its formation, represents what is unique and best about British blues in the 60s.
Unique the band certainly is. Its composition is flexible, but all who play with The British Blues All Stars have a musical pedigree and a place in the history of British Blues.
www.thebritishbluesallstars.co.uk   (300 words)

 British Belgian Blue Cattle Society
British Breeders imported Belgian Blues into the UK, in the early 1980’s.
The experience of British dairy farmers using Belgian Blues over many years for easy calving, fast finishing cross-bred stock has led beef farmers to follow their example.
Now, with ever greater use of the independent, unbiased BLUP recording data, breeders know that they can rely on a British Belgian Blue sire to produce cattle for a wide range of conditions and management systems.
www.belgianblue.co.uk   (286 words)

 British Blues Radio Show
The programmes which have been called the Voice of the Blues in Essex (UK), Digital Blues.
We play Blues from all over the World but feature as much home grown stuff as we can and have given first and only radio plays to many bands and artists.
The only community radio station in the UK on the internet full time, phoenixfm.com is entirely voluntary and offers programming 24/7 of variety you will not find anywhere else.
www.radiocave.com /british_blues.htm   (286 words)

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