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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.
The Delta blues was a rootsy style of country blues, accompanied most typically by slide guitar and harmonica, characterized by a sparse style and passionate vocalization.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blues   (4131 words)

BLUES: blues music was around long before the ‘20s and owed about 90% to fl (African) cultures and 10% to the folksongs of poor whites.
Hank was a bluesman country singer in the traditional style and one of the greatest writers of country music history.
A look at Jerry Lee Lewis, a would be blues and oldtime country singer who had a few huge hits in the rock ‘n’ roll era and who later emerged as a country hitmaker, reveals the attitude of the producers of the times.
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 Chicago Country Blues - ChicagoCountryBlues.com
To a blues enthusiast, the term country blues is more readily associated with the classic recordings of Blind Lemon Jefferson, but to a country music fan, it has a little different perspective.
To a country music enthusiast, country blues is the term that is readily associated with the blue yodels of Jimmie Rodgers.
He is making music that borrows elements of traditional country music, country blues, and Chicago Blues, and yet it is music that is original in vocal style, instrumental approach, and in the presentation of new songs that have a classic sound.
www.chicagocountryblues.com   (1455 words)

 Blues Downloads - Download Blues Music - Download Blues MP3s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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   (640 words)

 Steve Perry country blues - Blues at Midnight, City Blues, Steel Mill Blues, Leaving Blues
Blues at Midnight showcases some of the country blues from the Steve Perry album Rosin Up Your Bow.
Steve is a singer-songwriter with a flair for country blues, and he has a refreshing vocal style that is straight-ahead and unadorned.
We are proud to share with you some of the finest country blues around.
www.bluesatmidnight.com   (148 words)

 Blues FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Blues lyrics are often intensely personal, frequently contain sexual references and often deal with the pain of betrayal, desertion, and unrequited love (Kamien 519) or with unhappy situations such as being jobless, hungry, broke, away from home, lonely, or downhearted because of an unfaithful lover.
Therefore, these purists maintain that many melodies with the word "blues" in the title, and which are often spoken of as being the blues, are not the blues because their melodies lack this particular basic blues harmonic construction.
Whatever one may think of the social implications of the blues, whether expressing the American or fl experience in microcosm, it was their "strong autobiographical nature, their intense personal passion, chaos and loneliness, executed so vibrantly that it captured the imagination of modern musicians" and the general public as well.
www.island.net /~blues/faq1.html   (3797 words)

 Country blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American Patchwork: Songs and Stories of America, part 3: "The Land Where the Blues Began" (1990).
Written, directed, and produced by Alan Lomax; developed by the Association for Cultural Equity at Columbia University and Hunter College.
Out of the Blacks into the Blues, part 1: "Along the Old Man River" (1992).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Country_blues   (556 words)

 World Book || Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Blues are a kind of music that developed in America from the various musical expressions of African Americans.
The blues are an extremely flexible type of music, and various musicians have created individual styles of performing them.
The basic blues design is a 12-bar form that is divided into three sections of four bars each.
www2.worldbook.com /features/aamusic/html/blues.htm   (316 words)

 ipedia.com: Country blues Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Country blues refers to all the acoustic, guitar -driven forms of the blues.
After blues' birth in the southern United States, it quickly spread throughout the country, giving birth to a host of regio...
Country blues refers to all the acoustic, guitar-driven forms of the blues.
www.ipedia.com /country_blues.html   (218 words)

 CD review: "Country Blues Collector Items (1928-1933)"
In the interwar period, luck had as much to do as ability in whether a blues artist was recorded or not.
His guitar playing is fairly straight-forward — with an emphasis on rhythm, and the leads worked in over that — but his piano combines elements of ragtime and the then-still-developing stride style.
Story of Blues series and showcases little-known blues artists who may be just as representative of the music being played between the wars as those musicians who were recorded more.
www.trageser.com /archive/music/album-countryblues.html   (379 words)

 Living Country Blues CD Review
The title of this 3 CD collection might be a bit misleading, especially with the liner notes repeatedly listing dates and causes of death of many of the artists contained within.
The duo were the fans/promoters behind the seminal American Folk Blues Festival tours in the UK and Europe in the 60's--which were probably the inspiration for all the British blues based rockers to come, like the Stones.
Blues On Stage is a ® Trademark of Ray Stiles.
www.mnblues.com /cdreview/cd-livingcountryblues.html   (836 words)

 Country Blues Guitar
Country Blues Guitar styles span a wide horizon.
LESSON ONE: Rev. Davis's Cocaine Blues and You Got The Pocket Book, I Got The Key both played in the key of C and in what Rev. Davis called "old fashion" pickin'.
The popular blues Crow Jane played in the key of E. LESSON TWO: Charley Jordan's Keep It Clean and Hunkie Tunkie Blues both played in the key of E and presenting Jordan's unusual blues approach.
www.guitarplace.com /BE019.html   (175 words)

 Rykodisc Catalog - Country Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The famous bluesman's stellar recordings for Tradition epitomized Lightnin's spare "country blues" which was in contrast to the brash and bold Chicago blues so commercially appealing at the time.
Lightnin's first two albums for Tradition (AUTOBIGRAPHY IN BLUES and COUNTRY BLUES) were just that--down and dirty, out and out blues, honest and true--perfect documents of Lightnin's style, songs and performance.
Country Blues showcases Hopkins in his element, vividly coloring in the standards and originals with emotion, energy, longing, and wiry wit.
www.rykodisc.com /Catalog/dump/rykoalbums_30.asp   (177 words)

 Blues Harp and Country Blues Guitar Page by Glenn Weiser's
He is the author of the instructional book Blues and Rock Harmonica, and also the transcription book Masters of Blues Harp.
Heroes of the Blues - Illustrations by R. Crumb
The Blues Is Dying In The Place It Was Born by Rick Bragg
www.celticguitarmusic.com /bluesmain.htm   (346 words)

 NPR : Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues was produced by Kathie Farnell, Margaret Moos Pick and Steve Rathe, and edited by NPR's Tom Cole.
Haggard talks about the elements of country, blues and jazz that formed Rodgers' music.
Guitarist and vocalist Doug Wamble uses the example of his grandfather to show that 'country' means more than just a style of music.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/2003/honkytonks   (1464 words)

 Country blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
- British blues - Chicago blues - Detroit blues - - Louisiana blues - Memphis blues - Piedmont blues - St.
Louis blues - Swamp blues - Texas blues - West Coast blues
This page was last modified 06:21, 30 Apr 2005.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Country_blues   (476 words)

 Paul Rishell Interview: Country Blues Guitarist
Country blues guitarist Paul Rishell is one of today's best examples of how modern day guitarists can carry on the musical tradition of the early blues players.
This was a particular rush for me because Son's 1941-1942 Library of Congress recordings were the very first country blues I'd heard way back in 1963, when I was about thirteen years old.
Everyone I know who's into the country blues has a bit of the historian in them, and a lot of the detective, too.
www.guitarsam.com /interviews/paul_rishell.htm   (1446 words)

 MUSIC - Books - Folk - Country - Blues - Jazz - Music Hall - Comedy
A Photo Album of Country Music which is evocative picture and textbook published in 1975, telling the...
In this comprehensive history, the author traces the rise and fall of the dance band, from the explosion...
The Blues is the music of the fl community of America.
www.clarebooks.co.uk /cat223_1.htm   (518 words)

 Rhythm, Country & Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
RHYTHM COUNTRY & BLUES is a collection of duets between well-known country, R&B and blues performers.
Thanks to the vision of producer Don Was and his star-studded cast of song stylists, the remarkable musical collaborations that comprise RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES are never treated as an historical anomaly but as the most natural thing in the world.
RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES concludes with a felicitously earnest bit of corn called "Patches," in which George Jones and B.B. King tell the heroic tale of all those fl sharecroppers and white tenant farmers who were so po' they couldn't afford an -o or an -r, yet persevered in spite of it all.
musicstore.mymmode.com /album.do?albumID=5963079   (468 words)

 Links: Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Exposure to the album Blues at Newport 1963 at age 14 had kindled her interest in blues and slide guitar, and between classes at Harvard she explored these and other styles in local coffeehouse gigs.
The Tennessee native offers a music that is true to his roots in blues and gospel, his love of jazz and popular song, and his commitment to both reflect his diverse sources and turn them in new directions.
Several of her male cousins were members of a 'fife and drum' group, a rare type of folk band which, with snare drums and homemade 'reeds,' often paraded and serenaded at community celebrations, fish frys and on holidays around Talbot and Harris counties.
www.wwoz.org /links2/blues.html   (8559 words)

 Valley Advocate: Exploring Country Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Few have dedicated their lives to playing the pre-war country blues with more heart than Paul Rishell and Annie Raines.
The blues muse struck Raines during her high school years in the mid-1980s.
She dropped out of college halfway through her freshman year to become one of the first serious female blues harmonica players in the country.
www.valleyadvocate.com /gbase/Music/content?oid=oid:97685   (807 words)

 Country Blues
(Blue Corn) Sometimes even Texans get the blues...and mix it up with a little gospel, folk and country.
He created the Red Dirt Records label back in the 70's, and his "rural yet hip" singer/songwriter approach to his music has given birth to the new "Red Dirt" movement and such contemporary performers such as Jimmy LaFave, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Great Divide and The Red Dirt Rangers.
That being said, 22 years since last being signed to a major label, much to his own amazement, at age 61, Jorma is now once again signed to a major label, and has released his first project on Columbia, titled Blue Country Heart- an album of Depression-era country songs.
www.takecountryback.com /bluesmain.htm   (899 words)

 Blues Access: Classic Country Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As far as great recorded blues goes, this is where it all began.
Probably the most influential recordings in the history of the blues.
Father of the Delta Blues presents his first session for Columbia in its entirety (including 12 unissued takes).
www.bluesaccess.com /essential/country.html   (258 words)

 Amazon.ca: Music: Country Blues (Rm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the blues itself concentrated and fermented and stripped down to its most essential, most direct, most powerful phrases.
Sure, its Lightnin's blues, but this is pretty much what its ALL about, blues, rock and roll, jazz, RandB, this is the roots of it all, right here.
Coupled with the words, your mind is focused on the most basic and essential traits of life for a fl man in the hard living conditions of Texas, and the raw emotion evoked by these circumstances.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000058Q2   (627 words)

 CD Baby: COUNTRY: Country Blues - music you will love. - from galaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Alternative country blues rock and rusty, worn and tattered Americana edge that brings a pleasant gristle to every track.
Circe Link creates masterful cross of cowboy jazz and smoky blues with sweet and sexy vocals, this second CD is a rare treat to be experienced.
Little Miss Higgins captivates audiences with her old time country blues and original gutsy, soul moving, spirited songs reminiscent of the late 30's and 40's.
www.cdbaby.com /style/26/from/galaris?cdbaby=929bcebf0abb13418b0a25a0d0d21744   (421 words)

 Honky Tonks, Hymns, & the Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
What we call country songs today, three minute tales of faithless love, restless traveling or sentimental ballads about “momma,” owe a part of their heritage to the old mountain ballads and one part to the phonograph records that made an icon of Jimmie Rodgers.
In a life as colorful as the songs he sang, the "father of country music," rose from obscurity to create a new level of international stardom for American music.
He came along at a time when most country musicians were from a mountain-music background, but in his travels across the country he was influenced by blues, vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley songs.
www.honkytonks.org /showpages/jrodgers.htm   (1906 words)

 "Country Blues Guitar Solos" taught by Stefan Grossman: Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Guitar Lesson 1008
All the lessons have been taken from other series but are presented together with a Country Blues theme.
LESSON FOUR: Tribute To Lonnie Johnson, a blues in the key of D. Dollartown, combines a New Orleans sound with the playing of Rev.Gary Davis in the key of C. LESSON FIVE: Yazoo Basin Boogie played in a dropped D tuning combining a boogie, walking bass, counterpoint lines and Delta blues techniques.
LESSON SIX: BLUES IN A: The instrumental Blues For The Mann takes licks and ideas from the playing of Leroy Carr, Robert Johnson, Rev.Gary Davis and Steve Mann.
www.guitarvideos.com /audio/1008.htm   (284 words)

 Amazon.com: Living Country Blues: An Anthology [BOX SET]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The accompanying CD booklet includes bios of the artists, which will come in handy, as the average listener is likely to have heard of few of them; John Cephas, Phil Wiggins, CeDell Davis, and James "Son" Thomas are among the more well-known names that appear here.
People generally think of the blues these days as electrified, up-tempo, and urban, and indeed country blues isn't as popular as it used to be.
I also have the Giants of Country Blues Guitar series on Wolf, of which volume one is a desert island disk in my view.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00001SI9F?v=glance   (1007 words)

 Moreland & Arbuckle - Delta and Hill Country Blues - BIO
Moreland and Arbuckle - Delta and Hill Country Blues - BIO
He was first drawn to the blues at about 15 when he discovered the music of Elmore James and B.B. King.
In addition, this guy is virtually a walking (or is it wailing) encyclopedia on old school blues.
www.kingsnakesblues.com /bio.html   (566 words)

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