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  Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Melodically, blues music is marked by the use of the lowered third and dominant seventh (so-called blue notes) of the associated major scale.
What is now recognizable as the standard 12-bar blues form with A A1 B form is documented from oral history and sheet music as appearing in African-American communities throughout the region along the lower Mississippi River during the decade of 1900s (and performed by white bands in New Orleans at least since 1908).
Blues is also the name for an informal type of swing dancing with no fixed patterns and a heavy focus on connection, sensuality and improvisation, often with body contact.
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 Encyclopedia: List of genres of the blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
What may also be called blues is the actual chord structure of a piece, which goes through a standard chord progression, called the blues chord progression, containing the 3 basics chords: I, IV and V, which means the first, the fourth and the fifth degree.
Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll.
A blues shouter is a blues singer, often male, capable of singing with a band.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-genres-of-the-blues   (3050 words)

 Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Blues has been a major influence on later American and Western popular music, finding expression in ragtime, jazz, big bands, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and country music, as well as conventional pop songs and even modern classical music.
The use of blue notes, as well as the prominence of call-and-response patterns in the music and lyrics, are indicative of the blues' West African pedigree.
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.
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 BLUES FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Early blues frequently took the form of a loose narrative, often with the singer voicing his or her "personal woes in a world of harsh reality: a lost love, the cruelty of police officers, oppression at the hands of white folk, hard times".
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.
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: List_of_music_genres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Music can be divided into genres in many different ways.
While no one doubts that it is possible to note similarities between musical pieces, there are often exceptions and caveats associated.
Many genres can be subdivided into narrower, more specific subgenres.
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 Blues Bytes What's New   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For an older blues style Taylor picks up the banjo and plays some frantic licks on the intense "Momma Don't You Do It." "Saint Martha Blues" tells the story of Taylor's great grandmother and the adversities she faced after the lynching of her husband in Louisiana.
Slim goes through many genres of the blues on this disc and all of them work well, which is usually hard to say for someone who covers so much ground on one CD.
A healthy dose of ragtime country blues is heard on "Was Ya Blue," a number that finds Debbie stretching her acoustic legs a bit and the piano expertise of Dan Katz, whose craftsmanship is heard throughout the entire album.
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 NPR 100
"Blue Suede Shoes" brought him instant success, but also developed a mutating life of its own as the first million-selling, triple-play crossover that moved from the top of the country charts to those of rhythm & blues, and then pop.
The composition incorporates a wide range of musical and cultural elements that were part of that scene, from ragtime and blues to classical and parlor songs, and to African and Caribbean music.
His daring mix of blues, R&B, and country led to a rock n' roll song, and "Maybellene" became a tremendous crossover hit.
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 Blues Genres
This set of genres developed from the griots songs/stories and were a way for the slaves to keep their family histories as intact as possible.
Lonnie Johnson is considered the father of urban blues, and used clean picking and faster rhythms to underpin the “citified” lyrics of urban blues.
Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock ‘n’Roll), was rediscovered and revitalized in the early ’60s by British musicians, notably John Mayall and everyone he played with and influenced.
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 Topica Email List Directory
The Fonkosphere is a mailing list dealing with funk, soul, fl rock, blues, fusion, jazz, trip-hop, hip-hop, and all forms of alternative R&B music.
this list is for anything from converge to operation ivy, but with a heavy emphasis on the new hardcore.
The Mods Mailing List is a discussion list for people interested in all aspects of the Mod culture and international Mod scene.
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 Music of Puerto Rico - Genres: Jazz
It is the first indigenous genre of music in the United States to affect music throughout the rest of the world.
With such diverse roots and equally diverse expressions of the genre, it is very difficult to say precisely just what is jazz music and what sets it apart from other genres.
The ability to play the blues has always been the mark of all jazz musicians, who then use the blues framework in their music, despite the fact that the blues has a history independent from jazz.
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 Various Artists Beyond Mississippi CD
The blues originated in the late 1800s as a result of miscegenation between the Anglo-Celtic folk and ballad lineage of the slave-masters, and the African heritage of their charges; with smaller contributions from Hispanic, Native American and other folk traditions.
The white middle-class appropriation of the blues is a serious subject, but the answer to the question implicitly asked by the title has to be a qualified 'yes'.
Another blues fan, Stephen Calt wrote a somewhat sensational, but fascinating biography entitled I'd Rather Be The Devil, which portrayed James as a bitter and vindictive old man and the almost invariably white promoters of the blues revival as thieves and liars.
www.unionsquaremusic.co.uk /title.php?ALBUM_ID=293&LABEL_ID=2   (4404 words)

 List of genres of music - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
These classifications are often arbitrary and controversial, and furthermore closely related styles often overlap.
While no one doubts that it is possible to note similarities between performers, there are often exceptions and caveats associated.
Of course, included in each genre are myriad musical styles further specifying the type of music, which tend to be more descriptive than a simple genre title.
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 CD Baby: SMOKEHOUSE PORTER, MISS MAMIE: King & Queen Of The Gut Bucket Blues - from scottp
His first encounter with the blues that he can remember was at about 9 years old when he heard a friend of the family playing guitar and singing the blues.
Through his association with Arthur "Guitar" Kelly and Silas Hogan he learned what he refers to as the "Gutbucket Blues", and the "Gutbucket Blues" is blues that hits you deep down in the gut.
Together Mamie and Smokehouse are redefining the Mississippi Delta/Louisiana Swamp Blues, and the resurrection of the "Gutbucket Blues" can be experienced in their latest CD "The King And Queen Of The Gutbucket Blues".
www.cdbaby.com /cd/smokehouse/from/scottp   (651 words)

 Welcome to The Evor Blues Bands Links section..   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
If you are in an Blues band and you would like to be added to this list, click the Add my site link.
The blues harp of Kate Freeman burns through this foundation and together they create a sound steeped in tradition and the voice of the people.
We are a "Chicago style" blues band with a vast repertoire from Little Walter to Wilson Pickett.
evor.com /links_blues3.html   (1301 words)

 Links: Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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)

 Robert Johnson & Various Robert Johnson & The Old School Blues CD
Not only do blues and rap/hip-hop share origins in social hardship, they also both grew out the synthesis of several different musical forms; and both regularly 'sample' from other artists to create new work.
The Old School Blues came from a marriage of the Anglo-Celtic heritage of the slave-masters, and the African music of their ancestors; with ongoing contributions from other folk traditions, minstrelsy, ragtime, spirituals, jazz and pop.
Bessie was billed as the Empress Of The Blues at a time when women were the superstars of the 'formal' blues; before the grittier 'folk' blues started to get popular in the later 1920s.
www.unionsquaremusic.co.uk /title.php?ALBUM_ID=399&LABEL_ID=7   (2958 words)

 Seth Yacovone Blues Band
Seth Yacovone Blues Band, based in Burlington, Vermont is a four piece ORIGINAL blues/funk/improvisational band.
In Sept 1999, Seth Yacovone Blues Band will be returning to the studio again, trying to record some new music that is in high demand from their fans.
Their mailing list of 3000 continues to grow monthly.
www.mbus.com /bands/genadm/Seth.Yacovone.Blues.Band.htm   (234 words)

 Learn more about List of genres of music in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Learn more about List of genres of music in the online encyclopedia.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
List of cultural and regional genres of music
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_genres_of_music.html   (113 words)

 WWUH: Music Genres: Pine Grove Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Blues -- the bedrock of American Music, and the common thread running through all of the music on The Pine Grove Blues -- is not about succumbing to troubles and sorrows, but transcending them.
The artists you might hear on The Pine Grove Blues include Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, soul legend Solomon Burke, young Blues-belter Susan Tedeschi, Texas honky-tonk king Dallas Wayne, Cajun stars Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Blues harp genius William Clarke -- the list is practically endless.
Blues, Cajun, honky-tonk, Western swing, Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Swamp Pop -- it's all part of the gumbo on The Pine Grove Blues!
wwuh.org /program/music/folk/pinegrove.htm   (292 words)

 Amazon.com: The Blues Brothers (Collector's Edition) (1980): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As played with deadpan wit by Belushi and Aykroyd, the Blues Brothers are "on a mission from God," and that gives them a kind of reckless glee that keeps the movie from losing its comedic appeal.
The Blues Brothers is a true classic movie, one of the few SNL movies that is actually a good story.
"Blues Brothers 2000", which has the terrific addition of John Goodman to the cast.This VHS tape is terrific.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/078322804X?v=glance   (2118 words)

 Welcome to Killer Blues @ www.vincenthayes.com
His "Killer Blues" shirts and hats are a hit with all, and have been worn by many famous blues artists including members of James Cotton's band.
Steve is a strong supporter of the Blues, and is a member of the Kalamazoo Blues Society, and the West Michigan Blues Society, as well as the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.
As we all know, many of our favorite blues artists who have passed away died too poor as to even be buried with a headstone to mark their grave.
www.vincenthayes.com /killerblues.html   (574 words)

 WFPK Radio Louisville 91.9FM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Scott Mullins doesn’t fill the Blues Party with the latest Stevie Ray knock-off bands or been-there-and-heard-that Chicago blues classics.
He digs deeper, putting together a set list that honors the past, exposes worthy fresh talent, and plants a big wet one on the blues’ kissing cousins -- including Soul, RandB, Zydeco, Rock-a-Billy and Roots Rock-n-Roll.
Into the past exploring the roots of rock and its’ components, blues and rock-a-billy.
www.wfpk.org /programs/BlueswithScott.html   (403 words)

 KPFT 90.1 Pacifica Radio - Blues on the Move   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
V (and their side-kick, Nancy) is an eclectic blues program that covers all genres of the blues but concentrates on soul blues, female based blues and local and Texas based artists.
Program highlights include: the Blues legends segment (which highlights an important artist in blues history with some educational content), the Ladies segment (45 minutes of female based blues--plus our 6 hour Ladies Blues Program in March) and interviews of local and touring acts.
Our listening audience has conveyed their appreciation for our"on-air spousal sparing"----although this is neither contrived nor fictional.
www.kpft.org /bluesonthemove.php   (222 words)

 Mississippi musicians play the blues, rock n' roll, gospel, jazz, classical, rock, rockbilly and more
Their music may be blues, jazz, country, classical, gospel, rock 'n roll, rhythm and blues, or popular.
Sam Carr (blues drummer) Friars Point, MS Bo (Armentor) Carter also known as Bo Chatmon (Chatmon family string band) blind, 1893-1964, Bolton, MS, sometimes member of The Mississippi Sheiks, a fiddle and guitar band that included brothers Lonnie and Sam and Walter Vincson
Peck Curtis (blues washboard, drums, and jug player and tap dancer) King Biscuit Entertainer, Benoit, MS George Cummings--played with Dr.Hook in the 70's and 80's, from Meridian, now lives in New York, and still plays and write songs in Nashville, TN.
shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/music.html   (3958 words)

 City Hall Records:Find what you're looking for here
It will return a list with the closest matches to what you asked for near the top of the page.
The small green numbers by each title returned represent the closeness of the match - higher is better.
The list returned is limited to about 70 items, so you may need to be more specific if you get too many matches.
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Each of the music cultures covered has its own popular music genre, which is informed by what is happening in the international market and the local musical practices; to this add the ingenuity of the individual musician.
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 Encyclopedia of Musical Genres -List of genres of the blues -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Encyclopedia of Musical Genres -List of genres of the blues -
African blues - British blues - Chicago blues - Detroit blues - Kansas City blues - Louisiana blues - Memphis blues - Piedmont blues - St. Louis blues - Swamp blues - Texas blues - West Coast blues
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