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  Encyclopedia: Texas blues
Texas blues began to appear in the early 1900s among African Americans who worked in oilfields, ranches and lumber camps.
Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music that combines elements of the blues with rock and roll.
Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Texas-blues   (1658 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: BLUES
The blues singer had an expressive role that mirrored the power of the preacher, and because of this power, blues was both embraced and rejected by fls and their churches.
In Texas, blues musician Lil Son Jackson explained to British blues aficionado Paul Oliver that it was, in effect, the spiritual power of the blues that made the music sinful.
In Texas, blues has developed a unique character that results not only from the introduction of the electric guitar, but also from the cross-pollination of musical styles—itself a result of the migratory patterns of fls—as well as the impact of the recording industry and mass-media commercialization.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/BB/xbb1.html   (2924 words)

 NothinButDaBlues Reading Room February '01: Electric Texas Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The sound of Texas electric blues is difficult to define in general terms, not least because the sheer size of the state has given rise to several diverse sub-branches.
The latter two singers are not from Texas, but Bland in particular has come to represent the sort of blues/R&B/soul hybrids that are important facets of Texas blues, even if they were developed primarily in Texas studios, rather than within the Texas blues scene itself.
Freddie King is the most famous Texas blues guitarist to emerge during this era, though again it's almost arbitrary as to whether he should be classified as a Texas bluesman or not.
nothinbutdablues.bizland.com /ReadingRoomFeb01.chtml   (1243 words)

 Texas blues -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Texas blues is a subgenre of the (A type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes) blues.
Texas blues began to appear in the early (The decade from 1900 to 1909) 1900s among African Americans who worked in oilfields, ranches and lumber camps.
The area's importance returned in the 1970s when a Texas (Click link for more info and facts about blues rock) blues rock sound developed, led by (Click link for more info and facts about ZZ Top) ZZ Top and the (Click link for more info and facts about Fabulous Thunderbirds) Fabulous Thunderbirds.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/T/Te/Texas_blues.htm   (442 words)

 The Blues . Blues Road Trip . Louisiana and Texas | PBS
The blues began to emerge in Texas in the early 1900s and could be found anywhere fl workers gathered.
Blind Lemon Jefferson, the most influential of the early Texas bluesmen who is considered the "Father of Texas Blues," created a distinctive style in the early 1920s with innovative single string guitar accompaniment and jazzlike improvisation.
She settled in Texas in 1948 and by 1951 had signed a recording contract with Houston's Peacock label, which, together with sister label Duke, was the most prolific in the state's burgeoning RandB recording industry.
www.pbs.org /theblues/roadtrip/loui-texhist.html   (711 words)

Texas Jake (r.n Jake Lee aka King of Slide) is an exceptional blues and slide guitar player.
There are some real stompin blues tunes too in his catalog that sound every bit like the classics the rest of his songs do but that shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
Jake's been 'at it' since he was thirteen years old and since then he's been involved in the business of writing, performing, and playing 'from the heart - making music the best it can be' all over the States in particular.
www.jakeleeblues.com   (144 words)

 Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas
Thought to have been born in 1874 in Big Sandy, Texas, Henry was one of nine children by parents who were former slaves and sharecroppers raising cotton.
In fact, his Blues pieces are believed to date themselves possibly 30 years prior to the time that they were placed onto shellac, and are perfect documentations of Blues from the time of its birth.
Therefore, it can be easily reckoned that Thomas was one of the original progenitors of the Texas Blues guitar, which in turn has developed through the years in the works of Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Albert Collins, and eventually to Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan.
www.cascadeblues.org /History/HenryThomas.htm   (618 words)

 Texas Governor Rick Perry - Enjoy Texas Music License Plate Questions and Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Enjoy Texas Music license plate features a portrait of Texas blues musician Lemon Jefferson (Sept. 24, 1893 to December 1929) who made 86 records for Paramount in the 1920s, each estimated to have sold 100,000+ copies.
Enjoy Texas Music license plates honor musicians who made Texas music what it is today, the pioneers who put Texas music on the map, so to speak, and who greatly and profoundly influenced young artists.
The Enjoy Texas Music license plate was made possible through the support of Wofford Denius and the Cain Foundation; the TMO would like to thank Mr.
www.governor.state.tx.us /divisions/music/plate/main.htm   (1301 words)

 Doc Blues Records
What results is nothing less than a Texas blues master at the height of his powers, doing what he does best where he does it the best---in front of a live audience.
The biggest blues bash of SXSW was back as Doc Blues Records hosted its Third Annual Family Reunion & All-Star Blues Marathon, a free, all-day event which also served as a fundraiser for the Musicians Assistance Program.
The blues marathon was once again at the 311 Club (311 E. Sixth) and began at noon and then rolled through nine nonstop hours of top-tier Texas blues.
www.docbluesrecords.com   (607 words)

 The Blues Net Front Page
Since 1999, Paul Fields (the Blue Jazzman) has spun the blues for listeners around the globe from his "studio" in St Louis, Missouri, Gateway To The Blues.
The show was one of the first on internet blues radio in 1999.
We play all styles of blues from Memphis, St Louis, New Orleans, Chicago, Texas, The Delta and the Piedmont region.
www.thebluesnet.us   (327 words)

 Texas Johnny Brown CD Review
Texas Johnny Brown's last album, "Nothin' But The Blues," was nominated for best comeback album in the 1999 Handy's.
"Blues Defender" opens with a real bang on the intro to "Handy Man." It is an upbeat Texas blues with horns, keyboards and some tasty guitar from the main man. As a songwriter, Brown continues to turn out quality blues, and wrote all bar the second track here (Lil Green's "In The Dark").
Blues On Stage is a ® Trademark of Ray Stiles.
www.mnblues.com /cdreview/2002/texasjohnnybrown-defender-gb.html   (660 words)

 Texas Thunder Blues - Reviews
Lightning Red is an Austin, Texas Blues guitarist and singer who has already recorded one CD prior to this one.
Texas Thunder Blues, is the new CD released by the Austin Texas guitar slinger Lightning Red.
Or if you are interested in hearing classic blues licks played with stunning precision and feel, turn to track 11 the Don Nix standard "Goin' Down", and E. Boyd's "Five Long Years".
www.lightningred.com /thunder.htm   (304 words)

 Vargas Blues Band: Texas Tango
But the "stars" do not outshine Vargas' regular stable of talent from Madrid who also contribute a wealth of expert support work.The CD is a Jim Gaines production, a name that has become synonymous with recording excellence.
Forget using the fast forwarding mechanism while listening to "Texas Tango": every track here is first rate and each accented by Vargas' varied and passionate guitar work.
The CD is a bit difficult to purchase here in the US, but with a little internet investigation and a visit to www.gemm.com, I am willing to wager that you can pick up a copy of this fine recording via several online import suppliers.
www.bluesrockers.ws /vargasreview.html   (441 words)

 Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works 1927-1929 - Henry Thomas
Representing the oldest style captured on record, Henry Thomas was a singular and important figure.
Coming out of Texas at the turn of the century, he left behind a total of 23 issued selections that represent one of the richest contributions to our musical culture.
Playing panpipes and guitar with a thrusting drive that evokes a country dance, he gives us a glimpse of fl music as it existed late in the 19th century.
www.venerablemusic.com /catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=748   (92 words)

 The State of Texas Blues
"How significant was T-Bone Walker to the evolution of the blues?" If Jimmie Vaughan seems a little overwhelmed by the question, imagine an Olympic swimmer being asked to describe the role of water in his sport.
Got that...", here's a list of 10 albums that should be in every Texas blues fan's collection.
Presented, in order, the ten best Texas blues guitar tracks ever, as chosen by a world-class air guitarist.
www.austin360.com /music/content/music/xl_tx_blues_index.html;COXnetJSessionID=C1gt1GhF1aQLJg2YErC3hVU18cQIyU1na0dWyWkJqSBO8WJwovaK!1068881967?urac=n&urvf=11107779011540.3646830803559312   (253 words)

 .Texas Slim - Blues Dallas, TX Love Machine Band
could very well be a reincarnate of a passed soulful singer who plays guitar and is once again carving out a niche in blues music history.
Slim from an early age met and played with the great Alex Moore, (who first recorded the blues in 1929) and later Little Joe Blue.
In addition to his own records, Slim has record and toured with Cold Blue Steel, Randy McAllister, FOAMY (New Bohemians) and has graced the stages of the House of Blues as well as one of the first artists to ever play a Hard Rock Cafe.
www.texas-slim.com   (127 words)

 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
“The blues owes much of its rich heritage to the Gulf Coast region—an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina,” said Lisa Wiebe, Oregon Food Bank’s director of development and team leader of the Waterfront Blues Festival.
“BLUES for KATRINA is a way for the community to come together in solidarity to raise funds for relief efforts while celebrating the traditions and music of the Gulf Coast.
Cruise the Willamette River on the Portland Spirit and hear legendary blues artists perform on the boat’s two intimate stages.
www.waterfrontbluesfest.com   (922 words)

 Amazon.com: Texas Blues: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins is my favorite blues artist and if there's one album I own to explain why this would be it.
Texas Blues showcases this Master Bluesman's dynamic range with sixteen timeless tracks.
Drop Dead Blues-40+ years papa's had the blues: A list by James S. Otterstrom, and mama's got'em too...
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000001F9?v=glance   (711 words)

 Harry's Blues Lyrics Online, Home Page, US
This page is dedicated to blues music and nothing but the blues.
If you like blues music too and you're looking for lyrics of blues songs and/or having problems understanding what is being sung and/or understanding the meaning of the lyrics this site might be of some interest to you.
blues lyrics, blues lyrics, blues lyrics, blues lyrics and some more blues lyrics.
blueslyrics.tripod.com   (465 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Music / Styles / Blues / Texas Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Reading a book on the blues, I came across Johnny Winter, who is regarded as one of the greatest slide guitar players that has ever lived.
Hopkins may have enjoyed unprecedented world-wide popularity as a blues and folk artist during the 1960s, but his best work was mostly recorded in the previous two decades.
Johnny Guitar Watson used to play a lot of up-beat blues in the '50s and '60s, and had quite a few minor r'n'b chart hits in the process.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/557278   (594 words)

 CTMH Texas Music Bibliography
Texas, Office of the State Auditor, Special Investigation: Texas Southern University “Ocean of Soul” Band (Austin: Office of the State Auditor, 1993).
Texas Department of Publicity for Centennial Celebrations, Public School Division (ed.), Songs Texas Sings (Marfa: Sesquicentennial Committee of Marfa/Presidio County, 1986).
Texas Music Educators Association, A Bibliography of Master’s Theses and Doctoral Dissertations in Music Completed at Texas Colleges and Universities, 1919-1972 (Houston: Texas Music Educators Association, 1974).
www.txstate.edu /ctmh/1-bibliography.htm   (8693 words)

 Music Places Internet Radio - Texas Jake's Houserockers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Blues legend Texas Jake Lee performs electric slide guitar blues with his band The Houserockers from coast to coast.
I believe the blues is a thing you are born with.
Whatever circumstances or influence might affect you can differ greatly from person to person, but the people who play and listen to the blues share a common spirit...
www.musicplaces.com /Texas_Jake   (120 words)

 Amazon.com: Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works 1927-1929: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas (1876-?) was a railroading hobo from the Lone Star State whose style and repertoire were obsolete long before the first of his two recording sessions in 1927.
Henry Thomas was not a blues musician, although the four blues titles in this album are excelent.
While acknowledging Thomas's deft picking on the few straight blues numbers like "Texas Easy Street Blues", Calt questions the "documentary value" of this music--in other words, he seems to have serious doubts as to whether Thomas was representative of the fl music of his time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000G8B?v=glance   (1423 words)

 CD Baby: RONNY LEE: Texas Blues - from scottp
Ronny Lee is a versatile blues artist who has been performing all over the west coast for many years.
Raised in Texas on a gumbo of Blues, Country, Southern Rock, Cajun and Gospel, he developed a unique style of guitar playing that has kept him working steadily in Honky Tonks, Blues Venues and Juke Joints since the age of 16.
His songwriting is influenced by several blues greats including Elmore James, Freddie King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and range in topics from fast cars and fast women to lost love.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/ronny/from/scottp   (251 words)

 Music CDs, Styles, Blues, Compilations, Texas Blues Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The artist which made "Essential Texas Blues" is Various Artists.
The artist which made "White Country Blues, 1926-1938: A _ Lighter Shade Of Blue" is Various Artists.
The artists which made "Texas Music 1" are Walker, Brown, Bland, Sims, King and Texas Music.
music.lowcost.us.com /list_466038/Music_CDs_Styles_Blues_Compilations_Texas_Blues.php   (642 words)

 Sligo Weekender: Lively Texas blues star comes to North Sligo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If you like your blues lively then prepare to be electrified on Sunday night next, May 29, by Texas-born blues hurricane Carvin Jones.
Born in Lufkin, Texas in 1966, Carvin was seduced by the blues at an early age, listening to BB King records his grandfather played around the house.
At age 11 he got his first guitar and he was quickly on the road to fame and fortune.
www.sligoweekender.ie /news/story.asp?j=23099   (302 words)

 Texas-Best Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gary P. Nunn was designated Official Ambassador to the World by Texas Governor Mark White in 1985.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds are one of the finest examples of Texas roadhouse electric blues.
Contemporary Blues with a compliment of rock, country and rockabilly.
www.texas-best.com /music.html   (1574 words)

 Texas Blues Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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