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Blues

Blues is a musical tradition that has roots in African music as well as American folk music. It is not uncommon to see early 20th century blues musicians playing folk music, and vice versa. This was most likely as racist as the R&B/rock'n'roll split during the 50s. Blues was negro and folk was white, even though Woody Guthrie played as much blues as he did folk music.

Blues has been stereotyped widely but in fact blues has a rich variety of different sounds and traditions: the original acoustic Delta blues to Jimi Hendrix's psychedelic infused blues to Taj Mahal's Hawaiian and world music influenced blues.

Delta blues is the original form of the blues, played with just an acoustic guitar. People like Robert Johnson and Skip James exemplify this original form. Others such as Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters took Delta blues and electrified it, turning it into Chicago blues. At the same time, country or folk blues continued to grow and change, creating local styles of acoustic blues. The most famous country blues musician would be Blind Willie McTell whose song Statesboro Blues has been a staple of blues since it was written.

In the 50s, rock'n'roll was created. Elvis was first, but Chuck Berry is the first modern, relatively speaking, rock'n'roll performer. Yet Chuck Berry was playing the blues but faster.

In the late 60s, blues and rock, which had taken on a pop music tone, collided. This created the Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, and later Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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01-01-2008 07:09 AM
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Re: Blues

Well that was a short lived topic.

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Re: Blues

Necro much?

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
04-10-2008 09:15 PM
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Now Zero is gonna have to post that picture again.

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Re: Blues

Talking about music is boring, so here's some videos of T-Bone Walker, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, and Guitar Slim:

The Things That I Used To Do http://youtube.com/watch?v=HzVChz4SOdQ
Space Guitar http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZNw-OLxSo-A&feature=related
Smokestack Lightning http://youtube.com/watch?v=_LNt5J0Cesc
Stormy Monday Blues http://youtube.com/watch?v=wemG2821l-o

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I can't believe I left this out. D:

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Leadbelly ftw.

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Robert Johnson.

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Paper Cuts Wrote:Leadbelly ftw.

Long John Baldry ftw.

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Any recommendations of good blues artists?
11-04-2009 02:03 PM
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Long John Baldry, Leadbelly

"I heard a joke once. Man goes to doctor says "I'm terribly depressed". Doctor says "I know just what you should do. Poliacci the clown is in town, go see him, you'll be cheered right up." The man bursts into tears. "But Doctor, I am Poliacci." Funny joke. Roll on snare drum. Everyone laugh."

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polexia Wrote:Any recommendations of good blues artists?
Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers. Those are good starting points Smile

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polexia Wrote:Any recommendations of good blues artists?
Here's a couple more cool blues guys.
Albert King, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Hound dog Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Lightning Hopkins
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I don't listen to much blues music, but I will soon.

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