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I Love Blues Music

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    I Don't Know What Blues Music Is

    honestly speaking, I cannot define Blues music. But I have loved and always will listen to BB King, Koko Taylor, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters etc. I also love listenin to Bob Marley, jamie Cullums, Grover Washngton, and Norah Jones and Sadao watanabe. Am experimenting with my bass...
    funman1 funman1 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    When I First Met The Blues ....

    At it's heart, blues music seeps into secular music....everyday music that follows the same chord structures and tempos..... Funny that it's been around for around 100 years now but feels as familiar as an old shoe, an old friend, a favourite meal.. Blues music hit me subtly...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M Aug 22, 2013

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    The Radiators Farewell Tour

    The Radiators are a kick *** band from New Orleans.  They have been together for over 33 years and are finally retiring from touring.  I first saw this group at the Heritage Jazz Fest in New Orleans many years ago.  They also opened for the Rolling Stones tour a few years back...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    My Life In The Key Of Blue

    Lordy lordy lord the blues the blues the blues...the joy, the pain, the parties, the songs, the lyrics, the booze, the ladies, the mistakes, the revelations, the lessons, the hard times, the poverty, the cash, the swearing, the bosses, the thugs, the angels, the sermons, the...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    BB King By The Hudson

    About two weeks ago, I saw BB King live performing at the Hudson River Music Festival. While I have been listening to BB King's records for years, this was my first time seeing the great blues master live.  Since he's 87 years old, I figured I'd better stop my procrastinating...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    I'm Here Too!

    Where is everybody?? More from me later... 
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F Jun 16, 2009

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    Blues Lady

    Women were practitioners of the blues from the beginning. Their story has largely been ignored and wiped from history for the myth of the Lonely black man traveling the back roads of the deep South. This may be due to the fact that this romantic image was seized upon by the young...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jan 23, 2013

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    Love The Blues

    I have been to the best of the best blues fests.Chicago, New Orleans, among many others..it is the sexiest, soulful music there is...I love BB King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy...almost all music comes from the blues..it is my favorite kind of music...The Thrill is Gone...ahh that is...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 27 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    From Chicago

    That big, big voice Koko Taylor mean and gritty.  But when she takes your hand, like an angel, she takes your troubles away
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M Jan 23, 2013

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    Rain And Blues

    ..on summer I like to listen to different music, specially with friends and parties, 'cause I travel around, but when I come back in the place where I live, I can only listen to blues music...because..The blues is a music and a feeling and also places are important to let it live...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Sep 14, 2012

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    New Kids On The Block

    There are a couple new Blues players who are carrying on the tradition. Derek Trucks and Joe Bossamassa.  Trucks, in my opinion is the better tradition player.  Now that Bossamassa has teamed up with Beth Hart, they are the new Ike and Tina.  Oh did I mention Gary Clark Jr...
    cdsparky cdsparky 66-70, T Oct 6, 2013

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    Love It

    When I'm down or up it makes no difference , I love the blues.
    rikko6 rikko6 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    I'm so hung up on R L Burnside

    and Junior Wells right now that's about all I listen to.
    stratocastersteve stratocastersteve 41-45, M May 21

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    Keith Richards & Pythagoras

    What the heck is the connection you may well ask? Keith said in an interview I saw that the blues was primevial. Pythagoras the mathematician had a theory of divine harmony in music or 'music of the spheres' which was based on ratios and means or averages. It just happens that...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 3 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Love The Blues..

    Billy Holiday, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Son House, the list is endless..I have been fortunate to have a good teacher...
    txwoman2 txwoman2 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    Muddy Waters Invented Electricity

    Muddy Waters was the key transitional figure from the old single guitar country blues into the urban Chicago blues. Fortunately we have the early Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax to be able to hear Muddy playing down home before he had a record contract.  It was just...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    Cannot Get Enough

    I love blues music and I cannot get enough of it. It's become a part of my everyday life. If I'm not listening to some form of blues every day I feel lost. There isn't a style of blues that I don't love, from delta, chicago, texas, piedmont, slide, and every other conceivable...
    nitronate nitronate 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    A Big Bad Moma

    Etta James can tear up a song. She has a rear combination of power and grace in her singing.  I became aware of her because of the Hail Hail Rock n Roll movie.  Ever time I hear her doing this number, I've got to stop and listen.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhrO-aX7AA4...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    Jonny Lang And Buddy Guy

    I had the pleasure of seeing these 2 fantastic men in concert this week. I want to share my favorite 2 songs. 
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    We've Lost Another One

    Joseph William Perkins past away this Monday, Rest In Peace Pinetop Perkins. This year at age 97, he won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album for "Joined at the Hip", an album he recorded with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.
    MInude MInude 56-60, M Mar 24, 2011

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    Alexis Korner With Steve Marriott

    We have two things to thank Alexis Korner for. He was one of the leaders of the early London blues scene, and he gave a young singer named Mick Jagger his first break by letting him sing a few numbers with his band.  On occasion he would reluctantly tolerate a guitar player...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Apr 13, 2013

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    R & B

    Rythm & Blues is what that meant to me and now it has been hijacked by hip hop and other trashy music. One of my favourite Australian blues band is the Foreday Riders, they are actually the longest formed band in the country. They use to play regularly in a pub known as the 3...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    Muddy's Got It

    Right On, sums it up perfectly~ Well, I rolled and I tumbled, Cried the whole night long. Well, I rolled and I tumbled, Cried the whole night long. Well, I woke up this mornin, Didn't know right from wrong. Well, I told my baby, Before I left that town. Well, I told my baby...
    DionysianRevelery DionysianRevelery 26-30, M Dec 25, 2012

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    Ain't Nothin' But The Blues

    If you love Blues Music then you'll love Ain't Nothin' But The Blues on Vintage TV tomorrow at 9pm. Vintage TV is the best Music Channel ever! Tune in to see and hear the likes of John Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson. Check it out on Sky 369, Virgin 343 or Freesat 515. Follow them...
    helenajohnson09 helenajohnson09 22-25 Jul 15, 2013

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    Buddy Guy

    Just saw Buddy Guy tonight at the Rialto Theatre in Joliet, Illinois. Jimmie Vaughn opened with his Tilt-A-Whirl Band. I've seen Buddy Guy before and he is always a treat. Tonight, he followed his M.O. of originals, covers, and imitating past Blues greats. He gave his good friend...
    Moontan Moontan 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    Blues Masters. I'm listening to my blues

    masters playlist. It's full of great blues artist like: Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, Son House, Bind Willie Mc Tell, Blind Lemon Jefferson, to name a few. People who say blues music is just about being sad don't know a damned thing...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M May 19

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    Blues Music

    I like to go to the blues on the mall on wednday  WLAV 96.9 FM Grand Rapids MI
    tammy2 tammy2 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Howlin Wolf

    Chester Arthur Burnett aka Howlin Wolf was one of many of the blues masters that Leonard Chess recorded on the famed Chess Records label. Howlin Wolf's recordings, especially those in the sixties, always had that certain edginess to them that you just couldn't help but get swept...
    built4comfort built4comfort 51-55, M Jun 4, 2013

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    Pick Your Poison

    May be scotch. may be bourbon or beer. but I've got Jimi, Johnny and Stills 
    MilesMonkMingus MilesMonkMingus 56-60, M Jan 23, 2013

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    Must Love Robert Cray...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gspgpKcu7Bo Robert Cray is without a doubt one of the best story tellers/guitarists ever, absolutely beautiful! You can feel the man’s soul in every song he writes just awesome!!
    AllThatSheWants AllThatSheWants 26-30, F 13 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    I've Got The Blues For You

    It was groups like the Stone, Led Zepp, and Eric Clapton who guided me into the blues. It sad that Americans have to find out about this music from the British.  I took me a while to get into Robert Johnson.   I wasn't ready for a guy, alone just playing an acoustic guitar...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 21, 2012

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    Leftie Blues Guitarist

    I have been playing left-hand (upside-down / backwards) blues guitar since I was a kid. Grew up in a family of blues lovers. When I discovered Otis Rush, Jimmy Hendrix and **** Dale as a kid I knew that my awkward playing style was worth it. Wouldn't trade my self-taught style...
    longhair13 longhair13 36-40, M Oct 19, 2012

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    Bobby "Blue" Bland

    Robert Calvin Bland, a.k.a. Bobby "Blue" Bland, passed away in the early am hours of June 24, 2013. Bobby was probably one of the most prolific blues hit makers, aside from B. B. King, in the past century. He was 83 years old. Mr. Bland's chart hits began in 1957 on the Duke...
    built4comfort built4comfort 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    Blues And Soul

    I am a Blues guitar player, and recently have become more interested in other Roots music. Although I like traditional Blues, I really love R&B, and love discovering recordings I've never heard from the past. I like listening to all kinds of music, but I play mostly R&B and...
    Sydgrrl Sydgrrl 46-50, T Mar 9, 2010

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    BB King - The Thrill Has Not Gone

    Last Night 13/4/11 BB played in one of the magnificent old theatres in Sydney supported by Texas blues guitarist Eugene Banks. Eugene did a good show well worth watching. BB is now 85 and we are lucky that he still has the energy to tour. His support band is largely made up of...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 9 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    GWolf2 GWolf2 61-65, M Jun 15

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    Here's one of the great blues songs.

    Never get tired of hearing it
    SimpleMan2000 SimpleMan2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    I love old music, or rather, old-style music. I am really open to most types of music; one type simply gets boring and overplayed. A fun twist I've recently discovered became a...
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    Love screamo music has helped me through a rough time and for all of you who say this music is junk,it has saved lives suicide percentage a year went to 80% from 99 call it what...
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    I love piano music , especially the sad ones.If oyu do too, try this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptwcZ574blo . Hope you enjoy the music.(the part on 1:20 makes my cry)
    CNNMelissa CNNMelissa 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I love these songs. <3 Rascal Flats: "(God) Bless the broken road". Luke Bryan: "My kinda night". "Play it again". "Country girl (shake it for me)". "Crash my party". "Drunk...
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    I love gospel music, I have it cranked up when I drive. I especially love the 2003 version of "Greater Vision."
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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Heard 'Skinny Love' by Bon Iver for the first time today, and loved every second of the song. I absolutely love Indie/Folk/Singer-Songwriter music. <3 It speaks to my soul.