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I Love the Blues

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    Traveling Band- Chick Singer Wanted

    There were people sleeping inside this van while I was taking these photos. Vehicle parked in parking lot of supermarket in Modesto California. Natch. Many Grammy winners started out this very same way.....  
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 1 Response May 3, 2008

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    Lady Of The Blues

    She's go the rhythm and she's got the blues. Ms Ruth Brown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JgAvWvx_jM
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jan 28, 2013

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    King Of The Blues:

    Muddy Waters as exemplified by this version of "Got My Mojo Workin" from the double album, "Fathers and Sons" (with Otis Spann, Duck Dunn, Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield) c.1969 http://youtu.be/c9zO7Hub0SY
    menelaeus menelaeus 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    http://youtu.be/8CEWyHC-iAk .

    ... this stuff is awesome!
    stratocastersteve stratocastersteve 41-45, M 1 Response May 23

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    Blues Legend

    Charlie Musselwhite. Charlie was the big winner at the 28th annual Blues Music Awards. He walked away with four of the fivetrophies he was nominated for.  Including: Album of the Year (Delta Hardware). Song of the Year(Church Is Out). Traditional Blues Album of the Year...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 5 Responses May 4, 2008

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    Gary Moore - the loner,

    scrumming of the guitar really touch my feeling.
    red4x red4x 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Don't Forget to Boogie!

    Canned Heat Blues By The Bay Festival.  
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses May 3, 2008

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    shineAlight shineAlight 51-55, M Dec 28, 2013

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    ittybitty4life ittybitty4life 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    The Wolf

    I was just kicking back listen to some Holwin' Wolf. He was six foot six inches of powerful blues music.  Smokestack Lightening, Moaning at Midnight, How Many More Years, Going Down Slow and many more.  He was one of the best to ever sing blues music.  He had power and a deep...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 21, 2012

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    Richest Man

    If i had a dollar For every time You broke my heart Or messed up my mind Id be the richest man.... Yeaaa the richest man... In the world... Yeah if bad times pay interest Id have u fined Id be driving a new car Id have money to burn Id be the richest man... Ohh the richest man...
    Trublood Trublood 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Sisters And The Blues

    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 20, 2013

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    Groupies Wanted

    Sign taped to van in Modesto,California.  
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 4 Responses May 3, 2008

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    ..news In Town..

    There are so many news around town.There is this bar here near my house.. it is perfect. it is quiet, it has 2 room perfect for a gig.. but I don't have a band here in town, I play outside the town and I cannot organize gigs in this place.There is a second place, the Joice Pub...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Oct 30, 2012

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    Feeling Alright

    I love Freddie King and I love this song.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M May 2, 2013

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    Who Doesnt

    if i ever ran into someone who said that they didnt like the blues i may slap them... whats not to love. its the voice of the soul... i play piano and its sometimes the only way i can stay sane.... i would love to learn of some new music i havnt jumped on board with yet...
    dann042O dann042O 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    This Gives Me An Opportunity To Say...

    ...i supremely love smooth sax riffs & solos, née Hall & Oates.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Jan 10, 2012

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    Woooo Blues

    Here goes: Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, B.B King, Guitar Slim, Memphis Minnie (yey for dem' women), Betty Everett, Dorothy Prince, Howlin' Wolf, Leadbelly, Ray Charles, Freddy King, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Odetta, Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers. songs to listen to...
    ladynau ladynau 19-21, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2008

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    Inspiring !

    My love for the blues came from the 2nd Generation Brit acts from the late 60's/early 70's. I was always a big Deep Purple fan and loved Free and Bad Company; all blues based bands.... .....but it wan't until Jimi Hendrix hit me, which must have been his 10th Anniversary, that I...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Smokey Rooms

    I love the blues. There used to be this little club, hardly more than a corner bar compared to some. But you walked down some steps to get to the door and then down a couple more to actually enter the room. silly jarred candles on all the tables. most were tables for two or four...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

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    Big Maybelle Shaking It

    Whole Lotta Goin' On was first recorded by rhythm and blues artist Big Maybelle in March of 1955. A more "universal" successful version was recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis a few years later.  I can't disrespect Jerry lee's version because even though he changed the song to a boogie...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jan 20, 2013

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    What Can I Say

    well  time has come to confess I love the  blues . my loves afair began with the blues started with Janis Joplin , then Muddy Waters. Eric Clapton Kenny wayne Shephard, Etta James to name a few out of a few hundred. If it's blues I'll listen whether Leon redbone 20...
    jadecrow jadecrow 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    I Love The Blues; I Love To Play The Blues On Guitar!

    I love to listen to the Blues and play the Blues on guitar! I play a lot of stuff in a style called 'Slide guitar'- which is when you use a tube made of glass or metal and slide it on top of the strings; I also often use what is known as 'Open E Tuning'- which is when you tune...
    WJ111 WJ111 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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    The Blues Had a Baby...

    All you people, you know the blues got a soul Well this is a story, a story never been told Well you know the blues got pregnant And they named the baby Rock & Roll Muddy Waters said it, you know the blues got a soul James Brown said it, you know the blues got a...
    seeker25801 seeker25801 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2007

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    Listening to Back Door Man by the visceral

    Howlin Wolf! Enough to send chills down your spine.
    AquariusXV AquariusXV 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 29

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    It just does something to you in here (touching

    heart) doesn't it? :) I don't know where my love comes from. I wasn't born or raised in a "blues mecca" at all. You barely, if ever, hear "true blues" on the radio by me..unless you wanna count Clapton, Cream, Stevie Ray and Hendrix..but Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Robert...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    shineAlight shineAlight 51-55, M Dec 28, 2013

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    Put It All In There ;-)

    Who said the blues had to be depressing.
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Da' Blues

    is where my soul is, it keeps my soul thriving...I feel them in every part of my being and I ache for them
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    Saxman

    Photo by peaceonearth. Vaught Blues Band. Oakland California. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * peaceout  
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F May 5, 2008

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    I do. It is MY music.

    But so is hard rock. Old rock. I even like some grunge, just a little, like "Man in a box" I do of course like CCR. Just because. John is a really nice guy, and I like not understanding words :) Singing the wrong words for 40 years, and realize you sang them wrong, or skipping...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Sporting Life Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByV4RaWMVhQ I was a gambler and a cheater too Now it's my turn to lose. This 'ole sportin' life,got the best hand What can i do......
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 1 Response May 30, 2011

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    The Real Hound Dog

    Willie Mae "Big Moma" Thornton recorded the definitive version of Hound Dog in 1952. As the song's writers Leiber and Stroller said: The song was about a woman telling off a man who was trying to pimp her.  The song didn't make any sense when Elvis sang it.  Big Moma's version...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    It's My Heart Music

    Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker. The list could go on and on. My very favorite singer is and always will be Etta James. She is who I first heard as a little girl with my Grandpa. I used to dream of being her. I did everything I...
    some2soon some2soon 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    Has Anyone Heard Of Paul Black ?

    I ran across this guy quite by accident. Occasionally they will play one of his tunes on yahoo music but hardly anybody knows he exists. He has released 2 CD's one of which is only being sold in a little music store by his hometown because he is sick and it helps with the...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    I Got the Omg I'm So Tired Blues

    All music really but there are times when sitting with a cup of coffee and just relaxing to the blues is just the right touch. Rainy days seem to be a particular favorite and with cable there is a channel that plays it all day long. I’m not going to pretend to be well...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses May 30, 2008

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    Pride And Joy

    Hey Blues nuts and all you people who aren't quite Blues nuts yet but will most certainly get there when you check out the awesome tune Pride And Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan. I want to tell you all how much I love that song. I love that song like "DAMN!". The lyrics are really...
    Wraither Wraither 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    Somebody To Love

    Etta James...The Queen of the Blues! ....oh yeah!
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Love In Vain

    This is the first Robert Johnson song I ever heard. It was on the Rolling Stones' live album: Get Your Ya Yas out.  Then I found out it was by this shadowy blues legend, Robert Johnson.  This version by Eric Clapton is true to the original.  Eric has certainly earned is right...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M May 1, 2013

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    A Love Affair With Music

    It's true that i love the blues- but more true that i love all music.  You see I've spent a lot of time with music- it is frequently my outlet for emotions and feelings, its a good place to feel at home. Ironically enough there are very few actual blues songs that i...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    Baby when I look at you, with them baby blues, cuttin' right through me. You set me on the rewind, back to the good times, when you couldn't get enough of me. I guess I givin...
    BandGeek741 BandGeek741 13-15, F Sep 3

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    Left on my bike for Rockford , Illinois , "Crossroads Blues Fest" early Saturday morning , arrived in just under 2 hours ( after being lost for a bit) Set up my tent and got all my...
    thezigzagman thezigzagman 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    "Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues In the middle of the pouring rain W.C. Handy Won't you look down over me Yeah, I...
    countryboy96 countryboy96 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Nothing drives me crazier than "Led Zeppelin III." In my opinion, that's their best; I always loved when they embraced their folk sound because it sounds so earnest and beautiful...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    My top ten! 1: She must be shorter than me..I don't like standing on my toes to kiss :3 2: Blondes are just really cute 3: Blues eyes are really pretty 4: Smart but not too smart...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 12

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      The Obsession Continues When I was a child my father played music on Sunday mornings. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - ...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Huh, yeah, oh, hey, yeah, huh Oh, yeah, uh, huh, yeah Clock strikes upon the hour And the sun begins to fade Still enough time to figure out How to chase my blues away I've done...
    Simone143 Simone143 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Today I got to sample my first taste of blues dancing and I have to say, I absolutely loved it. It's a sort of slower Salsa with a little ballroom thrown in. Obviously difficult...
    Dannage Dannage 36-40, M Sep 9

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    I do love flowers but I prefer them to be brighter colours and not blues and mauves. The latter to me are too "sad". Love the Borganvilla in Spain and the colour flowers their...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    To This Day When I was a kid I used to think that pork chops and karate chops were the same thing I thought they were both pork chops and because my grandmother thought it was cute...
    TheoAu TheoAu 13-15, M Aug 20

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