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I Love the Blues

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    shineAlight shineAlight 51-55, M Dec 28, 2013

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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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    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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    Can'T Forget Etta James ! I'D Rather Go Blind

    Something told me it was over When I saw you and her talkin' Something deep down in my soul said, 'Cry, girl' When I saw you and that girl walkin' around Whoo, I would rather, I would rather go blind, boy Then to see you walk away from me, child, no Whoo, so you see, I love you...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 26, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Groupies Wanted

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

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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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    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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    Feeling Alright

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Albert King Is The Epitome Of Good Blues, He'Ll Play The Blues For You.....

    f you're down an' out, an' you feel real hurtCome on over, to the place where I workAn' all your loneliness, I'll try to sootheI'll play the blues for youDon't be afraid, come on inYou might run across, yeah, some of your old friendsAll your loneliness, I've got to sootheI'll...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 10, 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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    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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    http://youtu.be/8CEWyHC-iAk .

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

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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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    ..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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    shineAlight shineAlight 51-55, M Dec 28, 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hellll Yeahhhhh, that's the good stuff, baby. 
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I love The Doors, I love Syd Barrett.. I love blues music, blues rock , psychedelic rock bands from 60s, I love Pink Floyd. Music is a part of me and Love is my religion. I'm a...
    infpman infpman 22-25, M Jul 26

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    THE 5TH DIMENSION "Wedding Bell Blues" Bill, I love you so, I always will I look at you and see the passion eyes of May Oh, but am I ever gonna see my wedding day I was on your...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F Aug 5

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    Heart Restless - Bluest Eyes in Texas Lyrics That lonesome Texas sun was setting slow And in the rear view mirror, I watched it go I can still see wind in her golden hair I...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Upton upon Severn Worcs.UK Free Blues Festival just came back after my first trip to this experience sure to be repeated.I got to at least 14 venues all with live music playing...
    sunnlad sunnlad 46-50, M Jul 22

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    TERRY JACKS "Billy Don't Be A Hero" The marchin' band came down along main street The soldier blues fell in behind I looked across and there I saw Billy Waiting to go and join...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F Aug 10

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    Counting down to game time, my might Carlton Blues are taking on Fremantle over in W.A..... We've had a less than succeSsful season but I'm hoping we can pull off a win! COME ON...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    A familiar rhythm with a twist of blues..a.bitter sweet symphony , like me and you... Take my hand, for more than just this dance , the journey will be worth it, just take the...
    Rhythmnblues9 Rhythmnblues9 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    As I was walkin' 'round Grosvenor Square Not a chill to the winter but a nip to the air, From the other direction, she was calling my eye, It could be an illusion, but I might as...
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You love her But she loves him And he loves somebody else You just can't win And so it goes 'til the day has died This thing they call love It's gonna make you cry I've had the...
    A1m1A A1m1A 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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