I Want to Tell You About the "Blues"

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    Classic Female Blues

     The earliest recorded for of the blues. Individuals involved: Mamie Smith Bessie Smith Ma Rainey
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2009

    British Blues

     Pays strict attention to reproducing American Blues Genres. Our heroes- Early recordings of the Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 13, 2009

    What Is Blues Music

     People ask how do you relax. I listen to the "Blues" .Blues music is the only music that is origianl to American Culture. It came from the cotton fields. It was used as a communication device for the underground railroad. It is known and appreicaited arounc the...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    Classic Female Blues Singers, Part Two

    Mamie Smith "Crazy Blues" first record in 1920. Ida Cox Victoria Spivey Lucille Boga Alberta Hunter Ethel Water Dinah Washington Billie Holiday AND THEQUEENS- Bessie Smith and a Rainey!
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2009

    Classifications of the Blues.

     I understand that there are 15 classifications of the Blues. I will list them and give examples so otheres can start listening and relaxing.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    Here..my Blues..

    I'm stuck. I've been studying all week and I need a break. Today a couple of friend of mine will play the blues in a bar in a town near mine, I'd like to go, but I cannot find anyone who comes..because people that live here are stuck like me.. and it's all week I'm sitting on...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    Nov 16, 2012

    R and B/soul Blues

     Blends the elemants of Black popular music - r/b of the 1950s and souther soul of the 1960s. Truly a blues right of it's own.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 14, 2009

    Red Wine And Blues

    Country house, little old chair, fire, glass of red wine.The same A note rhythmed forever.Peace, a bass, a amplifier, and a cold room. Few words, few notes, but all in the right place.Few thoughts, to old friends, gone away. No thoughts, to women, just to the one I didn't met yet...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    Dec 13, 2012

    Delta Blues

    Aka Mississippi Blues. The earliest guitar dominated music to make it into recording. Was usually performers who accompained themselves. Small combos later emerged. Our heroes SUn House, Charles Patton, Robert Johnson
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    4 Responses May 10, 2009

    Guitar Blues

    Free flowing and inclided many regions of music - early Chicago,ragtime,folk,Atlantic. Generally acoustic. Our heros- Henry Thomas, Skip James. Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt,Blind Blake, Lonny and Tommy Johnson and Barbeque Bob.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 11, 2009

    Buddy Guy's Prodigy

    Buddy Guy was doing a performance when a young man placed a tape recorder on the stage and told Buddy that he wanted to play guitar like him. The young man was Jimmi Hendrix.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses May 13, 2009

    PIano Blues

    A whole genre in itself. Encompases everything from boogie woogie to smoth jazz. Remember the walking bass scene in the movie "Ray"? Our heros: Big Macao Merriwether Otis Spann Roosevelt Sykes Sunnyland Slim
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses May 31, 2009

    Chicago Blues

     Fully amplified with a small band setting. Band members often took cues from the lead guitar. Our heros: BB King t- Bone Walker MUddy Waters ELmore James Jimmy Rogers Howlin WOlf MAgic Sam Buddy Guy Otis Rush Jimmy Reed
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 23, 2009

    ..when The Day Starts With The Blues..

    ..that was really a perfect day.I went to university, it was 10:30 am, coffey at the bar, and then the highway.... the highway, my old good friend...In the car with me I had my book, my sun burned bass guitar and my Warwick amplifier... Johnny Winter drove me toword the...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2012

    When The Blues Drives You...

    For months, me and my friend Fabio were looking for some people to play some blues with, and sometimes we were just me (bass) him (guitar) and a "impromptu" drummer.Just sitting and play, 20-minutes songs with the same 12 bar blues, lot of great moments, and the blues..We found a...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2012

    ..looking For A Good Sound..

    I play bass guitar and all I play is the blues.Last year I played with few guys in a band and we had good times, but like it happens in music we split after few months...but this was only an introduction to say that after that I bought a amplifier,and now I am looking for what...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat
    26-30, M
    Sep 16, 2012

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