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Blues Music - Six Recordings

Blues Music
- Six Blues Records
Piano Blues
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- Boogie Woogie
- Stride
Guitar Blues
- Six Blues Records
- Blues Guitar


That's All Right
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
RCA 50-0000
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If you ever change your ways
Big Maceo
RCA Victor 50-5002
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Rockin' With Red
Piano Red
RCA 50-0099
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Highway Bound
B.B. King
RPM 386
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I Pity the Fool
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Duke 1480
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Baby What's Wrong
Lonnie Mack
Fraternity F-918
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Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound.

The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics such as specific lyrics, bass lines and instruments. Blues can be subdivided into several subgenres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century. Best known are the Delta, Piedmont, Jump and Chicago blues styles. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience, especially white listeners. (Wikipedia)

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