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Posted 05 April 2015 - 10:58 PM Edited by Mister Pink, 17 December 2016 - 08:06 PM.

Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century. The genre developed from a fusion of traditional African music and European folk music, that incorporated 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 the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. The blue notes (or "worried notes") which are often thirds or fifths which are flatter in pitch than in other music styles, are also an important part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bassreinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect called a groove.  

 

 

*Merged this topic with new Blues Topic.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:26 PM

The original:

 

 

And the blues-rock version:

 

 

Interesting how the music evolved but the influences are strongly eminent. 

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:17 PM

Here's a cool little ragtime-blues-jazz crossover. This man is one of the greatest Portuguese musicians ever.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:44 PM Edited by El Diablo, 08 May 2015 - 11:46 PM.

what the hell, only 2 replies in a month?

the blues are the music that almost all forms of modern American pop is derived from, not to mention a myriad of other styles around the world who quickly picked up on (and expanded) the sound coming from the Southern Mississippi Delta after the turn of the last century.

 

in short the blues are f*cking awesome and anyone who doesn't appreciate it doesn't understand it or it's place in music history.

and stuff.

 

old blues via RL Burnside:

 

 

new blues via Patrick Sweany.

 

 

never gets old.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:57 PM

what the hell, only 2 replies in a month?

Spoiler

 

Exactly, I was surprised nobody was posting in here.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc61tRO2PXM

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:36 PM

well when you talk about the evolution of music in general, I just don't think that most young people care or are ever made aware of the roots that give branch to the kinds of music they enjoy today. there are groups and artists who get it but they're hard to find and don't seem to pick up much attention from the Billboard record groups that control the radio and awards shows.

 

is there even a blues category at the Grammys anymore?

it's still being produced. both in original form and through homage.

 

prime example.

 

the old

 

 

the modern re-tooling

 

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:43 PM Edited by FunkyRJ, 09 May 2015 - 06:44 PM.

"Well, I'd rather be the devil Then to be that woman's man"
 

 

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 09:08 AM

 

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

keep it rolling!

 

new blues.

 

old blues.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:00 AM Edited by Mister Pink, 13 May 2015 - 10:00 AM.

 

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 03:27 PM

 

 

Way better than the Nirvana cover. (not saying Nirvana is not good)

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:14 PM

Yeah, the vocals are really haunting. I've come to prefer his rhythm and timing on the original too. However, I do like Nirvana's cover and even choosing the track to begin with. 

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:14 AM

Holy crap. BB King just died :(

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...t-arts-32747861


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:47 AM Edited by FunkyRJ, 15 May 2015 - 06:48 AM.

R.I.P to the king of blues..

1925-2015

 

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:12 AM

sad news, but also expected.

he was recently placed in hospice care which is where you to go to die, not recover.

 

I've seen BB King twice. once in St Louis and once in Chicago.

this was the early 2000s and he was already in his permanent seating position (fingers and voice hadn't faded) but I really wish I could've seen the man in his prime. truly a virtuoso of the guitar itself and the blues style of playing and singing.

 

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:49 AM

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:36 PM

sad news, but also expected.

he was recently placed in hospice care which is where you to go to die, not recover.

 

I've seen BB King twice. once in St Louis and once in Chicago.

this was the early 2000s and he was already in his permanent seating position (fingers and voice hadn't faded) but I really wish I could've seen the man in his prime. truly a virtuoso of the guitar itself and the blues style of playing and singing.

 

 

Think about the influence he had on rock & roll......truly amazing.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 09:03 PM

He will truly be missed. 

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 05:02 PM

Can't stop listening to this song:

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 07:45 AM Edited by El Diablo, 20 May 2015 - 07:47 AM.

let's not just make it about BB King though.

 

have you guys ever heard Magic Sam?

one of the most underrated blues vocalists of all time. I wish I could sing this good, that loud, with that much soul and control.

 

 

guitar solo starts @ about 2:40 and just gets out of control from there. crank up the volume for maximum effect.

I love Magic Sam.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:03 AM

guitar solo starts @ about 2:40 and just gets out of control from there. crank up the volume for maximum effect.

I love Magic Sam.

 

I think I heard some of his songs, I don't really remember..

 

That solo.. and the one at 4:19 I'll sure remember this one. lol 

 

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 06:41 PM

well when you talk about the evolution of music in general, I just don't think that most young people care or are ever made aware of the roots that give branch to the kinds of music they enjoy today. there are groups and artists who get it but they're hard to find and don't seem to pick up much attention from the Billboard record groups that control the radio and awards shows.

 

is there even a blues category at the Grammys anymore?

it's still being produced. both in original form and through homage.

 

prime example.

 

the old

 

 

the modern re-tooling

 

You nailed it with your first sentence. Is that our fault for not passing the knowledge on?

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 05:57 AM

 

 Is that our fault for not passing the knowledge on?

Yes. 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:14 AM Edited by El Diablo, 22 May 2015 - 08:19 AM.

you know what?

it just occurred to me that there's not enough white guys in this thread ;)

 

wish I could've seen SRV back in the day.
look at how mean he gets when he turns it up @ 1 minute. and listen to how rough that voice sounds. it's perfect. you can hear him yelling at his guitar, the passion just bleeds out.

 

 

real men play the clarinet...

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 11:12 AM

More whiteys. 

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:47 AM Edited by El Diablo, 24 May 2015 - 07:47 AM.

fawk yeah white power!

 

 

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 05:45 AM

 

Jim Morrison is a genius. 

 

Lightnin Hopkins's amazing live performance:

 

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:14 AM

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 06:46 AM

does anyone like John Mayer?

when I was growing up I thought I hated him because he just played high school pop crap.

 

but deep down, and as his later recordings show, he's all blues at heart.

 

 

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