All About Blues Music

is Your Online Blues Loving Community.

If You Love Blues Music, This Is The Place For You.

All About Blues Music

Blues Music is something that can touch the soul of a person, as it always makes an emotional connection.

When hearing the Blues a person will be soothed, excited, aroused to righteous fury or filled with joy.

So much of what we take for granted in music over the years has its roots in the Blues.

That is why All About Blues Music is your online Blues-loving community.

If you love the Blues, this is the place for you. Here you can connect with other Blues lovers from all over the world and share your love for this special genre of music.

The Blues has the power to change our mood and perspective, and it is a powerful force for good in the world. So come on in and join us, and let's Blues together!

The Story Of The Blues

Blues music has come a long way since its birth in the 19th century. Since then it has experienced a rapid evolution in form and style, giving us Rhythm ’n’ Blues (R ’n B), Gospel, Soul, and even Rock music and Heavy Metal. Blues music is best described as an emotional roller coaster, taking on a journey of highs and lows of joy, fury and heartbreak. This music has its roots in the Blues, which is an emotional style of music that tells a story.

Without the likes of Robert Johnson, or Muddy Waters we wouldn’t have Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones or Elvis Presley. As the great Willie Dixon put it, ‘The Blues are the roots and Rock Music is the fruit.’

The Blues has been around for over 100 years, and it doesn’t look like it is going away anytime soon. In fact, the Blues is more popular now than ever before, with new bands and artists popping up all the time.

So if you love the Blues, make sure to connect with us on All About Blues Music.

The Blues is one of the most popular genres of music in the world. Though it originated in the southern United States, it has spread all over the globe and is enjoyed by people of all cultures.

Blues Musicians

Blues performers are some of the most talented and legendary artists in the world. Some of the most famous blues musicians include Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker.

Blues musicians often sing about personal struggles and hardships, which often resonates with fans. Blues is a unique and interesting musical genre that is sure to please any music lover.

This music wouldn't be what it is today without the greats like BB King, Howlin Wolf, Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa. Blues music is the roots of all other music genres, and it's something that everyone can appreciate!

Also discussed is the role of Women in Blues History, from Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith through to Beth Hart and Bonnie Raitt.

Amongst the biographies on All About Blues Music you will read about many Blues legends including:

THE ROLLING STONES

The Rolling Stones are sometimes called the Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band in the World. They are…

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CHARLEY PATTON

Charley Patton liked to put on a show. He could make his guitar sound loud…

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WC HANDY

WC Handy was the ‘Father of the Blues’, at least that’s what it said in…

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JOHN LEE HOOKER

The Blues player sits alone, his heavy right shoe stomping out a relentless beat that…

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ELMORE JAMES

Elmore James was a genius of the slide guitar. His influence is heard in the…

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HOWLIN’ WOLF

Howlin’ Wolf was a scary man on stage. Six foot three and weighing over three…

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ETTA JAMES

Etta James was a feisty lady with a sultry and passionate voice equally at home…

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SON HOUSE

When Son House was ‘rediscovered’ in 1964, he was a prized example of what the…

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Blues Songs often have a dark and melancholic feel to them, as they often tell the stories of heartbreak, pain, suffering and loss. This may be due to the Blues originating from the African-American communities, which has had a long history of oppression and hardship.

However, Blues is not all doom and gloom – it can also be filled with joy, love and happiness. This is what has made Blues music one of the most popular musical genres in the world.

Among the countless Blues songs recorded we have selected a shortlist of what we believe are some of the greatest.

If you're interested in learning more about these classic blues songs, be sure to check out these listed below!

Boogie Chillen

The Birth of Boogie The seminal blues classic ‘Boogie Chillen’ began life in 1948, but…

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Crossroads

Crossroads (sometimes known as the Crossroads blues) is a song so shrouded in mystery and…

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Stagger Lee

The story of Stagger lee (sometimes known as Stagolee, Stack O Lee and a host…

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Rollin’ and Tumblin’

Classic blues songs are often as well travelled as a sturdy set of luggage. They…

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All About Blues

Our Essential Blues Albums list is the best way to start your music collection, and then you can grow your collection with our recommended Blues albums from many of the featured artists.

These Blues albums are divided up into different Blues styles, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Blues Piano, Modern Blues, Blues Singers and even a Blues Rock Album list, so be sure to check them out!

Blues music is a celebration of life, and these albums will get you moving and grooving.

Thanks for checking out our Blues music collection!

The desire to find the ‘next big thing’ in music a tendency found in every genre – even a genre as deeply rooted in tradition as the blues. But the latest batch of new blues albums suggests that many of the blues ‘next big things’ have been around for decades.

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Awesome Blues Guitar Lessons For Beginners.

All you need to know about basic chord progression and the blues scale with blue notes, riffs and improvisation.

These Blues Guitar Lessons are the real deal! You'll be learning from some of the best blues players in the business. Everything you need to start playing the Blues is included in this tutorial.

The Blues Guitar style is one of the most popular styles when learning to play guitar. It's a simple form, and many repeating chords make it easy to remember, as Blues is more about improvising, playing more intuitively. When you learn something new in Blues, you know that you quite easily use what you learned in other Blues tunes.

Later in the tutorial, we will take a look at some techniques like vibrato and bending, which can be cool to use when improvising a Blues solo.

Blues can be played on both acoustic and electric guitars.

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of black people throughout history. It's also a time to learn about the unique culture and experiences of black people in America and around the world. This tutorial will provide some background information on black history and culture, as well as a few interesting facts about black music.

One of the most important aspects of black culture is music. Music has always been an important part of African-American life, and it has played a significant role in the struggle for civil rights and equality. The blues is a genre of music that originated in the United States. The blues is a mix of African and American music, and it has been hugely influential in American popular music and culture.

The Blues is a celebration of life and all that makes it worth living! These thumbnail facts are meant to give you a taste of the larger-than-life characters who make the Blues so important to so many.

They sometimes expose the quirky side to a personality or an interest outside their musical career, and they will often miss out on the most interesting, important and well-known facts about an artist.

If these snippets arouse your curiosity, you should click the photo or title to fuller biographies, which have much more detail, as well as music, photos, video and album recommendations.

Enjoy.

The Blues Quiz is a fun way to test your knowledge of this important musical genre.

Answer the questions to see how much you know about blues music!

In the 1920s, a new generation of female Blues singers emerged, bringing the music to a wider audience. These so-called "Divas" included Blues singers like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Billie Holiday. They captivated audiences with their soulful voices and emotional performance style. The Blues became hugely popular during this era, and these great singers played a vital role in its success. Thanks to their Blues recordings, the music is still loved and appreciated by millions of fans around the world today.

Our FACEBOOK page, ‘I Love Blues Music’, is dedicated to sharing the best of Blues music with our followers. You can find articles and videos about all things Blues, as well as live gigs. One of our recent posts featured a tribute concert for Etta James, featuring some of her most memorable Blues songs. performed by Kyla Brox - Vocals, Sulene Fleming- Vocals, Giles Robson - Harmonica, Paul Carmichael - electric bass, Paul Robinson - drums, Sandy Tweeddale - electric guitar.

Blues music can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages. While some Blues songs deal with mature themes, there are many artists who produce Blues music specifically for children.

These albums and tracks are perfect for young listeners, full of joyful melodies and sing-along lyrics. Blues is a unique and historic genre of music, and we hope that these selections will inspire a new generation of fans.

Blues Music For Kids

More Blues Stuff

Blues music is one of the oldest forms of American music and has heavily influenced rock, soul, and jazz. Blues music is typically characterized by its call-and-response pattern, bluesy melodies, and sad lyrics.

Blues music originated in the deep south around the Mississippi Delta region in the early 20th century and has since become a staple of popular music.

Despite its popularity, blues music has often been marginalized and ignored by the mainstream music industry.

Blues music is typically associated with African-Americans and has thus been seen as less desirable or commercially viable than other genres of music.

However, in recent years, blues music has experienced a resurgence in popularity and is now being embraced by a new generation of listeners.

Wow, can you believe all of the amazing Blues singers and Blues shouters out there?

These people are incredible, and they just keep getting better and better! They belt out their songs at constant full volume, with very little regard for vocal dynamics, but it's okay because they create a certain electricity in the air that just can't be beaten.

They get the audience on their feet and lost in the moment, at the center of the cyclone.

It's an amazing experience to see and hear them perform!

The Blues was born in the Delta and grew up on its journey from the country to the city, but the place it came of age was Chicago.

When Muddy Waters got off the train from Mississippi in 1942, he soon noticed two things.

First, he was going to need an electric guitar turned up loud to be heard over the noisy bar crowds.

Secondly, he needed a blues band, not with horns like the ones he heard around him, but a much louder version of the string band he had back home in the Delta.

THE ORIGINS OF BLUES MUSIC

Out of the Delta The story of the Blues began in northwestern Mississippi in the late 1800’s. It was initially a folk music popular among former slaves living in the Mississippi Delta, the flat plain between the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers. With the Great Migration of black workers that began around that time the Blues spread…

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DELTA BLUES

The Mississippi Delta is the fertile alluvial plain that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers in the north-west of the State. Highway 61 runs from Memphis to Vicksburg through the heart of the land. The rich soil needs little irrigation, and the farms and plantations produce cotton, corn and a myriad other crops. In…

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PIEDMONT BLUES

Blind Blake To most people the term ‘East Coast’ conjures up sophisticated images of New York, Washington or New England, but the Blues has its roots in the warmer soil further south where the tobacco grows. The respected Blues writer Bruce Bastin coined the phrase Piedmont Blues to describe the music from the coastal plain…

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THE THREE KINGS OF BLUES

While they didn’t establish the genre B.B., Albert and Freddie King are without a doubt the biggest names in Blues, and while they are no longer with us today their influence continues to be felt to this day. But are the Three Kings of Blues all related to each other? You’d be surprised to found…

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THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH

It is 3a.m. in the middle of a sultry, moonless Saturday night in late September 1937. A Packard car is cruising south down Highway 61 in Coahoma County, Mississippi. At the wheel is Richard Morgan, a well-known Chicago club owner and ex-bootlegger: the passenger is his girlfriend Bessie Smith. She is still a star of…

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WEST COAST BLUES

California is not the place you expect to find the Blues. It does not reek of the murderous working conditions of Chicago‘s killing floor, the hardscrabble existence of sharecroppers in the Delta, or the relentless dehumanision of production lines in Detroit and a hundred other industrial cities. In fact, the low numbers of Black Americans…

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RACE MUSIC

Blues, jazz, R&B, funk, rap and hip-hop are all examples of the Black music that helped to shape our culture today, but this music grew and developed in a historical context. From the beginning of the 20th Century, African music’s rhythms and tradition of improvisation have dominated popular music, but in the early days this…

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FIFE & DRUM MUSIC

Fife and drum music is a branch of country Blues that has survived from the 19th Century in a few remote rural districts of northern Mississippi. With modest home-made instruments and a simple structure, it is neverthless a joyful music, made for dancing and sharing with friends and neighbours, from a time when time itself…

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GOSPEL MUSIC

The roots of Gospel music are buried deep in the 18th Century, when the African culture of slaves in the American South met with the Christian faith of the white population. The Church was keen to save the Souls of the Oppressed, but afraid of any exclusively black assembly becoming a focus for rebellion, so…

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TEXAS BLUES

Texas has long been a fertile source of Blues music, and it continues to uphold that tradition, but there is a difference between the early days and the present. What we know today as ‘Texas Roadhouse Blues’ is typically a boogie-heavy dance music that sprang from a long tradition of live music in bars. Austin…

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HOKUM BLUES

‘Hokum’ is a term applied to a kind of raunchy Blues song that was popular in the late 20s and early 30s in America. The lyrics on some of those records that sold in their hundreds of thousands were quite explicit in their references to sexual practices, prostitution, homosexuality and other things which would scare…

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The British Invasion.

The United States and Britain have enjoyed (or endured) a ‘Special Relationship’ for a long time. After that Revolutionary War nastiness, we have pretty much remained ‘two nations separated by a common language’, and on the subject of War, we usually end up on the same side. During the sixties, however, there was a lot…

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Acknowledgement

Thanks to David Copper for his contribution to the biographies and album reviews on All About Blues Music.
Under his pen name, Copper Smith, he writes crime fiction and science fiction stories.
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