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KillgoreTrout On November - 9 - 2013

…..and they named it Rock and Roll. The Blues, a uniquely American art form, began in the Mississippi Delta in the late 19th century. It was born of a combination of 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 lives on today even more widely that it did over a century ago.

The Blues wasn’t about being sad, it was a unique way of finding joy and happiness through the music itself. Some lyrics may be sad, but the emotion and joy of which they were performed brought a sort of happiness to those that played the music and those that heard it.

This weekend is a celebration of the Blues and all the forms it gave birth to, including Rock and Roll, R&B and Rockabilly. So, sort through your favorites, from Delta Blues to Chicago Blues, to Jazz Blues and your favorite Rock and Roll. Don’t forget to smile while posting your favorites. 😉

Robert Johnson- Crossroad

Muddy Waters — Mississippi Delta Blues


Mike Bloomfield – Juke Joint Blues

Sweet Home Chicago Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin & Jimmie Vaughan

Categories: Music, Music Thread

Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

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  1. Animals -- House of the Rising Sun

  2. Leon Russell ~ Lady Blue (1975) ✿⊱╮

  3. Jonny Lang -- Still Rainin’

  4. Buddy Holly -- Peggy Sue

  5. BO DIDDLEY 55 Bo Diddley

  6. Little Richard-Good Golly Miss Molly

  7. Chuck Berry -- You Never Can Tell

  8. Eddie Cochran -- Teenage Heaven

  9. Boom! Boom! -- John Lee Hooker

  10. Albert Collins -- If trouble was money

  11. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers with Gary Moore / So Many Roads

  12. Nirek says:

    Is folk music related to jazz?

    I think so.

  13. Walking Away -- Jonny Lang

  14. Nirek says:

    This is why I like Tom so much. “Who do I have to hate to be your friend”

    I think this song would fit in any thread.

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