Blues – 15 of 23 Genres

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The origins of the blues are poorly documented, but it is believed that after the American Civil War (1861–65), formerly enslaved African Americans and their descendants created this genre while working on Southern plantations, taking inspiration from hymns, minstrel show music, work songs and field hollers, and ragtime, etc.

28 Blues artists within the blog:

Brown, Charles Trouble Blues 18 (https://youtu.be/wq8N7wGR0lE) (RQ 9).

Butterfield, Paul (Blues Band) Born in Chicago 12 (https://youtu.be/TzfVrmkbaUc) (RQ 8).

Cook, Sam Twistin the Night Away 12 (https://youtu.be/jSoPeZMHMf4) (RQ 9).

Country Joe & The Fish Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 6 (https://youtu.be/ha-3Dg-PP1U) (RQ 9).

Dixon, Willie I Can’t Quit You Baby 18 (https://youtu.be/4GO2nU57Ldk) (RQ 10).

Hooker, John Lee Boom Boom 38 (https://youtu.be/o_6SlT3Yy10) (RQ 8).

James, Elmore Dust My Broom 18 (https://youtu.be/5jcGY7NbaQw) (RQ 9).

Johnson, Robert (guitar) Cross Roads Blues 18 (https://youtu.be/GsB_cGdgPTo) (RQ 8).

King, B. B. The Thrill is Gone 38 (https://youtu.be/SgXSomPE_FY) (RQ 8).

King, Freddie Have You Ever Loved a Woman 18 (https://youtu.be/CiUPyrMA78Q) (RQ 7).

Leadbelly (guitar) Good Night Irene 18 (https://youtu.be/9JqLlBSHW-A) (RQ 8).

Lynn, Barbara (left handed lead guitar) You’ll Loose a Good Thing 36 (https://youtu.be/-fk6lgA10MQ) (RQ 9).

Mason, Dave Fellin Alright 36 (https://youtu.be/bOQSBRMYJms) (RQ 9).

Morton, Jelly Roll (piano) Creepy Felling 18 (https://youtu.be/A_msjBRjRBo) (RQ 7).

Professor Longhair Gone So Long 18 (https://youtu.be/gGGq3QCn9Dc) (RQ 9).

Rainey, Ma Deep Moaning Blues 18 (https://youtu.be/Lmi-1h_xNKw) (RQ 8).

Reese, Della Come Rain or Come Shine 36 (https://youtu.be/pkbuAp4OUPc) (RQ 8).

Rodgers, Jimmy That’s All Right 18 (https://youtu.be/VMElkWHNz7s) (RQ 8).

Ruffin, Jimmy & David When My Love Hand Comes Down 11 (https://youtu.be/DeCBP4eu3iM) (RQ 8).

Shore, Dinah Blues in the Night 36 (https://youtu.be/CNyUlQ8T9ns) (RQ 7).

Smith, Bessie St. Louis Blues 18 (https://youtu.be/cwRbsULaQIo) (RQ 7).

Tharpe, Sister Rosetta Down by the Riverside 18 (https://youtu.be/DiYz23NUdXA) (RQ 9).

The Soul Stirrers I’m a Soldier 18 (https://youtu.be/PsqFieU26s8) (RQ 8).

Turner, Big Joe Shake, Raddle and Roll 16 (https://youtu.be/rJoTiZ0tHYc) (RQ 7).

Ward, Singing Sammy Who’s the Fool 35 (https://youtu.be/G2Fma9MxTzg) (RQ 10+).

Walker, T-Bone Woman You Must Be Crazy 18 (https://youtu.be/J6-sADWSsF4) (RQ 10).

Walker, Little (harmonica) Sad Hours 19 (https://youtu.be/vgTu_CzBZ3k) (RQ 10).

Waters, Muddy Cold Weather Blues 48 (https://youtu.be/bkLRKs4_oOc) (RQ 9).

Wolf, Howlin Smockstack Lightening 18 (https://youtu.be/QS33LNHXpXM) (RQ 8).

Yancy, Jimmy The Bluesman Series (How Long Blues) 18 (https://youtu.be/iNi6nK1LF1c) (RQ 7).