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    Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre[1] 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.[2] 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. (Wikipedia)

    Here is an assortment of earlier practitioners of this emotional music. I have avoided the lone performer in favor of a richer sound consisting of a backup band. All are exceptional.

    Elmore James The King of the Slide Guitar
    Dust My Broom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=aKo80b-QfK0


    6/27/14

    Clapton does this. It's great. So is this.

    Elmore James
    It Hurts Me Too

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=nBA2REoRD98

    Jimmy Reed
    Ain't That Lovin' You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9YTl...yer_detailpage

    Slim Harpo
    Baby Scratch My Back

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vtvL5_6BFd8


    Sonny Boy Williamson
    Keep It To Yourself
    10/23/13 repaired link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GtRxJDb3vlw

    5/30/14

    Here is the famous Robbie Robertson telling a story about meeting Sonny Boy Williamson. I could say something about this, but it is better I do not. Watch it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=90-O6c20PLk

    Lowell Fulson
    Tramp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=X83QM-FknII


    Junior Parker
    Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=O6CxhyXCiCY[/SIZE][/B]

    Howlin' Wolf
    Smokestack Lightnin'

    10/21/13 repaired link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HTDjD_UdJYs

    Little Walter
    My Babe


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=duRp_avXtMM

    Little Milton
    Grits Ain't Groceries


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vel5wqOURMo

    John Lee Hooker
    Boom Boom


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=X70VMrH3yBg

    John Lee Hooker/Van Morrison
    Serves Me Right To Suffer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=hFSlQrB3iGY

    Muddy Waters
    You Can't Lose What You Never Had

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HgHQalqG6E8

    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    Stormy Monday


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=h-B3bWwK_Bk

    9/7/14

    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    When Hearts Grow Cold


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=z6t5cNDml9Q

    Though I said I would not post a lone player this is worth watching.

    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Please Don't Go


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=f4mBTjJ_Yrg

    11/27/13

    Albert King's live version of Stormy Monday. Damn!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=eUaKc3vtX08


    There are songs that an artist makes his/her own. Then there are covers that sometimes exceed the original.

    Albert King was the originator of record of this tune. It is an especially emotional, gut-grabbing blues song, but that may be a bit of hyperbole since blues is all about emotional, "making you feel"' music. Each of these covers pays tribute to the original, as they should, but add a flavor all their own. Morblus (especially) and Karen Carroll are examples.

    Albert King would like each of them, I'm sure.


    Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (10/28/13 link repaired)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=6SP5JHLqXM8


    I'll Play The Blues For You - Morblus, a great band from Italy.

    12/10/13 There are top musicians everywhere.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX7NE...yer_detailpage

    3/29/14

    Morblus with Friends

    Prison Of Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GldCrx1nleI


    I'll Play the Blues For You - Big Head Todd and The Monsters

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZJ6a...yer_detailpage


    I'll Play The Blues For You - Karen Carroll

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLV8d...6A2F44DA6F6B24


    Can be a bit complicated but very enjoyable anyway.
    Last edited by Atypical; 09-14-2014 at 06:03 PM.

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