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I Guess That's Why They Call it The Blues

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Those songs about the Blues.  Do you know some?

 

 

 

 

 

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As the Years Go Passing By (Police):

 

"Ah, the blues

The ball and chain that is around every English musician's leg"

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Down So Long (Sting)

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Many from Mississippi John Hurt, such as:

    Richland Woman Blues

    Avalon Blues

    Spike Driver Blues

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Excellent list DED46. Sounds like you're a lover true acoustic blues. Please add for your consideration :"Key to the Highway" by Brownie Mc Ghee & Sonny Terry, "When You Got a Good Friend" by Johnny Winter, and anything by Lightnin' Hopkins.
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7th Heaven; I Can't Go On

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Simple Plan; Untitled [I'm Fading Away (How Could This Happen To Me?)]

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Collective Soul; The World I Know

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Modest Mouse; The World at Large

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Kenny Chesney; A Lot Of Things Different

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Great country artist and son, but not a true blues tune.
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jm2422 wrote:
Great country artist and son, but not a true blues tune.

Hi @jm2422.  Which artist are you referring to?

 

 

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Kenny Chesney is great country music artist.

But not a blues singer.

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Donny Darko; Mad World

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Bell Bottom Blues ======= Derek and the Dominos

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Jimi Hendrix.  Red House

 

https://youtu.be/Us5sfT17hws

 

 

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Blue on Blue ======= Bobby Vinton

 

- not sure if this is technically a 12 bar thing, but it is one of my favorites about my favorite color

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Baby Won't You Please Come Home    Bessie Smith

 

 

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Amen, Bessie was true great. She was the original strong women of her era. She was a business person, an artist, and a musical pioneer.
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Kudos to Nyadn-Great Pick!!

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I was going to list one song. But, it might not be considered to be a real blues song. So as an intro to it, I want to post this one first:

Mean Mary - I've Been Down (but not that low)

 

Now, you might appreciate why 

I Guess That's Why I Call it The Blues, better:

Mean Mary - Big Red Barn

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Highway 49   Big Joe Williams

 

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One of the true greats. He froze to death in an alley. What a shame!!
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Sea Red, Sea Blue - Mean Mary

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I guess that why they call it the blues by Elton John

 

 

 

 

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I'll have a blue Christmas without you

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While "Blue Christmas" is truly one of Elvis' best sides,  especially from his early days, with James on guitar and the Jordinaires on back up vocals, it's not a blues tune. An absolutely great rock tune though!! And certainly a Christmas classic.

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Lovesick Blues. Hank Williams

 

 

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Me and the Devil Blues.  Robert Johnson

 

 

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