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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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Robert Johnson was a true genius. That's why Clapton idolizes him. Please add to your list: "Ramblin' On My Mind" and "Terrapin Blues", "Crossroad Blues".
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Betsy Smith   St Louis Blues

 

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on the other hand, Bessie Smith was a great blues singer. great film clip by the way. Extra kudos to you.
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Easy Rider Blues  Blind Lemon Jefferson

 

 

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Great Pick!!! Blind Lemon was and is a true national music treasure. Check out Taj Mahal's version as well, on "Natchl' Blues" I think. It's a real nice one too.
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jm2422 wrote:
Great Pick!!! Blind Lemon was and is a true national music treasure. Check out Taj Mahal's version as well, on "Natchl' Blues" I think. It's a real nice one too.

Yes he is !  I liked the Taj Mahal version and some others of his that I had not heard  Thank you.

 

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One of my all time favorites...  RIP Gary Moore

 

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AMEN NYADRN: My sentiments all the way. Great tune, great artist, great guitar line. He will surely be missed.
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The Smithereens  The Blues Before And After

 

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BB King & John Mayer Live part 1

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BB King & John Mayer live part 2

 

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John Mayer  I Will Be Found (Lost at Sea)  bluesy if not true blues

 

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John Mayer is Class A, highly trained, musician, a graduate of the Jazz Institute in Boston, MA. His style is more jazz than blues. He's also an excellent composer. Eventhough he has some blues roots in his style, eventhough he is a fine guitarist and vocalist, I would not call him a true blues artist. I rest my case with the style of solos he made at the Crossroads Guitar Festival with Eric Clapton. But I must confess I love the guys work.

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@jm2422  Agreed, John Mayer's not typically playing the blues (he's stylistically all over the place), and a couple of those cuts I posted were quite a stretch for blues, (posted as much for the lyrical sentiment as the musical structure) but that doesn't mean he can't play the blues with BB. 🙂

 

 

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                   Evil Hearted Woman Blues            Johnny Shines

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Why I Sing the Blues. B B King

 

https://youtu.be/HJrZ1LAOLYQ

 

 

 

 

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Blues In The night

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Blue Bayou

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I wouldn't necessarily call this the blues. To me, it's more like a ballad. But that doesn't mean I don't love it unconditionally!
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Billie Holiday   Lady Sings the Blues

 

 

 

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Nobody Knows You When Your Down and Out - Eric Clapton

 

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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                 The Walkin' Blues               Taj Mahal

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"Birth of the Blues" by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Ray Charles, and others.

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BB King & Allman Brothers - Blues Jam

 

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The Allman Brothers Band
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John Mayer  Call Me The Breeze

 

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Rainy Days and Monday by The Carpenters

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"I Went Down to St Louis to Watch the Blues and Caught a Puck in the Head" by the First Liners. 

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