Blues Lyrics

Blues is about tradition and personal expression. At its core, the blues has remained the same since its inception. Most blues feature simple, usually three-chord, progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical. The blues grew out of African spirituals and worksongs. In the late 1800s, southern African-Americans passed the songs down orally, and they collided with American folk and country from the Appalachians. New hybrids appeared by each region, but all of the recorded blues from the early 1900s are distinguished by simple, rural acoustic guitars and pianos. After World War II, the blues began to fragment, with some musicians holding on to acoustic traditions and others taking it to jazzier territory.
Artists Discs Lyrics
·     Albert King Lyrics 21 57
·     Allman Brothers Band Lyrics 0 154
·     Anthony Phillips Lyrics 0 42
·     Barbara Lynn Lyrics 0 10
·     B.B. King Lyrics 0 465
·     Bessie Smith Lyrics 1 65
·     Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics 10 38
·     Big Joe Turner Lyrics 0 14
·     Billie Holiday Lyrics 13 348
·     Blind Boy Fuller Lyrics 0 6
·     Blind Willie Johnson Lyrics 0 5
·     Blind Willie McTell Lyrics 7 23
·     Blues Brothers Lyrics 0 79
·     Bo Diddley Lyrics 15 59
·     Bonnie Raitt Lyrics 18 173
·     Buddy Guy Lyrics 23 93
·     Bukka White Lyrics 0 25
·     Buster Brown Lyrics 0 16
·     Buster Poindexter Lyrics 2 4
·     Canned Heat Lyrics 16 28
·     Charley Patton Lyrics 0 8
·     Chet Atkins Lyrics 0 29
·     Chris Smither Lyrics 0 12
·     Chris Thomas King Lyrics 0 2
·     Clarence Williams Lyrics 0 1
·     Colin James Lyrics 11 70
·     Dave Barnes Lyrics 5 45
·     Dave Van Ronk Lyrics 5 5
·     Delbert Mcclinton Lyrics 23 169
·     Denise LaSalle Lyrics 4 5
·     Dinah Washington Lyrics 0 70
·     Dorothy Moore Lyrics 0 4
·     Dr. John Lyrics 18 33
·     Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics 0 553
·     Elmore James Lyrics 3 26
·     Elvin Bishop Lyrics 16 10
·     Ethel Waters Lyrics 0 9
·     Etta James Lyrics 36 112
·     Fats Domino Lyrics 38 126
·     Feeling Left Out Lyrics 0 38
·     Herman Brood Lyrics 9 58
·     Howlin' Wolf Lyrics 10 28
·     Ivory Joe Hunter Lyrics 0 4
·     J. Karjalainen Lyrics 11 19
·     Jazz Gillum Lyrics 0 20
·     John Lee Hooker Lyrics 40 62
·     John Mayall Lyrics 28 38
·     Johnnie Taylor Lyrics 15 36
·     Johnny Winter Lyrics 27 55
·     Jonny Lang Lyrics 6 76
·     Junior Wells Lyrics 1 7
·     Katie Melua Lyrics 7 72
·     Keb Mo Lyrics 10 71
·     Kenny Wayne Shepherd Lyrics 6 52
·     Koko Taylor Lyrics 8 13
·     Lavern Baker Lyrics 7 25
·     Leadbelly Lyrics 0 17
·     Leo Kottke Lyrics 11 20
·     Lightnin' Hopkins Lyrics 29 69
·     Lil Johnson Lyrics 0 6
·     Little Milton Lyrics 0 15
·     Little Walter Lyrics 6 24
·     Little Willie John Lyrics 5 32
·     Lonnie Donegan Lyrics 4 10
·     Louis Jordan Lyrics 3 34
·     Louis Prima Lyrics 7 20
·     Mahalia Jackson Lyrics 8 37
·     Maria Muldaur Lyrics 5 8
·     Marlena Shaw Lyrics 0 4
·     Memphis Minnie Lyrics 5 27
·     Memphis Slim Lyrics 0 18
·     Mississippi Fred Mcdowell Lyrics 23 41
·     Mississippi Sheiks Lyrics 0 20
·     Mose Allison Lyrics 0 17
·     Muddy Waters Lyrics 0 109
·     Mungo Jerry Lyrics 8 41
·     Nat King Cole Lyrics 0 309
·     Norah Jones Lyrics 8 116
·     Otis Rush Lyrics 0 8
·     Pat Travers Lyrics 23 17
·     Peter Green Lyrics 16 29
·     Ray Charles Lyrics 55 271
·     Robben Ford Lyrics 12 36
·     Roosevelt Sykes Lyrics 0 18
·     Rory Gallagher Lyrics 0 155
·     Rufus Thomas Lyrics 0 13
·     Ry Cooder Lyrics 17 119
·     Shannon Curfman Lyrics 0 19
·     Skip James Lyrics 10 22
·     Slim Harpo Lyrics 4 19
·     Son House Lyrics 0 6
·     Sonny Boy Williamson Lyrics 2 41
·     Stevie Ray Vaughan Lyrics 9 108
·     Susan Tedeschi Lyrics 5 34
·     T-Bone Walker Lyrics 2 15
·     Taj Mahal Lyrics 25 41
·     Tampa Red Lyrics 3 65
·     Tim Hardin Lyrics 3 4
·     Wilbert Harrison Lyrics 1 3
·     Zucchero Lyrics 21 186
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