urban blues


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urban blues

n
(Jazz) (sometimes functioning as singular) an extrovert and rhythmic style of blues, usually accompanied by a band. Compare country blues
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He has crafted an oeuvre of sensuous verve, of deliverance from our cement dust-laden, traffic-mired urban blues, a salve for our post-post-modern times where no heroes are allowed to roam with hidden warts.
Kumar's sound is closest to the Chicago style of urban blues and on the album, besides Kid Anderson, there are other excellent musicians- including guitarists Jon Lawton, Johnny Cat Soubrand and Rusty Zinn; bassist Vance Ehlers; and drummer June Core.
Crowds were dazzled by the speed -- and volume -- of his guitar playing, which had its roots in urban blues but incorporated elements of rock 'n' roll.
This is a credible collection of self-penned songs in eclectic surrounds ranging from calypso (The Big Bang Boom), doo-wop (The Moon), folk-pop (Little Big Song), urban blues (You Can See The Blues) and rock'n'roll (Rockin' Little Neutron Star), the latter set to the radio signature rhythm of a real pulsar.
Ethnomusicologist Charles Keil offered an early and provocative study of blues musicians and audiences during the apex of the movement with Urban Blues (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966).
Songs with words that mattered - that really mattered - were about to be bulldozed off the charts by the pulsing energy of urban blues and rock 'n' roll.
2001: American musician John Lee Hooker, who developed urban blues, died.
It is offered in a summer palette of discerning urban blues, greys and warm tobacco shades for a fresh summer look.
He and his producers mingled blues and jazz with the mambo of New Orleans, the urban blues of Chicago, the swing of Kansas City and the sophisticated rhythms and arrangements of New York.
Jazz authority and former record executive Frank Driggs combines his talent Kansas City native and radio host Chuck Haddix to present an in-depth chronicle jazz styles that encompassed rough-and-tumble urban blues, and pounding piano music that would come to be known as "boogie-woogie".
His set consists of delta blues and urban blues classics such as St James's Infirmary Blues, Freddie King's The Boogie Man, Peggy Lee's classic Fever, Robert Johnson's Walkin' Blues, Trouble In Mind, Rosedale, I've Been True To You, Fifi Borrdeaux' and I Am The Goose.