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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Despite its primary title, The Original Blues emphasizes the "classic" or "vaudeville" style of urban blues singing of the 1920s.
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.
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.
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.
It is offered in a summer palette of discerning urban blues, greys and warm tobacco shades for a fresh summer look.
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.
In the mid-'40s, the country blues migrated north when Muddy Waters boarded a train from Clarksdale, Miss., to Chicago, making it the center of urban blues. The music's irony and tragicomedy, and its humor, too, floods the plaintive cries of Howlin' Wolf, the weeping guitar of B.B.
Even though the novel makes no mention of any form of post-Delta blues, such as city blues or urban blues, (12) its multicultural moment seems to embrace all kinds.