Blues Music History

West coast blues

When we think of the Blues the first places that come to mind are always the delta and Chicago. And although that’s not wrong, Blues music was played regionally in many parts of the country. One place with a rich Blues history is California, with the creation of West Coast Blues. This blues has a …

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it’s never about food

Today I often hear complaints from older adults about “the youth” and their music. Today’s music is so dirty! Let’s take off our nostalgic glasses and look at some Hokum blues. What is Hokum Blues? Hokum, a term that is debated on it’s origins, is a style or performance, where the distishgishing factors are sexual …

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So, you love blues but not Hip Hop (Soul, R&B, Funk, or other Black musics) Hm.

Music is the heartbeat of Black American culture. Right up there with church, and dancing. I LOVE all of the music that has come out of our culture. I always find it a bit distressing when people who dance to our music say “I love blues but I’m not really into hip hop/rap” or ” …

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