Blues standards are blues songs that have attained a high level of recognition due to having been widely performed and recorded. They represent the best known and most interpreted blues songs that are seen as having permanent value. Blues standards come from different eras and styles, such as ragtime-vaudeville, Delta and country blues, and urban styles from Chicago and the West Coast.
The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album was awarded from 1983 to 2011 and from 2017 onwards. Until 1992 the award was known as Best Traditional Blues Performance and was twice awarded to individual tracks rather than albums. The award was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012 onwards, the category was merged with the Best Contemporary Blues Album category to form the new Best Blues Album category.
December (The Moody Blues album). December is the sixteenth and final album by The Moody Blues. The Christmas themed album released in 2003 is their first album since The Magnificent Moodies to feature covers in addition to original material. It is also their first album following Ray Thomas' retirement from the band. Don't Need a Reindeer" (Justin Hayward) – 3:59. December Snow" (Hayward) – 5:11.
We try to whittle down a list of the 10 Best Blues albums for a beginner looking to get into Blues albums. This album, half of which weas originally issued as 78 RPM singles and the rest comprised of d takes, coincided with the spread of rumors that Johnson sold his soul to the Devil at a Mississippi crossroads in return for his musical talent.
Criteria: These songs are vital for a basic knowledge of the history of the "Blues" genre, historical significance, defining an era, influence & to a lesser degree lasting popularity were taken into consideration. Last Updated: 2017-02-10. 1. Memphis Blues - . Handy 2. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith 3. Pine Top Boogie - Pine Top Smith 4. Dust My Broom - Elmore James 5. Boogie Chillun - John Lee Hooker 6. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters 7. Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker 8. Hellhound On My Trail - Robert Johnson 9. Spoonful - Willie Dixon 10. The Thrill Is Gone - . King 11. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Sonny Boy Williamson I 12. Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King 13. Forty Four Blues - Roosevelt Sykes 14. Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf 15. Statesboro Blues - Taj Mahal 16.
Some of the most viscerally powerful recordings ever made are acoustic blues. But finding where to place the needle amid the haystack of pre-war records can be hit-and-miss. Here, Michael Messer - one of Britain's finest traditional blues guitarist - offers a soul-shaking intro to the style. The reason I’ve picked it is that, as an introduction to acoustic blues, you’ve got two albums in one here. On the Folk Singer album it’s Buddy Guy playing rhythm on acoustic, Muddy on slide and Willie Dixon on bass. It’s a very moody recording - they were trying to get into the 60s music scene with it, so it has quite a produced sound with lots of reverb. But it’s a very clear recording of an acoustic blues trio - and what a trio!
This list of blues singers, ranks the best blues music artists, singers, and musicians, and has been voted on and ranked by blues. List Rules Best artists of the blues genre-a style that originated in African-American communities in the Deep South of the . Whether you like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, or that bluesy broad Etta James, there's now denying they're all some of the most famous blues musicians of all time. This list of blues singers, ranks the best blues music artists, singers, and musicians, and has been voted on and ranked by blues fans worldwide.
The Rolling Stones are working on a blues-themed studio album, and we know for sure that Eric Clapton will be making a guest appearance on the disc. Clapton "dropped by for a couple of numbers," Richards told BBC 6 Music, adding that the recording sessions were lke "like old times down in Richmond. No, he's not talking about Richmond, Virginia; he means the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey, England, where the Stones and Clapton's old band, the Yardbirds, used to perform in the early to mid-Sixties