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Nothing But Blues

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Deriving from American culture, the blues is one of the most simple forms of music, in terms of structure, but one of the most difficult to excel at, because artists can't rely on fancy tricks to play the blues. It's played with the heart.

Whether you are already a blues music afficienado, or just wanting to learn more, whether you speak English, or another language, we'll help you learn a bit more about blues music. Feel free to upload blues related content too, and share.
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  1. Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    No words really!
    Taj Mahal with Ry Cooder Statesboro Blues
    Taj Mahal with Ry Cooder Statesboro Blues Americana Music Awards...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    21/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    :)
  2. Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    The blues and gospels bring back so many memories. I grew up in South Africa in the apartheid era which is a whole story but that is for a another time. My father died when I was nine years and mum had to work and provide for 5 children still at school. Not looking for sympathy but my sister, just a wee bit older than me, and I felt extremely neglected emotionally. The two older sisters and the youngest my brother got all the attention. But there was an angel in my life, Fransie. Fransie was the lady who worked for us while daddy was still alive and Fransie stayed with us during hard times. Not sure she got paid all the time but she was there. In apartheid South Africa that is quite something. There was no money for anything and the only present I got on my brithday was from Fransie - a tin of toffees. Fransie would sing to us and the couple of weeks before Xmas she would perform on the street corner from our house - she had an amplifier thingy too! Her voice now reminds me of the gospel singers and my favourite song was 'Just a closer walk with thee'! When my mum was not around Fransie smuggled me out of the house to the area where she lived to go to those gospel meetings where the evangelist scream and shout. Did not understand most of that but remember the most wonderful feeling when all the people stamped their feet and clapped whilst singing gospels....just my two pence worth! (the blues and gospel are relatives)
    "Just A Closer Walk"- Mahalia Jackson
    "Just A Closer Walk"- Mahalia Jackson *DISCLAIMER- I don't own the rights to this video. This is just a fan post, sharing history with all who want to learn* Mahalia Jackson, who was known as...
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    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    19/02/2017 #3 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #2 and to you...left 73 first time - back for short while - studied US....been in UK since 80s - bietjie oud nou!
    Gert Scholtz
    19/02/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    #1 @Helena Jansen van Vuuren Good to hear about you Helena. An upbringing and country to which I can relate well. Goed gaan!
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    19/02/2017 #1 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    @Gert Scholtz - apologies if I removed your 'relevant' - not used to the various bits yet or I could just claim age is my stumbling block!
  3. Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Next time you are in London great bar to visit ..... 4th March is in my 'filofax' ooops maybe I should use an online diary...
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Ain’t Nothing But the Blues
    www.worldsbestbars.com Taking its name from a musical revue this popular Soho blues bar, with its blue-painted frontage, is a lively, exciting place to catch live music in central...
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    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    #1 It really hasn't changed that much. Soho had jazz bars back in the 60's. One jazz bar features heavily in Chapter 1 of my book. The real change occurred in the 70's when the Hong Kongers came to London and opened up Chinese restaurants in Soho. They are still there. My mother opened the first Japanese restaurant in Europe (in St. Christopher's Place), and her second was in Soho. There may be fewer sex shops now, but it looks the same as it did 30 yrs ago. In my mind, London is one of the least transformed cities in the World (and that is a good thing).
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 It does sound like gentrification but I have not been in London for some years, so I do need to check out Soho and see for myself the changes. I do know that San Fransisco is losing its colour due to massive gentrification and there this is the effects of startup capital and technology companies moving in and bulldozing the existing culture, and displacing communities that have lived there for several generations. In the end if Soho totally gentrifies we can amalgamate Mayfair, Soho, Belgravia and Westminster and rename it Snobbyville.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    18/02/2017 #2 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #1 Property owners are moving the seedy bits out...but methinks something will be lost - it will be just another gentrified part of London with copious coffee bars! The soul will be gone.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Soho is an example of an amazing transformation. 40 years ago it was the seedy red light district of London and today it is the complete antithesis of that - a trendy and sophisticated area. Since I have not lived in England for the last 25 years, I have no idea of what it is like now, but it had begun to change quite dramatically even by the time I had emigrated in 1992. By then it became less and less like the place it was in the prior decades.
  4. Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    When you are sad listen to the blues sorta clears all the pathways....when you are happy listen to the blues kinda confirms your happiness!
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe - "Thats All"
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe - "Thats All" Chicago Slim's Blues All-Stars & Reverend Doctor D's Daily Inspiration...
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    Robert Bacal
    18/02/2017 #1 Robert Bacal
    One of our lesser known blues artists.
  5. Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    😍😍😍😍😍
    Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer
    ilovebluesguitar.com
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  6. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    14/02/2017
    18-Year-Old Sensation Channels Stevie Ray Vaughn
    18-Year-Old Sensation Channels Stevie Ray VaughnHave a listen to some new friends of mine. The band is New Image and the young lady on guitar is 18-year-old sensation Raine. Listen to her play Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Texas...
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    Randy Keho
    14/02/2017 #1 Randy Keho
    I filmed this for my new website: barjammers.com.
    They liked it so much that they requested to use it as their official version on their website.
    I am now their official filmographer. Ironically, I shot the footage with my Galaxy 6 smartphone.
    We'll be getting together soon to film some orginal compositions.
    My website also features a second song I filmed entitled "Midnight in Harlem" by Tedeschi/Trucks.
  7. Froilán Pérez

    Froilán Pérez

    06/02/2017
    Ben E King - Eric Clapton & Phil Collins - Stand By Me ( live)
    Ben E King - Eric Clapton & Phil Collins - Stand By Me ( live) Lyrics: Lyrics: When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we'll see No I won't be afraid Oh, I won't be afraid Just as...
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  8. Javier 🐝 beBee
    https://youtu.be/R044sleOW6I
    Ram Jam - Black Betty 1977
    Ram Jam - Black Betty 1977 Whoa, Black Betty (Bam-ba-Lam) Whoa, Black Betty (Bam-ba-Lam) Black Betty had a child (Bam-ba-Lam) The damn thing gone wild (Bam-ba-Lam) She said, "I'm...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/02/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Whoa black betty~~ This brought me back to a good place in time! Bam-ba-lam!
    Brian McKenzie
    03/02/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    Moto Music Approved
    Brian McKenzie
    03/02/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Great Song
    Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    02/02/2017 #2 Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    It has been a long long long while since I have not heard this track, it was a basic at our school parties. Bam-ba-lam
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    01/02/2017 #1 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Caña al mono!!!...
  9. Mark Blevins

    Mark Blevins

    23/01/2017
    Mark Blevins
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    Max🐝 J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Jailhouse Fingers Hopkins
  10. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    12/01/2017
    Looking for Rhyme or Reason Within R&B
    Looking for Rhyme or Reason Within R&BWhat could be more perplexing today than trying to define rhythm and blues?Record company executive Jerry Wexler is credited with creating the term, using it to define the music popularized by African-Americans living in metropolitan areas during...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    13/01/2017 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Enjoyed the read @Randy Keho... Some of us who are old as dirt remember when R&B went 'mainstream'...
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    13/01/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima Williams
    That's alot of information on R&B. Very interesting to know it's orgin. Thanks @Randy Keho
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/01/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Great share on history of R&B. Your website rocks!
    Jim Murray
    13/01/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    Great Post Randy...rock on.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/01/2017 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Quite interesting @Randy Keho..excellent history lesson! I've always thought of RandB as a crossover slow Jazzy melody, but never thought to seek origin. I'm a fan of that genre and it's so broad in selections. Great post thanks a lot 🌺🌺
    Pascal Derrien
    12/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    A good take on multi level topic :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    12/01/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great perspective there...in black and white...and LOL Randy! Won't tell the ol Rollers cross my heart ;) Hey, good luck with the barjammers.com website and a Friday the 13th with Purple Hell (man, that rings a bell!)!
  11. Pascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    10/01/2017
    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Healey - 'Look At Little Sister'
    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Healey - 'Look At Little Sister' Jeff Healey and Stevie Ray Vaughan perform, 'Look At Little Sister' Live on CBC with Double Trouble in 1987 - See more cool vids at...
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  12. Pascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    09/01/2017
    The Robert Cray Band - Right Next Door (Live)
    The Robert Cray Band - Right Next Door (Live) Excellent live footage of The Robert Cray Band playing their monster hit Right Next Door taken from 4 Nights Of 40 Years Live which is to be released on...
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  13. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    04/01/2017
    A ZZ top greeting and a wish to you all for a great new year.
    Rhythmeen
    Rhythmeen Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Rhythmeen · ZZ Top Rhythmeen ℗ 1996 BMG Music Released on: 1996-09-17 Associated Performer: ZZ Top Composer,...
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  14. José Ramón ✌🏼 López
    Eric Clapton And J J Cale Anyway The Wind Blows
    Eric Clapton And J J Cale Anyway The Wind Blows Description...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/12/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Dear Aurorasa - this is actually a good test of my own system - how fast can I find the original buzz about Super Sponge.

    First question: What color hive would I send it to?
    Answer: Brown

    Second Question: Did I save Super Sponge to the Brown Hive?
    Answer: Yes

    And there it was
    https://www.bebee.com/group/brown
    Currently the fifth buzz down in the hive, including another song submitted by José Ramón López

    Ah! All is still well in Super Sponge land
    BTW check out the first buzz in the Black Hive also from Jose,
    https://www.bebee.com/group/black

    I did not save Eric Clapton though, the original video is such a classic.
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 You never fail to amaze me. For very different reasons, but mostly for your vast knowledge on so many different topics.

    You truly are a super sponge.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Christopher Walken's dance moves and the choreography are timed to perfection for the Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice track. Somebodyon You-Tube has mashed this video for the Eric Clapton song, but take a view of the original, this is what makes this video an all-time classic ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7z57qrZU8
  15. Pascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    15/12/2016
    Gary Clark Jr. - Nextdoor Neighbor Blues // Mahogany Session
    Gary Clark Jr. - Nextdoor Neighbor Blues // Mahogany Session Subscribe // http://bit.ly/1y9NX5r Facebook // http://bit.ly/Mahogany-Facebook Visit Us // http://wearemahogany.com Gary Clark Jr. performs Nextdoor...
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  16. Max🐝 J. Carter
    The Allman Brothers Band - Midnight Rider
    The Allman Brothers Band - Midnight Rider From "One Way Out - Live At The Beacon Theatre" Disc One 03 Midnight...
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    John White, MBA
    10/12/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    Love me some Allman Brothers and Midnight Rider is one of my all time favorite songs. Great Buzz, @Max🐝 J. Carter
    Robert Bacal
    10/12/2016 #2 Robert Bacal
    Allman Brothers, perhaps the best rock band in history in its various incarnations.
    Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    10/12/2016 #1 Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo
    Classic!!!
  17. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    08/12/2016
    The great BB King sings Merry Xmas, Baby.
    B.B. King sings Merry Christmas, Baby! in DC
    B.B. King sings Merry Christmas, Baby! in DC Lighting of the Presidential Christmas Tree at the Mall in Washington, DC. Among other musical acts, B.B. King performs Merry Christmas,...
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  18. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    08/12/2016
    It's a blues Xmas this year. Tons of blues artists have done Christmas albums or songs. Here's Charles Brown with his soulful Merry Xmas Baby.
    Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown
    Merry Christmas Baby - Charles Brown A christmas soul classic. Heard in the Holiday Comedy 'Friday After...
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  19. Henri Galvão

    Henri Galvão

    05/12/2016
    great vocals from Jagger, from the Stones' album of covers
    The Rolling Stones - Hate To See You Go
    The Rolling Stones - Hate To See You Go Taken from Blue & Lonesome, the Rolling Stones' first new studio album in over a decade, out December 2nd. Pre-order here: DIGITAL: iTunes –...
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    Henri Galvão
    05/12/2016 #4 Henri Galvão
    #3 a worthy addition! :-)
    Robert Bacal
    05/12/2016 #3 Robert Bacal
    SHARED to Nothing But Blues Hive
    Henri Galvão
    05/12/2016 #2 Henri Galvão
    #1 and it's probably their last album :-/
    Ben Pinto
    05/12/2016 #1 Ben Pinto
    Greatest band of all time!
  20. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    03/12/2016
    Another cut from the just released Blue & Lonesome from the rolling stones.
    Rolling Stones - Just Like I Treat You
    Rolling Stones - Just Like I Treat You
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    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    It's awesome! I wasn't expecting a release like this...although I probably was on some level...I've been aware of the (very) imminent extinction of our species for several months now;
  21. Juan Ramón 🐝 Gutierrez Camporredondo
    The Rolling Stones - Ride 'Em On Down
    The Rolling Stones - Ride 'Em On Down Taken from Blue & Lonesome, the brand new album out now. Buy it at http://www.rollingstones.com/blueandlonesome. Directed by François Rousselet...
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    Robert Bacal
    03/12/2016 #1 Robert Bacal
    What can you say? The stones going back to their routes. Fun video too.
  22. Mohammad Azam Khan
    Mighty Sam McClain - When The Hurt Is Over
    Mighty Sam McClain - When The Hurt Is Over Maybe Love Will Flow.... Soul...
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  23. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    21/11/2016
    Just sharing this into Nothing But Blues Hive in case there are blues lovers who don't know that Rolling Stones are releasing a new album that takes them back to their blues roots.
    Robert Bacal
    Blue And Lonesome is out on 2nd December! Pre-order the deluxe edition includ...
    plus.google.com Blue And Lonesome is out on 2nd December! Pre-order the deluxe edition including a 75-page making of the album book and exclusive postcard prints here: ... - The Rolling Stones -...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    21/11/2016 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #1 Yeah!
    Robert Bacal
    21/11/2016 #1 Robert Bacal
    Just sharing this into Nothing But Blues Hive in case there are blues lovers who don't know that Rolling Stones are releasing a new album that takes them back to their blues roots.
  24. Allison Obrien

    Allison Obrien

    17/11/2016
    Here is a great little story about Lucille for all the BB fans out there!
    Why BB King's Guitar is Named Lucille
    Why BB King's Guitar is Named Lucille In this video, BB King himself tells the story of how he named his guitar...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    17/11/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Awwwrrfffff ... don´t you get intellectual on me, friend. Let me be the one for you who doesn´t have to bring it. The one that does not have to be good for a thing.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/11/2016 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #3 Gearing up for a fortnight of work related travel until 4th Dec Aura...hard up for time but makin some, off and on....come on, bring it on! ;)
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/11/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 Hey, Prav. Long time no read. (:
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/11/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Man could play Lucille just like he ringin de bell!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    17/11/2016 #1 Anonymous
    RIP B.B.
  25. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    08/11/2016
    It's 1965 and here's a full concert with the soon to be legends - stones, beatles, kinks: more

    0:00:38 -- Hey Bo Diddley -- Moody Blues
    0:05:56 -- Go Now -- Moody Blues
    0:09:30 -- Pretty One -- Freddie & the Dreamers
    0:11:45 -- A Little You -- Freddie and the Dreamers
    0:13:59 -- Walking the Dog -- Georgie Fame
    0:16:32 -- I’ll Never Find Another You -- The Seekers
    0:18:36 -- A World of Our Own -- The Seekers
    0:21:16 -- Wonderful World -- Herman’s Hermits
    0:23:03 -- Mrs. Brown -- Herman’s Hermits
    0:25:51 -- Funny How Love Can Be -- The Ivy League
    0:27:51 -- Time for You -- Sounds Incorporated
    0:29:58 -- The Game of Love -- Wayne Fontana
    0:32:24 -- Just a Little Bit Too Late -- Wayne Fontana
    0:34:51 -- Everybody Needs Somebody -- Stones
    0:35:29 -- Pain in My Heart -- Rolling Stones
    0:37:32 -- Around and Around -- Rolling Stones
    0:39:56 -- The Last Time -- Rolling Stones
    0:42:58 -- Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah -- Cilla Black
    0:45:12 -- You’re Gonna Need Somebody -- Donovan
    0:49:23 -- Catch the Wind -- Donovan
    0:51:49 -- Here Comes the Night -- Them
    0:54:34 -- Turn on Your Love Light -- Them
    1:00:48 -- Let the Good Times Roll -- Searchers
    1:02:38 -- Mockingbird -- Dusty Springfield
    1:05:04 -- Boom Boom -- Animals
    1:09:09 -- Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood -- Animals
    1:11:34 -- Talkin’ ‘Bout You” / ”Shout -- Animals
    1:16:22 -- I Feel Fine -- Beatles
    1:19:24 -- She’s a Woman -- Beatles
    1:22:14 -- Baby’s in Black -- Beatles
    1:24:32 -- Ticket to Ride -- Beatles
    1:27:46 -- Long Tall Sally -- Beatles
    1:29:49 -- You Really Got Me -- Kinks
    1:32:02 -- Tired of Waiting for You -- Kinks
    Beatles/Stones/Kinks/Animals & more! -- Live Full Concert 1965
    Beatles/Stones/Kinks/Animals & more! -- Live Full Concert 1965 For those interested, I have a new book on the "voice of Love":...
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    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    08/11/2016 #1 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Great great grat!!!!... Fantastic buzz Robert!!! Thanks you so much!!
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