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Steven Bernstein/Blues

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Artists:  Etta JamesJohn ColtraneCharlie HunterBillie HolidayChet BakerElla FitzgeraldWes MontgomeryJohnny DoddsSidney BechetDuke EllingtonBill DoggettAllen ToussaintGregory PorterNina SimoneJohnny HodgesLee RitenourJohn ScofieldTaj MahalKeb’ Mo’Joey DeFrancescoB.B. KingNancy WilsonCannonball AdderleyStan GetzMilt JacksonTommy EmmanuelBill FrisellCassandra WilsonWynton MarsalisJoe SampleCab CallowayWalter Bishop Jr.Dinah WashingtonMadeleine PeyrouxCharles LloydGrant GreenMuddy WatersDr. JohnShemekia CopelandJoe WilliamsScott HendersonLester YoungLarry CarltonOscar Brown Jr.Sonny Boy WilliamsonArt PepperJimmy SmithEddie HarrisBen WebsterJamie CullumGene HarrisNorah JonesAbbey LincolnMighty Sam McClainJudy GarlandSteven BernsteinBilly HarperRobben FordTerry CallierRandy WestonCharles FambroughRay CharlesWarren WolfEddie JeffersonScreamin’ Jay HawkinsEtta JonesPlas JohnsonSara K.Jelly Roll MortonKing CurtisVarious ArtistsLasse JohanssonStew CutlerMezz MezzrowMark FordFletcher HendersonDon EwellWillie "The Lion" SmithDave LindholmOtto DonnerGloria LynneDebbie DaviesMax MiddletonFreddy ColeJoe McBrideMarisa AndersonChantal ChamberlandNils LandgrenChuck LeavellRoy NathansonJay McShannDuke RobillardDanny KalbStefan GrossmanJames CottonPee Wee EllisJames Blood UlmerJohn Lee HookerJoe TurnerBig Joe TurnerEddie "Cleanhead" VinsonRobert LucasJohn RenbournDave StrykerMads VindingMichael KaeshammerClaude WilliamsKnut ReiersrudBruce KatzShane TheriotNicolas BeardeHenry ButlerSpike RobinsonJimmy CheathamJeannie CheathamChris WashburneBrian AugerLeon RedboneHarvey MandelDoyle Bramhall IIDavell CrawfordMike LipskinPerry BradfordSam PriceVolker StriflerJames HunterJimmie SmithDeb RyderTami NeilsonNancy WrightSari SchorrJoanna ConnorJD AllenBrian CullmanCarsten DahlMark T. SmallOtis TaylorLonnie BrooksGary Clark Jr.Pee Wee CraytonMargrete GrarupDoug MacLeodDr. BekkenColin JamesAntoine "Fats" DominoBill BroonzyMagic SlimDanielle NicoleMuddy GurdyMick KolassaGhaliaRobert NighthawkLaurie MorvanVan MorrisonDirk Jan VennikLucinda WilliamsWill BradleyBuddy GuyHarrison KennedyJean-Jacques MilteauVincent SegalPaul SimonPapa John CreachBarbara HendricksMark RobinsonGeorgie FameBeth HartEric SchenkmanSleepy LaBeefThe CrusadersJJ Grey & MofroPassportChantal ChamberlandPlas JohnsonDaniel SmithLasse JohanssonThe Blue LineMark FordStew CutlerRMSPerry BradfordMarbinDavell CrawfordNew Deal Rhythm BandMemphis GoldRoberta DonnayProhibition Mob BandTuxedo CowboyTunnelsMike LipskinCharles FambroughMicroscopic SeptetBig Shoes
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Blues began with African Americans in the Deep South in the late 19th century. It traces its roots in call-and-response work songs, the melodic phrasing of spirituals and field hollers, chants and ballads. The Blues also includes some aspects of European-American folk music. The blues scale, with flat thirds, fifths, and sevenths plus specific blues chord progressions within a twelve-bar blues phrase is the most common part of the sound. The walking bass, highly influential to jazz, reinforces the rhythm and forms the effect known as the groove. Blues traces its essence to the sufferings, sadness and spiritual strength of the African-American community. With the invention of the electric guitar, Blues took on an aggressive, instrumental dimension that greatly influenced rock and roll. Sub-genres include Country Blues, Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues, Chicago Blues, West Coast Blues and more. The list of great Blues artists, old and new, is vast,