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Looking for good Christian folk music...

So I'm looking for some good Christian folk, bluesy, or bluegrass music and have a few specific styles in mind... [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Nov 8, 2013 - 23 answers

A guitar and a bottleneck. Amplifier optional.

There are a couple of scenes in the 1986 Walter Hill film Crossroads in which Eugene's character plays some really bluesy, laid-back, heavily-reverbed slide guitar. I really love this kind of blues guitar. Unaccompanied (by vocals or other instruments), haunting, chilled-out. Can you recommend similar performances? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Nov 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Blues my face off!

I'm looking for some really hard, heavy blues rock to listen to because an entire playlist made up only of Led Zeppelin, the Black Keys, and Jimi Hendrix gets kind of repetitive after a while. Can anyone recommend artists along the lines of those three? I'm really looking for stuff that is loud, in-your-face, sexy, maybe psychedelic, and HARD.
posted by capricorn on Nov 2, 2013 - 60 answers

Even Four Year-Old White Children Get the Blues

My four and a half year-old son has expressed an interest in blues music. Can you help me find enough great blues songs to fill a mixtape for him that are: a) electric; b) kinda rockin'; and c) not overly lyrically troublesome for a preschool-aged tyke? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 11, 2013 - 29 answers

Where in New York City can I take some parents to hear the Blues?

My friend's parents are going to be in town from June 14-17, and they want to see some Blues. Anyplace with Jazz is apparently a no-go; has be be Blues exclusively. [more inside]
posted by Sokka shot first on Jun 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Songs by a world-weary cowboy/girl required...

I have recently discovered that I really love the kind of music that is heartfelt, lyrically strong, with a wistful and melancholic vibe. The type that conjures up images of a world-weary cowgirl/boy (cowperson?) passing on words of wisdom as the sun sets in the distance... and I am looking for more! [more inside]
posted by 0 answers on Mar 14, 2013 - 50 answers

Easy jams for keyboard and bass

I've played classical piano for years, but I'm just starting out with jazz and blues. A friends is learning bass guitar from scratch. Can anyone recommend some easy riffs or chord progressions we could play together?
posted by morninj on Feb 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Twelve-bar blues minus the blues

I am looking for songs, or sections of songs, that use a twelve-bar blues structure without sounding bluesy. [more inside]
posted by danb on Nov 17, 2012 - 8 answers

with my double barrel shotgun and a whole box of shells we'll celebrate the fourth of july

Please suggest songs (mostly but not exclusively blues and americana) for a soundtrack to a story about two very bad people on a cross-country Bonnie & Clyde-style crime spree. Ideally the lyrics would be at least a little bit relevant, but that's less important than the tone. The best example I have so far is Holly Golightly's Devil Do. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Jul 16, 2012 - 44 answers

Properly compressed current jazz and blues?

What are your favorite current recordings with good dynamic range, preferably jazz and blues? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Hardcore nap music.

Looking for some sleepy 1920's-1950's music. [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on Feb 11, 2012 - 18 answers

Basic Blues Piano book

I am looking for a basic guide to blues piano. I've been playing for a number of years but would consider myself an advanced beginner. I'm looking for a book that will show me basic patterns in blues keys and very basic improvisation. Thanks
posted by captainscared on Nov 10, 2011 - 5 answers

American guitar

How do American sound technicians make a folk/blues guitar sound really pop? [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Jul 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Blues in Japan?

Why are the blues (the music genre) so popular in Japan? [more inside]
posted by andrewpcone on May 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Etta James sings...

20 years ago, at a concert in Toronto, Etta James sang a song that my partner fell in love with. To the best of her recollection it had the lyric, "why was was I born green, instead of blue -like everybody else?" I've googled around but can't narrow my results down to anything useful. Does anyone know what the title of this song might be and if there is a recording of it available?
posted by bonobothegreat on May 6, 2011 - 8 answers

What's good Cowboy Bebop-ish music?

Cowboy Bebop's [amazing] soundtrack was heavily inspired by American music. What should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Apr 12, 2011 - 13 answers

I got the blues so bad.

What album is this? [more inside]
posted by Theta States on Nov 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Best blues compilation

What is the best blues compilation album or box-set for an aspiring aficionado? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jul 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Make me an epic live music tour

I want to make the absolute most awesome live music trip across the United States next summer. I need your ideas of where to go. [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft on Jul 18, 2010 - 28 answers

Help me rock out with my c- ... uh help me rock.

Looking for suggestions on rough raw blues-based rock and roll. [more inside]
posted by komara on Jun 18, 2010 - 34 answers

What is this song about skillets and heartbreak?

"I know that you're a rounder, but are you a skillet stealing man?" I remember those lyrics and the blues-y female voice of the song; do you know what it is? [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns on Feb 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Blues Guitarist and Harmonica Player

A bunch of years ago, on Public Access TV in NYC, I saw some old live footage of an electric blues guitarist playing with singer/harmonica player. A couple of times, the guitarist would play a solo, and in the middle of it, the singer would stop him by placing his hands on the guitar strings. It was amazing. I was thinking that in might be Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know who it was and where I can see that footage again?
posted by chirico on Jan 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Others like St. James Infirmary?

My band does a great cover of St. James Infirmary Blues. What else should we do that's in the same vein? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Best sounding CD of Robert Johnson recordings ?

What's the best sounding CD that contains music by the delta blues singer/guitarist Robert Johnson? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 8, 2009 - 4 answers

What are the canonical "cocksman" blues performances?

What are the canonical "cocksman" blues performances? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Sep 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me avoid having the Dallas club experience while I'm in Vancouver

Techno in Vancouver? Is there such a thing? If no techno, how about a really good blues bar? Help me find it before September 6. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me play with my feet!

I play guitar with my hands and want to play beats with my feet. Can't figure out what kind of (digital) equipment I would need to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by metajc on Aug 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Baby making music

songfilter: I heard the fragment of a song years ago and it is a long shot. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jul 17, 2009 - 7 answers

What are some books or educational DVD's for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks

What are some good books or educational DVD's, besides Jamie Abersol, for learning rock, blues and jazz piano and Hammond B-3 soloing and licks. [more inside]
posted by doppler68 on Jun 19, 2009 - 3 answers

What songs did Bob Dylan steal from?

What old or traditional songs has Bob Dylan bogarted for his own use? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on May 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Hit me with your best blues artist and album recommendations.

Almost every type of music I love is inspired by blues. What are the quintessential blues artists and albums I should explore to really get a basic understanding of the genre?
posted by DrDreidel on May 19, 2009 - 33 answers

I've Got to Hear More of This!

I've just discovered Kutiman on YouTube. Does anyone else come close to his mashup genius? [more inside]
posted by konig on Mar 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Okay, so "muddy water" may be a stretch.

Ultimate Thanksgiving music set: Help me find as many food-referential jazz, blues, jump-blues, swing, and generally dance-y songs as possible. [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Nov 6, 2008 - 24 answers

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What are some blues songs with genuinely depressing, ruin your mood lyrics/vocals?
posted by Pants! on Sep 27, 2008 - 25 answers

Last-minute wedding reception music - HELP!

We're looking for dinner music for our wedding reception in a week! More behind the cut... [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on Aug 16, 2008 - 17 answers

key for "Born Under a Bad Sign"?

Beginning guitarist here. Can someone tell me what key Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign" is in? The album version, please. [more inside]
posted by tremolo1970 on May 1, 2008 - 7 answers

I Want the Blues

Help me discover more of the blues music I love. [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Mar 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me find some good blues-rock songs

Can you think of any other blues-rock songs with the same rhythmic pattern as Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" and ZZ Top's "La Grange"?
posted by BradNelson on Dec 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Oh sing me a song 'bout a Dobro

Should I dump my dreadnought for a resonator guitar? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 21, 2007 - 4 answers

Best harmonica songs ever written?

What are the best harmonica songs ever written/performed and where can I find them? [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Jul 21, 2007 - 20 answers

How Long, How Long Blues.

What's the relationship between this recording of Leroy Carr I'm listening too, and the solo piano arrangement of "How Long, How Long Blues" that I'm looking at? [more inside]
posted by sfenders on May 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Hoot Your Belly and Give Your Backbone Ease

What does "hoot your belly" mean? [more inside]
posted by breezeway on Mar 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Gimme The Blues!

Where's a good place to go, preferably online, for pointers and/or reviews of good contemporary blues albums? Or, failing that, what are the best blues albums from the last 10 years or so? [more inside]
posted by smorange on Mar 15, 2007 - 7 answers

What blues/jazz songs to teach my EFL class?

[SchoolOfRockFilter] I'm teaching an EFL class of four high school students in rural Taiwan. There's a reading on music history about early African-American musical idioms (blues, gospel, ragtime, early jazz). It's TERRIBLY dull reading, especially considering names like Duke Ellington and Ma Rainey mean absolutely nothing to them. To liven it up a bit, I'd like to make a mix CD with 5-6 songs, print up the lyrics, and teach them that. What songs would you suggest? [more inside]
posted by alidarbac on Feb 4, 2007 - 10 answers

A hole in his love bucket?

BluesFilter: A couple of years ago, a friend and I were flipping past the blues channel on XM radio, and stumbled across the one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. I want to find a copy for my friend for a Christmas gift. Of course, I have no idea what the song actually is. Help me, O HiveMind! [more inside]
posted by somanyamys on Nov 6, 2006 - 7 answers

BluesFilter

BluesFilter: What are the best blues songs of all time? [more inside]
posted by sciurus on Feb 27, 2006 - 39 answers

Name That Tune :: PBS ThirteenHD Promo

Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental. My Question: Name that tune!?! [more inside]
posted by Jhaus on Jan 31, 2006 - 2 answers

Mysterious Bob Dylan musical theory

In Bob Dylan's book Chronicles, Vol. 1 he describes an esoteric numerological scheme for playing guitar, saying most melodies are based on the number 2, but that he's taken it to the next level by choosing what to play based on the number 3. Can anyone explain what he is talking about? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Dec 29, 2005 - 23 answers

Howlin Wolf cover of "I'm A Man" by Bo Diddley

Looking for a live Howlin Wolf cover of "I'm A Man," by Bo Diddley. [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on Dec 2, 2005 - 4 answers

Help me find new music?

Help me find new music? [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Oct 10, 2005 - 24 answers

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