Questions tagged [blues]

For questions about the genre known as "blues", characterised by chord progressions that mirror the call-and-response pattern.

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Funk Bass Figures

So I was listening to a relatively obscure hit from New Brunswick made in 1965. The one thing I noticed about the song was that while it was clearly rock, the bassline was funky. As in, the bassline,...
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Sounds like bass vibes - acoustic guitar magic?!? What instrument makes this sound?

In this recording of "Come On In This House" by Junior Wells from 1996, there is a low, rumbling sound and I'm wondering what instrument makes it. It sounds almost like vibes but there are no vibes ...
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What acts play somber, soulful blues like Cassandra Wilson's cover of “Death Letter Blues” (True Detective season 3 theme)?

Cassandra Wilson is mostly a jazz musician, but recorded a cover of "Death Letter Blues" (used as the theme song for True Detective season 3) that -- unlike Son House's original -- is rich with a ...