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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

There's a hip hop relationship with the blues, but perhaps a distant one and not too evident. There aren't many traces, if any, of the more traditional blues in hip hop. No 12 bar form and no blues ...
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When was blues first called "the Devil's music"?

Shortly after the emancipation of black Americans in the United States, leisure activities were being demanded by this overworked and disenfranchised sector of the country. Juke joints, speakeasies ...
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Why does Led Zeppelin have such a significant place in the rock'n'roll pantheon?

It's true that Led Zeppelin were notorious music thieves (with "Lemon Song" being a particularly infamous example). Like many other British musicians of the time, they had an unpleasant tendency to ...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

I think that the original response is a little unfair given the self-proclaimed inexperience of the questioner. It all largely comes down to a matter of taste. Music buyers (you and me) on the whole ...
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What are the nights in the Eric Clapton's 24 nights album?

From Wikipedia: The album is a "best of" from the 42 concerts Eric Clapton did at the Royal Albert Hall in those two years. Clapton set a record by playing a run of 24 nights at the London ...
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Mods vs Rockers - who won?

First I would like to define the terms Mods and Rockers, according to Wikipedia: Rockers The rocker subculture was centred on motorcycling, and their appearance reflected that. Rockers generally wore ...
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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

This is mainly intended as a supplement to @JoséDavid's excellent answer. Nearly every indigenous American musical form (other than Native American music) descends or was in some way influenced by ...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

Mayer is known as a great guitarist, but not a particularly innovative one. The guitarists you cited were of an earlier generation, and helped pioneer the characteristic sound of the electric guitar. ...
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Johnny Winter on Muddy Waters Mannish Boy?

Those divine screams are definitely Johnny Winters'. Sleeve notes credit him Producer, Guitar, Voice [Miscellaneous Screaming] – Johnny Winter You can also see on this CD inner sleeve:
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Is there a connection between talking blues and hip hop/rap?

It's tempting to see a connection, but there's little evidence for it. While both, as you mention, may share distant ancestry in the oral traditions of West African --the famous poetic histories of ...
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Story behind Clapton's nickname

I've found a bunch of different sources that say that he got the nickname Slow Hand in early 1964 from The Yardbirds’ manager, Giorgio Gomelsky, because, according to Clapton's 2007 book Clapton - The ...
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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

I see a direct lineage from Blues and Gospel to Rock'n'Roll, Soul, Funk and Rap. This first is an example of the time old tradition of 'playin' the dozens' Bo Diddley &...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

John Mayer now plays with Dead and company. And guitar excellence is part of their tradition. Especially improvisation. I'm a Deadhead but not a big JM booster, but I recognize his skill. He does a ...
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Genre of ADAM - Люба song (Ukrainian)

My first instinct was to go from the acoustic instruments and retro feel to get folk or Americana, and then modify that to make it slow and minor, yielding Gothic Americana or Folk Noir. But if what ...
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Genre of ADAM - Люба song (Ukrainian)

It could be classified as Alternative or Indie Rock, but I agree the sound is very specific and it could have it's own subgenre. Maybe you can find something with the keyword Dark Country. For ...
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Does anyone know this boogie-woogie?

This is Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's "The House Is Rockin'".
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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

Sorry for my potentially less educated guess than those who have posted before me but I believe it's very evident that rap was influenced by hip hop, and slightly less evident I believe that hip hop ...
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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

It could be said that hip-hop is not as much musically influenced by blues as it is emotionally. Blues comes from the songs sung by African-American slaves, and because of that it is painful, soulful ...
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What style is this Louis Armstrong song?

There is argument about the use of "Dixieland" as a name for this style, and there is also some confusion about its use, since there was a revival of the style in the late 1930s, going on into 1940s/...
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What is the longest recorded version of "Freebird", by Lynyrd Skynyrd

On the original release album if you let it keep playing it will go for just under 22 minutes. But it HAS to be the original release. Pierre Robert of WMMR has played it many times before on the radio,...
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