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Synonyms for blues

Synonyms for blues

a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century

a state of depression

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Hammond organist Auger has a CV of phone-book proportions, such is the weight of his musical collaborations over a near sixdecade Acoustic bluesman "Blind Paxton career to date.
The bluesman traveled and performed alone or with a single companion.
The comic, with words by bluesman Davis, tells the tale of Davis' journey to the crossroads, where he tries to make a deal with the devil.
They've invited several of their famous friends to join in the celebrations, notably Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, who croons bluesman GL Crockett's Look Out Mabel in the company of superstar guitarist Jeff Beck.
Al The Bluesman (Originals Cafe, The Quadrant, Hoylake) Saturday September 18, 3pm, free admission.
The following night, singer/guitarist/songwriter, Ralph McTell ( who changed his surname in honour of the Georgia bluesman Willie McTell ( will be welcomed back to the region.
Wald describes how white scholars and blues buffs who constructed the legend of short-lived but influential Delta bluesman Robert Johnson got both his art and his influences all wrong.
Pro turned bluesman Chuck Dinkins is now headlining at the House of Blues in Orlando.
A minstrel might pack his trunk and ride in Pullman luxury, whereas a country bluesman might hoist his guitar case and hop aboard a freight car; the lives and livelihoods of both depended on knowing where the getaway was, and how to sing it into being.
The arrangements are sparer, with a single guitar line edging toward styles that Jakob likens to the Delta bluesman Mississippi John Hurt.
Young Louisiana bluesman Kenny Neal sings and plays (guitars and harmonica) like a real veteran, and he and his band really deliver the goods with their blend of blues, R&B, and soul.
In another ad, a young lecher inspired by rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis gets shot in the backside by a young girl's angry father to a soundtrack by bluesman John Lee Hooker.
Beginning in a simple verbal/visual pun, these spots--people slogging through mud and rain while the late Chicago bluesman thunders on like a South Side Jeremiah--are weirdly unstable.
Abair is joined by special guests on It Must Be Love such as GRAMMY(R) Award-winning bluesman Keb' Mo, who contributes the song's unmistakable Dobro solo, and Lalah Hathaway, who appears as a featured background vocalist.
Direct from Virginia, the bluesman will play a gig at ARC, Stockton next Thursday.