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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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The sets, of course, are of no moment unless they are settings for great talent, and the stage of the Minskoff is awash with talent, beginning with the foursizes-larger-than-life presence of bluess chanteuse Ruth Brown, a wholly original stage presence with an aggressive component to even her bluesiest moments, which can crisp eyebrows in the balcony, and a genius for bawdry, as in her baleful, teasing rendition of a song like "If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It"(apropos a secondhand chair she's offering for sale).