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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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They just flew in from New York, climbed on stage and hit a loping groove that was deep and bluesy one minute and smooth as velvet the next.
Despite the simmering homo lust and the anachronistic inclusion of a lovely, bluesy ballad by the Hothouse Flowers, Borstal Boy is a throwback to the most unabashedly old-fashioned brand of movie storytelling.
Silver-voiced and smooth, this stuff is rock solid, ranging from funky numbers to bluesy stuff, and covers life, love, drugs, and war.
To dance jazz you have to think of yourself as being bluesy or jazzy.
Nitro has become known for explosive guitar solos and performances full of bluesy riffs and good-natured energy.
The CD is packed with catchy pop songs and ballads and includes the new single, the bluesy Hold On, which she performed at the V Festival in Stafford recently.
Among the highlights: a bass-vocal duet on ``People Will Say We're in Love'' that's simply perfect and a memorably bluesy ``The Lady Is a Tramp.
I have a sort of bluesy voice, thanks to 15 years of smoking.
These folks help make up the Tim Kerr-fueled Now Time Delegation, and they've got a real Texas-style down-home bluesy feel.
It's Sex and le City when an androgynous painter and a sexy lounge singer begin a hot but dangerous lesbian affair in bluesy, timeless Paris.
The bluesy rhythm and steady rap of the music act as a sexy tranquilizer for the nervous group: Bill Cooley, Laura Doughty, Daphne Vitolins, and Steven Lumadue are drawn together, squiggling and pawing, tantalizing each other - but never looking at each other.
The set opens with a bluesy, acoustic cover of Canned Heat's "On The Road Again" and a haunting version of Bob Dylan's classic "Girl From The North Country," both of which were performed by Townshend and his band at the Woodstock celebration that same weekend.
Self-penned cuts include the bluesy A Little Bit, and there are more obvious versions of Fred Neil's Everybody's Talkin' - a huge hit for Harry Nilsson - and Charlie Chaplin's immortal Smile.
Were singer-songwriters to form a supergroup rather than '70s art-rockers (a la Asia - remember them'), this would be it: Texas country and roots artists Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely and Guy Clark and, for good measure, bluesy Hoosier rocker John Hiatt.
The White Stripes have a new LP out on Sympathy, their third, and it sounds a bit folkier than their other stuff but still stripped down (they are, after all, a two-piece) and bluesy.