Sometimes words just get in the way. For those occasions, here is a sweet list of pure instrumental blues. This list contains some of the best instrumental blues classics of all time. Swing the blues!
No matter your religious beliefs, this great collection of gospel roots music will move your spirit and take your soul to a higher level. Perfect mix for that gospel brunch or for when you just need a little inspiration in your life. Take me to church because this is as good as it gets.
The blues don't have to make you blue. Let's kick off the year with some "good news blues" songs. Particular favorites include "Pretty Thing" from Bo Diddley, "Wang Dang Doodle" from Koko Taylor and the great Memphis Minnie's version of "I'm So Glad."
Here's a collection of songs that combine the stirring chords of the gospel sound with the hard-edged touch of rap. The result is a wide range of powerful songs--from uplifting joy to street-wise weariness. A great listen.
We continue our new “Instant Expert” series of playlists with "New Blues."
We dug through our crates and combed the web to bring you a selection of songs that will allow you to impress even the most knowledgeable blues devotees with this mix of new blues music.
Talk the talk to sound like an expert:
"It doesn't have to be old to be good. There is a very vibrant international blues scene happening right now."
"Did you know that Guy Davis was the son of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis? And, oh by the way, he can really sing and play."
"The new blues movement started in the U.K. and has taken the world by storm."
In the days before rock and roll, they still knew how to rock! This collection of songs predates the Rock & Roll era. Take a musical tour through the music that inspired the rock generation. Whether it was the rhythm and blues music of the 1940s, the earlier blues masters, boogie woogie, jazz, swing music, gospel, country or western, you can still hear the influence that these songs had on the sounds that became rock and roll.
A comprehensive playlist in (roughly) chronological order of American Roots Music. From some of the earliest recordings available on Spotify to modern acts like The Lumineers, this mix captures the heart of American music.
Bobby "Blue" Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and received a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in 1997. He passed away earlier this week...but his music will love on forever.
The blues aren't just a guy thing. Here's a playlist featuring some of the greatest women in blues. From early blues to a more modern sound, these wild women have the blues!