Best of Blues Music 2016

Best of Blues Music 2016

 

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Blues is a genre[2] and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century. The genre developed from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs and European-American folk music.[1] Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.[3] The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes (or "worried notes"), usually thirds or fifths flattened in pitch, are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.

Blues as a genre is also characterized by its lyrics, bass lines, and instrumentation. Early traditional blues verses consisted of a single line repeated four times. It was only in the first decades of the 20th century that the most common current structure became standard: the AAB pattern, consisting of a line sung over the four first bars, its repetition over the next four, and then a longer concluding line over the last bars. Early blues frequently took the form of a loose narrative, often relating the troubles experienced in African-American society.

Many elements, such as the call-and-response format and the use of blue notes, can be traced back to the music of Africa. The origins of the blues are also closely related to the religious music of the Afro-American community, the spirituals. The first appearance of the blues is often dated to after the ending of slavery and, later, the development of juke joints. It is associated with the newly acquired freedom of the former slaves. Chroniclers began to report about blues music at the dawn of the 20th century. The first publication of blues sheet music was in 1908. Blues has since evolved from unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions of slaves into a wide variety of styles and subgenres. Blues subgenres include country blues, such as Delta blues and Piedmont blues, as well as urban blues styles such as Chicago blues and West Coast blues. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience, especially white listeners. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues rock evolved.

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Highlights15

Faithful Satellite
 
Faithful Satellite is the seventeenth studio album Australian blues rock band, The Black Sorrows.
Americana
 
Americana is a studio album by ARIA Award winning Australian musician, Diesel.
Hollow Bones
 
Hollow Bones is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Rival Sons.
Stranger Things Have Happened
 
Stranger Things Have Happened is the second studio album by British singer-songwriter Clare Maguire, released on May 27, 2016 by Virgin Records.

Photos - Best of Blues Music 2016221

Spotlight Artists3

Top Albums by Spotlight Artists3

Top Songs by Spotlight Artists4

Top 10 Albums of 20169

Albums Released this Year57

Artists with Releases This Year64

Chart-Topping Artists39

Chart-Topping Albums22

Chart-Topping Songs30

Top iTunes Songs10

Best Reviewed Albums11

Best Reviewed Artists12

Award Winners This Year20

Up & Coming Artists of 20167

Artists on Tour68

Popular Music Festivals30

Popular Record Labels12

Videos453

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles117

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks35

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

Roots and Blues moves main stage to Lancaster Square from Convention Center
  –  January 8, 2017
In 2016, 8,300 people attended the festival ... love about music if you haven’t gone out in a while,” Ruoff says. The 2017 Lancaster Roots & Blues music festival will be Feb. 24-26. Tickets are on sale now.
Sunday Breakfast: Sounding Off on the Blues
  –  January 8, 2017
especially the way digital has changed the business of music,” Dolins states. He is branching out to record gospel pianists, another Chicago musical tradition that is “very blues based and still vibrant,” he notes. In 2016, he released “Lift Me Up ...
Top 5 things to do: Blues, Brevard, disasters & dog-tivities
  –  January 5, 2017
Hang out and play some root ball at the Root Bar over by Swannanoa and listen to new material from blues slide guitar artist Reed ... At Charlotte's 2016 Queen City Music Awards, Mitch Hayes won the Americana/Folk Artist of the Year award, and he's ...
Roots and Blues moves main stage to Lancaster Square from Convention Center
  –  January 8, 2017
In 2016, 8,300 people attended the festival ... love about music if you haven’t gone out in a while,” Ruoff says. The 2017 Lancaster Roots & Blues music festival will be Feb. 24-26. Tickets are on sale now.
Sunday Breakfast: Sounding Off on the Blues
  –  January 8, 2017
especially the way digital has changed the business of music,” Dolins states. He is branching out to record gospel pianists, another Chicago musical tradition that is “very blues based and still vibrant,” he notes. In 2016, he released “Lift Me Up ...
Top 5 things to do: Blues, Brevard, disasters & dog-tivities
  –  January 5, 2017
Hang out and play some root ball at the Root Bar over by Swannanoa and listen to new material from blues ... Charlotte's 2016 Queen City Music Awards, Mitch Hayes won the Americana/Folk Artist of the Year award, and he's been nominated for Best Live ...

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