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John Lee Hooker - Tantalizing With The Blues - MCA Records - Blues

John Lee Hooker - Tantalizing With The Blues - MCA Records - Blues
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Track Listing

A1 It Serves You Right To Suffer
A2 Shake It Baby
A3 Bottle Up And Go
A4 Cry Before I Go
A5 Back Biters And Syndicators
A6 Think Twice Before You Go
A7 I Don't Wanna Go To Vietnam
B1 Mini Skirts
B2 Mean Mean Woman
B3 Tantalizing With The Blues
B4 I'm Just A Drifter
B5 Kick Hit 4 Hit Kix U
B6 I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive


Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
Artist John Lee Hooker
Title Tantalizing With The Blues
Label MCA Records
Catalogue MCL 1686 (COPS 10592)
Format Vinyl Album
Released 1982
Genre Blues

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Information on the Blues Genre

Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the Deep South of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound.

The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics such as specific lyrics, bass lines and instruments. Blues can be subdivided into several subgenres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century. Best known are the Delta, Piedmont, Jump and Chicago blues styles. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues-rock evolved.

The term "the blues" refers to the "blue devils", meaning melancholy and sadness; an early use of the term in this sense is found in George Colman's one-act farce Blue Devils (1798). Though the use of the phrase in African-American music may be older, it has been attested to since 1912, when Hart Wand's "Dallas Blues" became the first copyrighted blues composition. In lyrics the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood.

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