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Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of "blue notes." It emerged in Black communities of the United States from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.

Friday Nite Videos | November 25, 2022

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The Torch | The Story of Buddy Guy

Guitar icon Buddy Guy reflects on his legacy and passes along the blues lessons he received from legends Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf to a phenom of the next generation

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How Odetta Revolutionized Folk Music

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She animated the horror and emotional intensity in American labor songs by projecting them like a European opera singer.

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When the Levee Breaks feat. John Paul Jones | Playing for Change

“When The Levee Breaks” is an emotionally-charged classic by Led Zeppelin. The song is a rework of the 1929 original release by Kansas Joe Mccoy and Memphis Minnie about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; the most destructive river flooding in U.S. history.

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