Blues Music

What is Blues Music?

Blues music has a rich history in America. With its roots deeply fixed in culture and the struggles of its time, blues music has shown how music can be used to express emotions with or without words.

Here’s a list of some of the most notable blues songs in American history.

Song TitleSongwriter: WordsSongwriter: MusicYear Written
I Have Got the BluesMiss Sarah M. GrahamGustave Blessner
1850
Oh Aint I Got the BluesA. A. ChapmanA. A. Chapman1871
Ev'rybody's Crazy 'Bout the Doggone Blues But I'm HappyHenry CreamerTurner Layton1908
Dallas BluesLloyd Garrett Hart A. Ward1908
St. Louis Blues William Christopher HandyWilliam Christopher Handy1914
The Yellow Dog Rag William Christopher HandyWilliam Christopher Handy1914
Jelly Roll Blues No WordsFerdinand Joseph Lemott 1915
The Broadway Blues J. Brandon WalshTerry Sherman1915
Weary Blues Mort Greene & George CatesArtie Matthews1915
A Good Man Is Hard to Find Eddie GreenEddie Green1917

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