Listen Blues live radio. Select from the following stations:
- .113FM Bluesville
- 24-7 Rock ‘n’ Roll
- A BLUES DREAM – Classic & New Blues 24H
- ABetterRadio.com – Classic Blues Vintage Station
- Acoustic FM
- Amazing Radios – Blues
- American Roots
- Blues Radio
- Blues Rock Legends
- BluesMusicFan Radio
- Calm Radio – Blues
- CALM RADIO – BLUES – Sampler
- Classic Soul Network
- Con Alma de Blues
- Eure du blues
- GLT Blues – WGLT-HD2
- GotRadio – Bit O Blues
- Houston Blues Radio
- Jazz Radio – Blues
- Jim Gates FM
- Joint Radio Blues
- Joint Radio Blues 2
- La Poderosa Parral
- Ouï FM – Blues
- Power FM 987 Live Music Stream
- RFPRADIO.COM – 24 Hour Blues
- Soul Gold Radio – Blues
- Star FM – Blues
- Velvet 96.8
- XRDS.fm Clarksdale, Mississippi
I can’t sleep at night/ I can’t eat a bite/
‘Cause the man I love/ He don’t treat me right
He makes me feel so blue/ I don’t know what to do
That’s how Mamie Smith sang her woes through a blues song in the 1920s.
This musical genre is little over a century old. First emerging in the 19th century in the deep south of the United States, it was influenced by African musicals.
Who invented it? Not great artist.
It emerged in the southern plantations where black people were bought and made to work. The African American people were the ones who started humming and singing their lives through songs. Initially they were work songs performed with hollers and shouts and chants.
The blues are about spirituality, life and hardship.
But why the name ‘blues’?
The name ‘blues’ was given from ‘The blue devils’ which is a way of describing the hallucinations after heavy intoxications which led to anger, agitation withdrawal or depression.