a. In the earlist 20th century, this southern music borrowed harmonic and structural devices and vocal techniques form work songs and spirituals.

b. This music only needs a single voice accompanied by one or more instruments.
I hate to see the evening sun go down.
I hate to see that evening sun go down.
'Cause my baby, he done left this town.
by Kimberly Vaught July 08, 2004
Refering to the color uniforms that cops wear.
"Dont trust that snitch, I hear he's workin for the blue"

"Keep an eye out for the blue"
by sbcadillac March 17, 2005
when you baby just died of cot death, ya wife left ya, you mom and dad died in a fire at their house, you hooked on coke and you've just been mugged, and you got a pain in the balls, you've just been stabbed, and it drives ya to pick up a guitar and learn to play the blues, but you realise you ain't got enough doe to buy a guitar, and the rent man is thinking of kickin you out. when you do finally get a guitar and learn to play it real well you get electrocuted and die cause you had a dodgy amp. then the devil grabs you keeps you in hell for eternity.
he he now thats blues.
by paul hinton May 03, 2006
music brought down by god to the people sufferin in the mississippi delta, play it the hell you like its all about expression and bringing your feelings to the listener,and creating atmosphere.
just lookin through my ol blues records

ole Muddy back in the day was **** hot, ya know

oh really I just got this stevie ray record that lil white kid from austin can play.
by Paul john hinton September 13, 2005
1. State of dejection or gloom.
2. A style of music originating in the mid-nineteenth century from southern African-American secular songs usually featuring a syncopated 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first.
My friends have all left and forgotten me. I've got the blues.

“The blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation” (B.B. King).
by Mister Cellophane May 01, 2006
Background: The Delta
Definition: n. The music you play and the songs you sing when you get blue . This music is often played in 12 bar melodies using the I-IV-V chord progression.

Definition: n. The bad shit that happens in your life to make you sing the blues .
Everynight I go to sleep. . . the blues, they fall down like rain.
by Wesley B. April 04, 2005
An umpire (in baseball), referring to the uniform color.
"Good call blue. Got it right for once."
by erotica69 September 16, 2005
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