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The phrase "the blues" is a reference to the the blue devils, meaning "down" spirits, melancholy, and sadness.

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Ada Brown
   performed the blues song   
Crazy 'bout My Lollypop (1923)
Ada Brown
   performed the blues song   
Evil Mama Blues (1923)
Alberta Hunter
   performed the blues song   
Chirpin' The Blues (1939)
Alberta Hunter
   performed the blues song   
Down Hearted Blues (1939)
Alberta Hunter
   performed the blues song   
He's Got A Punch Like Joe Louis (1946)
Albert King
   performed the blues song   
Born Under A Bad Sign (1978)
Albert King
   performed the blues song   
Get Out Of My Life Woman (1978)
Alger "Texas" Alexander
   performed the blues song   
Don't You Wish Your Baby Was Built Up Like Mine (1920)
Alger "Texas" Alexander
   performed the blues song   
The House of the Rising Sun (1928)
Amos Easton
   performed the blues song   
Cold Blooded Murder No. 2 (1935)
Amos Easton
   performed the blues song   
I Keep On Drinkin (To Drive My Blues Away) (1935)
Andrew Tibbs
   performed the blues song   
Bilbo Is Dead (1947)
Auntie Mary Bradford
   performed the blues song   
Awful Lawdy Lawdy Blues (1928)
Baby Bonnie
   performed the blues song   
Backbiting Moan (1924)
Bandanna Girls
   performed the blues song   
Money Is Honey (1939)
Bandanna Girls
   performed the blues song   
Part Time Papa (1939)
Barbecue Bob Hicks
   performed the blues song   
Barbecue Blues(1927)
Barbecue Bob Hicks
   performed the blues song   
Mississippi Heavy Water Blues (1928)
B. B. King
   performed the blues song   
3 O'Clock Blues (1951)
B. B. King
   performed the blues song   
Dark Is The Night (1956)
B. B. King
   performed the blues song   
Every Day I Have The Blues (1957)
B. B. King
   performed the blues song   
Please Love Me (1953)
B. B. King
   performed the blues song   
Sweet Sixteen, Pt. I (1960)
B. B. King
   performed the blues song   
The Thrill Is Gone (1970)
B. B. King
   performed the blues song   
You Upset Me Baby (1954)
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
   performed the blues song   
Christmas Man Blues (1930)
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
   performed the blues song   
Do Dirty Blues (1927)
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
   performed the blues song   
Street Walker Blues (1928)
Bertha "Chippie" Hill
   performed the blues song   
Weary Money Blues (1928)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (1923)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Back Water Blues (1927)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Downhearted Blues (1923)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Empty Bed Blues (1928)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Gulf Coast Blues (1923)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out (1923)
Bessie Smith
   performed the blues song   
St. Louis Blues (1925)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Black, Brown And White (1951)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Diggin' My Potatoes (1957)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Down In The Alley (1937)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Getting Older Every Day (1940)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Good Time Tonight (1938)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Key To The Highway (1941)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Looking Up At Down (1940)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Louise, Louise (1957)
Big Bill Broonzy & Louis Lasky
   performed the blues song   
C & A Blues (1935)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Merry Go Round Blues (1940)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Night Time Is The Right Time (1938)
Big Bill Broonzy
   performed the blues song   
Southern Flood Blues (1937)
Big Joe Williams
   performed the blues song   
Baby Please Don't Go (1935)
Big Joe Williams
   performed the blues song   
Crawlin' King Snake (1941)
Big Mama Thornton
   performed the blues song   
Ball and Chain (1968)
The Big Three Trio
   performed the blues song   
Money Tree Blues (1947)
Billie Holiday
   performed the blues song   
Fine and Mellow (1939)
The Black Ace
   performed the blues song   
Gloomy Clouds (1960)
The Black Ace
   performed the blues song   
Your Leg's Too Little (1960)
Blind Blake
   performed the blues song   
Early Morning Blues (1926)
Blind Boy Fuller
   performed the blues song   
Cat Man Blues (1936)
Blind Boy Fuller
   performed the blues song   
Flyin' Airplane Blues (1938)
Blind Boy Fuller
   performed the blues song   
Hungry Calf Blues (1937)
Blind Boy Fuller
   performed the blues song   
It Doesn't Matter Baby (1939)
Blind Boy Fuller
   performed the blues song   
Lost Lover Blues (1940)
Blind Boy Fuller
   performed the blues song   
You Never Can Tell (1937)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
   performed the blues song   
Booster Blues (1926)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
   performed the blues song   
Matchbox Blues (1927)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
   performed the blues song   
See That My Grave is Kept Clean (1927)
Blind Snooks Eaglin
   performed the blues song   
Brown Skinned Woman (1962)
Bobby 'Blue' Bland
   performed the blues song   
I Pity the Fool (1961)
Bobby 'Blue' Bland
   performed the blues song   
Turn On Your Love Light (1961)
Booker T. Washington White
   performed the blues song   
Fixin' To Die Blues (1940)
Booker T. Washington White
   performed the blues song   
Stranger Woman Blues (1930)
Booker T. Washington White
   performed the blues song   
Woman Shootin' Blues (1930)
Buddy Guy
   performed the blues song   
Stone Crazy (1981)
Bumble Bee Slim
   performed the blues song   
B & O Blues (1932)
Butterbeans and Susie
   performed the blues song   
Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama (1930)
Butterbeans and Susie
   performed the blues song   
He Likes It Slow (1926)
Butterbeans and Susie
   performed the blues song   
Let The Door Knob Hit You In the Back (1926)
Butterbeans and Susie
   performed the blues song   
You Know Why Your Mama Has The Blues (1926)
Canned Heat
   performed the blues song   
On the Road Again (1968)
Casey Bill Weldon
   performed the blues song   
I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (1957)
Champion Jack Dupree
   performed the blues song   
Can't Kick The Habit (1962)
Champion Jack Dupree
   performed the blues song   
Early In The Morning (1968)
Champion Jack Dupree
   performed the blues song   
Hurry Down Sunshine (1941)
Champion Jack Dupree
   performed the blues song   
I'm Tired Of Moanin' (1968)
Champion Jack Dupree
   performed the blues song   
Let Me In I'm Drunk (1977)
Charley Patton
   performed the blues song   
Pony Blues (1929)
Charlie Patton
   performed the blues song   
Down The Dirt Road Blues (1929)
Charlie Patton
   performed the blues song   
Hang It On The Wall (1935)
Charlie Patton
   performed the blues song   
High Water Everywhere (1934)
Charlie Patton
   performed the blues song   
Pony Blues (1929)
Charlie Patton
   performed the blues song   
Shake It and Break It, But Don't Let It Fall Mama (1929)
Cleo Gibson
   performed the blues song   
I've Got Ford Engine Movements In My Hips (1929)
Cleo Gibson
   performed the blues song   
Nothing But Blues (1929)
Coot Grant
   performed the blues song   
Deceiving Man Blues (1931)
Cousin Joe
   performed the blues song   
Beggin' Woman (1947)
Crying Sam Collins
   performed the blues song   
The Jail House Blues (1927)
Elmore James
   performed the blues song   
It Hurts Me Too (1957)
Elmore James
   performed the blues song   
Shake Your Moneymaker (1961)
Elmore James
   performed the blues song   
The Sky Is Crying (1960)
Ethel Waters
   performed the blues song   
Organ Grinder Blues (1928)
Ethel Waters
   performed the blues song   
Refrigeratin' Papa, Mama's Gonna Warm You Up (1926)
Ethel Waters
   performed the blues song   
Sweet Man Blues (1923)
Eva Taylor
   performed the blues song   
Barefoot Blues (1923)
Eva Taylor
   performed the blues song   
Church Street Sobbing Blues (1923)
Eva Taylor
   performed the blues song   
Papa De Da-da
Fannie Goosby
   performed the blues song   
I Believe My Good Man Is Got A Rabbit's Leg (1923)
Floyd 'Dipper Boy' Council
   performed the blues song   
I Don't Want No Hungry Woman (1941)
Floyd 'Dipper Boy' Council
   performed the blues song   
I'm Broke and I Ain't Got a Dime (1939)
Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon
   performed the blues song   
Corrine Blues (1929)
Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon
   performed the blues song   
Operations Blues (1929)
Furry Lewis
   performed the blues song   
Creeper's Blues (1929)
Furry Lewis
   performed the blues song   
Rock Island Blues (1927)
Furry Lewis
   performed the blues song   
Sweet Papa Moan (1927)
Gus Cannon
   performed the blues song   
Wolf River Blues (1930)
Gussie Alexander
   performed the blues song   
Drifting From You Blues (1926)
Hattie McDaniel
   performed the blues song   
Dentist Chair Blues (1926)
Hattie McDaniel
   performed the blues song   
Destroyin' Blues (1927)
Helen Gross
   performed the blues song   
Bloody Razor Blues (1924)
Helen Gross
   performed the blues song   
If You Can't Ride Slow and Easy (1924)
Helen Gross
   performed the blues song   
Rockin' Chair Blues (1924)
Helen Gross
   performed the blues song   
Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down (1924)
Henry Townsend
   performed the blues song   
Doctor Oh Doctor (1931)
Henry Townsend
   performed the blues song   
She Drove Me To Drinking (1962)
Henry Townsend
   performed the blues song   
She's Got A Mean Disposition (1935)
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
   performed the blues song   
The Bourgeois Blues (1938)
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
   performed the blues song   
The Titanic (1912)
Ida Cox
   performed the blues song   
Blues Ain't Nothin' Else But… (1924)
Ida Cox
   performed the blues song   
Booze Crazy Man Blues (1928)
Ida Cox
   performed the blues song   
Broadcasting Blues (1929)
Ida Cox
   performed the blues song   
Chicago Monkey Man Blues (1924)
Ida Cox
   performed the blues song   
Coffin Blues (1925)
Ida Cox
   performed the blues song   
Death Letter Blues (1939)
J. B. Lenoir
   performed the blues song   
Born Dead (1963)
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham
   performed the blues song   
Baby Please Don't Go (1991)
Jelly Roll Morton
   performed the blues song   
Michigan Water Blues (1939)
Jelly Roll Morton
   performed the blues song   
Wolverine Blues (1923)
Josie Miles
   performed the blues song   
Graveyard Dream Blues (1923)
Josie Miles
   performed the blues song   
He's My Man, Your Man, Somebody Else's Too (1923)
Josie Miles
   performed the blues song   
A Pipe Dream Blues (1924)
Josie Miles
   performed the blues song   
Please Don't Tickle Me Blues (1922)
Josie Miles
   performed the blues song   
A to Z Blues (1924)
June Richmond
   performed the blues song   
Baby Don't You Tell Me No Lie (1943)
Kenny Neal
   performed the blues song   
Bad Check (1989)
Kenny Neal
   performed the blues song   
Bad Luck Card (1920)
Kenny Neal
   performed the blues song   
Blues Stew (1991)
Leroy Carr
   performed the blues song   
How Long, How Long Blues (1928)
Leroy Ervin
   performed the blues song   
Blue, Black and Evil (1947)
Leroy Ervin
   performed the blues song   
Rock Island Blues (1947)
Lightnin' Hopkins
   performed the blues song   
Another Fool In Town (1953)
Lightnin' Hopkins
   performed the blues song   
Bald Headed Woman (1950)
Lightnin' Hopkins
   performed the blues song   
Black Ghost Blues (1964)
Lightnin' Hopkins
   performed the blues song   
Burnin' In L.A. (1961)
Lightnin' Hopkins
   performed the blues song   
California Showers (1961)
Lightnin' Hopkins
   performed the blues song   
Catfish Blues (1961)
Lillian Glinn
   performed the blues song   
I'm a Front Door Woman With a Back Door Man (1929)
Lillian Glinn
   performed the blues song   
Wobble It A Little Daddy (1929)
Lizzie Miles
   performed the blues song   
Hot Lips (1922)
Lizzie Miles
   performed the blues song   
Mean Old Bedbug Blues (1927)
Lizzie Miles
   performed the blues song   
Nobody Shows What My Baby Shows (1928)
Lizzie Miles
   performed the blues song   
Second Hand Daddy (1928)
Lizzie Miles
   performed the blues song   
The Yellow Dog Blues (1923)
Lonnie Brooks
   performed the blues song   
Got Lucky Last Night (1986)
Lonnie Brooks
   performed the blues song   
Wife For Tonight (1991)
Louis Anderson
   performed the blues song   
Papa, You're Too Slow (1928)
Louise Ross
   performed the blues song   
Can't Fool Me Blues (1925)
Louis Jordan
   performed the blues song   
Barnacle Bill the Sailor (1938)
Louis Jordan
   performed the blues song   
'Fore Day Blues (1939)
Lucille Bogan
   performed the blues song   
B.D. Woman's Blues (1935)
Lucille Bogan
   performed the blues song   
Cravin' Wiskey Blues (1927)
Lucille Bogan
   performed the blues song   
Drinking Blues (1934)
Lucille Bogan
   performed the blues song   
Kind Stella Blues (1927)
Lucille Bogan
   performed the blues song   
Shave 'Em Dry (1935)
Lucille Bogan
   performed the blues song   
Sloppy Drunk Blues (1930)
Lucille Hegamin
   performed the blues song   
Aggravatin' Papa (1922)
Lucille Hegamin
   performed the blues song   
I Ain't Givin' Nothin' Away Blues (1921)
Lucille Hegamin
   performed the blues song   
Mama Whip! Mama Spank! (1921)
Lucille Hegamin
   performed the blues song   
Wang Wang Blues (1921)
Luther Allison
   performed the blues song   
All the King's Horses (1995)
Luther Allison
   performed the blues song   
Big City (1995)
Luther Allison
   performed the blues song   
Watching You (1995)
Mamie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Goin' Crazy With The Blues (1926)
Mamie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Mistreatin' Daddy Blues (1923)
Mamie Smith
   performed the blues song   
Sweet Virginia Blues (1926)
Mance Lipscomb
   performed the blues song   
Evil Heart Blues (1965)
Mance Lipscomb
   performed the blues song   
If I Miss the Train (1964)
Born Beau De Glen Lipscomb, he took the name Mance (short for Emancipation) as a youth.
Margaret Johnson
   performed the blues song   
Dead Drunk Blues (1927)
Margaret Johnson
   performed the blues song   
Stinging Bee Blues (1927)
Martha Copeland
   performed the blues song   
Bank Failure Blues (1928)
Martha Copeland
   performed the blues song   
The Penetrating Blues (1923)
Martha Copeland
   performed the blues song   
Skeleton Key Blues (1927)
Martha Copeland
   performed the blues song   
When The Wind Make Connection With Your Dry Goods (1926)
May Armstrong
   performed the blues song   
Woodchopping Blues (1927)
Memphis Minnie
   performed the blues song   
Dirty Mother for You (1938)
Memphis Minnie
   performed the blues song   
Good Biscuits (1939)
Memphis Minnie
   performed the blues song   
If You See My Rooster, Please Run Him Home (1938)
Memphis Minnie
   performed the blues song   
Pig Meat on the Line (1937)
Mickey Baker
   performed the blues song   
My Dog (1973)
The Midnight Ramblers
   performed the blues song   
Stuff They Call Money (1937)
Mildred Austin
   performed the blues song   
Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage? (1928)
Mildred Austin
   performed the blues song   
My Papa Doesn't Two-Time No Time (1927)
Mildred Austin
   performed the blues song   
You Can't Do What My Last Man Did (1928)
Mississippi John Hurt
   performed the blues song   
Blue Harvest Blues (1928)
Mississippi John Hurt
   performed the blues song   
Nobody's Dirty Business (1928)
Mississippi John Hurt
   performed the blues song   
Window Light Blues (1928)
Monette Moore
   performed the blues song   
Best Friend Blues (1923)
Monette Moore
   performed the blues song   
Bullet Wound Blues (1925)
Monette Moore
   performed the blues song   
Scandal Blues (1925)
Monette Moore
   performed the blues song   
Weeping Willow Blues (1924)
Moselle Alderson
   performed the blues song   
Room Rent Blues (1927)
Moselle Alderson
   performed the blues song   
Sobbin' the Blues (1927)
Moselle Alderson
   performed the blues song   
Tight Whoopee Blues (1930)
Ma Rainey
   performed the blues song   
Booze and Blues (1924)
Ma Rainey
   performed the blues song   
Jealously Blues (1926)
Ma Rainey
   performed the blues song   
Last Minute Blues (1923)
Ma Rainey
   performed the blues song   
Louisiana Hoo Doo Blues (1925)
Ma Rainey
   performed the blues song   
Rough and Tumble Blues (1925)
Ma Rainey
   performed the blues song   
Titanic Man Blues (1925)
Muddy Waters
   performed the blues song   
Five Long Years (1963)
Ora Alexander
   performed the blues song   
I'm Wild About My Patootie (1932)
Peetie Wheatstraw
   performed the blues song   
Tennessee Peaches Blues (1930)
Pink Anderson
   performed the blues song   
Every Day In the Week Blues (1928)
Pink Anderson
   performed the blues song   
Greasy Greens (1931)
Roberta Dudley
   performed the blues song   
Krooked Blues (1922)
Roberta Dudley
   performed the blues song   
When You're Alone Blues (1922)
Robert Johnson
   performed the blues song   
32-20 Blues (1936)
Robert Johnson
   performed the blues song   
All My Love In Vain (1936)
Rosetta Crawford
   performed the blues song   
My Man Jumped Salty On Me (1939)
Rosa Henderson
   performed the blues song   
12th Street Blues (1925)
Rosa Henderson
   performed the blues song   
Dyin' Crap-Shooter's Blues (1927)
Rosa Henderson
   performed the blues song   
He May Be Your Dog, But He's Wearing My Collar (1923)
Rosa Henderson
   performed the blues song   
In the Apartment Upstairs (1926)
Rosa Henderson
   performed the blues song   
Papa If You Can't Do Better, I'll Let a Better Papa Move In (1926)
Ruby Gowdy
   performed the blues song   
Breath and Britches Blues (1928)
Sarah Martin
   performed the blues song   
Achin' Hearted Blues (1922)
Sarah Martin
   performed the blues song   
If Your Man Is Like My Man, I Sympathize With You (1923)
Sarah Martin
   performed the blues song   
Runnin' Round With the Blues (1923)
Scrapper Blackwell
   performed the blues song   
Bad Liquor Blues (1935)
Scrapper Blackwell
   performed the blues song   
Be-Da-Da-Bum (1929)
Scrapper Blackwell
   performed the blues song   
My Old Pal Blues (1935)
Scrapper Blackwell
   performed the blues song   
No Good Woman Blues (1935)
Scrapper Blackwell
   performed the blues song   
Wayback Blues (1935)
Shirley Griffith
   performed the blues song   
Shaggy Hound Blues (1973)
Sippie Wallace
   performed the blues song   
Jack of Diamonds Blues (1926)
Sippie Wallace
   performed the blues song   
A Man For Every Day Of The Week (1926)
Sippie Wallace
   performed the blues song   
Shorty George Blues (1924)
Sippie Wallace
   performed the blues song   
Trouble Everywhere I Roam (1924)
Sippie Wallace
   performed the blues song   
Wicked Monday Morning Blues (1924)
Sleepy John Estes
   performed the blues song   
Broken Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too (1929)
Sleepy John Estes
   performed the blues song   
Divin' Duck Blues (1940)
Sleepy John Estes
   performed the blues song   
Drop Down Mama (1935)
Sleepy John Estes
   performed the blues song   
Married Woman Blues (1935)
Son House
   performed the blues song   
Dry Spell Blues (1930)
Son House
   performed the blues song   
Mississippi County Farm Blues (1930)
Tab Benoit
   performed the blues song   
Crawling King Snake (1997)
Tab Benoit
   performed the blues song   
Louisiana Style (1997)
Tab Benoit
   performed the blues song   
Too Many Dirty Dishes (1997)
Tab Benoit
   performed the blues song   
Up And Gone (1992)
Tom Archia
   performed the blues song   
Fishin' Pole (1947)
Tom Archia
   performed the blues song   
Ice Man Blues (1947)
Tommy Johnson
   performed the blues song   
Alcohol And Jake Blues (1929)
Tommy Johnson
   performed the blues song   
Canned Heat Blues (1928)
Tommy Johnson
   performed the blues song   
Cool Drink of Water Blues (1928)
Trixie Smith
   performed the blues song   
2 A.M. Blues (1923)
Trixie Smith
   performed the blues song   
He May Be Your Man, But He Comes to See Me Sometimes (1922)
Trixie Smith
   performed the blues song   
I Don't Know and I Don't Care Blues (1924)
Trixie Smith
   performed the blues song   
My Man Rocks Me With One Steady Roll (1922)
Trixie Smith
   performed the blues song   
You've Got To Beat Me To Keep Me (1925)
Victoria Spivey
   performed the blues song   
Baulin' Water Blues (1930)
Victoria Spivey
   performed the blues song   
Christmas Morning Blues (1927)
Victoria Spivey
   performed the blues song   
Funny Feathers Blues (1939)
Victoria Spivey
   performed the blues song   
Humored and Petted Blues (1926)
Victoria Spivey
   performed the blues song   
No More Jelly Bean Blues (1926)
Walter Brown
   performed the blues song   
Sloppy Drunk (1947)
William Crawley
   performed the blues song   
Geechie Riber Blues (1927)
William Crawley
   performed the blues song   
Tall Tillie's Too Tight (1928)
Willie Brown
   performed the blues song   
Future Blues (1930)
Yack Taylor
   performed the blues song   
Hard Lovin' Blues (1940)


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