Blues music is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the southern United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a form of music that expresses the pain, hardship, and struggles of the black community through its lyrics and instrumentation. Blues music is characterized by its use of the pentatonic scale, a simple chord structure, and a repetitive call-and-response pattern. The lyrics often express the singer's personal experiences and emotions, such as heartache, hardship, and longing.

The origins of blues music can be traced back to the late 19th century and the work songs and field hollers of African American slaves and sharecroppers. These early forms of blues music were characterized by their use of simple chord progressions, repetitive rhythms, and lyrics that often included references to the singer's difficult working conditions.

As the 20th century progressed, the blues began to evolve and incorporate elements of jazz, gospel, and other musical styles. The electric guitar also began to be used more frequently in blues music, leading to the development of electric blues and the birth of rock and roll.

Blues music has had a significant influence on many other genres of music, including rock and roll, jazz, country, and even hip hop. Many famous musicians, such as Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones, have cited the blues as a major influence on their music. Some famous blues musicians include B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. Even today, the blues continues to evolve and inspire new generations of musicians.

Free Blues music

50k      2k    146    03:29
Cool, yet energetic rock. Mostly kit and bass.<BR>
55k      2k    207    03:07
A modern take on a 1970’s rock style. You can <A HREF="">download this in uncompressed format here</A>! Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
38k      2k    128    04:16
Just yer basic 12-bar blues. Guitar courtesy Brett Van Donsel. You can <A HREF="">download this in uncompressed format here</A>. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
87k      4k    197    04:57
Good old fashioned pickin and stompin!
29k      1k    82    03:21
You know what, I honestly don't know what I was thinking here. This is one of those "throw things at the wall and see if it works" kinds of pieces. It would have been completely uninteresting were it not for the Uilleann Pipes. Not a lot of music out there...
65k      2k    157    03:12
Johnny only needs two fingers to rock that bass line. Johnny loves the blues.
19k      691    85    00:50
Interesting mix of styles.
17k      553    53    03:41
Very laid-back piece that may be indicative of a loss, or possibly carelessness.
24k      737    52    02:19
Wesley Willis inspired rock music. A minor.
31k      907    76    01:20
Just a simple funk/rock piece for looping anonymously in the background of things. Organ seems a bit nasal. hmm...<BR>
24k      619    49    00:55
Mid-tempo rockin' blues tune from the fictional band Glory Nugget. Can they play? Absolutely not. It is awesome? Absolutely.<BR><BR>
61k      850    60    05:00
There are NO FARTS in this version. If you're looking for farts, you want the "Scented" version. Just your average, repeated, beautiful slow waltz with some chill EP and electric guitar. Also available with fart sounds.