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Online radio, blues stations

The online radio blues stations of Radio Shaker bring you a large variety of authentic blues music. This is the source form of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll and originated in African-American communities in the south of the US, late 19th century. The Radio Shaker's selection of blues stations is a mix of Southern Belles and modern beauties. Take a shake and discover the world's best blues stations.

Blues subgenres.

Blues has several subgenres like country and urban blues which was popular during different periods of the 20th century. The best-known blues subgenres are:
• Delta blues
• Piedmont blues
• Jump blues
• Chicago blues

During the Second World War blues changed from acoustic to electric blues and opened to a wider audience. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues-rock evolved.

Got the blues.

The term 'the blues' refers to the 'blue devils': melancholy and sadness. It was first used in play 'Blue Devils' by George Colman in 1798. But it became a widely used expression since 1912 when the Hart Wand's 'Dallas' Blues became the first copyrighted blues composition. In lyrics the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood.

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Blues online radio stations