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What is now referred to as the "classic Chicago style" was developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, taking Delta blues, amplifying it and putting it into a small-band context. Adding drums, bass, and piano (sometimes saxophones) to the basic string band and harmonica aggregation, the genre created the now standard blues band lineup. The form was (and is) flexible to accommodate singers, guitarists, pianists and harmonica players as the featured performer in front of the standard instrumentation. Later permutations of the style took place in the late 1950s and early 60s with new blood taking their cue from the lead guitar work of B.B.King and T-Bone Walker, creating the popular West Side ... Read More


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BLUES BAND 4:12 - (by The Music Bakery)  Year: 2008
The Music Bakery Up-Tempo: A generous dose of blues guitar and bad-boy saxes on top of a crisp drum track, makes this late-night party band come alive and gradually intensify right to the finish. Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Blues, Chicago Blues
278826 4:18 Medium 120   
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
278828 0:36 Medium 120   
Stinger - Blues, Chicago Blues
278829 0:14 Med Fast 149   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
278827 1:04 Medium 121   


BOURBON BARREL AGED - (by Aaron Saloman)  Year: 2014
Aaron Saloman Gritty electric blues in the windy city style. Flashy electric lead guitar builds over a slamming rhythm section. Great for ads about trucks, beer, liquor, and working hard, retro Chicago documentaries, and classic Americana. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
17 Mixes Available
690796 1:30 Medium 120   


WEST GRACE STREET BLUES - (by Aaron Saloman)  Year: 2014
Aaron Saloman Classic Chicago style electric blues with lead guitar. The band lays back for the first cycle, building to a big climax on the repeat. Walking bass, 12/8 swing time, wailing bent strings - this track has all the ingredients. Perfect for Chicago cityscapes, classic Americana, and rural reality TV. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
16 Mixes Available
637410 1:38 Slow 70   


BLUES FOR MR. G - (by Torfi Olafsson)  Year: 2012
Torfi Olafsson cool slow guitarblues, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues  
560032 2:52 Slow 69   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues  
560033 1:05 Slow 69   


SMOOTH ORGAN SAMMY - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2010
Ron Komie Classic blues groove in the style of Green Onions by Booker T & the MGs. Features organ, clean electric guitar, bass and drums. Has a strong end ensemble riff into a tail ending. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
605947 0:31 Med Fast 146   


HOW MANY TIMES - (by Too Human)  Year: 2014
Too Human Blues ballad from the point of view of an abused woman who has finally had enough. Strong and powerful, passionate and defiant. Background blues or incidental music for a bar, or making a statement in a documentary or a film about spousal abuse. Great track with hot hammond organ solo. Female Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
678871 4:24 Very Slow 57   


BLUES - ONE MORE TRY - (by Mark Fitchett)  Year: 2013
Mark Fitchett Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Blues, Chicago Blues
636247 0:48 Med Slow 80   


ROUGH HOUSE BLUES - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2008
Jeremy Sherman Up-tempo and bouncy electric blues, with two slide guitars over driving bass and drums. A fresh and swinging country blues-rock track. An alternative version is also available, without the drums and the bass. Instrumental, Blues, Delta Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Delta Blues
281662 1:53 Med Fast 135   
Loop A (Loop 01) - Blues, Chicago Blues
281658 0:22 Med Fast 135   
Loop B (Loop 03) - Blues, Chicago Blues
281660 0:22 Med Fast 134   
Full Track (Alternative version) - Blues, Chicago Blues
281661 1:52 Med Fast 135   
60sec (60-secs version) - Blues, Chicago Blues
281657 1:03 Med Fast 135   
Loop (Loop 02) - Blues, Country Blues
281659 0:22 Med Fast 135   
30sec (30-secs version) - Blues, Electric Blues
281656 0:34 Med Fast 135   


CAUGHT IN THE ACT FEATURING SAM COCKRELL - (by Eddie Caldwell)  Year: 2011
Eddie Caldwell An uptempo chicago/post modern blues song Hammond organ, guitars and rhythm section. Driving, pulsating and fun track. Road House, club scenes, radio, jukebox, Nashville funky, line dancing, hot organ, fast cars, hot cars, hot rods, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, Johnny Lang, Beale Street. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
511558 5:03 Medium 129   


BLUES - DON'T CHAIN MY GUITAR - (by Mark Fitchett)  Year: 2013
Mark Fitchett Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Blues, Chicago Blues
636237 0:29 Med Fast 135   


SUGAR PIE FEATURING SAM COCKRELL - (by Eddie Caldwell)  Year: 2011
Eddie Caldwell An uptempo chicago/post modern blues song Hammond organ, guitars and rhythm section. Driving, pulsating and fun track. Road House, club scenes, radio, jukebox, Nashville funky, line dancing, hot organ, fast cars, hot cars, hot rods, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, Johnny Lang, Beale Street. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
511557 4:22 Medium 129   


CHI-TOWN BLUE - (by Big Sound Music)  Year: 2005
Big Sound Music Down-home and sassy. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
212554 2:15 Medium 118   
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
212953 0:31 Medium 118   
Stinger - Blues, Chicago Blues
212954 0:11 Medium 118   


SLOW BLUES (FULL) - (by Eric Waters)  Year: 2016
Eric Waters A Plaintive Blues Guitar serenades the night as you arrive at the Crossroads. It's raw & authentic. Use this track anywhere a down-home sultry feel is needed. It resonates with flavor while maintaining a solid groove. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
813834 2:51 Slow 75   


DON'T TELL ME HOW TO DRIVE - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson Or, "Vehicular Disagreement Blues". Medium-slow 12 bar vocal blues with jazz harmonic overtones featuring piano, electric guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. Bluesy swing feel. Guitar and piano takes turns answering vocals and taking solos. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
573270 4:55 Slow 75   
Variation (10 sec outro) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573264 0:14 Slow 75   
15sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
573265 0:21 Slow 75   
Variation A (40 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573266 0:44 Slow 75   
Variation B (75 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573267 1:20 Slow 75   
Variation C (80 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573268 1:23 Slow 75   
Variation D (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573269 4:55 Slow 75   


EVERYDAY'S A MONDAY - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson Male bluesman belts out the truth about day-in-day-out reality. Memphis blues with full horn section, drawing from the big B. B. King Orchestra sound. References to work, marriage, drinking, and ultimately life and death. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
595196 3:41 Med Slow 93   
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595192 0:33 Med Slow 93   
Variation (40 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595193 0:42 Med Slow 93   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595194 1:03 Med Slow 93   
Variation (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595195 3:42 Med Slow 93   


HARD WAY - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2012
John Swanson Older, wiser guy tries to sing some sense into his cocky upstart friend about the ways of the world and how things can take a turn for the worse at any time. Medium fast blues shuffle pushes the song along with rollicking gusto. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
595202 3:36 Med Fast 130   
15sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595197 0:20 Med Fast 130   
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595198 0:36 Med Fast 130   
Variation (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595201 3:35 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595200 1:07 Med Fast 130   


BLUES TRADE - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Slow, sexy trade between sax and trumpet leads over piano chords. The last tune of the night while the slightly drunken couple weaves out of the club, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Blues, Chicago Blues
465592 0:42 Mixed 58   


TERMINAL BLUES - (by Keras Rubka-Nimz)  Year: 2011
Keras Rubka-Nimz Uptempo electric blues, piano,guitar and saxophone. Ballsy male vocal with an extended blues jam at the end...perfect as a soundtrack or credit roll. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
467029 7:53 Medium 125   


COME ON IN - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Loping, confident, swaggering 60s R & B with piercing lead guitar and sexy trumpet (Pink Martini's Gavin Bondy), Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
465603 0:37 Slow 64   


NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE - (by Jaja)  Year: 2006
Jaja Horn based blues band, Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
241289 4:08 Slow 69   


UNFINISHED BUSINESS - (by Roger Yeardley)  Year: 2006
Roger Yeardley Cool bar blues, Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
241217 3:01 Medium 129   


BACK TO L.A. - (by Rob Rio)  Year: 2009
Rob Rio Medium tempo shuffle Chicago blues, feeling the heat in L.A. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
343402 3:50 Medium 122   


BLUES SASHAY A - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Passionate, swaggering slow blues shuffle with a searing lead guitar. Composed for a production of August Wilson's "Fences" Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
465591 0:34 Slow 60   


BLUES RIFF - (by Nick Di)  Year: 2008
Nick Di A classic blues riff played on a vintage folk acoustic guitar. Picture Muddy Waters, blues master, busting out his guitar on a hot summer day on his porch. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Blues, Chicago Blues
285444 0:35 Slow 72   


TIME'S TUFF - (by Keras Rubka-Nimz)  Year: 2011
Keras Rubka-Nimz Medium tempo blues song based on a down and out character who is willing to do what it take to keep on keeping on. Good guitar and sax work and a very "ballsy" vocal! Lonely dude regrets his past, his woman's lying and that just ain't right! Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
465580 4:34 Medium 122   


A FENCE - (by Jim Ragland)  Year: 2011
Jim Ragland Joyful gospel-flavored hand-clapper with great trumpet (Pink Martini's Gavin Bondy) & organ solos. Easy to edit to feature your favorite solos. Same feel as "Jesus Be a Fence" Old fashioned 1940s 1950s, slick, fun, bouncy, lively, exciting, foot-stomping music. African American commercial, romcom, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
465583 3:52 Fast 152   


DO OR DON'T - (by BCP)  Year: 2012
BCP Classic Chicago blues style song, written from a chinese fortune cookie. Multi-purpose track, blues with country influences, 1960's sounding, bright tinkling piano adds atmosphere. Swagger and attitude for miles. Slow romantic dances in neighborhood bars and seedy characters. Cool, gritty and real. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
538230 2:49 Med Fast 136   


ODE TO "HOOK" - (by Rob Rio)  Year: 2009
Rob Rio Chicago blues rocker, up tempo parody of John Lee Hooker based on the premise that you can do any John Lee Hooker tune by just using two phrases "I belive..." and "my sister says..." Fun gritty bluesy moving flirtatious, hottest piano in town! Bar lounge Vegas 20-something romantic comedy hilarious, Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
343485 3:15 Med Fast 130   


RESCUE ME - (by Tom Willner)  Year: 2006
Tom Willner Groovy blues, Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
241290 4:57 Med Fast 139   


THE GREAT I AM - (by Kevin Winkel)  Year: 2007
Kevin Winkel Female vocals gospel, Female Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
246172 4:47 Med Slow 96   


MY FEETS KEEP WALKIN' - (by Terrill Blankley)  Year: 2011
Terrill Blankley Powerful Slide Guitar driven Blues with a strong groove. A Man leaves his Woman but has much regret. Guitar, Piano, Hammond, Drums, Bass and Male Vocal.. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
477322 3:01 Medium 120   


NEVER BEEN DOWN - (by James Malley)  Year: 2006
James Malley Slow bluesy female vocals with horn accomp, Female Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
240638 3:54 Slow 67   


BONES AND TONES - (by Retrofusion)  Year: 2005
Retrofusion A funky groove with Hammond organ and guitar. Upbeat and bright, this track has a "feel good" factor. All real instruments used. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
256542 3:37 Med Slow 85   


BLUES HOLIDAY - (by Garry Nesbit)  Year: 2006
Garry Nesbit Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
242546 3:23 Med Fast 142   


CAN'T STOP - (by Riff Raff-N-Blue)  Year: 2006
Riff Raff-N-Blue Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
233889 5:39 Med Fast 130   


MEMPHIS - (by Jo Cuseo)  Year: 2012
Jo Cuseo Great blues shuffle. Story of heading down to Memphis TN with the lady. Classic blues/jazz structure, New Orleans, Mississippi, Alabama style in the vein of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
533257 3:22 Medium 125   


HOT SAX - (by David Berlin)  Year: 2015
David Berlin A cheeky, earthy, sexy piece of music for solo Saxophone that would be useful for for a comic scene or for underscoring. 27 seconds, free meter and rhythm. Genre: Comedy, Animation, Romance. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec (Blusey and comic) - Blues, Chicago Blues  
722000 0:27 Med Slow 100   


BACK ALLEY - (by Roger Yeardley)  Year: 2006
Roger Yeardley Upbeat party blues, Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
241204 2:52 Medium 122   


CUTESY - (by Garry Nesbit)  Year: 2006
Garry Nesbit Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
242544 2:51 Med Fast 140   


AS YOU WISH - (by Riff Raff-N-Blue)  Year: 1986
Riff Raff-N-Blue Blues,Swing with great riff's and chorus for ringtones!for part chorus harmony. Great duel guitar Riffs. Very QUIRKY Tune, Catchy melody. Mixed Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
233888 3:42 Medium 124   


TALKIN TRASH JIVE BLUES - (by JaCee)  Year: 2013
JaCee A great modern day 12 bar blues track featuring a soulful guitar solo and an emotional male vocal. Track breaks mid way through with a psychedelic transition... Perfect for any production requiring that classic blues based feel and vibe. Great for road trips, documentaries, music on hold, etc... Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
568556 4:10 Medium 110   
Variation (Instrumental) - Blues, Modern Electric Blues
568554 4:05 Medium 110   


STRANGER TO PAIN - (by Riff Raff-N-Blue)  Year: 2006
Riff Raff-N-Blue Mixed Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
233920 5:17 Very Slow 42   


SUGAR TODAY - (by Garry Nesbit)  Year: 2006
Garry Nesbit Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
242545 3:46 Med Fast 140   


WHEREVER THE WEATHER FT LAUREL MOORE - (by DJ Amboe)  Year: 2013
DJ Amboe Jazzy, Blues, 1930's smokey feel. Detective scene in a lounge. Rainy weather looking out the window. Female Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
616116 3:46 Slow   


TUBULAR SHUFFLE - (by Retrofusion)  Year: 2005
Retrofusion A catchy theme played by guitar and Hammond organ. A slow shuffle creates with a bluesy flavor. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
256552 3:34 Med Slow 84   


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