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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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MESSIN AROUND - (by Mike Goudreau)  Year: 2013
Mike Goudreau This is a happy fun song that you might here play in a classy juke joint. Sounds like B. B. King, and his signature guitar Lucille. This song would be great in a film like Ferris Beuller's Day Off, with someone singing the song who obviously is not the person singing, but lip syncing. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
603154 4:32 Medium 128   
Stinger A - Blues, Chicago Blues
603744 0:09 Medium 128   
Stinger B - Blues, Chicago Blues
603745 0:14 Medium 128   
Variation - Blues, Chicago Blues
603153 4:32 Medium 128   


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   


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   


TURN IT AROUND (BLUES GUITAR) - (by Michael Bozzo)  Year: 2009
Michael Bozzo Classic short blues guitar turnaround for use as a bump or sting in a tv sit com or family comedy show. Things are looking up (or down) for the main character in this scenario. Can also be used as a transition for a journalistic piece or documentary about Americana, baseball, or blues music. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bumper - Blues, Chicago Blues
328964 0:07 Medium   


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   


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. 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   
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 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   
Loop C (Loop 02) - Blues, Country Blues
281659 0:22 Med Fast 135   
30sec (30-secs version) - Blues, Electric Blues
281656 0:34 Med Fast 135   


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   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
278827 1:04 Medium 121   
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
278828 0:36 Medium 120   
Stinger - Blues, Chicago Blues
278829 0:14 Med Fast 149   


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   
15sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
573265 0:21 Slow 75   
Variation A (10 sec outro) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573264 0:14 Slow 75   
Variation B (40 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573266 0:44 Slow 75   
Variation C (75 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573267 1:20 Slow 75   
Variation D (80 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573268 1:23 Slow 75   
Variation E (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues
573269 4:55 Slow 75   


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   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595200 1:07 Med Fast 130   
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595198 0:36 Med Fast 130   
15sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595197 0:20 Med Fast 130   
Variation (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595201 3:35 Med Fast 130   


LOST INNOCENCE - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2010
John Swanson Sexy, slinky, jazzy blues number featuring mischevious saxophones and retro tremolo guitar. Instrumental with lead tenor sax and bayou driving rhythm section. Fine guitar solo. Song promotes feelings of sex, blues, trouble, wrong-doing, retro, spy, south, Instrumental, Blues, Delta Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Delta Blues
406561 3:38 Medium 126   
60sec A - Blues, Chicago Blues
406624 0:48 Medium 126   
60sec B - Blues, Chicago Blues
406625 0:54 Medium 126   
30sec A - Blues, Chicago Blues
406622 0:23 Medium 126   
30sec B - Blues, Chicago Blues
406623 0:25 Medium 126   
30sec C - Blues, Chicago Blues
406621 0:24 Medium 126   


HAPPY PLACE - (by J Goldfinger)  Year: 2014
J Goldfinger Laid back blues guitar with swinging bass and drums. Leisurely shopping spree, or day at the beach, possible daydream vibe. Practical jokes. Having a real nice time with a VERY attractive person. Big time crush. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
677986 1:13 Med Fast 130   
Variation A (Alt) - Blues, Chicago Blues
677982 1:15 Med Fast 130   
Variation B (Lead Guitar Only) - Blues, Chicago Blues
677985 1:13 Med Fast 130   
Bed (Rhythm Section Only) - Blues, Chicago Blues
677983 1:13 Med Fast 130   
Bumper - Blues, Chicago Blues
677984 1:13 Med Fast 130   


BLUES LOOPS - EASY TOWN - (by Mark Fitchett)  Year: 2012
Mark Fitchett Backing rhythm track only, no voice or solo instruments. Great for an unobtrusive background bed, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Blues, Chicago Blues
518458 0:29 Med Slow 100   


SWEET HOME - (by The Crossing)  Year: 2010
The Crossing A short, simple, bluesy track arranged for three smooth acoustic guitars. Universal vibe works well with laid back and cool film scenes, simple family advertising, and other multi purpose media and entertainment. Also great for period pieces and documentaries. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Blues, Chicago Blues
439702 0:34 Slow 73   


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   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595194 1:03 Med Slow 93   
30sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
595192 0:33 Med Slow 93   
Variation A (40 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595193 0:42 Med Slow 93   
Variation B (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595195 3:42 Med Slow 93   


HEAR ME TALKIN' - (by Michael Keck)  Year: 2009
Michael Keck Hot and Sassy uptempo Blues shuffle, piano, guitar, sax, trombone, bass, drums. Tasty opening or transition for TV restaurant commercials, Food Shows, Travelogue productions with a blues theme. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Blues, Chicago Blues  
371352 0:36 Med Fast 136   


SEE SEE RIDER BLUES - (by Michael Keck)  Year: 2011
Michael Keck Sultry Blusey and HOT! This is one of the most famous of all traditional blues songs telling the story of an unfaithful lover. Sweet plaintive Female vocal duet with tenor sax backed by soulful organ, piano drums and bass ensemble for your TV, Film, documentary and blues night club party vibe. Female Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bumper (Female Vocals) - Blues, Chicago Blues  
495902 0:45 Slow 76   
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Memphis Soul  
495927 0:45 Slow 76   


ACOUSTIC BLUES 7 - (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
636231 0:29 Med Slow 101   


BLUES LOOP - ALL THE GOOD JOBS ARE GONE - (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
636234 0:29 Very Fast 180   


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   


SEE SEE RIDER INST - (by Michael Keck)  Year: 2011
Michael Keck Sultry Blusey and HOT! This is one of the most famous of all traditional blues songs telling the story of an unfaithful lover. Sweet plaintive Female vocal duet with tenor sax backed by soulful organ, piano drums and bass ensemble for your TV, Film, documentary and blues night club party vibe. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues  
495926 0:45 Slow 76   


HUDSON STREET MISSION HOUSE - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2015
Jeremy Sherman Classic, retro jazz band sound, with a bluesy, downtrodden feel. Influenced by Prohibition era USA, approx. 1920-1940's. Authentic, historical jazz sound, with drums, piano, bass and straight and muted trumpets. Slow swingtime jazz-blues, Instrumental, Jazz, Ragtime
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Ragtime
711744 2:49 Med Slow 95   
Variation (Underscore) - Jazz, Ragtime
711742 2:47 Med Slow 95   
Loop A - Jazz, Ragtime
711740 0:41 Med Slow 95   
Loop B - Blues, Chicago Blues
711741 0:41 Med Slow 95   


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