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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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HAVE A BLUES - (by Hanjo Gabler)  Year: 2015
Hanjo Gabler Cool jazzy, bluesy version of an old blues tune! Standard blues and boogie-woogie led by piano. Perfect for including holiday smoky night club scenes, family and Disney TV Christmas specials, or Christmas romantic comedy. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
734149 4:10 Med Slow 104   


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   


MOMENTS BY MOMENTS - (by Valdi Sabev)  Year: 2014
Valdi Sabev Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
679466 1:17   


OUR WORLD - (by Evan Zappa & the Necessity)  Year: 2013
Evan Zappa & the Necessity Inspired by Johnny Mayer's song Gravity, this song expresses worldwide sorrow over man's inhumanity to man, poverty and suffering but with a voice of optimism to work together to resolve and heal what pains us. A great solo male performance with guitar and vocals by the talented Peter G. Olach. Male Vocals, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (full vocal version) - Rock, Blues Rock
630584 3:53 Med Slow 85   
Full Track A (ft Paul Messina) - Blues, Chicago Blues
632910 3:54 Med Slow 80   
Full Track B - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
446728 3:52 Mixed 84   
30sec A (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
450193 0:31 Mixed   
30sec B (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
450194 0:31 Mixed   
Stinger - Folk, Traditional Folk
450196 0:11 Mixed   
Loop (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
450195 0:24 Mixed   


GROUNDHOG DAY BLUES - (by Bamford Stevens)  Year: 2010
Bamford Stevens "Groundhog Day Blues" celebrates the emergence of Punxsatawney Phil, who hopefully won't see his own shadow on February 2nd and thereby forecast the coming end to Winter, with the promise of an early Spring. Our male vocalist finds himself alone and unhappy on this "cold, mean day". Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
449976 2:13 Slow 75   


OLD SMOKEY - DNB - (by Alan Fagan)  Year: 2013
Alan Fagan A cool, bluesy version of this traditional American Folk song. Think street band or dark smokey blues club in New Orleans or Memphis. Drums, upright bass and trombone with plunger mute. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed (Drums and Bass) - Blues, Chicago Blues
598961 1:35 Med Slow 86   


COOL BEANS - (by Alan Fagan)  Year: 2015
Alan Fagan A cool, bluesy, jazzy, sneaky gumshoe detective track. Think dark smokey blues club in Chicago, New Orleans or Memphis. A wonderful underscore for sneaky antics, mischief, capers. Ballroom dancing, swing dancing competition, dancing with the stars, Seamless loops, gramophone record edits available! Instrumental, Comedy, Comedy Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
707110 1:52 Med Slow 116   


SOUTHSIDE BLUES - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2015
Gary Wolk An uptempo Chicago-blues shuffle with drums, bass, B3 organ, electric guitars, and horn section. Has a very “big-city” sound to it with some swagger. Great track for scenes of Chicago, or any urban setting showing clubs, nightlife and such, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
727579 1:40 Medium 124   


LOVE ME TONIGHT - (by Mick Simpson)  Year: 2010
Mick Simpson Classic 1930's Louisiana blues/jazz feel with a modern edge. Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy style guitar playing with cool piano, sultry upright bass and subtle brushes providing the laid back rhythm. Great for background music in lounge and bar scenes. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
432855 5:16 Slow 62   
Variation (Instrumental edit) - Blues, Chicago Blues
441487 3:08 Slow 62   


TRU BLUE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2011
Gary Wolk A slow but aggressive 12/8 minor blues instrumental. Features a kickin' 6-piece horn section with Trumpets, Tenor, ands Bari saxes, and Trombone backed by a rhythm section of Drums, Bass, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Hammond Organ and electric guitar. Great opening scene or credits music. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
485077 2:59 Slow 70   


JOINING THE DANCE - (by Wendy Mullen)  Year: 2010
Wendy Mullen Up-tempo blues rocker. Dynamic female vocalist and virtuoso lead guitar. Toe-tapping, memorable melody. Dance to this one! This is a great tale of a woman who found her chance to fall in love and to dance through life. Female Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
403476 3:35 Fast 152   


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   


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 (Instrumental) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595195 3:42 Med Slow 93   
Variation B (40 sec) - Blues, Chicago Blues
595193 0:42 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   
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   


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   


SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2012
Jive Ass Sleepers Upbeat, good times Blues music similar to something you'd hear on late night talk shows or saturday night live as they go to and from commercial breaks. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
563988 2:08 Med Fast 140   


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   


THE BLUES SCHOOL - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2013
Bobby Cole Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
629957 3:50 Med Fast 132   


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   


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 - 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   


FEELIN THE BLUES - (by Paul Curtis)  Year: 2009
Paul Curtis Smooth and laid back. Gritty guitar with blues band. Ideal for bar scenes, clubs, and Americana documentaries. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
354670 2:37 Very Fast 241   


SMOKIN BLUES - (by Paul Curtis)  Year: 2009
Paul Curtis Gritty & steady Blues track with hints of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Great for Americana, driving big trucks and mean and nasty bar scenes. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
354672 2:20 Med Slow 100   


ROAD HOT GONE - (by Paul Curtis)  Year: 2009
Paul Curtis Up beat driving blues. Gritty guitar, piano and Hammond organ licks. Great vibe. Ideal for background track for documentaries, Americana and daytime TV, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
354671 2:32 Medium 115   


WHERE THE MONEY GOES - (by Richie Milton)  Year: 2013
Richie Milton Uptempo stop/start blues asking" Where the Money Goes?". Chicago style with great harmonica playing and witty lyrics about the drink and poverty culture. Very suitable for lack of money scenes. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
569343 3:03 Medium 125   


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   


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   


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