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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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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   


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   


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   


I AIN'T GOT NOBODY - (by Robert Johnson)  Year: 1997
Robert Johnson A man loses his love to another. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
354543 4:12 Med Slow 85   


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   


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   


MR DAVIDSON BLUES - (by Julian Angel)  Year: 2011
Julian Angel Excellent authentic Blues Track that features both acoustic and electric guitars and a plodding rhythm. Acoustic guitar starts with tasty lead parts before electric guitar takes over in an Albert Collins way. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
722868 2:06 Med Slow 85   


GREEN GARLIC - (by Vess Ray)  Year: 2012
Vess Ray 60's instrumental R&B track in the style of Booker T & the M. G. s, John Lee Hooker with Hammond organ, el guitar, bass and drums suitable for smooth, cool moments, chilled pictures, calm presentations. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
559644 1:39 Med Fast 134   
Variation A (No Drums) - Rock, Blues Rock
559901 1:39 Med Fast 134   
Variation B (Drum and Bass) - Rock, Blues Rock
559902 1:39 Med Fast 134   


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   


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   


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 (Alt) - Blues, Chicago Blues
677982 1:15 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   
Variation (Lead Guitar Only) - Blues, Chicago Blues
677985 1:13 Med Fast 130   


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   


IT MAKES ME WONDER - (by Torfi Olafsson)  Year: 2012
Torfi Olafsson new blues from Iceland by Torfi Olafsson, lyric by Thorkell Olgeirsson, performed by Siggi Sig and Eddi Lar, best blues-rock, performers, in Iceland. Male Vocals, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Blues Rock  
523610 3:41 Med Slow 86   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues
523612 1:06 Med Slow 86   
30sec - Blues, Country Blues
523613 0:33 Med Slow 86   


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   


I'M TIRED, SO TIRED (OF WAITING FOR YOU) - (by Ideascapes Music)  Year: 2005
Ideascapes Music Rollicking piano, guitar, sax bar blues. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
239580 2:11 Medium 126   


CHATTING LADIES - (by Charles Holgate)  Year: 2007
Charles Holgate Driving drums push along this bluesy swing track featuring clarinet and guitar. This catchy theme gives the track a memorable feel good factor of fun and memories of hot summer days. All real instruments are used on this track for added value. Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
246393 3:45 Medium 127   


BAD BAD BLUES - (by Alexander Khaskin)  Year: 2010
Alexander Khaskin Blues with twist . Dark , mafia type . Sarcastic with element of danger . Perfect for gangster scenes . Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
423886 1:46 Med Slow 88   


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   


BLUES LOOPS: VERY SLOW 12-8 FEEL - (by Mark Fitchett)  Year: 2012
Mark Fitchett Really slow minor 12-8 blues. Backing rhythm track only, no voice or solo instruments. Great for an unobtrusive background bed. Can be looped. Key of B. Sky is Crying, Texas Flood, Red House, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Blues, Chicago Blues
518455 1:04 Very Slow 45   


NEW YEAR'S EVE BLUES - (by Bamford Stevens)  Year: 2011
Bamford Stevens Down and out on New Year's Eve, with the realization that the past year has been a disappointment. A mournful male vocal offers blues music to accompany a scene in a down-and-out Winter holiday production or in a romantic breakup or romantic comedy film/TV production. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
505574 2:12 Slow 75   


BIG BLONDE BLUES - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2011
Michael Corn Instrumental classic blues-rock featuring electric guitars. Full rock band ensemble. Modern and retro vibes ala Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Johnny Lang. Medium rockin swing feel. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
485145 1:42 Med Fast 130   


GUT SHOT STRAIGHT DRAW - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2011
Michael Corn Instrumental blues-rock featuring electric guitars, slide solo followed by piano solo. Full band ensemble. Modern and retro vibes ala Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ top, Johnny Lang. Medium rockin feel, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
453021 3:31 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   


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, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
578626 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   


BLACK PEARL - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2007
Steve Dafoe A Chicago Blues Piano tune.... uplifting and bold! Chicago Blues grand Piano Blues, Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
259741 2:59 Very Slow 43   


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   


HART N SOUL - (by Michael Panasuk)  Year: 2013
Michael Panasuk Down and dirty, plain and simple, jazzy, soul infused blues band consisting of smokey brush kit drums, deep driving in a real cool groove upright bass, baby grand piano, and Hammond B3 organ. Has the feel and vibe of the 1960's, but will still work for current TV shows, Ads, Promos, Documentaries. Instrumental, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues  
568958 1:46 Med Fast 135   


I AIN´T BEEN MESSIN´ AROUND - (by Torfi Olafsson)  Year: 2012
Torfi Olafsson This is a highly original new blues number, saying everything about the desperation of a night on the demon drink!.... And the inevitable regrets that come with the morning after! vocals by Siggi Sig from Iceland, lyrics by Tim Earle. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues  
546946 3:49 Med Fast 138   
Full Track - Rock, Blues Rock  
546948 3:49 Med Fast 138   
60sec - Blues, Chicago Blues  
546947 1:12 Med Fast 138   


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   


SHE LOVES ME SO MUCH - (by Mike Goudreau)  Year: 2011
Mike Goudreau This is a Bluesy, party, bar, rocking song, about a man not knowing why his woman loves him so much. The instruments played in this tune consists of guitar, bass, live drums, harmonica, with a male vocal. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Blues, Chicago Blues
492372 4:32 Medium 121   
Variation A - Blues, Delta Blues
603656 3:48 Medium 106   
Variation B - Blues, Delta Blues
603680 3:49 Medium 106   
Variation C - Blues, Delta Blues
603683 3:50 Medium 106   
Stinger A - Blues, Delta Blues
603751 0:14 Medium 106   
Stinger B - Blues, Delta Blues
603750 0:16 Medium 106   
Variation A - Blues, Delta Blues
603677 3:47 Medium 106   
Variation B - Blues, Chicago Blues
492385 4:32 Medium 121   


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   


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   


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