This funny picture created by Madman Sam inspired me to collect the definitions of all these listed types of blues in one place.
Of course I am aware that these are not all varieties of blues.
I also know that many people will not agree with the proposed definitions. I encourage these people to modify these terms in Wikipedia.
Most important, however, is that the blues is the music, which is listening and playing gives us great pleasure.
a simple form of blues in which the singer is accompanied by an acoustic guitar. (google.com)
One of the earliest styles of blues music that originated in the Mississippi delta area in the USA. Guitar-harmonica and cigar box guitar are the dominant instruments used. (collinsdictionary.com)
Music combining blues and rock ‘n’ roll. The core of the blues rock sound is created by the electric guitar, piano, bass guitar and drum kit, with the electric guitar usually amplified through a tube guitar amplifier, giving it an overdriven character. (wikipedia.org, merriam-webster.com/dictionary)
Music combining blues and European folk music. Traditional music of ethnic group Cajun – group of people in southern Louisiana descended from French colonists exiled from Acadia in the 18th century. (thefreedictionary.com)
The Chicago blues is a form of blues music indigenous to Chicago, Illinois. Chicago blues is a type of urban blues.Chicago blues was street corner-based music. But after the music quickly gained popularity, it became a giant commercial enterprise. (wikipedia.org)
Hill Country Blues
Hill country blues (also known as North Mississippi hill country blues or North Mississippi blues) is a regional style of African American music regarded as distinct from Mississippi Delta blues. It is characterized by a strong emphasis on rhythm and percussion (including fife & drum music and the prominent use of the slide guitar), tunes built from guitar riffs, few chord changes, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on the “groove” or a steady, driving rhythm. (wikipedia.org)
Piedmont blues (also known as East Coast blues) refers primarily to a guitar style, the Piedmont fingerstyle, which is characterized by a fingerpicking approach in which a regular, alternating thumb bass string rhythmic pattern supports a syncopated melody using the treble strings generally picked with the fore-finger, occasionally others. The result is comparable in sound to ragtime or stride piano styles (wikipedia.org)
Louisiana blues is a genre of blues music that developed in the period after World War II in the state of Louisiana.(wikipedia.org)
Swing Blues/Jump Blues
Jump blues is an up-tempo blues usually played by small groups and featuring horns. It was very popular in the 1940s, and the movement was a precursor to the arrival of rhythm and blues and rock and roll.(wikipedia.org)
Texas blues is a subgenre of blues. It has had various style variations but typically has been played with more swing than other blues styles. Texas blues differs from styles such as Chicago blues in its use of instruments and sounds, especially the heavy use of the guitar.(wikipedia.org)
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