This song is so beautifully written and whether you’re a fan of blues and soul or not, it’s pretty much a dead cert that you won’t be able to turn the track off. Although only recorded just a few years back, the original blues style streams through so strongly still, both singers’ voices just as beautiful as when we first came to know them. You’ve got to love the video too; it’s so relaxing and really focuses on real and pure music, nothing synthetic, just sounds for real music lovers.
Buddy Guy and B.B. King
For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of discovering Buddy Guy and B.B. King, do check out his soulful tones in this YouTube video. If you know B.B. King from younger years or through growing up on the many covers of his music, you’re in for a double treat, as he features on “Stay Around A Little Longer too”.
Blues is a musical genre known as the folklore of African-American musicians. Its origins are associated with the southern states of the USA, that is the region conventionally called the “deep south”. The very name of the genre (sadness, despair) is related to its nostalgic form, also in the textual layer. Blues pieces touch male-female relationships as well as feelings and emotions (love, loneliness, faithfulness, jealousy). However, blues performers often sing about freedom, work and travel. The songs also feature social criticism relating mainly to racial inequality and political issues.
Many artists are inspired by blues music and combine it with other styles. In this way, such musical mergers as punk blues, soul blues or blues rock. The popularity of this genre in the USA has led to the emergence of regional varieties, such as Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas and Detroit blues. There are also factions characteristic of other countries – British blues and African blues.