I Dare You You Won't

Blues Roots — Robert Jones

This video opens with a basic 12 bar blues song, “Good Morning Blues.” The video then moves into several film clips featuring African workers using music to coordinate their efforts to get work done, including the singing fishermen of Ghana. This video's objective is to introduce you to the wide variety of cultural influences that helped create blues music as we know it today. The music in the video is based on the minor pentatonic scale.

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You Ain't Getting
Out of here
without Singing
The Blues