If you are new to Blues music, or like it but never really understood the whys and wherefores, here are some very fundamental rules:

"I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line like, "I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town."


Blues don't travel in no Volvos, BMW's, or Sport Utility Vehicles.

Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train.
Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain't even in the running.

Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, "adulthood" means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.













You can't have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.



No one will believe it's the Blues if you wear a suit, 'less you happen to be an old person, and you slept in it.

Persons with names like Michelle, Amber, Jennifer, Debbie, and Heather can't sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.


It doesn't matter how tragic your life is, if you own a computer, you cannot sing the blues, period. Sorry...



The Blues Brothers