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Mojo Watson – I Know You Don’t Want Me

English: Big Joe Turner in Hamburg

from the compilation Kansas City, Jumping the Blues.

Kansas City blues is a genre of blues music. It has spawned the Kansas City Blues & Jazz festival and the Kansas City Blues Society.

Although Kansas City, Missouri is known primarily for jazz, it has also contributed to the history of and the preservation of the blues.

Kansas City did not enter into blues history until the 1940s. Kansas City blues artists Pete Johnson and Big Joe Turner recorded a style of music called jump blues, which later provided the foundation for rhythm and blues, and later rock and roll. Charlie Parker dabbled in the blues in the late 1940s with his release of the hit “Now’s the Time“, a bebop jazz number that gave a nod to the popularity of the blues in Kansas City, by using the familiar blues pentatonic scale and blue notes.

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