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List of Talking Blues Bands and Artists : Vote for your favorites.

List of Talking Blues Bands and Artists   : Vote for your favorites.

Talking blues aka "The Talking Guitar" is a form of folk music and country music. It is characterized by rhythmic speech or near-speech where the melody is free, but the rhythm is strict, which originated with African American blues guitarists and singers, such as Blind Blake, Willie McTell, Pink Anderson, Pinetop Smith and Butterbeans and Susie.

Although Christopher Allen Bouchillon, is billed as "The Talking Comedian of the South," and is credited with creating the "talking blues" form with the song "Talking Blues," recorded for Columbia Records in Atlanta in 1926, he is not the creator of the "Talking Blues". The song was released in 1927, followed by a sequel, "New Talking Blues," in 1928. His song "Born in Hard Luck" is similar in style.

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