12 Bar Blues Songs

Here is a short list of “blues heads” for jazz neophytes.  This should be helpful for students in my Introduction To Jazz Improvisation course, who are looking for a 12-bar blues solo to transcribe. Use YouTube or the UConn library’s online catalog, searching by “keyword,” typing in the song title. CDs in the library’s collection on which these songs appear will be listed.

  • C Jam Blues
  • Sandu
  • Tenor Madness
  • Blue Monk
  • Sonny Moon For Two
  • Bags Groove
  • Billie’s Bounce
  • Bessie’s Blues
  • Blues In The Closet
  • Blues Walk
  • Mumbles
  • Now’s The Time
  • Pfancing (last 1/2 = modified)
  • Soft Winds
  • Some Other Blues
  • T.N.T.
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
  • Walkin’
  • Straight, No Chaser
  • Cheryl
  • Au Privave
  • Blues March

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