sing the blues

sing the blues

1. Literally, to sing blues music or in that style. There was this old man singing the blues at the bar last night—it was a really moving bit of music.
2. By extension, to complain, whine, or express grief, especially as a means of gaining sympathy from others. Many people will sing the blues over trivial inconveniences, while millions of others silently suffer real hardships every day.
See also: blues, sing
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"Sir Tom Jones (adopting Welsh accent) said 'We're too happy to sing the blues' and Paul Jones, from Manfred Mann, hit the nail on the head.
Opening the cd, Porter delivers an earthy blues number "Rez Blues", reminding us that Native people have probably earned the right to sing the blues as much as anyone.
And Sister Mailer understood her pain and sang it into the paint and into the canvas and now Mara Conrad lives, forever, in that sound that only women who sing the blues can utter.
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When music and blues fans talk about ladies who sing the blues, they will undoubtedly bring up pioneers like Ma Rainey and Mamie Smith.
Mick is one of the greatest artists of all time and his ability to sing the blues is legendary.
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Spanning the political spectrum, these include: James Baldwin and Nat Hentoff, eds., Black Anti-Semitism and Jewish Racism (1969); Shlomo Katz, ed., Negro and Jew: An Encounter in America (1966); and, more recently, Benjamin Ginsberg's The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State (1993); Paul Berman, ed., Black and Jews: Alliances and Arguments (1994); and Michael Lerner and Cornel West, Jews and Blacks: A Dialogue on Race, Religion and Culture in America (1995), as well as Jeffrey Melnick's A Right to Sing the Blues: African Americans, Jews and American Popular Song and Adam Newton's Facing Black and Jew: Literature as Public Space in Twentieth-Century America (1999).
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Opener Runaround Man sounds like Chas & Dave at a heavy metal karaoke night, Rock Out is so similar to Ace Of Spades that Lemmy should sue himself, and the likes of Teach You How To Sing The Blues and One Short Life teeter precariously on the brink of ZZ Top territory.
JAZZ singer Val Wiseman has returned to the home town where she learned to sing the blues.
Hearing her mother sing the blues, Claudia finds herself