Rooted in spiritual music and African-American work songs, blues music is full of history. That’s why the moody melodies and ‘blue notes’ are such a fruitful source for sampling. Whether it’s twelve-bar blues from the 50s or 60s or more recent blues rock. This rich genre shouldn’t be left out of the equation of jazz, funk, and soul. Find the right roots and download blues as old as 1946.