plural noun[mass noun]
A style of blues music in which the lyrics are more or less spoken rather than sung.
- He had stopped singing talking blues and songs about ‘causes‘.
- Some appear here, as does a funny talking blues about discovering the pocket-change pleasures of Thunderbird wine and its cloudy-brained oblivion.
- It is a scatter-gun, modern talking blues, bemoaning the pratfalls of craving celebrity, delivered in the style of early Dylan, over a tune that sounds like a feisty young sister to Neil Young's ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’.
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