I was in a guitar workshop yesterday afternoon taught by
a tremendous blues and boogie guitarist. Del mentioned
a Youtube video by pianist Dick Hyman
where he demonstrates many styles of piano boogie and blues feels. Hyman goes through various examples in just a few minutes, naming players and describing the cultural background and source of each style.
Give this beautiful thing a watch. You’ll get a great taste of American music with charming and insightful commentary throughout.
When you’re done with that one, just start searching for more Dick Hyman videos, because the man’s music is brilliant.