Watch the Gospel Blues online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Survival Guide: Rhythm Edition

This tune is not actually a blues in form, but it is considered a blues classic. The form is 8 bars long and uses a gospel feel. The progression is widely known as "Ain't Nobody's Business" or "Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do" a classic tune dating back to Vaudeville with one of the earliest recordings done by Bessie Smith. The tunes lyrics seem to change a lot through history with the title being the only thing in common. A tune like this really adds to a set of blues tunes due to the form and tempo.

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