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The New York blues is a type of blues music, characterized by significant jazz influences and a more modernized, urban feel than the country blues. It arose in New York City in the early part of the 20th century, and quickly spread to other urban areas and, often, more urbanized listeners than country blues, which is distinctively rural in nature.

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