the blues scale is kind of a way to jump start your improvisational skills by giving you some common note choices that some folks use for blues and such.  it may or may not appear in the melody of your lead sheet.

you're right f7 is faceb.  the examples above are what is known as rootless voicings - the notes of a chord are considered voices - the root is the note on which the chord is built.

the f7 in the example above is a rootless voicing of an f13 chord facebgbbd   if we get  rid of the root, 5th and 11th (f,c bb)we end up with the notes from the voicing above (re-arranged = 7 9 3 13)

*we usually leave the 11th out unless we sharp it - 'cause it just doesn't sound good:)
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