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Blues History

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The blues is probably the purest American music ever produced – and its counterpart in jazz – is the only true form of American music . Its roots lie in the work songs of slaves from West Africa in the south. When they worked hard in the fields of Southern plantation owners , slaves built a method call of ” call and response ” , giving rhythm to the monotony of their lives. This is called ” shouting on the floor ” and became the basis of all blues music to follow. After the end of the Civil War , blacks could well work as field work or traveling minstrels . Therefore, a number ended up being the last – to carry out all the sleepless nights , the fish – frys and juke joints , depending on your stamina and mental repertoire of many blues songs .

Powerful blues music was officially born

While the lyrics of blues and soul seem sad , the music itself is quite powerful and emotional – full of rhythm and celebrate the lives of Americans. What makes this kind of music is its attractive reflection of your daily life , talk about sex , drinking , poverty , lost love , forced labor – all you have lived .

Among the earliest recorded WC Handy Blues is ” Memphis Blues” in 1909. Music gained popularity as the 78 RPM phonograph came to Paramount in the late 1920s , an aristocrat and other labels recorded some great blues artists of the country. Around 1941-1943 , the blues field recordings were made in your environment by famed folklorist Alan Lomax blue . This is important because this is how white people are introduced to the blues. Budding artists had exposure to certain national labels .

Travel Blue North

Blacks migrated North during the Great Depression along the road from the Illinois Central Railroad to Chicago , bringing with them the blues. With large crowds gather to enjoy this, artists like Muddy Waters and Howlin ‘Wolf switched to electric guitars and drum sets also included their bands. This has become even more powerful than the original blues. There was a pause until the late 1950s when he recorded The Kingston Trio top of a table, Tom Dooley, and gave birth to the folk revival in 1958. The Newport Folk Festival and then took the folk music and the blues to white Americans until 1966.

What followed was a fusion of blues , rock – blues rock groups of the 1960s and 1970s forming . Some faithful to the way artists were the Rolling Stones, John Mayall , Led Zeppelin.

Types blues

There are four types of blues music . Blue Deltas are said to be original – played by black in the Mississippi Delta region men, with piano or harp. The style was a call and response lyrical framing . Then we have the Blues in Chicago, who used electrical amplification of the voice using microphones, drum kits and electric guitars. The Blues of Texas are similar to Chicago blues . In early 1960, the blues -rock original, which was directly influenced by the Delta blues and Chicago.

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