Various blues musicians reflect on, what is the blues and who gets to do it hear from various blues artists including bb king, charlie musselwhite, blind mississippi morris, brad webb and. The origins of blues is not unlike the origins of life for many years it was recorded only by memory, and relayed only live, and in person the blues were born in the. Which was the first blues lp the first album was probably a compilation that is now lost the earliest blues albums by influential blues musicians. The history of the blues the origin of the blues is the work songs african slaves sang in the fields for several hundred years of slavery in america in 1912 the first blues was published. 1958-03-28 w c handy, american composer and musician known as the father of the blues (memphis blues, st louis blues), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 84 musician and father of the blues.
Blues piano traditionally relied on a very simple chord progression – three chords during the development of modern jazz, trickier chord structures were invented to make the blues harmonically more interesting for soloists. The history of the blues plays an integral part in the history of chicago chicago is the third blues capital of the world, preceded by new orleans and austin some of the biggest names in the blues made their name in chicago, and some of the best blues clubs in the world are in chicago. The history of the blues: the roots, the music, the people and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app. We are beginning this year in years 7 & 8 with the blues, probably the most important american music in the 20th century it gave rise to jazz and later, in the uk the great blues revival of the 1960s when british musicians started to play the blues.
History of the blues music - the contribution of blues music to the development of many other genres of music is very significant jazz, rock music and country and western are just some of the styles that owe a lot of their progression from the original blues. A history of modern music: the timeline in a seven-part series, guardian and observer critics chart the history of modern music, tackling a different genre each day and picking 50 key moments. Music and, of course, the blues and ragtime these last two forms began to flourish in the late 19th century—blues more as an informal music purveyed mostly by itinerant singers, guitarists, and pianists and ragtime becoming (by 1900) america’s popular entertainment and dance music. The history of the blues and the origin of the blues is really an evolution of the blues from the unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions of african-american slaves and rural blacks into a wide variety of styles and subgenres, with regional variations. Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as r&b, is a genre of popular music that originated in african american communities in the 1940s the term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban african americans, at a time when urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat was becoming more popular.
The origins of blues music throughout history the blues has been a great outlet for expressing life’s hardships, but it is also great for expressing joy and celebration, which has made it so timeless and relatable to all who have heard it the ‘father of the blues. Francis davis's the history of the blues is a groundbreaking rethinking of the blues that fearlessly examines how race relations have altered perceptions of the music tracing its origins from the mississippi delta to its amplification in chicago right after world war ii, davis argues for an examination of the blues in its own right, not just as a precursor to jazz and roc. The 32 beats of white pop music, the dramatic emphasis of gospel singers, the heavy rhythm of jump blues, the tight brassy riffs of swing orchestras, the witty attitude of minstrel shows, all had a role in making blues music more malleable and entertaining. The passing on of “folk music” – and the blues is folk music – is a complex process without tv, radio, cds, records, cassettes, or any other process for hearing recorded blues music, it. Rhythm & blues (abbreviated r&b) is a term used to describe the blues-influenced form of music which has been predominantly performed by african-americans since the late 1930s the term 'rhythm and blues' was first introduced into the american lexicon in.
Blues music origins from united states around 19th century the begininf of blues is unknown, but we can say it has stared around 1890 we don’t have many material documents about history of blues because od racial discrimination in america and poor literacy rate of african american community in usa at that time of the history. Roc’s origins can be traced back to the late 1940s, when the popular styles of the day, country music, and blues, morphed into a new sound aided by electric guitars and a steady drum beat. While there were other female blues musicians before bessie smith she is the one who is most often mentioned in books about the history of the blues and opened many doors for other female musicians who came after her she was the empress of the blues and the most popular blues. A history of the blues description: after the civil war, the music became recognizable, although it still wasnt called the the blues it was the biggest migration in american history 12 the chicago blues the migration of bluesmen to chicago resulted in.
Different from other forms of music, blues was only recorded by memory and passed down through generations through live performances the blues began in. Blues came into its own as an important part of the country's relatively new popular culture in the 1920s with the recording, first, of great female classic blues singers and, then, of the country folk blues singers of the mississippi delta, the piedmont of the carolinas, and texas. A brief history of the blues by ed kopp august 16, 2005 without getting too technical, most blues music is comprised of 12 bars (or measures) a specific series of notes is also utilized in the blues the individual parts of this scale are known as the blue notes.