The Blues Then and Now: History of the Blues

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Although Rhythm and Blue was considered strictly black music, it is loved today by people of all races. He recorded in 1936 and '37 in field studios in Texas. Vocals is generally given lesser priority and the songs are driven by the instruments. In lesson #115 of his Blues Series, Hawkeye covers some tips and techniques to help with these problematic chord shapes. It involved continual policing of blacks by white men (Williamson, pp. 18-19).
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Tap Your Blues Away 2-Part

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Performing and composing enabled scores of African Americans to earn a greater degree of self sufficiency and autonomy than if they had remained in other work. The question is whether or not the positive effects of the emerging expressive culture will be able to keep ahead and even gain on the effects of destructive violence. Again, thanks so much for your comments and for 'traveling' with me on the 'blues highway' here at JamPlay.com.
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Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Third

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After World War II, the blues began to fragment, with some musicians holding on to acoustic traditions and others taking it to jazzier territory. The full assimilation of African Americans to European-American culture is not a viable option. One of the first people to popularize the synthesizer was Wendy Carlos who performed classical music on the synthesizer on the recording Switched-On Bach. Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. All we know is that we all wished that Brotha Sly had taken some of his own advice.
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Blues Chops for Guitar: Technique Exercises for the Aspiring

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The artists featured in JMA's Jazz Related Improvisation genre play improvised music that has strong similarities to jazz, especially avant-garde jazz. Industrial Electronic - Industrial electronic music basically deals with textural music on a largely amelodic level, incorporating the sound or sonic equivalents of urban and mechanical sounds to approach music. But Marvin was their lead singer, on most of their songs. The Blues scale’s trademark flattened notes piqued the interest of enthusiastically by local musicians, who adopted it and formed a new style of music based off of it called ‘Jazz’.
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Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National

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The country-blues style had no jazz combo: only a guitar and a harmonica. Is the best song of the year by Catfish & The Bottlemen, Biffy Clyro, Skepta, Bastille or The 1975? Even I as a person who truly is on the hunt for great new songs each and every day, only rarely finds a new song, that I find myself literally hitting the replay button inside of my head, over and over again, for years and years after I first heard it. Use this link to open my Jazz Giants library playlist. youtube.com EUdGs6FKg= “C Jam Blues” performed by Duke Ellington and band.
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The Hero And the Blues

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This classification should be treated cautiously and it is certainly subject to criticism and revision, both in the basic theory and in the application of that theory to music. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative. Attempts to pigeonhole particular musicians in a single genre are sometimes ill-founded as they may produce music in a variety of genres over time or even within a single piece.
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The Oxford Companion to Popular Music

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Privacy Policy Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Big Joe Turner was not afraid to change with the times. The best blues is visceral, cathartic, and starkly emotional. I wrote both on my crumpled up piece of paper and my Twitter feed "THIS IS THE REAL SH*T/" And I wrote it for good reason. Black pride and cultural awareness was not invented in the nineteen sixties; it has a long history (Stuckey, 1987; Murray, 1970, 171-188).
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Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress

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Waters explained in a 1972 interview that an acoustic guitar could not be heard in the noisy clubs of the big city, and therefore he decided it was time to go electric. It could be said that Afro-Latin jazz really emerged during the 1940's in the ballrooms of New York City. Louis blues, Swamp blues, Talking blues, Texas blues, West Coast blues) Many blues elements, such as the call-and-response format and the use of blue notes, can be traced back to the music of Africa.
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AIN'T JUST BLUES IT'S SHOWTIME: Hard times, heartache, and

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Bone Burnett #americanafest The line is growing to see T Bone Burnett's keynote address. In 1936, Robert Johnson ,"King of the Delta Blues", made his first recordings in San Antonio, Texas. Its popularity was short-lived (roughly from 1930 to the mid-'50s), but later artists such as Asleep at the Wheel carried the torch. The guitars were, at first, deep in the mix to show off the deep thundering bass of the star of the show Billy Cox. The most popular sub-genre is blues-rock, which is a blend of blues and rock elements.
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Crossroads : the life and music of Eric Clapton

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For instance Blind Lemon Jefferson 's "Rising High Water Blues" (1927) tells of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927: Although the blues gained an association with misery and oppression, the lyrics could also be humorous and raunchy: [14] "Rebecca, Rebecca, get your big legs off of me, Rebecca, Rebecca, get your big legs off of me, It may be sending you baby, but it's worrying the hell out of me." You can even choose and position different microphones to create your signature sound.
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