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History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People

From Charley Patton to Robert Cray

by Francis Davis

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Hyperion .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Music,
  • Genres & Styles - Soul & R&B,
  • Genres & Styles - Blues,
  • Music / Blues,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Blues (Music),
  • History and criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8143229M
    ISBN 100786881240
    ISBN 109780786881246

    British blues is a form of music derived from American blues that originated in the late s, and reached its height of mainstream popularity in the s. In Britain, it developed a distinctive and influential style dominated by electric guitar and made international stars of several proponents of the genre including The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and Led ZeppelinCultural origins: Mid-twentieth-century United Kingdom.


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Leroi Jones (a.k.a. Amiri Baraka) wrote his book "Blues People: Negro Music in White America" inand it is still one of the definitive texts about the blues. Jones approaches this musical genre from a sociological, historical, and political standpoint, starting with the early slave trade in America/5.

Coon shouters and titular blues --Blues vaudevillians, jug bands, and medicine show songsters --Delta transcendentalists, Texas troubadours, and East Coast fingerpickers --Robert Johnson's satanic verses --The thirties and forties: rural, urban, and midway between --Leadbelly's black body --Home truths: Muddy, B.B., and the last race labels.

The history of American roots music is intricately woven with individual and collective struggles for social change and freedom from oppression, a dynamic powerfully illustrated by the history of.

Blues People: Negro Music in White America is a seminal study of Afro-American music (and culture generally) by Amiri Baraka, who published it as LeRoi Jones in In Blues People Baraka explores the possibility that the history of black Americans can be traced through the evolution of their music.

It is considered a classic work on jazz and blues music in American : Amiri Baraka. Blues, secular folk music created by African Americans in the early 20th century, originally in the South.

The simple but expressive forms of the blues became by the s one of the most important influences on the development of popular music. Learn more about blues, including notable musicians. The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People by Francis Davis About this title: "Atlantic Monthly" music critic Davis traces the Blues from its Delta beginnings at the start of the century to its recent revival, focusing on individual artists, as well as examining the way changes in race relations have altered perceptions of the.

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Although written to accompany a three-part series on PBS, this book is more substantive than most TV tie-ins. Davis (Outcats,etc.), music critic for the Atlantic, divides his investigation into three sections: the ""prehistory"" of the blues; a more or less chronological portrait of leading blues figures; and a discussion of the blues.

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Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.

The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock Cultural origins: Early s, Deep South, U.S. The book includes a compilation album so you can hear the music behind the faces. Over its year history, Music Maker has helped more than artists, most of them in.

History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People: From Charley Patton to Robert Cray by Davis, Francis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The book is more remarkable, however, as an incredible pictorial and documentary history of the blues with more than illustrations including recording contracts, rap sheets, and historic photos of the performers themselves.

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It. Blues from the South had to adapt itself to a Northern urban audience. Explained Zolten, this new form of, "post-war Chicago blues had a tremendous effect on what rock 'n' roll would be." An attentive audience listened as Zolten described the influence of gospel music.

The music featured in this segment is performed by Fusani Tia on Jenjeli, which is a one string instrument of the Dagomba people and his son Muhammad Kusani who. African roots. There are few characteristics common to all blues, as the genre takes its shape from the peculiarities of each individual performance.

Some characteristics, however, were present prior to the creation of the modern blues, and are common to most styles of African American earliest blues-like music was a "functional expression, rendered in a call-and-response style.

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Many of the instruments historically used in African American music, including the banjo and the drum, have antecedents in African musical instruments, and many features common to African American music likewise have roots in African musical traditions, such as the call and response song form and an immersive approach to singing.

It began in the age of rock ‘n roll. In the ’50s, the music of the previous decades—including swing music and crooning vocals—was being replaced. Rock was growing, and at the same time as it did, the beginning of true pop music was growing too, out of the creations of producer Mitch Miller. The Mississippi Delta was fertile ground for the roots of the blues.

With its history of slavery, racial oppression, the Ku Klux Klan, and Jim Crow laws, plus baking heat, rampant illiteracy and. African American music has a rich history rooted in the brutal treatment of slaves who were shipped from West Africa from the s onwards.

Early African American music encapsulates the enduring spirit of the people who were transported to the United States.

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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 4/5(21). pdf Rhythm & Blues (abbreviated R&B) is a term pdf to describe the blues-influenced form of music which has been predominantly performed by African-Americans since the late term 'Rhythm and Blues' was first introduced into the American lexicon in the late s: the name's origin was created for use as a musical marketing term by Billboard : Mark Edward Nero.

Blues fans and history buffs, as well as politicians, inundated the Mississippi Department of Transportation with calls and letters. The department surrendered. “They said, ‘Tell people to.The History of Jamaican Music Genres ebook Ska and Reggae to Dub).

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