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Transcript of The Blues
The Origin of Blues
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Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre
Presented by Ivan Wong
Big Bill Broonzy
Country blues otherwise known as acoustic blues
(also folk blues, rural blues, backwoods blues, or
downhome blues) is a general term that refers to
all the acoustic, mainly guitar-driven forms of
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Urban or City Blues are terms used to describe
more formally structured, sophisticated post war
material, even though the blues recorded by
dance band orchestras and female vocalists are
clearly urban in nature.
Ma Rainey „Booze And Blues"
Jimmy Yancey „Rolling The Stone"
big band blues
In the Mood /
IT might be easily included in the jazz tradition
but better represent the contemporary vitality
of the blues tradition.
B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)
Time Makes Two - Robert Cray
Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the
most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and
1930s.She is often regarded as one of the greatest
singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong.
Robert Leroy Johnson was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from 1936–37 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians.
Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues (1929)
Bessie smith lost your head blues
Hellhound On My Trail
Ethel Waters was an African-American blues,
jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She
frequently performed jazz, big band, and
pop music, on the Broadway stage and in
concerts, although she began her career
in the 1920s singing blues.
Stormy Weather - Ethel Waters