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The History of the Blues

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Cristiam Lasso Perdomo

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THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES
Cristiam Lasso
English III - IV
MUSICAL GENRES
At Present we have many and different music styles:
Classic Music
Reggae
Rock
Blues
Mambo
Reggaeton
Hip-Hop
THE BLUES
I want to present how was the beginning of the blues and how it changed the music industry
THE FIRST AFRICAN MAN IN AMERICA
In 1619 the first slave arrived to the new world
They brought their customs and religions.
Virginia was the main port of trade.
In 1812 Africans Trading was banned
VIRGINIA AND THE SOUTH OF EE.UU
It was the only part where the black men could carry on their costumes.
The tradition consisted in a person singing in a capella, then the group accompanying, sometimes they used instruments or their hands.
WHAT IS THE BLUES
The blues (which means melancholy or sadness) is a vocal and instrumental musical genre, based on the use of blue notes and a repetitive pattern.
Ending the XIX century African Americans interpreted songs between spiritual or religious, and the work songs, what was known like the “early blues”; characterized by dealing with daily problems.
END OF SLAVERY
1900
Invention of the phonograph
Columbia was the first in produce and sell records
W.C. HANDY
He wrote the first score of blues and said:
"The singer repeated the verse three times, accompanying himself on the guitar with the weirdest music I've ever heard"
"Considered the father of the blues"
1920
She was the first black singer
"Crazy Blues" - The First Blues record
She was so popular that sparked a musical revolution
MAMIE SMITH
THE DECADE OF 20 AND 30
DELTA BLUES
ELECTRIC BLUES
Many companies began to look for new artists out of town, the birth of "rural blues" or "Folk Blues" from this were born three types of blues.
The most influential blues style by the "white" artists of rock and roll.
Was characterized by using a great expression, the singing is passionate and rough.
CHARLEY PATTON
Considered the Father of Delta Blues
The first exponent of the style
He was enormously influential for artists like Son House, Robert Johnson and Muddy Watters
BLUES OF TEXAS
It had some similarities to Mississippi blues, with some differences in the performance, a little smoother, less gritty, tending to follow the pattern of the 3.

His greatest exponent “Blind Lemon Jefferson”.
Following the Great Depression of 1929, large numbers of people migrated to different cities in the United States in search of new opportunities.
"BLIND" LEMON JEFFERSON
Blind from birth
His musical style was very intense and individualistic
His irregular rhythms and vocal style derived from the work songs created a tension between voice and guitar highly unpredictable
Seemed to flow independently and improvised.
CHICAGO
This translation of the Country Blues to the city, with a dry, gritty and hard musical pattern, forms the urban blues.
Some artists:
Leroy Carr
Tampa Red
Sonny Williamson
Hamie Nixon
Muddy Watter
Francis Blackwell
He included the piano, bass and saxophone and about 40 the drum
He was the first to make a solo with the harmonica
He created the famous combination of harmonica and guitar
He was one of the first to give importance to the electric guitar
He was one of the first to give importance to the electric guitar
He had a great contribution
maintained many elements of folk blues and mixed with the use of electric guitar, amplified harmonica and drums
He influenced future black musicians and British rock bands
CALIFORNIA
The migration came from texas
At this point the music of the Texans was melting with the orchestras of "jazz"
Birth of the Rythm and Blues (R&B)
the early Rock and Roll
T- Bone Walker and Charlie Christian
They were pioneers in these inclusions, to experience the use of electric guitar, Walker was the first to play the guitar using short sentences, like a wind instrument.

MEMPHIS
B.B. King
That brings us to the end of the 50s where the history of the blues is closed, and the history of born Rock and Roll
GENRES DERIVATIVES
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://www.caceresblues.es/jukejoint/historiadelblues.pdf
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock
http://www.youtube.com/
(King of blues)
His style is a combination of many others, combining it with his powerful voice and his expressive guitar
It has been a great influence to great musicians including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff beck
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