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Blues music history timeline:

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Michael Yang

on 20 May 2014

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Transcript of Blues music history timeline:

History of blues
Blues music history timeline:
1899 – Scott Joplin publishes “Maple Leaf Rag”, making ragtime main influence on the Piedmont style of blues.
1912 – The first blues songs, including W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues”, are published as sheet music.
1929 – The early Delta bluesman Charley Patton recorded first song
1929 – Great Depression in the United States blacks migrated north along the route of the Illinois Central Railroad toward Chicago. New type of blues was made – Chicago blues and it was more powerful than all types before.
1947 – Muddy Waters makes his first Chicago recordings
1917 – The United States enters World War I. Military and economic mobilization starts the great internal migration of African-Americans.
1920 – Mamie Smith records “Crazy Blues” and it becomes the first blues hit
1925 – Electrical recording technology is introduced and blues music is available for wider audience
1952 – B.B. King has his first major rhythm and blues hit with a version of “Three O’Clock Blues.”
1960 – Muddy Waters performs at the Newport Jazz Festival to tremendous acclaim.
1964 – The first U.S. tour by the Rolling Stones marks the invasion of British blues rock bands.
1964 – Delta bluesmen Son House and Skip James perform at the Newport Folk Festival.
1969 – Muddy Waters and B.B. King perform at the Fillmore East, a concert venue in the East Village region of New York City, to a predominantly white audience.
1990 – Columbia’s release of the complete Robert Johnson recordings on CD sells 400,000 albums in six months.
B.B. King - No name is more recognizable, more popular, and currently, more successful and respected when it comes to blues than B.B. King. Also known as Riley King, he's directly influenced many artists and even played with some, such as Eric Clapton and U2. He's recorded tons of albums, made countless television appearances, has several thousand performances and continues to do so. His success has been marked many times through Grammy Awards, inductions, and many other awards. To this day, he continues to be a major influence in the genre.
B.B King
Muddy Waters - Also known as McKinley Morganfield, Muddy Waters is considered the father of Chicago blues. He won several Grammy Awards with songs like Hoochie Coochie Man, Got My Mojo Working, and I Just Want to Make Love to You. He lived to be 70 years old and has influence not just blues, but a variety of genres.
Muddy Waters
The Three o' clock Blues
3 O’clock Blues is a song by B.B.Kings first published in 1952. It was the most top selling R and B records in 1952. It was a slow 12 Bar Blues and lasts approximately 8 minutes.
The song starts of relaxed with the electric guitar, piano and drums. The singing in the song is very flowing with many crescendos.
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