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Blues Music- Chicago's Influence

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Nathan M.

on 27 September 2012

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B l u e s t h e in C h i c a g o "Funny Music Note." clker.com. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. The Beginning "The Blues is both a state of mind and the music which gives voice to it... the personal emotion of the individual finding through music a vehicle for self-expression." - Blues music is thought to have been started in the Mississippi Delta region because of the high concentration of African Americans living there at the time. However, many argue that Blues music was started in many places in the U.S by African Americans. -W. C. Handy, known as "The Father of the Blues," was one of the first people to popularize the new genre of music. "Mississippi." mapsof.net. Web. 25 Sept. 2012 "W. C. Handy." answers.com. Web. 25 Sept. 2012 -The Blues started somewhere in the early twentieth century, but there were no real recordings of it until around 1920. In Chicago... -When African Americans started migrating North and West in the U.S. after WWII, they took their music with them. One of the cities many they migrated to was Chicago. - As Folk Blues moved to bigger cities in the North, the Urban Blues began to take shape, which gives a whole different sound. "Musical Staff." thomas.edu. Web. 26 Sept. 2012 Chicago Blues -After the migration of African Americans to cities like Chicago, the Blues started adapting and changing and new styles emerged. -In the mid- 1930's, a new, harsher sounding Blues had emerged, the CHICAGO BLUES! -Traditionally, the Blues was a 12 bar form, with 3 lines of four bars each. With the correct instrumentation, the Blues consists of smooth, blending tones. It allows musicians to express themselves in a unique way that is not easily replicated. -The Blues are described as a "relief of tension" -Paul Oliver, "The Story of the Blues" (1969) -The first big innovator of the Chicago Blues was Muddy Waters. This started in 1943 when he moved to Chicago. Chicago Blues- Muddy Waters and Band "Muddy Waters." last.fm. Web. 26 Sept. 2012 -Chicago Blues offered a tight, "industrial" sound, a hard-edged and hard-driving ensemble sound. This was especially good for telling stories through music of a country people's adjustment to the industrial city. "Cartoon Guitar." hallerlakeumc.org. Web. 26 Sept.. 2012. Legacy -Chicago Blues laid the foundation for many other popular American music to come. It was also credited by some British bands, like the Beatles, for helping them get a foundation for music. -So, even though Chicago Blues may not be the most popular music today, it influenced many of the styles of music we do listen to today. "Blues Patch." foursquarebadges.info. Web. 26 Sept. 2012 Thanks for Watching! by Nathan Marcellino -The Chicago Blues changed the original Blues by making the music sound more harsh, and rhythmic, when before it sounded more smooth. This change occurred because of the African Americans that migrated to Chicago, so Chicago is the birthplace of Chicago Blues. -By African Americans moving to Chicago, Chicago's culture and daily life was able to influence the Blues and make it what it is today. Influence "Line of Music." colourbox.com. Web. 26 Sept. 2012 “Muddy Waters- "Got My Mojo Workin’." “youtube.com.” YouTube, 11 Jan. 2007. Web. 26 Sept. 2012
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