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The Best Blues Prezi

This is the best blues Prezi ever! All other Prezis cannot compete with its awesomeness.

Ryan Donnelly

on 3 June 2013

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The Blues By Ryan Donnelly Slavery And The Blues In the late 19th century and early 20th century, slaves were taken from Africa to go work for people in the United States. When in the United States, they were forced to work in their masters’ fields harvesting cotton. While in their fields, they sang about their hardships and how they felt. They got some of the melodies for their blues songs from their home countries.
The main place where blues started is right near the Mississippi Delta. Slavery and the Blues (Continued) Many of the plantations where the slaves worked were near the Mississippi Delta. These slaves inspired W.C. Handy to become one of the first blues artists of all time. The Mississippi Delta
and New Orleans The Mississippi Delta is usually credited as the birthplace of the blues. Delta blues was the earliest blues style. Many famous artists started their careers down in Mississippi. It is currently believed that Freddie Spruell was the first Delta Blues singer. The type of blues that is sung in the Mississippi Delta is called the Delta Blues. The Delta Blues Was first recorded in the 1920's. One very famous Delta Blues singer was Robert Johnson, who was the maker of the song "Cross Road Blues." New Orleans is a city in Louisiana, and it is credited as the birthplace of Jazz. New Orleans has produced blues artists such as Johnny Adams, James Booker, Lee Collins, Fats Domino, Lonnie Johnson, and Boogie Bill Webb. It is a variation of the Lousisiana Blues, and was developed in the 1940's and 1950's Other cities and
Styles of the blues Kansas City Blues: It entered the history of blues in the 1940's. Kansas City is known mostly known for jazz, but it also contributed to blues. Some artists from this style are Sonny Kenner, Little Hatch, Cotton Candy, and Brody Buster. Chicago Blues: This style of blues
developed in Chicago, Illinois. It uses
the acoustic guitar and harmonica from
the Delta blues, and adds electrically
amplified guitar, bass guitar, piano,
and sometimes trumpet and saxophone.
Some artists from this genre are Willie Dixon,
Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Earl Hooker.
Some Chicago blues labels are Bluebird Records,
Chess Records, Cobra Records, Delmark,
Alligator Records, and Twinight Records. Memphis Blues: This style of blues was made
in the 1920's and 1930's by Memphis musicians
like Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis,
and Memphis Winnie. This style of blues was
associated with Memphis' main musical area,
Beale Street. Texas Blues: This style has many style
variations and is usually played with more
swing than other blues styles. Some artists
of this style are Blind Lemon Jefferson,
W.C. Clark, Melvin Jackson, Freddie King,
and Mike Morgan. Gospel Blues: This style of blues is the most
holy style of blues, and it has been around
since blues started. It is a combination of blues
guitar and religious lyrics. This style has
produced artists like Charlie Patton, Sam Collins,
Josh White, Blind Boy Fuller, and Skip James. Important Early
Blues People WC Handy: WC Handy was born in Alabama in 1873. He is mostly known as the "Father of the Blues". He "discovered" blues wen he heard a homeless man playing the guitar with a knife. He is one of the most influential blues artists of all time. Although he wasn't the first person to publish a blues record, he was the one who really sparked the worldwide interest in blues. WC Handy was in a Memphis Orchestra in 1918. Robert Johnson: Robert Johnson was born in Mississippi 1911. He is the author of a very important song to the blues--The Cross Road Blues. Legend says that Robert Johnson sold his soul at a cross roads in exchange for the ability to play blues music. Nobody really knows how he died, but there are many theories that involve poisoning. Hart Wand: He published the first blues sheet music-the Dallas Blues. Mamie Smith: She was the first African American to appear on record. The song she sang was "Crazy Blues", which was originally made by Perry Bradford. YouTube Videos and
links B.B. King- Three O' Clock Blues Mamie Smith- Crazy Blues Robert Johnson- Cross Road Blues WC Handy- Memphis Blues Hart Wand- Dallas Blues Instruments of the
Blues Harmonica Saxophone Guitar Piano Drums Trumpet BB King and Other
Current Blues Artists B.B. King: B.B. King is one of the most important blues artists of all time. Two famous songs of his are "3 O' Clock Blues" and "The Thrill is Gone." B.B. King plays the guitar. B.B. King was listed #17 in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. B.B. King started recording songs in 1949. B.B. King also had his own band--the B.B. King Review. B.B. King won a Grammy for "The Thrill is Gone." B.B. King- The Thrill Is Gone Fatback Deluxe: He is a classic American blues singer who was influenced by Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. His real name is Ira Malkin. He formed his band in 2001. Their debut album was "Rat Now." Matt Anderson: He is an acoustic blues singer who was influenced by B.B. King. Two of his albums are called "Something In Between" and "Second Time Around." Sue Foley: She is a blues rock guitarist and singer who is influenced by Memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters, and Albert Collins. Two of her albums are called "Queen Bee- The Antones Collection" and "Time Bomb." How Blues Influenced
Early Rock Early rock was mostly a combination of blues, jazz, and gospel music, with swing and country music. The beat in a rock and roll song is usually a blues beat with an accentuated back beat. Blues was one of the most significant influences of early rock music. Chicago electric blues had many of the elements used in rock music. Some rock singers like Fats Domino and Little Richard came out of the black rhythm and blues tradition and made it more appealing to white audiences. One early rock song that had blues elements was "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash. Many rock songs were just covers or partial re-writes of traditional blues songs. Summary All in all, the blues have been
around since the late 19th century,
and have produced many artists
such as Muddy Waters, WC Handy,
B.B. King, and Robert Johnson. There
are many styles of blues and there are
many cities that are involved in the blues. The blues have influenced other styles of music and many musical artists. Current Blues Artists The Stressful Test My Blues Song I'm on a bus
And going to school
I'm shaking all over
This is so not cool

I arrive at school
And I'm trembling with fright
I had been awake
All night

We start the test
And I am going mad
I look around the room
And everyone's sad

At the end if the day
The results are here
And I'm so happy
I'm jumping with cheer

I got an A+
There's no need to fear
Until the next test
Which will be next year
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