Origin At the end of the twentieth century, a new genre named Blues “emerged from Black communities in the southern United States”(119). In contrast to other black genres at the time, – Ragtime, Jazz, etc.
Background Blues began in the early 1920s around the deep South along the Mississippi River during the times of Jim Crow. Blues music stemmed from genres such as work songs, spirituals, and African music having
The Blues came to the United States not even 50 years after slaves were granted their freedom. Sharecropping was very popular in the South after slavery ended, and the work was just as difficult. After