Blues music came about from the Mississippi Delta (New Orleans). A lot of people ‘back in the day’ listened to blues because of its deep history behind it. The inventor of blues were slaves and family members of slaves. Blues came from the outside slaves who typically worked in the fields. The blues started to come popular around the 1960s when its revival was taking place. A few famous artist and bands that were popular around this time were: Bessie and Mammy Smith, WC Handy, and Muddy Waters.