Black and Blue: The Plight of African-Americans during the Blues Era

Origin of the Genre Blues started in the south deep south with the center of the genre being located in the heart of the mississippi delta Blues formed at the turn of the 20th century around the same time as negro spirituals but unlike spirituals, blues was a secular genre. The instrumentation of the blues […]

BLACK and BLUES…

All Blue All BLACK! The blues grew out of the Mississippi Delta. It’s creators of course were African Americans who evolved the blues from their everyday work songs, negro spirituals, and other musical creations. More specifically a bandleader by the name of W.C. Handy said that the blues were revealed to him in 1903 by […]

Black And Blues – Audra Davison

The Blues Originated after Slavery After the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865 in which emancipated all black slaves from slavery, the blues genres found its roots from secular folk music. In the 1900s, Blues was born. It created a new language for African Americans, as they were 1st person narratives about moving on from slavery and […]