Category: Black & Blues

Black and Blues

The term “blues” was used to identify a new type of song emerging from Black communities in the southern United States by the end of the first decade of the twentieth century.  New and different

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Black & Blues

The Blues originated in the Deep South of Mississippi Delta during the 1920s. The Blues became a staple for the black communities to express themselves through their lyrics. The emergence of Blues came during the

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Black and Blues

Black and Blues By: Whitney Holmes How Did Blues Music Begin? During the turn of the twentieth century, several new forms of music by the black community began to develop. Simultaneously, many new racial tensions

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Black & Blues

Origin The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African-American history. The blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century. Its inventors were slaves, ex-slaves and the descendants of slaves—African-American sharecroppers who sang

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Black & Blues

What is Blues? The Blues is a genre of music that was created by African American in the South. Blues voiced African American’s grief, desires, adversity, trials and tribulations in a style that was specific

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Black n’ Blues

Let’s get into the Blues Years following the end of the slavery epidemic in America, the music genre, Blues, began to boom. African Americans, no longer enslaved, took on a new form of oppression through

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Black & Blue

BLACK & BLUE Background “Blues” was and is a music style that was born in the deep south. The creators of the blues were ex-slaves, slaves, sharecroppers, and just poor black folk in the south,

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Black and Blues

All About the Blues Many musics genres were influenced and created during slavery, which later influenced new genres. A few years removed from slavery bloomed the genre of Blues. While African Americans were no longer

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Black and Blues

The Start of Blues Blues began in the black communities of the deep south with center origins in the Mississippi Delta. It was formed as a secular genre in the beginning of the 20th century.

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Black & Blues

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.

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