Category: Blues

Blues and the Black Workforce

Blues and the Black Workforce By: Nyla Griffith The era of the blues saw many socioeconomic changes and was heavily influenced by what was happening in the world at the time. Primarily in the early

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Low Down Dirty Blues

Low Down Dirty Blues The Blues genre emerged during the 20th century when people of color were experiencing a-lot of pain and sorrow. Many artists used Blues as an outlet for their pain. Most people

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I’ve got the Blues

Blues music was created by black people in the South in the 1870’s, and it was influenced by ragtime and folk music. What makes blues music unique is that it expresses feelings, usually sadness and

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The Continuance of Black Resistance Through The Blues The creation of the blues was a continuance to the resistance carried in Jubilee Quartets. Although, African Americans were now taking the opportunity to further present themselves

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Feelin’ Blue With The Blues

Feelin’ Blue with The Blues In the late 20th Century, the genre of the Blues emerged during a time of pain and sorrow with social implications in southern cities such as, St. Louis, New Orleans,

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Blues m blues blues 1930-1940 12 bar blues 1946-1969 iNFLUENTIAl blues musicians bessie smith known as “Empress of the Blues,” first seen in minstrel shows, her music usually consisted of strong themes, such as feminism,

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Blues: Singing Their Miseries

I Got The Blues When someone tells you they have the blues or they’re feeling blue, you automatically know they are feeling melancholy. This term comes from the music genre, Blues. The Blues was created

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I got the blues

Influential People W.C. Handy Bessie Smith Mammie Smith Ida Cox John Lee Hooker Howlin’ Wolf Blind Lemon Jefferson The blues subgenres Classical Blues Texas Blues Mississippi delta blues Chicago blues Country blues Swing Blues Piedmont

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Bed and Breakfast Blues

Bed and Breakfast Blues The musical genre of Blues first originated in the late 19th century.   The deep roots of blues began on southern plantations and spanned throughout the years across the country. In the

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Bessie Smith and the Blues

BESSIE SMITH AND HER IMPACT ON BLUES THE BEGINNING OF BLUES Blues began in the black communities of the Deep South but it has its roots in Africa. It emerged in the Mississippi Delta in

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