Commodification within Blues Genre

Blues came about from the Mississippi Delta. This video was interesting in hearing how most Blues artists came from a struggle and experienced that in the songs. Most blues artists that were interviewed and talked about worked in the cotton field, and expressed what they have been through in their music. The music started from people who worked on the plantation, picking cotton, and plowing mules. The blues exemplified struggle, love, hurt, change, and hope that the ones singing wish to come. When hearing singers sing the blues, sometimes you might not be able to understand what they are saying, but the feel of the song, the bass guitar, the trembling in one’s voice, and how much feeling they put into the song can relay how one is feeling. The blues is something you can’t take away from black people, nor try and change.

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Overcoming the Blues

The blues is a music genre that expresses many emotions and communicates genuine emotion. The blues originated on Southern plantations during the 19th Century. During

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Folk Post (Kayla Davis)

Folk – Kayla Davis & Jasmine Euell Folk music describes a group activity for the African slaves. In some ways, music united the community. They

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Bobby Womack Bibliography

Womack, Bobby. ” Midnight Mover: The True Story of the Greatest Soul Singer in the World.” 2006, https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.auctr.edu:2050/lib/atlunivctr/detail.action?docID=3015253 Eells, Josh. “Bobby Womack 1944-2014.” “Rolling Stone, Issue 1214,

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Spiritual Post (Kayla Davis)

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bytFrsL4_4[/embedyt]   Spirituals – Kayla Davis & Jasmine Euell Negro Spirituals originate from slavery. They cover many emotions ranging from hope to sorrow. Negro

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