The Blues as Therapy in the Black Community

The Blues were very significant in the black community. The lyrics usually explaining hard times, it can be perceived that the blues served as some type of therapy for black folk. With melancholic lyrics and somber melodies, the blues had two revivals. During the times blues was first discovered, it was not very popular. It took decades for blues to get the appreciation it deserves. 


Women were very prominent in blues, taking roles as famous singers and songwriters. One example of these famous women is Mamie Smith. She was very popular and was a part of Race Records. Race Records allowed people to record and sell records. This was a big turning point in the way people listened to music.

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop Hip Hop has been so imortant in the black community. The Golden age of Hip Hop was between the mid-1980’s and 1990’s.Graffiti and break

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Funk Funk track is now not an remoted genre, but one comes from a wealthy musical lineage. In the late 19th century, African American musicians

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Disco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faf1ch7Q9XE&list=PLSojLeKIMzEaMHIqt1rzqjGmlQeESjdVG Disco is a style of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the Nineteen Seventies from the United States’ city nightlife scene. The disco sound is typified by means of “four-on-the-floor” beats,

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