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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Jazz

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Disco

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Musical Theater Black people have been so under represented in musical theater. My people are often represent them but by doing blackface or are other

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Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals Elijah Rock is an example of a Negro Spiritual. Slaves were the composers of Negro Spirituals,  but white men written down and got

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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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A Review of A’Shiah N.’s “The History of Folk Music” I read “The History of Folk Music” by A’Shiah N. She wrote about how Folk

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