Everybody knows a little about the blues but most don’t know the history and origins of it. The blues built is foundation of the backs of the work songs down in the South. From slave songs, negro spirituals, and field hollers, the blues emerged. The blues like any other negro art form was a creative expression for how one or many were feeling at the time. Artists put their feelings and memories into these songs and gave us something to connect to. Many forget the blues because it was stolen and recreated as Rock n’ Roll. Rock n’ roll is just the blues sped up. From that foundation of blues came many genres that capture our hearts.