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  • 1. Blues Music
    The 1950’s Era
  • 2. Introduction
    Blues Music began in the rural south
    During the 1950’s certain artists gained popularity
    There were thriving Blues scenes in four major cities:
    Memphis
    St. Louis
    Detroit
    Chicago
  • 3. Memphis Blues
    Developed out of the Country style of Blues
    Some popular jug bands
    Also developed out of vaudeville acts and medicine shows
  • 4. B.B. King
    Moved to Memphis in 1947
    Developed the lead guitar style
    Huge influence on Rock and Roll
  • 5. 3 o’ Clock Blues
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XclubtGRkQ
  • 6. St. Louis
    More of an “urban” feel
    Variation on Jump-Blues
    Featured prominent Singers and Pianists
    Some groups were small in size with only bass and drums handling rythm
  • 7. Chuck Berry
    Born in St. Louis on October 18, 1926
    Highly influential guitar player
    Still playing today
  • 8. Maybelline
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RAfxiyMKAk
  • 9. Chicago
    Built on the Delta Blues style
    Some artists began as street performers
  • 10. Chicago cont.
    Amplified Instruments
    Prominent Harmonica
    Bands sometimes included trumpets and saxophones as well as drums and bass
  • 11. Muddy Waters
    Moved to Chicago in 1940
    His band had many prominent Blues musicians
  • 12. Mannish Boy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAe6w_r0Vaw
  • 13. Detroit
    Similar to Chicago style
    Electric instruments
    Made up of a lot of artists from the south
    Sometimes overshadowed by other music
  • 14. John Lee Hooker
    One of the few Detroit players to get popular
    Unique style that was hard to imitate
  • 15. Conclusion
    The Blues lost popularity through the 60’s
    The 50’s era musicians had a huge impact
    In some of these cities there is still a local Blues scene
  • 16. References
    http://www.detroitbluessociety.org/index.html
    http://www.chuckberry.com/about/bio.htm
    http://www.history-of-rock.com/blues.htm
    http://www.allmusic.com/explore/genre/blues-d41
    http://www.bbking.com/bio/
    http://www.muddywaters.com/bio.html