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50' era Blues

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

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