Who discovered the blues?
The blues were not 'discovered'. America was 'discovered'. The blues, evolved. Below is from Wikipedia. . .
"Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the Deep South of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound.
The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics such as specific lyrics, bass lines and instruments. Blues can be subdivided into several subgenres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century. Best known are the Delta, Piedmont, Jump and Chicago blues styles. World War II marked the transition from acoustic toelectric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues-rockevolved.
The term "the blues" refers to the "blue devils", meaning melancholy and sadness; an early use of the term in this sense is found in George Colman's one-act farce Blue Devils (1798). Though the use of the phrase in African-American music may be older, it has been attested to since 1912, when Hart Wand's "Dallas Blues" became the first copyrighted blues composition. In lyrics the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood.. . . "
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Delta Blues, often called the original blues. This includes Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and Son House. Chicago Blues, which is basically the delta blues but electric. Muddy Waters is considered the first, but there is also Howlin' Wolf and Little Walters solo stuff is quite good. Texas Blues, Memphis Blues, Detroit Blues and then Blues Rock that originated in the 1960's.
I watched the blues of the headlights streak with the rain to the pavement. Rhythm and blues is how Elvis got his start. Blues is a true American style of music. I'm so sad today, I got the blues. When the trumpeter was playing the blues, you could tell he was really feeling it. The sky at sunset was ablaze with pinks, blues and purples.
'Blues' is usually referred to either the '12-bar blues' or the 'blues scale'. Both are unique aspects by them self and can be put into a rock beat or a rock melody/accompaniment. Most songs are either rock or blues, the blues is hardly ever evident in rock, but it is normal for rock themes to be in songs based on 'blues music'.
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