The Blues Term Paper by Professor Victor Verb

The Blues
A review of the musical genre known as the Blues.
# 30141 | 1,887 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2001 | US

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This paper provides a review of Blues music including its history, form and legacy. The paper explains the origins from the American South, where blacks in the early 20th century began to develop the music into its more expressive forms. The paper also looks at the religious influence on blues music, where Christianity plays a big part in the vocals. The principal characters in the blues scene are discussed and the three major forms of the blues are analyzed.

From the Paper:

"According to "The Story of the Blues," "The blues music of the Mississippi Delta has been played and sang since at least the turn of the twentieth century. How long it was played before that is a question that may never be answered. Like spirituals, gospel, and jazz, Delta blues is the music of slaves and former slaves, a group that was thought of as chattel for hundreds of years and whose cultural and artistic progress in America went woefully undocumented" (Bekker, 1994, p. 8). In the spirit of "daunted is not deflected," though, music historians have been able to gather some early recordings, interviews and reliable information about the history of the blues."

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