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Types of Blues

Types of Blues - o Urban Blues 12 Bar Structure Often...

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Types of Blues o Country Blues Folk Blues/Delta Blues Usually sung by a male Accompanied by guitar/banjo/violin (early) Irregular beat Free form Talks of ‘hard life’ First recording- 1924 - Papa Charlie Jackson - ‘Papa’s Lawdy Lawdy Blues’ Born 1890 in New Orleans 75 recordings (‘78’ records (commonly recorded on both sides))
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Unformatted text preview: o Urban Blues 12 Bar Structure Often instrumental ‘high tech’ • If singer present, very large band Flourished in swing era Saxophone became very important Electric Guitar entered Shout blues singers 1958 - Jimmy Rushing ‘Mr 5x5’ and Benny Goodman(clarinet) - ‘Brussels Blues’...
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