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Jazz_Lec3 - St. Louis Blues Most popular blues song of all...

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Jazz History 1/25/08 Lecture 3: The Blues WWW.redhotjazz.com The Blues Folk Music Evolved from (?) o Slave music o Church hymns Early form is fluid Later from is standardized (1920s) o 12 bar blues Blues is… Blues is a musical form o It can be played in the styles of rock, country, jazz, classical, etc. Blues is a style only when it is in the folk tradition Blues is not jazz W.C. Handy (1873 – 1958) Born in Alabama The “father of the blues” Bandleader: o “Lauzetta Quartet” (1892) o “Mahara’s Minstrels” (1896) Beale St, Memphis (1909) o Handy Bros. Music Memphis Blues Handy’s first blues in 1909, published 1912 o Origionally titled “mister Crump”
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Unformatted text preview: St. Louis Blues Most popular blues song of all time Bublished in 1914 St. Louis Blues o Rec. January 1922 on the Black Swan label o Handys Memphis Blues Band 12 Bar Blues A 1-2-3-4 ------ 2-2-3-4 ------3-2-3-4 ------- 4-2-3-4 I A 5-2-3-4 ------ 6-2-3-4 ------ 7-2-3-4 -------8-2-3-4 IV I B 9-2-3-4 ------ 10-2-3-4 ----- 11-2-3-4 ----- 12-2-3-4 Measure Measure Measure Measure The influence on Jazz Blues scale Blue note Easy form to solo over Ma Rainey (1886 1939) Born in Georgia mother of the blues Minstrel and Vaudeville performer Recorded 100 songs between 1923 1928...
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