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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 Handy’s 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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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course MUS 231 taught by Professor Moon during the Spring '07 term at Arizona.

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