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Blues For many years it was recorded only by memory, and relayed only live, and in person. Influenced by African roots, field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups evolved into music for a singer who would engage in call-and- response with his guitar. Country blues performers often improvised, either without accompaniment or with only a banjo or guitar. There were many regional styles of country blues in the early 20th century. Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is among the most famous of blues musicians. Johnson began traveling up and down the Delta, traveling by bus, hopping trains, and sometimes hitchhiking. When Johnson arrived in a new town, he would play on street corners or in front of the local barbershop or a
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Unformatted text preview: restaurant. • Considered by some to be the "Grandfather of Rock-and-Roll", his vocal phrasing, original songs, and guitar style have influenced a broad range of musicians, including Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix • After World War II and in the 1950s, new styles of electric blues music became popular in cities such as Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis. • Electric blues used amplified electric guitars, electric bass, drums, and harmonica. • Chicago became a center for electric blues in the early 1950s. • The music of the Civil Rights and Free Speech movements in the US prompted a resurgence of interest in American roots music and early African American music....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course EEB 4 taught by Professor Satcowix during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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