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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Blues Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Birth Place of Blues Evidence that it began in in late 19 th century to early 20 th century Developed in the American South The exact location in unknown many musicians were playing variations of similar music throughout the south Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Definition Music is based around a musical progression Most common is a 12-bar blues, where the same three chords are used in a 12-bar-long repeating pattern. Also variations like the 16-bar blues Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Development Originated from the hardships that many African Americans endured during slavery and pre-Civil War America It worked as a natural outlet for the hard times Work shouts or call-and-response in the work place Became a vocal narrative to help African Americans in daily life Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Blues Music Dominated by African American singers The style is characterized by a
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