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Unformatted text preview: - Covert messages about escaping - Not made for entertainment, only meant for expression of emotions Country Blues- Mississippi Delta Blues birthplace of blues- Rough, heavily textured vocals with accompaniment on guitar or other instrument, one person- Single line guitar, no chords- Robert Johnson- Texas Blues- Vocals are less harsh, guitar is more independent - More chords than single notes- Blind Lemon Jefferson- Piedmont-Virginias, Carolinas, Georgia- Memphis Blues- Synonymous with the blues, more urban- William Christopher Hammy came up with 12 bar blues, most common grid of blues - Not necessarily country blues- He published the first blues on a mainstream, commercial level- 1909 he wrote Memphis Blues- 1920 Crazy Blues Manny Smith Cabaret singer who replaced sick blues singer sold 1 million copies in 6 months...
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- Fall '07