The Blues and Its Roots
One would be hard-pressed to name a single form of music that has not, in one way or
another, been absorbed into the loosely defined genre known as "rock," or "rock and roll."
Even in the mid 1950s, when rock and roll was
1. In what ways did the m usic ofAfrlcan American slaves provide more thanjust entertainment?
2. Many slaves were forbidden to make or play drums. Why?
3. Where is the Mississippi
region so significant?
Delta region located? Musically speaking,