Born in the country. blues was the original influencer of jazz and continued to be popular long after jazz took off. Blues music, along with jazz, continued to influence and inspire musicians for decades to come to continue playing blues as well as to create new styles of music. Musicians such as Ma Rainey, “The Mother of Blues” and Jimmie Rodgers “The Father of Blues” made blues the success it was in the 1920s and the foundation for new music later on. Guitarists such as Blind Blake and banjo players like Charlie Poole inspired musicians with their styles and techniques (“1920s Jazz, Blues, Radio”).
They may have been white trash, but they weren’t illiterate or ignorant. Albums like Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger (1975), Jenning’s Dreaming My Dreams (1976), and the compilation Wanted! The Outlaws (1976) were noteworthy favorites, chart topping cultural events; mellow, backwoods dispatches that nevertheless sounded progressive and managed to captivate the general record buying public in a way that few country acts ever had. The artists live on “the border between conformity and the outlaw life.” (123) They were evidence that the counterculture had finally breached the South and had begun influencing even its most native forms, a rare period of overlap, it seemed, between
Burnside, the third characteristic that defines them as a Southern rock/blues band is their genuine love and respect for old Mississippi Delta Blues. The love can be heard in their album Hernando. “While I have always been a fan of bands who take the time to write good songs and make sure the album sounds good from a production standpoint, there's always something special about a band who makes it sound easy to some great rockers and The Allstars manage to inject all of their music with the same joyful abandon” (Homewood 1). Homewood says this because the production quality of the album isn’t an A+, but the band doesn’t seem to put production quality as a top priority; instead, the band simply loves playing their unique spin on Delta Blues music. Hernando also features covers of R.L.
In general, folk music was viewed as a window into the cultural life of these groups. Folk songs communicated the hopes, sorrows and convictions of ordinary people's everyday lives. Increasingly, music made by other groups of Americans such as Native Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Cajuns came under the umbrella of "folk music." The term "roots music" is now used to refer to this broad range of musical genres, which include blues, gospel, traditional country, zydeco, tejano, and Native American pow-wow. Over the years, “roots music” has been globalized all over America and the world and has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry.
Sam Myers’ vocals gave an impression of a deep bluesy feel that has spanned different genres of music. A couple of the songs had the readily apparent AAB form with the expected fill-ins at the end of each verse. Other songs felt like rhythm and blues or a rock style jazz providing many opportunities for varying length solos by all band members. Funderburgh and Myers’ slide harmonica did the most prominent solos. The slide harmonica solos conjured up a real “bluesy” feeling regardless of the tempo of the song and adding blues notes when needed.
He sings about everything from love to hunting, but this most common theme among is music is about partying and having a good time. Luke Bryan has been on the music scene since 2004 and has brought us hits like “All My Friends Say” and “Country Girl (Shake
Appearing in the theatrical revue Hot Chocolates, he sang "Fats" Waller's (1904–1943) "Ain't Misbehavin'," Armstrong's first popular song hit. From this period Armstrong performed mainly popular song material, which presented a new challenge. Some notable performances resulted. His trumpet playing reached a peak around 1933. His style then became simpler, replacing the experimentation of his earlier years with a more mature approach that used every note to its greatest advantage.
Church's ability to write songs that create feeling inside of someone; whether it is the feeling of happiness, or nostalgia, or sadness, is what I find so damn impressive. It's a completely believable connection to the songs and a seemingly unrehearsed look at who he is, where he came from and what's most important to him and his life. Some might say this album was close to crossing that "too much rock" line. Had Church been around to release it in the late 70s and early 80's with the mix of outlaw country stars of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Jr, Cash, and others, he would have just been another guy in the crowd. "Lotta Boot Left To Fill" was the best song in my opinion on the album.
Elvis Presley Who has not heard of the name Elvis Presley. He was the king of rock n roll. Presleys personal experinces, passionate preformanses, and accoplishments are important factors in understanding the contributions he has made to the world of music. Presley's life began on January 8, 1935 in Tuelpo, Mississippi (Rubel). He had a twin brother named Jessie but he was stillborn leaving Presley as a only child (Elvis.com).
and listen to the early classics like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis, Jerry Lee, etc. and read the latest Hit Parader magazine. I also remember, quite early, exploring the radio for music, having the audacity to actually travel to the BLACK radio stations which, in Cleveland, were WJMO and WABQ and had lots of gospel, blues, r&b, jazz, etc. All of this made my transition from kids music to early rock n roll much easier. As it did with my mom and dad, even with their disparate early influences.