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  • Blues And Gospel

    ezilla, Michael. "Blues and Gospel Recording Artists from 1920s Left Imprint on Today's Music | Penn State University." PSU. Penn State University, 12 Nov. 2013. Web. 13 Mar. 2016. This article describes how blues and gospel artists from the 1920s influenced today's music greatly. It touches on the fact that blues is one of jazzs greatest influence. It summarizes what blues is, and the aspects of blues that have found their way into the seams of jazz. The article describes how the influence cannot be explained only with words, you have to listen and hear the emotions of both, how both genres are important and meaningful. The meaningful lyrics and sounds and tones of the two have influenced so many other genres…

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  • Compare And Contrast Delta Blues And Chicago Blues

    When comparing the blues, the Chicago and Delta blues are a great way to show the progression of the blues style. You can almost say that the blues were born in the Delta, and even trace many of the styles seen in the Chicago blues to that seen in the Delta. In the Delta, blues were sung for the relieve of people struggle, used as venting. It was anything and everything that you could find to create a rhythm and tune. The structure resembled that of church call and response. Where you could have…

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  • Summary: The Guidance Of Blues

    The Guidance of Blues Blues is an African American art form that was created in the early 20th century. It was a secular response for the segregation that African Americans faced during the post-reconstruction era. African Americans use blues for catharsis, a spiritual relief from physical and emotional grievance in their difficult position in the society. Elements of it has been passed through the adaptations over the century and still exists in the modern blues we hear nowadays. Looking back…

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  • Essay On Blues And Ragtime

    Anglo-African music and the basis of jazz, the Blues and Ragtime can be traced back to the late nineteenth century, originating in the Mississippi Valley. Distinguished from other musical styles with its strong 4/4 rhythms and twelve-bar structure, the Blues were created by the amalgamation of American folk songs and hymns intertwined with an African beat. Often, the Blues outline the woeful tales of hopeless, unsuccessful people. Forming as an alternative to the Blues in the early 1890s,…

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  • Stylistics In The Weary Blues

    Literary Stylistics and the Creation of Weariness in “The Weary Blues” This paper will focus to use the relative knowledge of literary stylistics, deviation and foregrounding to analyze Langston Hughes’s poem “The Weary Blues”, and use strong evidence from the poem to support the argument of Hughes’s use of literary stylistics to create and highlight the sentimental elements of weary in this poem. The weary sentimental elements are significant to the theme of this poem. Blues is the music in…

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  • Theatricality Of Blues Analysis

    Blues artists have historically represented a politically aware approach to artistic expression as it is rooted in slave songs. Rap music serves as a contemporary version of this as it too stems from African traditions such as black vernacular. Both of these genres of music use african retentions to maintain the spirit of their culture prior to their enslavement, recalling a time when they were free. The elements they incorporate from their past are a reminder to their communities that they are…

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  • Ragtime And Blues Analysis

    Ragtime and blues are the foundations of jazz. Both were initially very popular among African Americans as jazz came from an African background. The blues contain the musical structure of jazz with the 12 bar pattern, while ragtime supplies the unique syncopations and improvisations. The early musicians of blues and ragtime would eventually provide the transition necessary to move into jazz.…

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  • Philosophy Of Blues Music

    something different. Something quiet but loud. They sang! They wrote songs about their slave life and racism that they had to see every day. Their songs had different codes that only, but only they could understand. Then they added instruments and they used anything they could find or use. They had fun and the music was marvelous. By the 1920s jazz and blues were exploited. Everyone wanted to hear it even the white people. Whites wanted to hear them sing…

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  • Sonny's Blue Analysis

    The story of Sonny's Blue by James Baldwin about the imagery of dark and light has changed. In 1957 being to know that is interesting about James Baldwin stories include character Sonny with brothers and family. Sonny is the narrator about brothers between to change it being a movement of the family his dark and light. Looking for different to live with brother have a nature of the darkness is illustrate. How to know have Sonny his brother make to break being a problem about drug addiction with…

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  • Essay On Blues Music

    The Blues have been around for a long time. In fact, “the blues flourished from African American folk music, such as work songs, spirituals, and the field hollers of slaves” (Music Pg. 357). The exact time frame in which blues music originated is unknown. However, during the 1980s blues music was gaining popularity in rural areas of the south. Blues music speaks to the soul and heart. During a period in time where African Americans were physically and systematically oppressed, the Blues gave…

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