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  • Blues Music
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    The Influence of the Blues in the 20th Century Have you ever had a question of where did the blues originate from How did Rock and Roll develop How does the blues effect us Well everywhere people go and listen to the blues music has some influence in the 20th Century. Since the past twenty years, whites and blacks are now enjoying the blues in a more accepting manner. Throughout our days in life people listen to music that tells us feelings about the slavery. Overall, the blues early history and...
  • Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
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    Had rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix not died of complications from a drug overdose on Sept. 18, 1970, at the age of 27 there's no doubt he would have continued to contribute great works of art not only in the pop world but also in the jazz realm. At the time of his death, he was preparing to collaborate with Miles Davis, who was fascinated with his searing music. Hendrix was born in Seattle on Nov. 27, 1942. A fan of Muddy Waters, Elmore James, B.B. King and Chuck Berry, Hendrix developed a guitar s...
  • Of The First Recorded Rock's Songs
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    Great Rock Musicians: Their Achievements and Effect on Rock and Roll The blues are undeniably the roots of early rock and roll. Rock today has mutated so much that the basic blues patterns have been all but lost. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the birth of, and evolution of rock and roll by focusing on three of the arguably greatest rock musicians of the sixties and seventies. The origin of the blues can be traced to the emancipation of the slaves in the rural black areas of the sout...
  • B.B. King
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    Riley B. 'B.B. ' King (guitarist / singer, born September 16, 1925, Itt a Bena, MS) The most touching bluesman of our time, and the most influential electric guitarist ever, the 'King of the Blues's ums up his message with some simple advice. 'I would say to all people, but maybe to young people especially -- black and white or whatever color -- follow your own feelings and trust them, find out what you want to do and do it, and then practice it every day of your life and keep becoming what you ...
  • Pure Blues Album
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    Eric Clapton Eric Clapton is an innovative guitarist, basically the first to combine blues and rock, which in turn popularized blues. Because of his skill and ever-evolving style, his music is a lasting contribution in itself. Eric Clapton made his recording debut with The Yardbirds, the British group that also featured guitar virtuosos Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Together, they created a whole new blues / rock sound that many of the famous '60's and '70's bands copied. Clapton left The Yardbirds ...

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