Essays Tagged: "delta blues"

"Music/Jazz "

The genesis of New Orleans jazz, which spawned rhythm/blues, Cajun / Zydeco music, and delta blues, took place nearly one hundred years ago. It seems that in the wake of recent disasters, ... Work's research, unlike that of Alan Lomax, was crucial in defining the musical practices along the delta, from sermons to children songs. According to Mr. Nemerov, Works research demonstrated how mu ...

(5 pages) 48 0 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

About the delta blues and the texas blues.

It is hard to say that one place or time is the true home of the blues. From the Delta to Texas, the blues seeped into American culture. The music helped create and define a generat ... nto the genre itself? All these questions can be answered by taking a simple look into the past.The Delta blues is one of the earliest styles of blues music. The term Delta refers to the Mississippi D ... ppi River to the west and the Yazoo River to the east (, 1). The first recordings of the Delta blues took place in the late 1920s. The Delta blues had a fairly simple set-up: slide guitars ...

(4 pages) 28 0 3.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies