Various - The Blues: From Memphis to the Mississippi Delta
Label: St. Clair - ARS67912 • Series: American Roots Songbook • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Canada • Genre: Blues • Style: Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Memphis Blues
Delta blues is one of the earliest-known styles of blues. It originated in the Mississippi Deltaa region of the U. The Mississippi Delta is famous for its fertile soil and for Various - The Blues: From Memphis to the Mississippi Delta poverty. Delta blues is regarded as a regional variant of country blues. Guitar and harmonica are its dominant instruments; slide guitar is a hallmark of the style.
Vocal styles in Delta blues range from introspective and soulful to passionate and fiery. Although Delta blues certainly existed in some form or another at the turn of the 20th century, it was first recorded in the late s, when record companies realized the potential African-American market for " race records ". The major labels produced the earliest recordings, consisting mostly of one person singing and playing an instrument.
Live performances, however, more commonly involved a group of musicians. Current belief is that Freddie Spruell is the first Delta blues artist to have been recorded; his "Milk Cow Blues" was recorded in Madinina (Dance Hall Mix) - Janik Mc* - Madinina in June Subsequently, the early Delta blues as well as other La Gallineta - Lluís Llach* - Barcelona Gener De 1976 were extensively recorded by John Lomax and his son Alan Lomaxwho crisscrossed the southern U.
Their recordings, numbering in the thousands, now reside in the Smithsonian Institution. However, this claim has been disputed, as John and Alan Lomax had recorded Bukka White inLead Belly in and most likely others. In big-city blues, women singers such as Ma RaineyBessie Smith and Mamie Smith dominated the recordings of the s. In Delta blues female performers often had some Various - The Blues: From Memphis to the Mississippi Delta connection to more notable male performers: Geeshie Wiley was reportedly linked with Papa Charlie McCoywhose brother Kansas Joe McCoy was married to Memphis Minnieand the seminal Charlie Patton sometimes played and recorded with his wife, Bertha Lee.
It was not until late in the s that women began to be heard in recorded performances at the level they had previously enjoyed. It was then that Janis Joplin arrived as the first female performer to achieve both accolades from her peers as a blues performer and crossover commercial success, reaching diverse audiences with a powerful and emotive vocal delivery.
Other women influenced by Delta Polonaise - Tchaikovsky* - Vishnevskaya*, Petrov*, Belov*, Lemeshev*, Khaikin*, The Bolshoi Theatre, who learned from some of the most notable of Various - The Blues: From Memphis to the Mississippi Delta original artists still living, include Bonnie RaittRory Daco Junior - Gravityand Susan Tedeschi.
Many Delta blues artists, such as Big Joe Williamsmoved to Detroit and Chicago, creating a pop-influenced city blues style. This was displaced by the new Chicago blues sound in the early s, pioneered by Delta bluesmen Muddy WatersHowlin' Wolf and Little Walterharking back to a Delta-influenced sound, but with amplified instruments.
Delta blues was also an inspiration for the creation of British skiffle music, from which eventually came the British invasion bands, while simultaneously influencing British blueswhich led to the birth of early hard rock and heavy metal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the racehorse, see Delta Blues horse. For the film, see Delta Blues film. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.
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