Blues Timeline Assignment - Jordan Rombough

  • Slave Songs

    Slave Songs were published of African-American spirituals.
  • Maple Leaf Rag

    Maple Leaf Rag
    Scott Joplin published Maple Leaf Rag in 1899
  • Victor Records

    Victor Records
    Victor Records issues one of the first known African American field hollers known as "Camp Meeting Shouts".
  • First Piece of Blues

    The First piece of Blues music was published by Antonio Maggio
  • WW1

    WW1 starts and this caused American troops to be exposed to blues music causing it to explode in popularity.
  • Slide Guitar

    Slide Guitar
    Sylvester Weaver was the first person to use a slide guitar style using a knife or broken bottle
  • Electrical Recording

    Electrical Recording
    Electrical recording technology was introduced and blues music is now for a wider audience.
  • Bass Guitar is Invented

    Bass Guitar is Invented
    The modern bass guitar was invented by Leo Fender
  • Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson was a very influential musician and influenced heavily on the development of blues.
  • B.B King

    B.B King
    B.B King has a hit with a version of "Three O'Clock Blues".
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley records "That's Alright Mama" for Sun Records and it launched his career and music style Rock and Roll.
  • Muddy Waters

    Muddy Waters performs at Newport Jazz Festival
  • The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones
    The Rolling Stones First Performance
  • ZZ Top

    ZZ Top
    This was ZZ Tops First Performance
  • Blues Hall of Fame

    Blues Hall of Fame
    In Memphis Tennessee the Blues Hall of Fame was opened to public.