Blues Timeline

  • Memphis Blues

    Memphis Blues
    W.C. Handy wrote the hit "Memphis Blues".
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    Time span of Blues Timeline

    This is the entire time span of my timeline.
  • Memphis Blues Publishing

    Memphis Blues Publishing
    The song Memphis Blues by W.C. Handy became published.
  • World War One

    World War One
    The United States goes into World War One and starts migration to Africa-America exposing American troops to blues music.
  • Crazy Blues

    Crazy Blues
    Mamie Smith realised the song Crazy Blues.
  • Beale Street

    Beale Street
    Beale Street became a showcase for the "Jug-Bands."
  • Electronic Recording

    Electronic Recording
    Electronic recording technology is introduced and Blues music is now available for more people.
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson

    Blind Lemon Jefferson
    Blind Lemon Jefferson recorded his first ever song, I Want to be Like Jesus in My Heart.
  • Charley Patton

    Charley Patton
    Charley Patton recorded his first song, Pony Blues.
  • Huddle Ledbetter

    Huddle Ledbetter
    Huddle Ledbetter introduced blues music to a wide audiance.
  • Electric guitar

    Electric guitar
    The first ever recording of an electric guitar was created by Eddie Burnham.
  • Jump Blues

    Jump Blues
    Jump blues became extremely popular in this time period.
  • Returning Home

    Returning Home
    Blues popularity skyrocketed after soldiers returned home from the war.
  • Blues Rock

    Blues Rock
    Blues Rock became fully developed.
  • Revival

    Earlier, Jump blues kind of died off but in 1980, jump blues saw revival.
  • Hall of fame

    Hall of fame
    The blues hall of fame became open to the public.