History of the Blues

Timeline created by Dustin Burke
In Music
  • Blues Style

    Blues Style
    The first Blues was only a vocal style with no instruments.
  • Creation of Blues

    Blues was brought by the African American culture and slaves/
  • Call and Repsonse

    Call and Repsonse
    Original Blues used a technique called "call and response" from the field holler of slaves
  • Father of Blues

    Father of Blues
    In the 1900's Blues took shape with the song "Mr. Crump" by W.C. Handy, the father of Blues.
  • Period: to

    History of the Blues

    Timeline of historical Blues events.
  • Black Music

    The first Black music was published in 1902 so opened up Blues music.
  • Blues Change

    Blues Change
    In 1910 Blues changed and was only instumental
  • Mamie Smith

    Mamie Smith
    Mamie Smith changed blues overnight with a new song called "Crazy Blues"
  • Types of Blues

    Types of Blues
    First Blues was called Delta Blues and was the birthplace that originated in Mississippi.
  • Types of Blues

    Types of Blues
    Chicago and Detroit Blues changed from regular guitars and added electric guitars.
  • Types of Blues

    Memphis Blues was big on Beale Street and this was the hub for Blues. Artist like Muddy Waters had songs
  • New Audience

    New Audience
    Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey begin recording there music and this music reaches large audiences
  • Great Depression

    When the Great Depression hit sales of all music fell.
  • Types of Blues

    Types of Blues
    Jump Blues came from big band and was more fast tempo and dance music. This was big in 1940s and 1950s.
  • Blues recording

    Blues recording
    In 1949 B.B. King recorded his first record which created more popularity in Blues music
  • Types of Blues

    Texas Blues moved to a more jazz sound from Jump Blues.
  • Types of Blues

    Blues Rock started in the 1960's and had more electric guitar and more white artists involved
  • Conclusion

    Blues is not as big today as it was but still has a history of how events and times change in our country