Tuesday, March 25, 2008


The Blues...what is it? People relate it to music of the soul, music from the heart...or is it the music of 'the devil'?(as told in Robert Johnson's history)

For me, it is the music of the soul that somes from the heart. You know it from how it is sung and played (through instruments like guitar, piano, sax etc.). The history took us way back to the era in which the blacks worked as slaves. While working in cotton fields they used to sing or chant in a manner of showing their deepest sorrow and depression.

Through the years the chant was developed and improvised through the used of musical instruments such as the guitar and piano. Later, the music was commercialized.

Some of the most influential blues men in the early years are Robert Johnson, BB King, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters.

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