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Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1530
Professor
Rebecca Jubis
Semester
Winter

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JUNE 8th Blues Revival/ HARD ROCK/ Power Trios Blues Revival was in both Europe and the US. Cover versions - 1950s, we discussed a small list of these. They did continue through the 60s 70s and are still happening in the present. Many of the cover artists from the 60s and 70s were white musicians who covered songs from black artists from the 50s and earlier. The emergence of the guitar was one of the most popular of all the instruments. A. General Timeline 1956, Muddy Waters was one of the dominant blues performers in Chicago, one of his promoters thought it would be wise to spread his music out across the country. Apollo theatre. Muddy Waters and his band, did not have a following in the white media as did many other blues artists. At the Apollo Theatre, Muddy Waters and his band were booed off the stage. This was because he was playing music aimed towards the South; South music was much familiarized with farmers and rural life. BY this time his career was at the peak of its success, he went back to work in a factory as he did when he first moved North. Alexis Korner (a record collector, discos, a blues lover, jam sessions in a bar he owned The Ealing Club); Korner called Muddy Waters to invite him and his piano player to perform in Great Britain. In Manchester 1958, Muddy Waters played with Chris Barber band. Muddy came on stage and when the curtain opened there was silence on both ends. The drummer who is not familiar with Muddy Waters music becomes confused with the beat and this causes the audience to lose tempo as well. Bad press took hold of Muddy Waters' performances and what he thought was a turn of success failed. He returned to the US and a few years later was invited back again to Great Britain. Many youth were becoming more interested in the types of music that were popular in the states. Documentaries of the blues were being created -- these were portholes that would teach about history specifically slavery. Sonny Boy Williamson "I'm a Lonely Man" Son House "Levee Camp Blues" Muddy Waters "Cold feeling Blues" Howlin Wolf "Shindig" 1965 Muddy Waters label wanted him to head towards folk singing. He played with acoustic guitars instead of an electric guitar. His biggest selling record ELECTRIC MUD. 1960s Revival Offshoots Revival blues Rolling Stones Paul Butterfield Hard Rock (POP/BLUES SYNTHESIS) Rolling Stones Aerosmith AC/DC Folk Rock (FOLK/BLUES SYNTHESIS) Byrds Bob Dylan The Band Country Rock (COUNTRY/BLUES SYNTHESIS) Allman Brothers Lynyrd Synyrd Gospel/Blues Rock Janie Joplin The Band These were times of ACCULTURATION. Taking different cultures and combining them to make their own. Rolling Stones They began as a cover band playing all kinds of music. It is hard to find originality in their early music. "I Can't Be Satisfied" was a recording by Muddy Waters in 1948 (Chess Records). Rolling Stones cover version " I Can't Be Satisfied". The Rolling Stones copied the songs as best they could but Muddy Waters music is a way of life, he has lived the stories he sings. They had to stop with cover songs and so they began to write songs and not just blues songs. Simple chord progres
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