Blues, along with jazz and country, is one of the most quintessential styles of American music, tracing its history back well over a hundred years in our nation. While there is no single, defining moment where blues was born, music historians concur that it evolved from spirituals and work songs sung in the mid-1800s. In the years that followed, the style further evolved to incorporate acoustic guitar and percussion instruments, and became heavily influenced by jazz, another new music style at the time. Since the early 1900s, blues has developed to include a huge variety of sub-styles, and its influence continues to be felt on much of todays music. For example, edgy interpretations of blues with electric guitars in the 1950s and 1960s led to the birth of modern rock music. To this day, both rock and blues are listened to and appreciated by fans nationwide.
If you decide you want to dive headfirst into the world of blues, here are just a few of the many styles that you can listen to at your One 51 Place apartment home:
Traditional/Delta blues This classic blues style arose in the deep south of the Mississippi Delta and the Louisiana bayous. Including classic blues pioneers like Robert Johnson, who has inspired blues artists and rock stars alike, this is the earliest, darkest, and most basic style of blues.
Jump blues Jump blues combines traditional blues with jazz and swing, producing an upbeat, danceable style that is the ancestor of modern R&B.
Chicago blues A scene that developed in Chicago when Delta blues musicians moved north, Chicago blues created a harder, electric guitar sound that would produce stars like Buddy Guy. This style is still popular in the Windy City, and helped to inspire musicians both in the U.S. and abroad to create what we now know as rock music.
British blues Electric blues inspired by the Chicago scene took hold in England in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This blues movement would create legendary groups like Cream, the Yardbirds, and Free, and would lead to the beginnings of classic rock.
Blues rock A derivation of British blues and Chicago blues, this form of hard-blues would lead directly to many of the greatest rock acts of the 20th century, including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The Who. Blues rock continues as a sub-style of rock music to this day.
Whether you enjoy some or all of these styles, you can listen to them at our apartments for rent in Alachua just remember to keep the volume at a moderate level so as to not disturb your neighbors.
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