Twelve-bar blues

rhytm and blues

Many components, corresponding to the decision-and-response format and using blue notes, can be traced back to the music of Africa. The origins of the blues are additionally intently associated to the spiritual music of the Afro-American neighborhood, the spirituals.

In the 70s, Philadelphia International (that includes The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Jerry Bell, Archie Bell & The Drells and Billy Paul) and Hi Records (featuring Al Green, O. V. Wright and Ann Peebles) got R&B hits. In 1951, Little Richard Penniman began recording for RCA Records within the bounce blues type of late Forties stars Roy Brown and Billy Wright.

Dallas-born T-Bone Walker, who is often associated with the California blues type, carried out a successful transition from the early urban blues à la Lonnie Johnson and Leroy Carr to the leap blues fashion and dominated the blues-jazz scene at Los Angeles during the Forties. Jordan’s musical type exerted a profound influence on a variety of performers, most notably Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Bill Haley. Among many others who coated his material had been Woody Herman, Muddy Waters, and Eric Clapton. Jordan was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , and in 2018 he obtained a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. Jordan and his Tympany Five (a reputation chosen despite the fact that he was normally accompanied by six musicians, none of whom played tympani) became by 1942 some of the well-liked recording acts within the country.… Read More