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The Blues and Jazz

V. Significant Blues Artists and Essential Recordings

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Bessie Smith

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Jelly Roll Morton

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Charley Patton

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T-Bone Walker

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Stevie Ray Vaughan


A. Classic Period

      

1.

Classic Female Blues (1920-1929) 

            

a.

Bessie Smith, the "Empress of the Blues" 

            

b.

Mamie Smith, the "Queen of the Blues" 

            

c.

Ma Rainey, the "Mother of the Blues" 

      

2.

Jug bands 

            

a.

Cannon's Jug Stompers 

      

3.

Lonnie Johnson 

      

4.

Jelly Roll Morton 


B. Folk Blues (also known as Country Blues, Rural Blues, and Downhome Blues)

      

1.

Blind Lemon Jefferson 

      

2.

Blind Willie Johnson 

      

3.

Tampa Red 

      

4.

Charlie Patton, the"Father of Delta Blues" 

      

5.

Son House 

      

6.

Mississippi Sheiks 

      

7.

Robert Johnson 

      

8.

Leadbelly 

      

9.

Jimmy and Mama Yancey 

      

10.

Sleepy John Estes 


C. Urban Blues (also know as Electric Blues and Chicago Blues)

      

1.

Memphis Minnie 

      

2.

T-Bone Walker 

      

3.

Muddy Waters 

      

4.

Howlin' Wolf 

      

5.

Ray Charles 

      

6.

B.B. King 

      

7.

Second generation Chicago blues 

            

a.

Buddy Guy 

            

b.

Junior Wells 

            

c.

Koko Taylor 

            

d.

Magic Sam 

      

8.

Roy Brown 

      

9.

Professor Longhair 

      

10.

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 


D. Jazz

      

1.

Louis Armstrong 

      

2.

Count Basie (piano) and Jimmy Rushing (vocal) 

      

3.

Billie Holiday 

      

4.

Duke Ellington 

      

5.

Charlie Parker 

      

6.

Miles Davis 

      

7.

Thelonious Monk 

      

8.

Cassandra Wilson 


E. Crossovers

      

1.

Rock 

            

a.

Bo Diddley 

            

b.

Fats Domino 

            

c.

Chuck Berry 

            

d.

Elvis Presley 

            

e.

Bob Dylan 

            

f.

Cream  

            

g.

Jeff Beck 

            

h.

Otis Redding 

            

i.

Janis Joplin 

            

j.

Jimi Hendrix 

            

k.

Rolling Stones 

            

l.

The Allman Brothers Band 

            

m.

Funkadelic 

            

n.

Stevie Ray Vaughan 

            

o.

Taj Mahal 

      

2.

Gospel 

            

a.

Bessie Jones 

            

b.

John Davis and the Georgia Sea Island Singers 

      

3.

International 

            

a.

Joao Gilberto 

            

b.

Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh 

      

4.

Classical 

            

a.

Siegel-Schwall Band 

            

b.

Kronos Quartet 

      

5.

Hip-Hop 

            

a.

Nas  


F. Contemporary Blues

      

1.

Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale 

      

2.

Keb' Mo' 

      

3.

A3 

      

4.

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 

      

5.

Chris Thomas King 

      

6.

Derek Trucks Band 

      

7.

John Mayer 

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