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Blue Violin

Memphis blues music has a very rich and interesting history that is filled with many great names in American music. Created in 1920 and 1930, was created Memphis blues music by musicians who lived in the area such as Furry Lewis, Frank Stokes, John Estes and Memphis Minnie. At first, it was only popular in vaudeville and show medicine, but soon grew rapidly to capture the interest of the whole nation.

Memphis blues music really got its start on Beale Street, the place where the nightlife and culture of Memphis was (and remains). There have written several books, devoted exclusively to the blues of Memphis and Beale Street, including Goin 'Back to Memphis by James L. Dickerson, who left in 2000.

Memphis blues music gained much popularity very quickly, largely in part to their unique sound. Because many of the musicians were poor and could not afford to buy traditional instruments, they were forced to improvise with items household that were not previously known for its sound production capabilities. For example, washboards, kazoos and Jews harps were common in early blues music Memphis.

Quite possibly the most unique and often uses strange tools found at Memphis blues music is the pitcher. To replace the sound that low would expensive, people blowing in jars of different sizes to create a deep, hollow sound. Of course, some people in Memphis blues music were able to get their hands on traditional instruments like violins, banjos and mandolins.

Memphis blues music has never shown any electric instruments until after World War II, when musicians of Memphis blues music slowly began to buy and use. Memphis blues music also began to transform itself as new musicians appeared on the scene in Memphis. This is because many African-Americans began to migrate away from poor rural areas in search of cities and good jobs. Among those making the trip to Memphis were Willie Nix, Ike Turner, Howlin Wolf and BB King.

However, Memphis blues music was limited to the Memphis area. That is, until Sun Records became interested in blues music of Memphis and began signing local artists as fast as he could. Finally, I would go to Memphis blues music influenced by rock and roll, modern jazz and rhythm and blues, and has been cited by several famous musicians in their songs.

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