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Battle of the BLUES

JULY 2007 MEMPHIS DOWNTOWNER 19 All your loneliness, I'll try to soothe, I'll play the blues for you ... — Albert King The story is almost as old as the currents of the Mississippi.

It Is the Blues

i Mapping the Blues Genes Preface : This essay, Mapping the Blues Genes , explores the first three decades of the printed history of early blues music.

THE BLUES: EPISODE 7 Key to the Highway KEB’ MO’

Page 1 of 1 THE BLUES: EPISODE 7 Key to the Highway KEB’ MO’: Welcome to The Blues, the history of Americas greatest roots music from PRI,

Blues, Blues Poetry, and Racial Identity

Lesson Plan Mia Noffsinger (mianoff@yahoo.com) The Most Southern Place on Earth Blues, Blues Poetry, and Racial Identity Objectives: To introduce students to blues music through listening, looking at lyrics, and recounting brief history.

The Blues: From the Delta to the South Side of Chicago

1 The Blues: From the Delta to the South Side of Chicago Reading the Blues If you'd like your students to gain an appreciation of the richness, complexity, depth, and pervasiveness of African-American culture in relation to the broader American culture, listen to music.

WASHINGTON BLUES FESTIVAL '70 —a benefit for blacks in blues—

WASHINGTON BLUES FESTIVAL '70 —a benefit for blacks in blues— text by Martha Sanders Gilmore photos by George Gilmore Twenty-two shades of blues filled a musical canvas which sparkled and sputtered like a firefly, portraying the scene of the First Washington Blues Festival.

BLUES

2/17/02 BLUES OVERVIEW PAGE 1 of 1 Blues overview ARC catalging genre HELPsheet 1 The blues are a strophic, lyric song form built on three short musical phrases, in duple meter, usually 4/4 time.

Ragtime, Blues, & Early Jazz

Ragtime, Blues, & Early Jazz Vocabulary Terms Page - 1 Ragtime, Blues, and Early Jazz VOCABULARY TERMS jazz A musical style created mainly by African Americans in early

GEAR UP: THE BLUES

Portfolio created by Amir Malek Robertson Scholars, Duke University • • • CAMP DIRECTORS : Lakendra Jones Pat Brown CAMP COUNSELORS : Litrell Lane Lisa Ference VISTA MEMBER: Teretha Lewis RESIDENT ASSISTANT: Colby Harris Natasha Smith CAMP PARTICIPANTS: Jamie Beck Betty Mae Jack Middle ...

Whites, Blacks, and the Blues

Whites, Blacks, and the Blues Overview This lesson enables students to explore and measure the distance between blacks and whites in the past and present United States.