This article is a stub
You can help out by expanding this article

Originating Location: United States

Originating Era: Early 20th Century

Key ArtistsEdit

Key AlbumsEdit

Genre DescriptionEdit

One of the parents of all genres of quintessentially American music, especially Rock, Pop and R&B, Blues music evolved out of many sources, including Negro spirituals and folk music. In a way, Blues is a form of folk, being a music of the people, but the styles of music we typically think of Blues and folk are much different. Blues typically uses a 12-bar chord progression. Like Jazz (somewhat of a brother-genre to the Blues), it's a genre that started out maligned and derided, but has become one of the exhalted genres of "Serious" music. Often times the lyrics can be rather dirty, although not always. It's one of the longest-lived genres of American music, if not the longest, and a lot of interesting stuff is being done today with the genre.

Artists in this genre Edit

Labels in this genreEdit

Further ReadingEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.