Early "popular" music[ edit ] The first major American popular songwriter, Stephen Foster.
Regardless, Beck is an innovative master of electric guitar and as such he has been idolized by other guitarists for decades. Among other virtuoso qualities of his playing, he is known for the stunning power, authority and control of his fretwork as well as for his somewhat erratic versatility.
He later formed his own self-named group, with then unknown vocalist Rod Stewart and bassist Ron Wood who would later join the Rolling Stones as a guitarist. June 26,Scott, Mississippi Died: August 15,Chicago, Illinois Also known as: By the age of 14 he was performing as a professional fiddler, and after moving to Chicago as an adult he switched to guitar.
He became a prolific songwriter as well as a performer and recording artist and was a foundational contributor to the pre-war Chicago blues scene.
He was a clever lyricist with a flair for narrative, and is known for having one of the largest and most versatile repertoires on record, from a slick urban blues sound to his acoustic country blues roots as well as folk and traditional spirituals.
Broonzy also acted as a mentor to younger musicians, helping many of them secure performing dates and recording sessions. When the Chicago blues sound was transformed by the emergence of the electric guitar, Broonzy kept performing as a more itinerant folk-blues act, paving the way for the future of blues in Europe and the U.
As he aged he continued to perform, even as he suffered from throat cancer, to which he succumbed in Later in her long and versatile career she became known as a rock and roll and pop singer as well as a stage and film actress, winning a Tony award on Broadway.
King, as well as a Grammy win in the late s. Brown continues to perform. August 6,Clarksdale, Mississippi Died: December 30,Tunica, Mississippi Willie Brown was an outstanding guitarist as well as vocalist who had an enormous influence on the origination and development of Delta blues.
He is known as an accompanist rather than a soloist, although he did record three extraordinary solo performances. Later in his career he primarily performed with Son House. Both Brown and House disappeared from the music scene during the s, and, sadly, Brown died before the blues revival of the s, when many of his contemporaries were rediscovered by blues scholars.
December 17,Chicago, Illinois Died: Butterfield formed his own soon-to-be-legendary band in with guitarist Elvin Bishop and eventually drummer Sam Lay and bassist Jerome Arnold.
This lineup was one of the first racially integrated blues bands in the city. Later the band changed personnel again, eventually including jazz great David Sanborn in his early years on saxophone. Their success began to wind down in the late sixties, although they did appear at Woodstock and released two final albums in and Paul Butterfield continued to perform throughout the seventies.
September 23,Albany, Georgia Died: As a vocalist he was originally inspired by Nat King Cole, and his early recordings reflect this smooth influence. Charles is often referred to as the Father of Soul.
He is a legendary musical figure and continues to tour.
January 10,Boltmon, Mississippi Died: As a boy Sam often played with the Chatmon Family String Band, and when three of his brothers formed the Mississippi Sheiks, who became very popular, he sometimes played with them as well.
He became a plantation worker until the s blues revival, at which point, like many of his contemporaries, he embarked upon a second career as a musician, performing and recording until his death in Marshall Chess grew up, literally, with the blues, hanging out at the Chess offices to be near his father, surrounded by blues greats and learning the finer points of recording.
He later dropped out of college to work for Chess. After many years as a producer he started his own label, Cadet Concept, for which he produced the departure release Electric Mud, which featured Muddy Waters in a more electric, psychedelic blues arena.
Despite initially strong sales, the album was widely panned by critics. He has also worked as a film producer. March 30,Ripley, England Also known as: Clapton reportedly left the Yardbirds in order to immerse himself in blues with the Bluesbreakers ; his subsequent forays into blues-rock with Cream and Blind Faith did a lot to merge the two genres in popular music.
He has moved between rock, blues and pop throughout his career, but his major influences include Muddy Waters, B. He is a master of painfully expressive guitar work, matched by his emotional vocal delivery.
Although much of his work is outstanding, he is probably best known for the album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, which is commonly considered to be a masterpiece.Whiskyfun archives - May part 1 - single malt scotch whisky tasting notes, music tips and concert review.
These artists' early work influenced generations of blues artists to follow. re a newcomer to the blues, this is the place to start. 10 Early Artists Who Defined the Blues. Search the site GO. Music. Folk Top Artists Basics Reviews Top Picks Rock Pop Like most performers of his era, Leadbelly's musical repertoire extended beyond the.
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