Significant Blues Artists and Essential Recordings. Composer W. Handy reports seeing a hobo playing "blues" in a Tutwiler train station in "A lean, loose-jointed Negro had commenced plunking a guitar beside me while I slept. As he played, he pressed a knife on the strings of the guitar His song, too, struck me instantly: 'Goin' where the Southern cross' the Dog,' the singer repeated three times, accompanying himself on guitar with the weirdest music I had ever heard.
No Saturday night "juke," barrelhouse, or holiday function was complete without blues musicians. The early bluesmen worked traditional routes throughout the Delta, using trains and dirt roads. Traveling African-American bluesmen and "songsters," pianists, as well as soloists with transportable instruments, perform blues, rags, popular songs, and dance music from Virginia to Texas, recording regional "race records" that reach audiences nationwide.
Bluesman Roy Rogers on Robert Johnson Refers to the first blues songs to be recorded, mostly by female vocalists using jazz accompanists. Ida Cox singing Four Day Creep For filming, the company transformed the disused Wilbraham Road railway station into "Chorltonville", giving it the supposed appearance of a southern U.
The performance was interrupted by a rainstorm, after which Tharpe performed the gospel song " Didn't It Rain ". Many of the concerts were released on a long-running annual series of records, which was collated again for release in the s.
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