Blues Moves to Chicago and gets Electrified
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Blues Moves to Chicago and gets Electrified. 0. 1940’s and 50’s Mississippi River to Chicago -the industrial revolution hits the northern cities of the United States, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, but especially Chicago become filled with factories needing workers.

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Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

Blues Moves to Chicago and gets Electrified

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Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

  • 1940’s and 50’s

  • Mississippi River to Chicago

  • -the industrial revolution hits the northern cities of the United States, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, but especially Chicago become filled with factories needing workers


The train chariot to the promised land

The Train….Chariot to the Promised Land

  • -the train now begins to come down into the deep south…


Chicago the promised land

Chicago…the promised land!

…bringing word that these cities are in demand of labour. The money the opportunities to be had are far beyond any in the cotton fields of the deep south


Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

The migration of 20 million blacks to the northern cities of the US begins.


Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

  • -by World War II millions of blacks have made the move. Other cities between the Delta and the Great Lakes, like Memphis and St. Louis would also flourish and become blues hotbeds but Chicago would grow the largest blues scene of any of the Midwestern cities.


Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

Blues music is transported to the cities also


Chicago bound

“Chicago Bound”

  • By Jimmy Rogers (press play on old school tape)

  • “Chess” recording artist, backed up Muddy Waters

  • Traces the journey blues would take

  • Notice what the back beat rhythm sounds like?

  • Blues musicians often pay tribute to the train.

  • Remind me, and I’ll play you mine.


Bb king

BB King

  • Riley “Blues Boy” King

  • Memphis Blues

    More horns, due to the riverboats dropping off all those Jazz players


Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

  • BB King is now considered “King of the Blues” and is probably blues music’s most recognized face.

  • He and his guitar “Lucille” used to play over 300 shows a year, now in his 80’s he’s slowed down but still touring


Muddy waters

Muddy Waters

  • Given name was McKinley Morganfield

  • Moved to Chicago from Mississippi.

  • Born in Rolling Fork Mississippi


Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

-the electric guitar is invented by Les Paul and adopted by Muddy Watters


Big sound for big audiences

Big Sound for Big Audiences

Big Sound for Big Audiences

Thousandsof folks want to hear their kind of music

Amplification could allow guitars and harmonicas to fill up a room

This is the “HoochieCoochie” Man


Blues moves to chicago and gets electrified

Chicago’s blues seen would develop in it’s black community on the south side


Chess records would begin

Chess Records would begin

  • Specializing in Chicago’s black musicians

  • Some did well, some were taken advantage of


Little walter

Little Walter


Bo diddley

BoDiddley


Chuck berry

Chuck Berry

Notice the colour of the audience?

What do you think happens to blues next?


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