B.B. King, The Beale Avenue Blues Boy

King Street BluesMississippi is the Birthplace of American Music – whether it’s Charley Patton and Son Home’s interpretations of the Delta Blues, Elvis Presley and Rock ‘n’ Roll from Tupelo or Jimmie Rodgers the Father of Country Music from Meridian – America’s musical custom was born and refined within the tradition and struggles of Mississippi.

In northern cities like Chicago and Detroit, throughout the later forties and early fifties, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, and Elmore James among others, played what was basically Mississippi Delta blues, backed by bass, drums, piano and infrequently harmonica, and began scoring national hits with blues songs. At about the identical time, T-Bone Walker in Houston and B.B. King in Memphis were pioneering a style of guitar playing that mixed jazz approach with the blues tonality and repertoire. It is also necessary to say that the roots of Jazz started with the Blues. So, if there have been no Blues, there could be no Jazz!

The accommodations in Memphis very from cheap to very costly. We made the mistake of deciding to remain on the Graceland property. I cannot do that once more. Throughout our journey I checkout lodges closer to Beale Avenue that I might be picking next time. Listed below are our my picks for my next journey and a evaluation of my poor choice for this previous journey.

With tracks which are heavy and hard hitting, deep and melodic, Hill manages to nail a wide range of emotions together with his songwriting and masterful guitar playing. Relating to one-man bands, Hill has no limits. All through his prolonged and intense reside exhibits, Hill performs standing up while singing and enjoying guitar, with his ft playing bass drum, snare drum, hello-hats and with a drum stick fused to the pinnacle of his trusty guitar, together with some other percussion within attain. With roots in blues, rock and a little little bit of country, Hill performs his authentic songs, blues classics, and, quite often, raucous renditions of Jimi Hendrix tunes.

There also has to be new methods by means of which the music of Jazz can be kept alive. Streaming varied tunes in a Hub like the one above, is also essential in making sure that folks keep in mind and have within their listening and appreciating proximity the music that they pine for and wish to see played the viral stream. The Internet is a brand new medium, and it is full of many problems and good things. One of many good thing that the Web does for us, by way of the YouTube movies, is expose us to rare Jazz/Funk grooves that many assume or discover it very hard to take heed to or discover.