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1965 Elmore James Dust My Broom S DL
1957 Slim Harpo I'm a King Bee S DL
1956 Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working S DL
1961 Howlin' Wolf Spoonful S DL
1961 Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man S DL
1950 Amos Milburn Bad, Bad Whiskey S DL
1957 Bobby Bland Farther Up The Road S DL
1956 Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby S DL
1948 T-Bone Walker Call It Stormy Monday..... S DL
1955 Bo Diddley Who Do You Love S DL
1962 John Lee Hooker Boom Boom S DL
1955 Little Walter My Babe S DL
1955 J.B. Lenoir Mama Talk
To Your Daughter
1963 Sonny Williamson Bring It On Home S DL
1970 B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone S DL
1967 Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign S DL
1962 Buddy Guy Stone Crazy S DL
1949 Charles Brown Trouble Blues S DL
1954 Muddy Waters I'm Your Hoochie
Coochie Man
1953 Big Mama Thorton Hound Dog S DL
1961 Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man S DL
1960 Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want
Me To Do
1960 Elmore James The Sky Is Crying S DL
1957 Little Junior Parker Next Time You See Me S DL
1966 Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back S DL
1960 Otis Rush So Many Roads
So Many Trains
1964 B.B. King Rock Me Baby S DL
1954 Little Walter You're So Fine S DL
1955 Bo Diddley I'm a Man S DL
1955 Sonny Wiliamson Don't Start Me Talkin' S DL
1954 Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby S DL
1961 Bobby Bland Turn On You Love Light S DL
1969 Little Milton Grits Ain't Groceries S DL
1967 Albert King Crosscut Saw S DL
1967 Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind S DL
1956 Howlin' Wolf Smoke Stack Lightning S DL
1949 John Lee Hooker Crawling King Snake Blues S DL
1958 Otis Rush Double Trouble S DL
1965 Elmore James It Hurts Me Too S DL
1961 Jimmy Reed Bright Lights, Big City S DL
1960 Junior Wells Little By Little S DL
1956 Willie Dixon 29 Ways S DL
1953 Amos Milburn One Scotch, One Bourbon
One Beer
1947 T-Bone Walker T-Bone Shuffle S DL
1955 B.B. King Every Day I have
The Blues
1952 Little Walter Juke S DL
1954 Muddy Waters I Just Want
To make Love To You
1963 Sonny Williamson Help Me S DL
1959 Buster Brown Fannie Mae S DL
1957 Jimmy Rogers Walking By Myself S DL
1961 Little Jr. Walker Driving Wheel S DL
1965 Little Milton We're Gonna Make It S DL
1960 Bobby Bland Cry Cry Cry S DL
1955 Chuck Berry Wee Wee Hours S DL
1951 Charles Brown Black Night S DL
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From blues music came great artists, such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Bessie Smith, and others. But the blues might never have been created if it had not been for the influence of hollers, calls, and the changes that occurred in the lives of blacks. The evolution of the blues provides insight into the changes that took place in the lives of African Americans after slavery ended. Because of its personalized form, the popularity of blues music among blacks marked a unique period in the history of secular African American song. Prior to the emergence of the blues, solo music was atypical. Such individualized song had never been the main ingredient of black music. Prior song consisted of field hollers, which served as a means of communication among plantation workers, and work calls, which were chanted by peddlers in Northern and Southern cities.

African Americans migrated north in the early 20th century, they brought the blues with them. Coming from New Orleans, black-butt pianist who played the blues in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, gave way to the Fast Western pianist who sang as they played, imitating Southern guitarists. Country singers joined the black-butt and the Fast Western pianist migration, and brought their style to Chicago, Detroit, and New York, where the classic blues singers united with the New Orleans and Fast Western musicians, and introduced their blues style in clubs, theaters, and dance halls.

The Classic Blues style was popular among newly arrived African Americans in the cities. The migration of many blacks to the cities gave them a new freedom from the church and community that had not been experienced in rural areas. Blacks demanded entertainment, and black theaters, dance halls, and clubs were opened. Women stopped singing in their churches and schools, and began to perform in theaters, clubs, dance halls, and vaudeville shows.

The first recording of the blues was in 1895. George W. Johnson's recording of "Laughing Song" was the first blues song to be recorded. Thereafter, blues songs began to appear in music rolls. The 1906 series of Music for the Aedian Grand, listed one blues title among the forty-nine music rolls.

The blues entered the forefront in 1920, when Mamie Smith's recording of "Crazy Blues" and "It's Right Here for You" became popular and opened the doors to other blues singers. The record was priced at one dollar and sold 75,000 copies the first month of release.

The market for the recorded blues was almost entirely black during the 1920s and 1930s, and the records became known as "race records." Record companies advertised exclusively to blacks and only black stores sold the records. As a result of Smith's success, record companies seized the opportunity to make a profit in the new market. Companies searched for talented blues artists, and singers such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, and Ethel Waters, became popular blues artists.

The popularity of the blues marked a new era for black music. It combined the styles of the past with a new type of song. The result was the creation of a style of music that would eventually contribute to the development of jazz.

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