Origins of the Blues

Without getting deep into the origins of 'The Blues' here are a few cool facts about it that you might not know.

'The Blues' is American music. To be exact, the blues originated in the Southern States of the USA. It originated with slaves who had been brought to the USA. In that regard it would be fair to debate that elements of the blues extended back to the homeland of these people but not 'the Blues' itself. Blues finds its roots in the USA where a variety of elements and social context formed what became the blues as we know it.

One little known fact is that in its early days no clear distinction was made between blues music and country music. The only qualifier was that the blues was black music and country music was white music.

Seems a crazy way to assess music when we look back now!

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