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African Folk Music Influence On Rock And Roll

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Blues music was described as an African folk music harmonized with Western chords. It was the main influence of the development of rock and roll and basically every other sub-genre of rock and roll. Its rhythm comes from African traditions. A variety of the melodies found in this genre of music come from slave work songs, and the main source of music that was very influential to it was Southern religious music.
In this branch we talked about the artist that made this music famous. We were introduced to Mamie Smith who was given credit for making the first real “race record.” Another great artist was, Charley Patton who was the first great Delta blues man. Followed by artist like; Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson
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