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By Arsnova | Last updated: May 28, 2021
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Do you know anything about the story of the blues? Do you think you can ACE this quiz? You must recognize what year were songs considered to be early examples of the blues first documented, who was the “father of the blues,” what woman was one of the most famous and influential blues singers, and which blues singer wrote a song called “Strange Fruit. ” If you take this quiz, you will not be singing the blues.
Questions and Answers
Songs thought to be early examples of the blues were first documented as being heard around the year ______.
The form of the blues is called _________________ because the first line of text is generally repeated with a contrasting third line.
self-proclaimed “Father of the Blues” was a man named __________.
The blues first began in a geographical crescent across the south, ranging from the Carolina’s through the delta to Texas. But the early blues are most often associated with the state of ______________.
recordings of early examples of the blues were recorded in _________
because the culture is essentially frozen when people go in to serve their time.
blues singers played an important role in the growth of popularity of the
blues. One of the most famous was a
woman named _____________ Smith.
could often be heard across the south in informal gathering places called ________
The early “delta” or “country” blues were often performed by
a singer accompanied by acoustic __________.
the blues grew in popularity, their listening audience moved up the _______________
The blues spread northward first to the city of ____________
and then on to Chicago and the Harlem
district of New York.
part, the spread of the blues northward was due to the migration of people
moving northward after the civil war looking for _______ in industrial
of the most influential blues players of the early 20th century was
a legendary performer named _____________ who died at a very early age
and, as legend has it, was said to have “sold his sole to the devil” to become
a better guitarist.
the blues moved northward, the instruments became __________ so that
they could be heard in larger venues and noisy clubs.
most popular blues singer of the twentieth century was ______________,
who was also known by the nick name, “Lady Day.”
Holiday wrote a song about the racial lynchings going on in the south that was
called “__________ Fruit.”
musical styles of blues and _______ have influenced one another a great
The early recordings recorded by black performers and for black audiences were called _________ records.
The integration of blues and jazz bands started to occur around the same time that integration of military units in the Armed Forces started to occur during World War ______________.
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