What was the name of the new genre that evolved from the original blues?

Rhythm and Blues

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R & B

In what year did the music industry start using the term “Rhythm and Blues”?
What was the first commercially successful category of R & B music?

Jump Blues


What was significant about Jump Blues?

They were:

  • Uptempo
  • Combination of Big Band Jazz (swing) and blues music
  • Downsized form of Big Band Jazz

“Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” is an example of what style of music?
Jump Blues
Who sang “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”?
Louis Jordan (with his band Tymphany 5)
In what year was “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” recorded?
What is a riff?
A repeated short pattern
What style of rhythm and blues evolved from country blues?
Electric Blues
What distinctive instrumentation is used in electric blues?
Electric guitar and amplified harmonica
“Hoochie Coochie Man” is an example of what style of music?
Electric Blues
Who sang “Hoochie Coochie Man”?
Muddy Waters
In what year was “Hoochie Coochie Man” recorded?
What is stoptime?
When the beat of a song is suspended (or just sounds like it).
What is a shouter?
An early R & B performer in a jump-style band who produced high-energy, blues-based vocals that nearly shouted.
Which female shouter recorded “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean” in 1953?
Ruth Brown
What female shouter recorded “Hound Dog” in 1953?
Big Mama Thornton
When people moved to urban areas from the rural south, early country or “hillbilly music” turned into what new style?
Honky Tonk
What is Honky Tonk?
“A loud, earthy country music style, flavored with steel pedal guitar and lyrics about love and partying.”
When was Honky Tonk invented?
The 1940’s.
What three country songs we listened to had the same melody?
“The Wild Side of Life”, “Great Speckled Bird”, and “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels”
Who sang “The Wild Side of Life” and in what year?
Hank Thompson and His Brazos Boys, 1951
Who sang “Great Speckled Bird” and in what year?
Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseans, 1936
Who sang “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angeles” and in what year?
Kitty Wells, 1952
Why was Kitty Wells famous?
She was the first female country music super star.
Why did Kitty Wells sing “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”?

  • As a response to “The Wild Side of Life”.
  • Claiming that women weren’t to blame for all relationship problems.
  • ;Giving a female perspective on country music.