History of Rock Chp 2

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Guitar players would create blue notes on their instrument by using a bottleneck.


"St. Louis Blues" is an example of?

arranged blues

The first successful, urban blues recording, selling more than 75,000 copies, was made in what year?


Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Mamie Smith were urban blues singers.


The rural blues were developed in Chicago.


Which record label was owned and operated by African Americans?

Black Swan

What term best describes the vocal technique heard on words such as "oh," "go," and "Chicago" in the song "Sweet Home Chicago"?

blue notes

Boogie woogie music provided the soundtrack for?

rent parties in Chicago

"Race records" is another term for?

records produced by and marketed toward African Americans

What term best describes the relationship between the singer and the guitar at the end of each vocal phrase in the song "Sweet Home Chicago"?

call and response

Who recorded the first commercially successful example of the urban blues?

Mamie Smith

Leadbelly’s music was recorded by?


Most arranged blues songs were in the form of the 12-bar blues.


This urban blues singer recorded 180 sides for Columbia records and was notably called the "Empress of Blues."

Bessie Smith

Boogie woogie is another term for ragtime.


In the urban blues, a singer was accompanied by?

a piano or a small combo

Memphis Minnie was a rural blues singer.


Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Robert Johnson all played in the urban blues style.


Many urban blues singers began their careers as?

vaudeville performers

The record companies Okeh, Victor, and Atlantic all marketed race records.


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