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Exploring the History of Blues at Your Lady Lake Apartment

Blues is a uniquely American form of music, with roots that are deeply embedded in our nation’s history. While the precise origin of blues is as murky and dark as some of the riffs and rhythms found in the music itself, most music historians agree that blues evolved from the spirituals and work songs of the mid-1800s. From there, the style grew to heavily involve the use of acoustic guitar, and blues was born. Since the first recorded blues song in 1912 (Hart Wand’s “Dallas Blues”), blues has evolved into a variety of styles, and has influenced many other types of American music. In fact, blues and jazz both owe a great deal to one another, and the style of music that we know today as rock and roll would never have existed without the influence of blues music.

Here are just a few of the different types of blues music that you can listen to and appreciate at your Lady Lake apartment:

  • Traditional/Delta blues – A term that describes the classic blues of the Mississippi Delta and other rural swamplands. Pioneered by legendary blues artists like Robert Johnson, this form of blues is most directly descended from the field calls and work songs from which blues originated.

  • Cool blues – Intricate piano-based blues compositions that mark the beginning of the marriage between blues and jazz.

  • Jump blues – Danceable songs that combine blues and swing music, this style of blues is often considered the direct ancestor of modern R&B.

  • Chicago blues – Delta blues musicians moved north and developed a harder, electric guitar sound that would make Chicago a legendary blues scene and inspire the birth of rock music.

  • British blues – Blues music fascinated young British teens after the Second World War, and so a scene was born in Great Britain that would spawn legendary groups like Cream and the Yardbirds, as well as well-known blues artists like Eric Clapton and John Mayall.

  • Blues rock – Similar to British blues, this derivative form of hard blues was the direct lead-in to the many modern styles of rock music that we know today.

No matter which of the many styles of blues you prefer, you can listen to them all while relaxing in your comfortable apartment at The Quarters – just remember to be courteous to your neighbors and keep the volume at a moderate level. If you’re looking for an apartment in Lady Lake, contact our leasing office today for information about our spacious accommodations and many upscale amenities. We look forward to hearing from you.