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All Music Though much early rock & roll was based in the blues, Blues-Rock didn't fully

develop into a subgenre until the late-'60s. Blues-rock emphasized two specific things -- the traditional, three-chord blues song and instrumental improvisation. Borrowing the idea of an instrumental combo and loud amplification from rock & roll, the original blues-rockers -- bands like Cream that grew out of the Alexis Korner and John Mayall tradition of British blues, as well as American bands like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Canned Heat -- also attempted to play long, involved improvisations which were commonplace on jazz records, as well as live blues shows. The hybrid became quite popular and the bands that immediately followed them were louder and more riff-oriented. Out of this approach came heavy metal and Southern rock, which both used basic blues riffs and featured extended solos. In the early '70s, the lines between blues-rock and hard rock were barely visible, as boogie-based bands like ZZ Top employed album-rock production techniques that tended to obscure their blues roots. However, blues-rock soon backed away from hard rock, and there was a set number of acts that continued to play (and rewrite) blues standards as well as write their own songs in the same idiom. In the '80s and '90s, blues-rock was more roots-oriented than in the '60s and '70s, even when artists like the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan flirted with rock stardom. By the '80s, blues-rock had become an accepted tradition, much like the blues. About Blues Rock typically describes white artists of the late 1960s and 1970s who picked up the mantle of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, B.B. King and other African-American bluesmen to create an enormously popular style of electrified blues. As the name implies, Blues Rock is essentially a blend of blues and rock: the guitar has a faster and heavier sound than Chicago blues and includes extended jams, influenced in part by Psychedelic Rock. The most significant early figure in Blues Rock is John Mayall, who, having formed the Bluesbreakers in the mid-1960s went on to employ some of the most important young musicians of his generation: Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, Mick Taylor and many others. Members of the Bluesbreakers would go on to form some of the most influential bands of the 70s, including Cream, Savoy Brown, Free and Fleetwood Mac. Alex Korner is also considered to be a critical figure. His band, Blues Incorporated, included Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart were also young fans of who would sometimes play with the band. These artists, initially inspired by Blues Rock, would go on to become rock heroes of the 1970s. Other notable practitioners are Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, Johnny Winter and Canned Heat. One result of the Blues Rock explosion of this period was the renewal of interest in black musicians. Freddie King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Ronnie Earl became international figures, due to the popularity of Blues Rock among white audiences, and due to the active support of Blues Rock artists. Blues Rock stagnated in the mid-1970s, due in part to the rising popularity of Southern Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. In the 1980s the major stars were Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Cray, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. These were replaced in the 90s by the Black Crowes, the Black Keys, Govt Mule and Joe Bonamassa, who is particularly reminiscent of the early heroes of Blues Rock, earning him Guitar One magazine's accolade as the best guitarist of his generation.

Here are ten Blues Rock tracks to get you started: 1. "Whiskey Headed Woman" - Tommy Bolin 2. "Bad Penny" - Rory Gallagher 3. "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" - Eric Clapton 4. "Ramblin' On My Mind" - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers 5. "Born in Chicago" - Paul Butterfield Blues Band 6. "The Sky is Crying" - Stevie Ray Vaughn 7. "Endless Parade" - Govt Mule 8. "Current Situation" - Joe Bonamassa 9. "Be Careful With a Fool" - Johnny Winter 10. "Tell Mama" - Savoy Brown Sonic scoop history of blues rock As The Black Keys entered the stage of The 55th GRAMMY Awards recently, albeit with much GRAMMY flare that included a horn section and bass drummer, its interesting to think, Has blues rocks sound evolved that much, if at all? Has blues rocks popularity once again reached a peak? Everything blues is old and new again. Famed musician Eric Clapton once said, I am, and will always be, a blues guitarist, and the same seems to hold true for most artists in the genre, both old and new. Rocks Roots in the 12-Bar Blues Since the mid-1960s when the genre emerged from Britain and the United States, blues rock had a way in both style and sound that spoke to the soul. In recent years, the production value, technique, and composition have remained unchanged. In addition to The Black Keys, current artists like Jack White, Gary Clark Jr., and even John Mayer remain faithful to the twelve-bar blues style of writing, with wailing improvisations courtesy of the pentatonic scale that was introduced so many years ago. Some of the earliest bands to the genre included The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and The Animals, who took largely from classic blues artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Reed. Hendrix took the world by storm and his timeless talent is still celebrated today, with specific attention given to the forthcoming release of a new album titled People Hell and Angels, which consists of previously unreleased material from the artist. John Mayall and Fleetwood Mac were also major players in the formation and survival of the genre. The electric sound of blues rock and its faster and louder qualities is what separates it from the various types of blues. Producers like Britains Mike Vernon, known for his involvement in early and now current blues rock production, were critical in the focus of that naked, live sound that listeners love to hear. The engineer/producer relationship and particularly their love for this style of music has also continued to be extremely important. This factor is crucial in terms of quality and the reason why many great records have hit the shelves.

Tilfrte blueselementer i rocken Rolling Stones, Cream osv. En slags motsetning til brit-popen (Beatles) Analyse: Hva som definerer sjangeren. - Komp, improvisasjon, akkordprogresjon (?), groover, Clapton-stilen - Likheter og forskjeller - spillestiler - Konklusjon: Bluesrock-essensen

Bker Herman Wills Instant karma (populrmusikkens kulturhistorie) Hyem Tronshaug, H. J og Trnquist, Svein. (2011) Musikk i perspektiv 2. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget Vigmostad og Bjrke AS

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