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3,213 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by omega_ma

Do you think The Blues had a big influence on Rock `n` Roll?


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15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/10/05 - 12:48:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Huge.

We studied the history of rock 'n roll in school.

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/10/05 - 12:49:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course...besides the early classical artists, blues men were one of the first to sell their souls to the Devil.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/10/05 - 12:51:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have lot of respect for people like RObert Johnson and John Lee Hooker.
I'm looking for other artists as well (Old blues acoustic)
suggestions?
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/10/05 - 12:53:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anyone who knows even the very basics of music history knows the answer to this is "yes."

Rock-n-Roll was MOSTLY influenced by blues. The Stones, Beatles, Led Zep, most if not all of the "biggies" were blues bands originally.

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/10/05 - 1:56:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm read a book on the history of Blues and it said it was derived from African music. When we brought them over, they used to sing in the cotton fields to help them work.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 10:29:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
A huge influence. That goes without saying.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 12:57:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course it did, according to history...
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 1:30:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, very much so.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 2:11:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is a pretty one sided questtion, anyone who knows anything about the history of music, knows how much blues effected rock, and anyone who says otherwise is uneducated, and shouldn't bother to answer this question.....
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 2:12:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^sorry that I was so harsh, it came out much more 'mean' than I intended...
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 6:41:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
of course it did..lol
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 6:45:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/22/2005 2:11:32 AM TiredOfYou wrote:
This is a pretty one sided questtion, anyone who knows anything about the history of music, knows how much blues effected rock, and anyone who says otherwise is uneducated, and shouldn't bother to answer this question.....

^I second that. How did this question get approved?
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 6:30:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anyone who said no needs a swift kick in the ass. Or in the head, which ever you decide.


Is there a "Duh!" button?

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 9:19:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
*pushes 'Duh!' button*
DUH!
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 8/23/05 - 1:14:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Blues influencing rock n' roll?. Of course not. Elvis invented rock n' roll. All by his'self. Woke up one mornin' and grabbed his blue suede shoes...then **BAM**, rock n' roll!

And don't try to tell me that it was really started by a bunch of black guys like Little Richard, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, and Bo Diddley. That's just something the Germans would have you believe.

And it's not like Elvis ever recorded any songs by Kokomo Arnold or Big Mama Thornton or some guy named Robert Johnson. Sheesh.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 8/23/05 - 4:21:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Buck- Please never put Little Richard in the same category as John Lee Hooker.

And what a dumbass question, sorry omega

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 8/23/05 - 4:24:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^Agreed bamag, little richard and john lee hooke are of quite different caliber...
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 8/23/05 - 5:04:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with anyone who flew off the handle explaining just how far to the "Yes" side he or she is.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 8/23/05 - 8:16:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
what a dumbass question.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 8/23/05 - 3:40:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
As it's been said before, anyone who knows anything about the history of music will know the answer to this is a big YES!
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/9/05 - 1:57:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think rap had a big influence on the blues...which caused classical to influence country...but if country influenced heavy metal...then heavy metal influenced rap...this means that rock and roll doesnt exist...sorry to disappoint you
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/9/05 - 6:47:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/9/2005 1:57:55 PM shaved_Pubes wrote:
I think rap had a big influence on the blues...which caused classical to influence country...but if country influenced heavy metal...then heavy metal influenced rap...this means that rock and roll doesnt exist...sorry to disappoint you

How could Rap have influenced blues when Blues was invented around 1900?

15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 9/20/05 - 12:04:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/10/2005 12:48:01 PM ang2pang wrote:
Huge. We studied the history of rock 'n roll in school.
:( unfair.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 9/20/05 - 12:25:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
ROCK AND ROLL IS THE BLUES

abzurd: Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake, Blind Willie Mctell, Muddy Waters

15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 9/22/05 - 11:06:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
^and Blind Willie Johnson, Fred McDowell, John Hurt, Mance Lipscomb, Charley Patton (who is pictured at top left), Skip James, Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins---these are just a few of my faves. Each is unique but equally talented.

Ditto on Son House--I think I'd rank him as my #1.

By the way, I'd have to disagree with those offended that I rank John Lee Hooker with Little Richard, Ray Charles, etc. Yes, he was more "traditional" blues, but songs like "Boom Boom", "Boogie Chillen", and even "Crawlin' Kingsnake" can be easily followed through the transition to rock n' roll.


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