ROCK LEGENDS LIVE! Educational Lecture by Bill Shelley of Shelly Archives Inc.
(BLUES LEGENDS PART 2)
Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16 –Includes reception
This program will focus on how the Blues has been celebrated and reinvented by other musical styles. Some of the songs that will be featured “See See Rider,” “Baby Please Don’t Go, “Stormy Monday,” “I’m a Man,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” and many more.
The Blues started as a cultural movement in Black Culture that grew especially in the 1920’s through the 1970’s. During this time, Blues masters like John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and Son House passed their sacred tradition to others. Some musicians, like B.B. King, Freddie King, Taj Mahal, and Albert King played a more traditional Blues, creating acoustic and electric versions of classic material and composing new original music as well. In addition, women singers kept the traditions of Billie Holliday and Bessie Smith by giving their unique perspective of the Blues, bringing their music to movies and television.
These ladies included such greats as Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, and Lena Horne. By the 1960’s revolutionary rockers like Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, The Rolling Stones, and The Yardbyrds re-invented the Blues as an electric Rock and Roll statement, making this genre their own. Approx. 100 minutes.