Detroit blues

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The Detroit Blues is a style of blues originating from Detroit , Michigan , which, like the Chicago Blues , arose in the 1920s and 1930s when the impoverished black working population from the south, from which the Delta Blues musicians were recruited, in the big cities of the Midwest migrated. In Detroit, the scene focused on the Black Bottom neighborhood .

The Detroit Blues differs from its predecessor, the Delta Blues, through electrically amplified instruments and through the selection of instruments such as bass guitar and piano .

The only globally successful representative of the Detroit Blues remained John Lee Hooker , as the record labels neglected the Detroit Blues in favor of the more widespread and more influential Chicago Blues .

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