Memphis blues

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The Memphis Blues developed at the beginning of the 20th century from the Country Blues , which was dominated by the acoustic guitar , but abandoned its melancholy and was played with more zest for life. Early Memphis blues musicians like Sleepy John Estes and Willie Nix , who performed on vaudeville and medicine shows , first used a rhythm and a solo guitar, which became the standard in rock 'n' roll and pop music .

In the 1930s, youth bands mixed the Memphis blues with jazz elements and homemade instruments. In the post-war period it evolved into the form inherited from the early recordings of BB King and Howlin 'Wolf , which evolved into rock' n 'roll. The Memphis Blues is strongly associated with Beale Street in Memphis , Tennessee .

Typical representatives