Rock History and Culture End Questions At the end of chapter two, a chapter in which the genre of blues evolved into the sub genres of urban blues and rhythm and blues, we are asked compare the two songs in terms of lyrics tempo and feel. EBB King’s “Three O’clock Blues” sounds much more like blues than Bob Diddles “Bob Diddled’ which could be described more as rhythm and blues because it utilizes more than one singer and a fuller, more insistent sound with guitars functioning as a rhythm instrument.
Bob Diddled also uses backing vocals to create a more dynamic sound. In Three O’clock Blues, the guitar plays single notes one after another versus strumming multiple notes at once in the form of chords. In Three O’clock Blues, EBB King trades roles with the guitar in a way. He sings lyrics, much more depressing and dark than Bob Diddled, but then lets his guitar as if he is responding to the vocals that were previously sung. Its also slower in tempo than Bob Diddled, and lacks any obvious form of rhythm.
Bob Diddled Is a musical piece that one could clap his or her hands to because It has a definitive beat to it, hence the term rhythm and blues. The migration of African Americans to the urban industrial centers of Chicago, Detroit, New York, Los Angels and elsewhere in the sass and sass created a new market for Jazz, blues, and related genres of USIA, often performed by full-time musicians, either working alone or In small groups.
The precursors of rhythm and blues came from Jazz and blues, which overlapped In the Late-sass,sass through the work of musicians such as The Harlem Hamlets, with their 1936 hit “Oh Red”, as well as Lonnie Johnson, Leroy Carr, Cab Galloway, Count Basel, and T-Bone Walker. There was also Increasing emphasis on the electric guitar as a lead Instrument, as well as the Plano and saxophone.
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