【Roots Music】Delta Blues – ブルースの歴史


 The Delta blues style of blues is one of the earliest. It originated in the Mississippi Delta, a region of the United States stretching from Memphis, Tennessee, in the north to Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the south and from Helena, Arkansas, in the west to the Yazoo River in the east. The Mississippi Delta is famous for its fertile soil and for its poverty. Delta blues is regarded as a regional variant of country blues. Guitar and harmonica are its dominant instruments; slide guitar (usually played on a steel guitar) is a hallmark of the style. Vocal styles in Delta blues range from introspective and soulful to passionate and fiery.

Delta blues – Wikipedia



 Delta Bluesといえば、やっぱり、Robert Johnson。伝説的なSingerで、生い立ち等はほとんど謎に包まれている。Delta Bluesは、彼のRecordをきっかけに世界的に広まっていった。