Originally Posted by larryace
Blues came from the slaves who were kidnapped from Africa, and I would say that Blues and Jazz developed concurrently. The earliest known blues songs were in and around the turn of the century, and jazz, about the same time. Jazz was spauned in Nawlins, no? Blues first surfaced in the cotton fields of the Missippi Delta as field hollers, call and response type stuff.
So music is an enigma, a paradox, a riddle?
No wonder why we argue about it so much!
It can't be fully understood of defined.