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Masculine Jazz singers

Masculine singers

The vocal tradition in the jazz began with the singers of blues, a style of which he was maximum exponent Ray Charles but which it had between its most remote representatives known to “Blind” Lemon Jefferson and Huddie Ledbetter, a convict of Louisiana more known like “Leadbelly”. Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and It Is House they stood out in Chicago – the world capital of the blues – in spite of its southern origins, as Muddy Waters, Little Brother Montgomery, St. Louis Jimmy Oden, Sunnyland Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker, almost all out-standing guitarists. J. E. Berendt distinguishes two mainstreams between the singers of blues, the “current of the Mississippi”, rougher and dirty, and the “current of Texas”, which gave place to more sophisticated mergers, like the jazz blues and the swing blues.

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