The Blues was first originated in the mid-19th century in somewhere around the southern United States. Mostly during this early times, the first type of Blues music came from or was developed from the songs of African Americans; these songs were some of the ones that sang while working on the fields. At that point, it was called the "work song" or also known as the "field holler." Initially, this music was restricted to singing alone without musical instruments. With time, the instrumental accompaniment came, and most time, it's the harmonica or the guitar.
However, the Blues are more to be just attributed to African Americans music. At some point, the Caribbean music, as well as European music, can find its place with this genre. As time progresses, country music/songs and Pop music help Blues music gain its Popularity.
As the world changes, so do society. As the social changes around the 1950s and 1960s begin to occur, Blues began to take another form and changed. Most radio DJs started playing Blues music, to a younger generation than when it was first originated. Some musicians got influenced by the electric blue styles, while some by the acoustic Blues style. Some, on the other hand, got influenced by both the electronic and the acoustic Blues style. Amongst them where: Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and other Rock bands
Today, the modern Blues experience is free from depending on the origin, color, or the skin of the artist. Thanks to the influence that music genres such as Pop, Folk, and Rock has on the Blues, the sound has become less clunky and more flowing, seen in the contemporary productions of artists such as Robert Cray, Ted Hawkins, Ry Cooder, Deborah Coleman, Taj Mahal, and Keb 'Mo.'
Started from the bottom (a very humble beginning) to the present date, the whole Blues music spectrum can be experienced on our radio app with the right music for you every taste. All you have to do is tune in and listen.