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  • The Blues: The Origin Of The Blues

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    Various authors have varyingly explored the origins of the blues, as a genre, possibly because of its influence in modern-day music world. In fact, the blues significantly influence today’s music scene and it is common to find other music genres borrowing from the blues in terms of style, tunes, as well as other features. Nevertheless, the blues have emerged as a widespread genre since its inception in the United States in the early 19th century. It is believed to belong to the popular (commonly

  • Blues

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    Blues Joseph Machlis says that the blues is a native American musical and verse form, with no direct European and African antecedents of which we know. (p. 578) In other words, it is a blending of both traditions. Something special and entirely different from either of its parent traditions. (Although Alan Lomax cites some examples of very similar songs having been found in Northwest Africa, particularly among the Wolof and Watusi. p. 233) The word 'blue' has been

  • The Blues

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    The Blues I. Introduction Today's forecast; gloomy, and there is no sunshine in sight. If you had any form of depression, that is what it would seem like everyday. Depression is defined as a total body illness that affects a person's thoughts, feelings, behavior, physical health and appearance. It affects all areas of a person's life, including a person's home, work, school, and social life. Depression is a real illness, and it's described as a feeling of sadness, worthlessness, or gloominess

  • blues

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         Blues music originated in the cotton fields of the southern United States where the majority of the slave hands were put to work. “The earliest folk-blues were sung by nameless African-Americans living and working in the South’s cotton belt in the early 1880’s and 1890’s- in particular, the region from the Mississippi Delta to East Texas”(Barlow 3). It was believed that this began as a call and response style, which matured into the work song. From that standpoint

  • blue

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    edible table could be soothing blue. Blue is considered as the best color for candy buffet because it blends well with any environment and also with any other candy colors. blue-candy-buffetThe paler blue candy generates a soothing ambiance with softer feeling. These shades are mostly preferred for celebrations like baby showers etc. The darker version of blue candy is apt choice for formal functions candy buffet. Any individual would be tempted to devour these yummy gem blue candies from elegant jars

  • The Blues

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    The Blues is a music genre also known as a uniquely American art form.The main influences of the Blues music genre were the economic structures of the USA that kept African Americans for majority locked in illiteracy and poverty, especially in the dusty corners of the Deep South of the United States. It was the endless struggle that helped shape much of the Early blues tradition. The blues style was developed from African American roots and traditions. Blues incorporated work songs, spirituals,

  • Blues out of the blue

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    Divya was sitting in the living room and sorting out the baby gifts she had received on her baby shower, which was held two days ago, on the last day of her seventh month pregnancy. Beside her, was her son Vaishak, busy in unwrapping the toys and hiding some of those which he found interesting, under the sofa. Divya’s mother who had come to look after her pregnant daughter, was preparing breakfast in the kitchen and Divya's husband had not returned from his morning walk yet. After arranging the

  • Blue

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    evening. The sun was just beginning to set, painting vibrant hues of orange and red across the fading blue sky. A light breeze toyed with the lofty branches of nearby trees, casting shadows onto the colorful but fading colors of the grass sashaying in the wind. Kirkwall was now just a distant memory; shrouded in grey far in the distance, as was the events that had taken place there. As I thumbed a pale blue wildflower, light footsteps approached from behind me, and I knew who it was before I even heard

  • blue cross blue shield

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL) Operating Services is Florida’s largest insurer, serving more than 6 million residents in total. Three trends that redefine how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida brings value to its members are through consumer empowerment, E-business, and financial services modernization. BCBSFL holds approximately 30% of the HMO market share in Florida, which is twice the share of its nearest competitor. BCBSFL offers a BlueComplements program filled with discounts and

  • Rhythm & Blues: Rhythm And Blues

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    Rhythm and Blues, also known as R&B has impacted today’s society tremendously. Many artists have different types of styles. Celebrities were better as groups than as individuals. R&B in the 90s has changed in many ways, some say it changed for the better, while others think the opposite. Many people don’t even know the history of R&B; they just go off of what they have heard from someone else. The term rhythm and blues has several different meanings. In the early 1950's it applied to blues records