From a country to fate - N - a beater. Where roots of bottoms - music?
of the Country - initially music of the American cowboys, inhabitants of the South of the country. As you know, emigrants who created the USA, generally arrived from Great Britain there. Therefore the greatest impact on a country was exerted by the English folk, a folk music, and at the same time - the Irish and Scottish folklore. And still some impact on a country was exerted by the Black blues.
Generally, the blues appeared a little later a country - in the nineties the 19th centuries. In those days the principle of a racial segregation was maintained very rigidly - in spite of the fact that the American Blacks were released from slavery, to equality with white was still very far. For example, inscriptions on restaurants and hotels “Tolko Dlya Belykh“, separate training of black and white children at schools and to that similar unpleasant things. But music - a thing very democratic, especially in respect of different loans, and cowboys who began to compose and sing the songs began to add to them a little “black“ blues over time. Also very original, typically American style turned out. A banjo - and it is the Black tool - passed into a country, a small violin “ôèääë“ from an arsenal of the English folklore, a harmonica and a guitar … Here typical tools of style of a country at the beginning. Most often country are playful songs, fast cheerful folk tunes (blyugrass) and beautiful ballads.
And now we will pass to blues .
Alexander Gradsky at one of concerts in Israel so defined what is the blues: “The blues is sufferings of the Black in the night from Friday to Saturday, because that he has nothing to meet Saturday“ . Though, it would seem … Well, and if it is serious, then the blues is a lyrical song of the American Blacks, minor character. As well as a country, it appeared in the southern states.
At first the blues was sung under a banjo, an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, then under a piano, then - already during a jazz era - it was sung to the accompaniment of jazz ensembles and orchestras, then there were an electric guitar, electrobody, a bass - a guitar, and the blues began to sing under their accompaniment (plus percussions, of course). The blues initially was quite silent and slow style of playing music, but already during a jazz era, since 20 - x years, it became much more rigidly and quicker - that is, the blues from the village “moved“ to the city.
And, of course, here it is necessary to tell that direct “descendant“ of the blues - the jazz, exerted huge impact on a light music, a platform of that time. And electric guitars (which, by the way, appeared much earlier, than you think - still in the thirties the 20th centuries) - electric guitars completed process of “urbanization“ of the blues. Also appeared - in the thirtieth - the fortieth years - a rhythm - and - the blues. It was the blues too, but fast, with a rigid rhythm and very frank texts. From it there was also later a fate - N - a beater.
Kinds of the blues for its long history was and is much, and, as a matter of fact, the blues is either “father“, or “grandfather“ of very many styles and genres. The jazz, fate, a soul, funks, the disco, a rap - all this “children“ or “grandsons“ of the blues. And even “great-grandsons“ …
Fate - N - a beater.
When in the fifties last century the United States got acquainted about fate - N - a beater, conservative sections of society right there branded him as “a communistic infection“. Say, communists thought up fate - N - a beater to ruin a capitalist system. The most interesting that in the Soviet Union party companions christened fate - N - a beater “a bourgeois infection“. And, according to their version, bourgeoises of the whole world thought up fate - N - a beater to break socialism bases.
For those times it, really, there was explosive music. The matter is that a Black rhythm - and - the blues in the early fifties acquired very great popularity from white American youth. As the jazz, since fortieth years, became very abstruse and elite, and the platform of that time was awfully boring, and nothing interesting was expected there. But the States at that time still lived by the principle “white - to the right, black - on the left“, and there was quite natural thing. White musicians adapted, adapted a rhythm - and - the blues for tastes of white audience. Texts brushed, added a little country and called all this “fate - N - a beater“. And such phenomenally gifted companion as Elvis Presley, made this style world musical fashion.
Here the era of bottoms - music also began with this period, from fiftieth years: popular music. With huge circulations of plates, very noisy and populous concerts, interview and a press - conferences, singers and singers as idols etc. Never earlier the light music, variety music caused such mass stir.
In the Union fate - N - a beater officially “did not resolve“. But in the early sixties easier and soft option fate - N - a beater - a twist appeared. It - that just was also “legalized“ on the Soviet platform, and, since 1963, for several years “the era of the Soviet twist“ set in. “The best city of Earth“, “The last electric train“ and many other smash hits. And then “allowed“ VIA as easy and “the version which is ideologically sustained“ early fate - music. But it is already other history - long and interesting...
There now, in brief, background of bottoms - music, fate - music... Of course, after that there is a lot of still what interesting occurred, a lot of things sounded. Also there was “retro“. Because, if chronologically precisely - to those people who in the fiftieth began to play fate - N - a beater, them already under eighty, for eighty... And two recent participants of legendary ensemble “The Beatles“, for example, too are in a retirement age.
I to that tell it, fate - music is available to all generations, in it there are a lot of beautiful melodious songs, even such that can be sung instead of lullabies. And if after my article you want to listen to “The Beatles“ or our “Time machine“, I will consider the task executed.