The Blues Revival

When white listeners came to be curious about blues music in the late 1950s and very early 1960s, a lot of the country blues musicians had discontinued playing songs or resided in obscurity until blues revivalists looked them up. Jesse Fuller, a one-man band, as well as harmonica player Muddy1Buster Brown gained from the restored interest in their music, yet the blues rebirth alleviated no early Georgia blues artist better compared to Sonny Terry (Saunders Terrell) From his very first recording in 1937, Sonny Terry, of Greensboro, continued to be active in music and even played Carnegie Hall and on Broadway, however his popularity expanded in the 1960s. Solo as well as with his long time companion, guitarist Brownie McGhee, Terry played many festivals as well as recorded several albums until the 1980s.

By the time the blues began to have an obvious influence on white musicians like the Allman Brothers of Macon in the late 1960s and very early 1970s, white entertainers had surpassed their black peers in appeal, as well as enhancing numbers of white musicians, like Tinsley Ellis of Atlanta, started playing the blues. Luther Johnson, that played extensively with Muddy Waters, and also other essential blues musicians of the 1970s were typically overshadowed by white contemporaries, a trend that continues now. Georgia still creates blues by performers like Neal Pattman and Robert “Chick” Willis, but blues tourism as well as the record sector continues to co-opt the category, and also the distinctive traditions of the early blues records as well as the Atlanta style no more continue to be.