The Delta Blues is a style of blues music that originated in the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. It is one of the earliest known styles of blues music. The Delta blues are considered a regional iteration of country blues. Guitars and harmonicas dominate the style. Slide guitar especially is an identifying hallmark of the Delta Blues. Typical vocal styles in Delta Blues can be very soulful and reflective or raging and passionate.
The Father Of The Delta Blues
Charley Patton regarded by many to be the “Father of Delta Blues” played arguable the most important role in the inception of the style. He was an incredibly versatile musician with an interesting life and background. When listening to his recordings along with prominent Delta Blues artists it is impossible not to hear his influence. You could argue that the father of Delta Blues paved the road for the “King of Delta Blues.”
The King of Delta Blues
Although his life is poorly documented, his legend is infinite. Robert Johnson is regarded as an absolute master of the blues, specifically when it comes to the Delta Blues, which is why he’s called the king of them. The most well known legend of Robert Johnson is that he sold his soul to the devil to get musical success. Along with that there are many other myths and legends that shroud his life. Especially his romantic life. If he was here now he might also be considered the King of casual encounters. Whether romantic or musically the love is real.
Live streaming of audios, videos and data from the Internet has become quite normal activity these days. With the usage of smartphones increasing exponentially, it has given rise to numerous websites that allow for free music, video, and data from their sites to your phones. Earlier, there were slight hitches of downloading or live streaming of your favorite music or video, but these glitches have been removed with revolution happening in the field of technology.
Apart from the leap in science and technology, it was but obvious for software companies to bring about newer applications in the form of live streaming of music. In fact, there was already a large base of music lovers that extended to the length and breadth of the world. No man or woman and even children could think of existing without music. This gave immense opportunities to companies to launch their own platforms for streaming live music to consumers.
From Storing Music to Live Music
Earlier, music lovers stored their favorite music in the phone’s limited memory space. They listened to their favorite music and when they got bored they removed them and recorded a few more. But with the steady expansion of mobile technology the storing space became quite huge so that thousands of songs or music could be recorded with ease and then listened conveniently throughout the whole day and far into the night.
This didn’t stop here. Music lovers wanted to have even better music experience and therefore gave their opinions and suggestions through various social media platforms. Naturally, music companies seeing a huge market here started to develop software programs so that music could be downloaded or seen live on their site.
Soon these companies proliferated around the globe offering free music streaming online. For instance, there were so many sites that each started to vie with the other to get to the top position on search engine. You may have heard about YouTube, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. These are just the few for there also others that have re-invented music streaming to the level that it is quite an experience when it comes to music lovers.
Free and Not Free Music Streaming
There are several sites that give to its listeners top quality music from artists of different genre. There are music pertaining to different occasions and these are listed on the site. You may either download them or listen live on the site itself. Some sites are not only for listeners but also give out video streaming to members as this makes listening to music even more exciting.
Several sites offer music streaming free and you only need to click on the categories like Folks, Classical, Holiday Music, Love songs, Melancholy, Metal, Oldies and so on. These again in some sites are further listed in different languages. So for an ardent music lover, you can simply listen to your favorite songs day and night without an interval if you so want.
Further, many sites allow the option to skip ads as most of the music lovers do not want sudden interruption with the blatant sounds of ads in between two song events. At certain sites like Amazon, you can listen to millions of songs if so wish. In the case with non-free sites you don’t have to pay big sums, but only a small amount as fees for a few weeks. Yet there are more visitors on free music streaming sites than non-free sites.
Advantageous to Listeners and Artists
The plethora of sites offers both the listeners some of the greatest music. The music lovers now have several options like making your music tailor-made for you or may even listen to some great songs on other user’s public playlist. You may then add some songs while removing other songs in your own public playlist too such that others visiting your site may listen to them and give their opinions and suggestions, their likes and dislikes.
You may skip as many songs as you may wish on certain sites. But on certain sites, you may not do so as they don’t allow you skip the ads as well as limit the number of songs that you wish to skip.
Many music streaming sites offer new artist as well those who have passion in singing or playing instruments upload their music, songs or album so that these are made available to public through social platforms. You may get suggestions and ratings while doing so which helps you to promote more of your songs. Many people have become quite famous this way and have even begun their professional music career from these platforms.
In order to get the best effect and getting better reviews, a music creator may use several tools and adjustments. For the listeners, most sites are compatible to iOS, Android and Apple and more so that you may listen to music in any of the operating systems.
Coming up with a top 5 list is always difficult. This is our list of the top 5 blues artists of all time (in no particular order) along with a sampling of their music. All of these artists contributed greatly to the genre and left their mark on not just blues, but music as an art form.
This is an unmistakable song by an unforgettable artist. Quintessential blues at its finest.
You can hear why they call him the King of The Delta Blues and why he makes our top 5 list.
John Lee Hooker
As soon as you hear that iconic guitar you know you are hearing the brilliance of John Lee Hooker
Muddy definitely got his mojo workin’ one and his influence on music is incalculable.
When it comes to listening to The King Of The Blues the thrill will never be gone for us.