1. Which blues performer was nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues,” recorded the song “Graveyard Dream Blues,” and was the most famous blues singer of the 1920s and early 1930s?
2. Known as the "Mother of the Blues," this performer famously performed with her husband, Pa (billing themselves as the “Assassinators of the Blues”).
3. This blues artist was a multi-instrumentalist/composer and was responsible for the first published blues composition, “The Memphis Blues,” in 1912.
4. The singer made their living in juke joints and train stations and famously sold their soul to the Devil at the crossroads to become the greatest living bluesman.
5. New York was the hub for this early style of blues.
6. Rural (Delta) Blues music was often performed in these venues (typically bars).
7. Which New York-based label released many key blues records?
8. Which form takes three groups of 4 bars to complete a chord progression?
9. Which notes in the Major scale are considered bent making the scale "blue?"
10. This scholar worked as the director of the Archive of the American Folk Song at the Library of Congress and worked to preserve early blues music by recording artists while roving throughout the U.S.
11. Which blues artist wrote the song, "Black Snake Moan"?
12. What term describes the slang commonly found throughout blues lyrics?
13. This style of blue is most associated with individual, itinerant men who played the guitar and sang.
14. The lyrics of a 12-bar blues song often follow what's known as an ______ pattern.
15. Which genre was considered the moral opposite of blues in the early 20th century?