6 facts about blues music

You probably associate blues music with its origins in the American south, but did you know that three different types of blues styles have evolved over time? Learn more about the humble beginnings of blues music and the people who made it famous with our selection of facts below:

  1. Three famous musicians – Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, and W.C. Handy – told their own stories about their first encounter with the blues music. Each credits the poor and marginalized with the origins of the genre. 
  2. Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were two of the most famous “blues divas” or vaudeville blues singers. They traveled with their bands, performing for audiences around the country.
  3.  In 1920, Fred Hagar recorded the first blues song: Mamie Smith singing “Crazy Love” aka “Crazy Blues.” It sold 75,000 copies in the first month.
  4. Country or downhome blues is usually seen as the stereotypical blues performance: male singers performing solo with only their guitars for accompaniment. Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson, among others, represented this style.
  5.  As African Americans left the rural south for northern cities, music styles changed to reflect the new experience, known as urban blues. B. B. King is a renowned performer of this category.
  6. During the 1960s, musicians in the UK began to replicate the original style of African American blues, marking the beginning of British soul music.

Image credit: “B.B. King in concert in France (1989)” by Roland Godefroy, CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

idk there’s just something special about knowing that certain things God gave to YOU and you only

like your body, your parents and siblings, your relationships with other people, your experiences, your tastes, those were meant for you specifically and no one else can ever replace you in life

that’s just so special and meaningful

When people say that Islam is “worse”/”more barbaric”/”less developed” than Christianity because it hasn’t had a reformation, or that Islam is “due” for one because it’s now about the same age Christianity was during the Reformation, I’m really confused because the Reformation wasn’t a progressive or civilizing influence on Christianity at all.


These historiated initials are not outright portraying the Super Metal Story of Joshua at Gibeon, but they do still resonate thematically with the whole gist of Joshua’s life, in that he seems to be in a constant state of knocking on God’s door and going “hey, hey God, can I talk to you for a minute” and then God cracks the door open and is like “what now, Joshua”

Manuscript description and digital images can be found here at OPenn.

Fols. 88r and 95v, Ms. Codex 236
Bible. Latin. Vulgate. [Biblia sacra manuscripta] [manuscript]
Origin: [France?, ca. 1235-1240]

"In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways; and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” (Acts 14:16-17 NASB)

If you read through the Book of Acts 13 and 14, you’ll be blessed to hear these words from the disciples. All praises and thanks to the Lord Jesus :)

God bless your week, loved ones.


Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639)
“The Rest on the Flight into Egypt” (1620)
“Rest on the Flight to Egypt” (1626)
“Rest on the Flight to Egypt” (1628)

Orazio Gentileschi was the father of the accomplished painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

So a mutual on FB posted this…..

And, I’m honestly scratching my head because…. when I was in private Christian school we actually had this discussion, albeit without the cussing! lol  How did they have such commonly used European names in  the time of Jesus (and before)?!  (and as an adult I’d wondered the same of the fact they came from the Middle East)

And I’m still confused????

I was taught that the European’s used the names AFTER reading them in the Bible.

But someone on the Facebook post of his image said that even then they were translated names.

That said, over the years almost every name-choosing book and website I’ve found (this was some years ago mind you)… credited the names as coming from the Middle East.

Originally posted by vlociraptor

Obviously I would be on Google right now researching, but I’m hoping someone out there in Tumblr-land might be able to help a girl out here since I’m headed off to bed.

August 16th is National Rum Day

Five Things To Know About Rum:

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

Today’s Food History:

  • 1888 John Styth Pemberton died. Pemberton was the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola in 1885.
  • 1966 ‘Summer In The City’ by the Lovin’ Spoonful is #1 on the charts

Source: Foodimentary

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