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Song Daniel Mullican 3rd The song I Dont Know didnt have that big of an impact on society and I chose it knowing that I have chosen the song because of the impact of the music on society The culture that was associated to 1952 was one that had close families and honest simple people The music of the time that preluded the 50s was nice mellow and good quality music nothing that had big loud noises or anything out of the ordinary Then the fifties came along and brought all kinds of music like blues rock n roll and RB The black musicians did not have any kind of big roll in the music industries until the fifties The blacks always had sort of their own kind of music is what some of the people would say When BB King began playing the blues and dont get me wrong because he was not the first at any means but he was the one that sticks out in all of our heads he laid the path for many other wonderful musicians to follow Riley B King was born on September 16 1925 on a cotton plantation in Itta Bene Mississippi just outside the Mississippi delta town of Indianola He used to play on the corner of Church and Second Street for dimes and would sometimes play in as many as four towns on a Saturday night With his guitar and 250 he hitchhiked north to Memphis Tennessee in 1947 to pursue his musical career Memphis was the city where every important musician of the South went and which supported a large competitive musical community where virtually every black musical style was heard BB stayed with his cousin Bukka White one of the most renowned rural blues
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