It generally but not always featured a tenor lead, a soaring falsetto, a vocal bass run and nonsense lyrics in the background supporting all the other elements. The ‘doo-wop’ sound effects by the group members to harmonize the song that gave a rise to this genres name. Emmett et al. (2011) stated that doo wop is a combination of gospel and barbershop styles with an element of jazz and blues. It was due to the rich vocal harmonies of the group members that made doo wop music so famous.
Many of the jazz musicians merged into larger combos, eventually creating the big bands of the late 1930s and 1940s. The older Dixieland musicians who started it all began to retire. Some musicians didn’t let go of the traditional sound, though. Kid Ory played on the radio in the 1940s, most notably on Orson Welles’ program, creating a re-discovery of Dixieland Jazz. As the Jim Crow era in the South drew to a close in the 1960s, many black musicians stepped away from the term “Dixieland” because of its racial overtones.
In 1965, Pink Floyd was formed in London by Syd Barrett, who later left the band due to health issues and was replaced by David Gilmour. Pink Floyd hit their prime during the seventies, and were mainly associated with progressive and psychedelic rock. They were also known for their very philosophical lyrics and original album arts. Pink Floyd released four albums in the 1970s which were instant classics, due to their innovative and distinct sound. “The Dark Side of The Moon” was released in 1973, which was followed by “Wish You Were Here” in 1975, “Animals” in 1977, and “The Wall” in 1979.
Blues music had a special role in creating the genre. It is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Typical instruments are: horns, keyboards, bass, drums, guitar and vocals. Although it was mainly created by black experience in United States, many other cultures have developed the genre in various ways (for example white musicians created 'White Jazz' subgenre, having their own traditions and influences). Miles Davis and Louis Amstrong were very influential jazz musicians.
As was mentioned above, the American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, born as Robert Zimmerman, heavily utilises literary features in his songs, the use of which earned him the title of Nobel Laureate for 2016. Upon entering the musical world in 1965, his first two albums: and Blonde on Blonde, consisted of social outcry, and a commentary on the world he lived in, through song. The song “Visions of Johanna” is lauded as being some of Dylan’s finest literary work due to its treatment of the subject: persons who cannot express their feelings effectively, and who don’t understand themselves in entirety. As of 2010, “Visions of Johanna” is ranked in four hundred and thirteenth place on the list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, determined
He had written much of his work in America before he packed his bags and moved to England. Many of his works published in England are heavily inspired by his home in New Hampshire (Cummings). The most convincing piece of evidence to support this claim is the name of one of Frost’s books. The title of the book is “New Hampshire” and it is comprised of several works, all of which are set or inspired by nature. Another inspiration for Frost’s work is his wife.
June died in May, and Johnny was not far behind her dying on September 12 from complications with diabetes. Transition: Although Cash lived a hard life, June did her best to make him the man that everyone remembers today. Conclusion: I. Johnny Cash originally wanted to sing gospel music, but he took a different route, went down a path of destruction, but found June Carter to save him. II. Although it may sound as if Jonny Cash started rough, the things he overcame and the man he became is something many people remember today.
At a time of such racial tension, Hendrix befriended and performed with many musicians even though they were white. He did this because he wanted to demonstrate that music was universal and he was successful to a certain degree as white people listened to Hendrix even though he was black. Another achievement was that he indirectly invented heavy metal. He popularized the usage of guitar effects such as wah-wah, distortion, feedback, and tremolo. He pushed guitar effects to its limits and he was able to carve a harsher tone compared to an average electric guitar plugged into the clean channel of an amplifier.
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer-songwriter who rocked the music world with his band Nirvana. He is known to have displayed artistic traits since early childhood but being a victim of parent’s separation, he had a troubled youth. Finding solace in music, he started with playing the guitar and slowly and steadily went deeper into the world of music. Albums such as Bleach, Nevermind, in Utero were some of his very popular ones. Nirvana signing with the Grefen Records came as a major accomplishment in his career.
Metallica had many big hits. Metallica helped create a new kind of rock and roll by having lightning guitar riffs, for which they earned eight Grammys and that helped secure a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Metallica one of the greatest bands of the 80s and 90s. How they got started James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich had many influences. When James was younger, he had a tragic event in his life that made him create a band (Fricke, Seliger, 1993). Then when he met another teenager, they formed a band (Morrison, 2006).