While his parents listened to Stan Kenton and other remaining remnants of the Big Band era Jimmy Page discovered a different type of music. “Baby Let’s Play House” by Elvis Presley was the song that initially sparked his interest in learning to play guitar and by listening to other records on which guitarist Scotty Moore played. Ricky Nelson and guitarist James Burton and rocker Chuck Berry all had hit records while Page listened. By listening to artists whom he considered vibrant, his determination carried him through a series of apprenticeships after Neil Christian and the Crusaders in 1962. With Carter Lewis and the Southerners in 1963 he recorded “Your Momma’s Out of Town” and “Sweet and Tender Romance”. Page constantly expanded his repertoire …show more content…
The semesters that he spent in art school were ones of development and scrutiny. A broad spread of courses were taken in the history of Western Art. Here he gained knowledge of the works of Italy’s finest sculptors, Michelangelo and also the works of the Florentine, Leonardo Da Vinci. During the eighteen months at the school he developed his critical thinking. His study in period courses included Romanesque Art 1050 to 1200, the colorful points of the Renaissance, a look at contemporary artists of London, the Impressionists and Picasso. This stint into education in the arts served him well and later he became an art …show more content…
The blues music scene was picking up considerably in England at this time and while attending art school Page joined in jam sessions with Cyril Davies’ band at the Marquee. At first he did not know how to read sheet music, but as a back-up, session guitarist needed to learn. His determination to be involved with music and some instruction enabled him to learn enough about reading music to play guitar on an approximate seventy percent of the recordings to come out of England from 1964 until 1967 and he played a custom Les Paul “Black Beauty” guitar at this time. “Come and Stay With Me” was another of Marianne Faithfull’s songs and Page was at the session to play. The American singer Jackie DeShannon had written the song and Page secured a place for himself in the hotel room of Jackie DeShannon. Marianne Faithfull overheard the affair from her room next
Lab 07: Roots of Jazz: Ragtime Jazz music is a unique (one of a kind) musical art form invented in America. Jazz began around 1900 in the African American areas of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Jazz music is a mixture of the music of Africa and Europe. Jazz borrowed complex rhythms, singing style and improvisation from African music. Jazz improvisation means that a performer changes the melody of a song and invents a new melody as the song is being played.
The first R&B song to crossover to the mainstream top ten, “Sh-Boom” was quickly covered by The Crew-Cuts. The cover version went on to become Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart while the original version recorded by The Chords was left behind in the dust. In the same way, Georgie Gibbs rewrote and toned down a song called “The Wallflower”, originally recorded by Etta James and called it “Dance with me Henry” which went all the way to number one on the pop charts while the original version didn’t even make it into the chart. Gibbs also covered LaVern Baker’s “Tweedle Dee” by using the same backing group, same arrangements, and the same musicians. Gibbs version went to become number one on the chart while the original version was lagging behind at number fourteen.
It felt like their guitar playing was heavily influenced by the later blues players. As I’ve researched for this paper I’ve noticed how the early blues seems to sound more like the classic definition of old time blues. By being slower and the lyrics mixed with the riffs expressing the hurt the musicians felt when performing the song. Versus as the genre grew into the 60’s and 70’s it seems like the sound started to get a little more inspired by Rock and Roll.
As Toni Morrison’s novel “Song of Solomon” advances, Morrison frequently includes Milkman’s best friend Guitar into the scenes as an aid to the protagonist. In a myriad of ways, Guitar guides and advises Milkman before and during his journey to discover himself. Acting as a foil to milkman, the juxtaposition of these characters helps Milkman find his way to freedom. Morrison’s use of tones ranging from serious to hostile, and introduction of opposing ideas assist in conveying the thought that the path to spiritual freedom derives from enlightenment.
Close your eyes and try to imagine a melding the history of the Irish and Scottish tunes, of the twang of country music, and the reverence of a gospel message. Enter a touch of the blues and the spirit of generations who played music to express themselves with this unique genre of music. Each of these components brought with it instruments steeped with tradition. Country music built the foundation with the guitar and bass guitar, the Scottish and Irish influences added the mandolin. The Africa American 2/4 beat contributes the banjo and the washboard adds the finishing folk music touch.
Role models come from various sources. After Reconstruction, the South suffered numerous changes. The role of the South changed for its many citizens. Mississippi, along with the rest of the South suffered several stigmas. For years, the image of the South rested on the presence of civil rights injustices.
From one band to the next Jimmy Page was not going to let his passion for guitar playing fade. It all started with the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds was a group of young British players who wanted to create their own sound while mimicking the sounds of others just to get a jump start. Page was offered a spot on the forming band but it was not for playing the guitar. In fact, his career started off playing the bass until a fellow band member, Chris Dreja, started to play the instrument which led Page to play the guitar.
Goerge Benson is an American musician who was born on the 22 of March 1943. He was an avid jazz musician and began his career as a jazz guitarist at the age of 21. He used a rest-stroke picking technique and loved scat singing and this can clearly be heard in the song. A rest-stroke picking picking technique is when one string on the guitar is picked and is followed through with strum of the following notes He was born and raised in Pennsylvainia, where he started out at the very bottom. As a young boy he played in bars and nightclubs illegally but he says his music always kept him on the straight and narrow and he is admired by many for his strong drive, motivation and willingness to put in the effort to make himself big and his name heard.
This would usually end in tears for these groupies, as the musicians would move on. As stated by Des Barres in this book (2007). This quote is just one example of the heartbreak and misery connected to the groupie lifestyle. It exhibits how these women were participating in a one-sided relationship and how that leaves them
Bing Crosby started the song first, and Al Jolson followed. Al Jolson sang louder and extended the notes at the ends of the phrase. For example, Jolson exaggerated the words “played in ragtime” when he sang the phrase “And if you care to hear the Swanee River played in ragtime.” He also used exaggerated gestures, which is appropriate for the large theaters where he learned his technique. Furthermore, his loudness and exaggeration made him more stand out comparing to Bing Crosby.
Originally it was first sung by a Broadway cast member, Carol Channing, but it was later recorded once more by Louis Armstrong in 1963 in hopes to promote the Broadway show also named Hello, Dolly!. Armstrong’s commercial single hit made went on to be number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, topping off The Beatles and making Louis Armstrong one of the oldest artists to ever reach number one on the list. The song itself is very predictable and simple, yet it’s the way his unique vocals and the swinging trumpet solo that makes the song one of a kind. Specifically his solo’s contained a tremendous amount of souls making the piece juristically different from most singers. He picked just the right phrases and notes to emphasize while keeping it simple and clean.