Big Joe Turner is mostly known for this style of music. He teamed with Pete Johnson and merged boogie-woogie with blues shouters. Big Joe Turner moved away from the regular slow blues to harder and faster style which would anticipate rock and roll. At first glance, it might look like country music and African American music are two complete opposite things, but African American music has tremendous influence in country because of Jimmy Rodgers who brought blues into the country in the 1920s. Hillbilly Boogie and country honky-tonk are essentially the rural white eco of African American blues.
Robert Johnson was born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi and travelled around wherever people enjoyed his music. Some famous songs he wrote were “Sweet Home Chicago,” “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom,” and “Love in Vain.” Most of the songs he performed were the type of blues called the Delta Blues. The Delta Blues are a style of music that comes from Mississippi. It usually consists of a single voice accompanied by a guitar. Most of the singers were African Americans and their songs expressed the racial discrimination that they faced.
Go-go music is a specific type of music that was first started in Washington D.C. go-go music was developed around the mid-1960s to the late 1970s. However, if you are from the DMV area we all know the God father of go-go music was Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers. Go-go music is unique because it has a variety of different sounds. Old school hip-hop, funk, and blues are all factors that play into creating go-go music. A live music scene called Chocolate city in the early 1970s had competitive music.
Negro spirituals were often called sorrow songs because of the fear of living as slaves. Later, a genre called ragtime was introduced in 1895, with Scott Joplin as the most known musician with this style of music. Next, blues was a way to transverse emotion of those longing for a better life. In the Harlem Renaissance era, jazz came into play. Performers often in clubs like Connies Club, and Smalls Paradise were the entertainment for the whites.
Funk is a genre that is difficult to describe because it has a lot of different characteristics. Although, when looking at an artist within this genre, for example George Clinton, it is possible to get a good idea of funk. He might be the best example of a 20th century Afrofuturistic funk artist. When you look at a concert of his album “The Mothership Connection”, several Afrofuturistic aspects are visible. Together with the Parliament and Funkadelic (later on emerged and became P-Funk), Clinton created a mixture of “funk and jazz with electronic sounds that edges their musical playfulness toward political commentary” (English, 2013).
By the age of fourteen, Ellington had written his first two songs, "Soda Fountain Rag" and "What You Gonna Do When the Bed Breaks Down?" During this time Ellington gained his nickname, "Duke," for being very gentlemen like. Duke Ellington followed his passion for ragtime and began to play professionally at age 17. Ellington was different from other people at this time because he was like the first voice for African Americans, not just for jazz music, but he was able to spread African culture and arts through his music. Ellington wrote more than one
had the unique skill to merge genre’s together and form something that was entirely different and new for the generation, and which led to other generations to merge other genres. Presley’s inspiration of genres was greatly impacted by the African American culture; however, brought his country-side to his music, which is what gave his music his own creative sound. He was the first artist to basically merge black and white music together, and widening his fan base. Elvis Presley not only changed the way entertainers performed, he also changed the way it was marketed. Teenage fans were soon to be seen as important consumers of goods, who bought products like records, tickets to concerts, and movies.
Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music. Most legends are known for excelling in a specific field or for doing something so impactful on the world that they will be remembered for ages. What set Louis Armstrong apart from others considered to be legends is that he did this multiple times throughout his life and with ease. Over time there have been many people that have impacted the world and society we live in.
The New Orleans Rhythm Kings changed and influenced many people’s lives in the 1920s. They even helped make the Roaring Twenties actually “roar.” Their band helped create the essential cornerstone of the classic Chicago style of jazz ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Not only did they make a difference in music, but in society as a whole. They did when they put out the first “racially mixed” jazz record in 1923 with Jelly Roll Morton, an African American jazz composer and pianist ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's", "Composer Jelly Roll Morton, ragtime to early jazz"). The New Orleans Rhythm Kings music has impacted everyone 's lives for the better for their music is still
These books include “The Negro Forget Me Not Songster,” “American Ballads and Folk Songs,” and “Religious Folk Songs of the Negro” written in 1844, 1927, and 1934 respectively. These objects relate to American music because they contain original musical examples and scores of African-American music compiled by their various authors. Originally, I intended to research the music of William Grant Still and Florence Price while
Essay question 1. Starr and Waterman note that “the use of encoded, or hidden, meaning in the blues has its roots in many earlier genres of African American music.” These coded messages often take the form of referencing local landmarks (i.e., “where the southern cross the dog”) and sexual references (i.e., “That Black Snake Moan”). How do these traditions continue to impact popular music? Starr and Waterman note “songs of slaves could embody secret messages that were impossible to state directly in the presence of the masters or overseers.” Why might coded references be used in contemporary music? In which genres do you think this technique is most prevalent?
Rock music’s popularity sparked off many more bands such as the Rolling Stones whose rock style was derived from the black blues tradition. These bands that were sparked off along with many other rock bands make what people call the return of more of a blues style of rock and roll. This concludes this paper about the history of rock and roll in the 80s. The author of this paper sincerely hopes that all readers enjoyed this and learned a little something from
Snooky Pryor worked a lot with Moody Jones, they came up with hits like, Sweet home Chicago and Boogie. Influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson, the harpist Snooky Pryor was considered a pioneer of postwar Chicago blues sound and claims to have been the first player to amplify the harmonica. James Edward Pryor He moved to Chicago around 1940 (The Rough Guide to The Blues. 2007). Pryor was definitely a troublemaker when he served in the U.S. Army.
Saxophone and piano were still important, but electric guitar and bass added a different vibe to the music. It was the beginning of a new sound. The main area they wanted to focus their R and B music was in Atlanta Ga. Chuck Willis is considered one of the founded fathers of R and B. He began singing at block parties, dances, and talent shows in Atlanta. In the midst of all this when he met Zenas Sears.
In 1956, Elvis Presley scored his first hit record with “Heartbreak Hotel”, which changed the face of music. His interpretations of songs and provocative performances, mixed with musical influences across color lines that happened during the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, made him popular and controversial. In an excerpt from The History of American Bandstand, Clark stated that he used the show to introduce viewers to singers less offensive than “Elvis the Pelvis.” (Shore,