In the same period rock n’ roll helped abrade some of the bias towards African Americans. Parents disliked the influence and message behind rock n' roll. The sexuality of the lyrics and of the performers caused the parents to disapprove of the music. They disapproved the rebellious nature and sexuality because the music was accused of inspiring. Despite if a white performer recorded the song they still disliked the fact that the music came directly from
To start the switch in styles of Rock and Roll, the Alabama White Citizens Council came out with a pamphlet titled A Manual for Southerners . This literature acknowledged that it is the music industry that has the biggest influence on how kids present themselves from the way they dress to their mannerisms. The white, southerners who wrote this pamphlet were afraid their children would start interacting in interracial manners and wanted to protest this vulgarism by boycotting “Negro records”. (Larson page 53) This did not help in the upcoming battle towards civil rights for African Americans. Rock and Roll was one of the first medias to end segregation within itself, it brought blacks and whites together and was lead by not surprisingly the youth culture.
The lyrics propel the listener and the listener act or react to it. Our young women being one of it targets, and even they sometimes enjoy it, ignorantly. The horrible language, the use of intoxicating drink and drug use is poisoning the minds of the younger generation. Rap music has great effects concerning dress-style and attitudes. The young people and some older ones are consumed with the vulgarity of the lyrics.
Many peoples are more interested about and focusing on the classical music, blues, and country music, also jazz which from African Americans. The trend of American music still influences the people; however, the mainstream of the music has been changed. In nowadays world, the Korean pop music (K-pop) is getting famous and spread to the globe. K-pop including electronic music, hip-hop, R&B and more, that is under the term Korean Wave which also known as Hallyu that in Korean language. (Desideri, 2013) It became the latest trend that lets many peoples are paying attention and have the interest on Hallyu, especially the younger generation.
Many rock and roll concerts were attended by interracial audiences and most of the time, there were no racial tensions between anybody. (Kaliss) “The Ku Klux Klan also targeted rock and roll concerts and radio shows for violent protests because of the music’s popularity across the color line.” (Kaliss) There was nothing wrong with mixed race audiences but some saw it as absurd and parents would prohibit their children from going. The coming together of those teenagers highly influenced racism and helped with getting equal rights for black
The Beatles influenced many things in their time. These influences are still in effect today from fashion to music videos. Little did they know how great of an impact they would have on the world. They started huge trends that nearly everyone followed. They set new standards for bands everywhere.
The song’s lyrics had sexual interpretations and they disliked that for their children. A huge comparison with Rap music today, since rap has plenty of sexual innuendo. “I’m Sittin’ on Top of the World”, was unique during its time, since it was suited for families. Les Paul invented, the solid-body electric guitar, and the Sound-On-Sound Recording, known as “Overdubbing”.
Hippies promoted a laid-back, nonconformist lifestyle, which included frequent drug use; thus, the movement generated a massive uproar in the American community. Consequently, the hippie subculture has often been subjected to an in-accurate, stereotyped image. Over the years, there has been an unreasonable amount of prejudice against hippies and their culture. While I have always been particularly interested in the hippie subculture, I must admit that there are many things I was not aware of before I began working on this assignment, apart from the way they were portrayed in movies and magazines. For instance, I used to believe that the hippie movement was merely a “trend”.
There has been a long time of Hip Hop that has been reactant, communicating disappointments in a culture around bigotry for instance, in the late 1980 's, quite a bit of what we catch wind of with respect to police ruthlessness, stop and search routines and focusing on dark skinned youth. Americans trusted that hip hop music advanced viciousness, belittled ladies and overlooked drug utilization. Albeit a few people say that the verses in some Hip-Hop music are fierce and advance the wrong esteems, Hip Hop "has decidedly influenced" the way individuals think act and dress. Although Hip Hop in America has also brought great positives to their culture and way of life Hip Hop has been key in advancing social and political mindfulness among the adolescent of today. Rap music teaches individuals from a few alternate points of view and raises numerous social issues.
It is a combination of Jazz, Blues, and Gospel. This music style had shaped the future of those in the 1950’s setting a platform of the music to come. Rock and Roll couldn’t have taken flight without the popular artist of the time including the widely known “King of Rock” Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and many more bands from England and America. Rock and Roll transformed society in the 1950’s causing a separation in tradition from the older generation and the newer generation known as the “Beat Generation”, according to website ushistory.org. It received its name from the style of the music and the newly formed dance moves arising.
In traditional Mexican heritage backgrounds, “a boy of sixteen was ready to assume responsibilities of family and a life in the community.” (Savage, pg. 397) Whereas a boy of sixteen in an American heritage background, his adolescence was sought out to be prolonged. Not knowing which culture to side with, these zoot-suiters rebelled to both cultures, and one act of rebellion was their outrageous clothing which was a flag of dishonor. Zoot-suiter’s many acts of rebellion and their un-American views made it impossible for them to be socially constructed in the same way white teenagers. For the white society to hate the zoot-suiters even more, the “zoot-suit” came from the mid-thirties Negro fashions, where during that time Malcolm X began sporting the look.
Armstrong became a Jazz Ambasador for the U.S. government and ended up playing Black and Blue for people of other countries (Meckna,Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia , 2004, p. 38). Many argue that Armstrong was an ineffective advocate for racial tolerance and equality due to the way he appeared to play into black stereotypes created by whites. One example of this is his performance as King of the Zulus. Though this was his boyhood dream come true, younger generations of African Americans were embarrassed and frustrated by it. Even Armstrong’s supporters clumsily tried to support his actions with no avail (Teachout, Pops: a life of Louis Armstrong, 2009, p. 324).
Many new music types such as disco, soft-rock, glitter rock, and heavy metal hitting the scene with new artists such as Ziggy Stardust. Rock, Pop, and the blues continued to be popular with new bands hitting the big time such as Led Zeppelin. The Jacksons, and Diana Ross dominated Disco, Rock was ruled over by Kansas, and Pink Floyd who each sold millions of records. The new music age was a foot, with kids, teenagers, and even adults loving the cutting-edge look and feel of the
But, as people began to take on different perspectives on how music should sound, music began to evolve. Growing indefinitely, there continues to be infinite possibilities on how music can be preformed. With each performance, another step forward is taken and music grows again and again. Although Zappa, Miley, and Eminem all approached music differently, they all played a role in pushing its limits. Zappa paved way for what could be said on albums and on stage, Miley showed that artists could act pretty much however they wanted on stage and Eminem proved that an artist could sing about almost anything.