Some times called hot jazz, it’s roots can be traced to New Orleans and consisted of a horn playing a melody and a higher and lower horn playing around that melody. It became very popular in the early 1900’s and the rhythm was supplied by bass and drums. By the 1930’s young black musicians wanted to develop their own styles and many studied the teachings of
Jazz came from New Orleans where Africans, French, Caribbean, and English were known to communicate with each other. Many musicians like Louie Armstrong and Duke Ellington were strongly influenced by ragtime, marches, and the blues. Louie Armstrong’s’ West Side Blues is an example where you could see hints of a march and blues even though it is considered a Jazz hit.
Thomas Dorsey was born on July 1, 1899, in Villa Rica, Georgia. He was the son of a Baptist Minister and the grandson of a slave (Reich 9). Dorsey took the skills that he learned from his mother, who taught him music from a young age, and started a career as a blues pianist and arranger. The music that he played during this time was so soft and smooth that he was often times called the “whispering piano player.” Many also described him as being able to play “southern blues” with a “northern feel” (Johnson 813). Not only was he a naturally gifted musician, but he also had the opportunity to make a name for himself by playing blues for influential artists such as Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith (Lee 19).
It developed in the southern states of the United States as a mix of folk music from the British Isles, church music and African American blues. Old time music was first recorded in the 1920s. The Carter family became the most popular. A. P. Carter gathered folk songs and also composed new songs and he sang them in harmony with his guitar playing sister-in-laws, Maybelle and his wife,
It was during a stunt at Butlins holiday camp that Richard decided on a stage name: Ringo Starr, on the account that he wore a lot of rings. By 1962, John Paul and George realised that Ringo was the drummer they needed. Ringo was the last to join the Beatles and the band was complete. The Former members include: Pete was the Beatles original drummer for two years before Ringo joined, then he was dismissed from the band. Stuart Sutcliffe was the original bass player of the Beatles before Paul took over.
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
Not only did the band impact music but also “they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century” (Unterberger). One of the things that I really liked about the band is that not only were they able to deliver their music, but also changed the world by presenting themselves as a new figure in music and reached an artistic achievement far beyond the the entertainment level. Even though they were a really successful band, the upcoming of each member was not a smooth transition. The Beatles raised their interest in music in their hometown Liverpool, England a port city where they happened to live with their middle class families. Due to this beneficial opportunity they were able to hear the latest music trends at first hand from sailors that were traveling and bringing in the latest music styles.
The voice of the counter-culture of the ‘60s. The one who synthesized rock and folk. The one who dashed makeup on in the ‘70s and vanished to obscurity in to substance abuse to later emerge as man who found christ. Labeled a has-been towards the end of the ‘80s and one to rewind, introducing some of the most profound and powerful music in his career beginning in the late ‘90s. Columbia recording artist, Bob Dylan.
James Brown style was truly unique; from the way he dresses to the way he moves on stage. Even James brown Band said that he violated all the rules of music creating rhythms that were magically good. He is also the creator of the Funk. Funk is basically music genre that originated in the mid to late 1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and R&B. Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground.
I then received the opportunity to see one of his concerts, and he was incredible. He is one of the most popular singers of this time; I can’t even describe the amount of fans that were there! After the war music was reshaped for the better because now we have the beautiful music of rock and roll. Rock and Roll artist’s especially Elvis contributed African American music and blues to create a unique sound. Elvis challenges the old belief of separating white and black music as he combines them together.