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Unformatted text preview: Wanda Jackson​ ­ Sang “Fujiyama Mama”. Has a raspy, strained voice . Her style of singing made people uncomfortable; they were not used to women with manly/assertive. Elvis Presley Elvis Presley​ ­ Revolutionary Rock n Roll artist in the mid to late 1950’s. Wanted to portray the “bad boy” persona to his audience. Sang “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog”. Was also an actor. Started at Sun, but later went to RCA. Sun Records​ ­ Record company founded in Memphis, Tennessee. Signed Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins. Blue Grass​ ­ Sub­genre of country music that incorporated many jazz elements. Typically upbeat, dance music that features instrumental soloing. Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller​ ­ Composed songs for many artists including Elvis Presley. Created the band, The Coasters, which sang “Down in Mexico”. Scotty Moore​ ­ A guitarist that worked for Phillips at Sun Records and made up tunes to go with Elvis’s vocals. Slapback echo​ ­ A technique used on the guitar to produce delay by instruments. Bill Monroe​ ­ An influential singer in the rise of bluegrass. Performed with His Bluegrass Boys. Focused on solos and first performed in 1939. Early 1960s Payola​ ­ The practice of paying DJ’s to play music on the radio. Independent (small) labels used the practice to compete with major labels. Jerry Lee Lewis​ ­ Sang “A Whole Lotta Shakin goin On” (1957) on The Steve Allen Show and was very characterized by a charismatic performance. Was caught having an affair with his 13 year old cousin in 1958, which basically destroyed his career). Carol King and Gerry Goffen​ ­ They were a songwriting team who worked for Aldon Music. Strongly influenced by Leiber and Stoller, they also exerted a great deal of control over the production of their songs. Used Brill Building approach to music making. Chubby Checker​ ­ Sang “The Twist”, which created a huge dance craze in the U.S. Appeared on American Bandstand and performed the twist on tv for the first time. American Bandstand​ ­ Hosted by Dick Clark, it was a music performance show that ...
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  • Winter '08
  • Simonson
  • History, NATO, Bill Monroe, Lotta Shakin Goin, Signed Jerry Lee

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