Week 4 Notes - Week 4 Notes Urban Blues Jazz and Swing...

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Week 4 Notes January 28, 2008: Urban Blues January 29, 2008 Jazz and Swing Hillbilly Music -Later named "country and western music" or simply "country music" -Developed mainly out of the folk songs, ballads, and dance music of immigrants from the British Isles -Race record market of early 1920s that led to the first country music recordings -First commercially successful hillbilly record, by Fiddlin' John Carson, was the result of black performers not being able to show to a session -Radio in the 1920s led to the increased popularity of Hillbilly Music -Most farmers and working class people couldn't afford phonographs and records (radios were available on layaway) -first U.S. radio station began broadcasting in 1920 -by 1922 there were more than 500 stations nationwide -"Barn Dance" style programs became popular in the south -presented a variety format of musical performers and comedians specializing in "hick," "hillbilly," or "redneck" style humor -First Professional Country Music Star -Vernon Dalhart
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