2006-09-20 MUSC205 lecture 6

2006-09-20 MUSC205 lecture 6 - Lecture 6: Doo-Wop, Girl...

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Lecture 6: Doo-Wop, Girl Groups Doo Wop •Gospel based, urban, black, male, 1950s-early 60s •Sound: tenor, deep bass, soaring falsetto •Nonsense syllables (doo-wop) •Intricate harmonic arrangements EX. The Chords, “Sh-Boom” (1954) •An early rock hit •Jazz flavor: scat singing, sax solo, backup vocal rhythms •Doo-wop characterized by one-hit wonders EX. The Penguins, “Earth Angel” (1954) •Garage recording actual garage recording, produced and spread at roots level. •One of the most popular oldies today Piano and backing vocals, lead singer •EX. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1956) Other big doo-wop hits include: •The Platters, “Only You” (1955) •The Five Satins, “In the Still of the Night” (1956) •Doo-wop groups were named after cars and especially birds cadillacs, el dorados, the flamingos, penguins, etc A Cappella •Doo wop is a form of a cappella singing, which is popular today •Bobby McFerrin’s influence: new sounds, techniques
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course MUSC 205 taught by Professor King during the Winter '08 term at Maryland.

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2006-09-20 MUSC205 lecture 6 - Lecture 6: Doo-Wop, Girl...

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