American Popular Music- Mambo #5

American Popular Music- Mambo #5 - REVIEW The swing...

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REVIEW The swing era (ca.1935-45) Big Bands of 1930s-40s Swing as a style of jazz New dances such as jitterbug, lindy hop Swing Era’s “founding moment” Importance of radio, jukeboxes in 1930s “taking a chance on love” (rec. 1940s) -Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Vernon Duke - AABA song form Crooning as vocal style; technological source Musical Collaboration: three roles American popular music: 30 songs MAMBO #5 o Latin America The Americas south of the US border History of colonial rule, especially Spanish and Portuguese Legacy of West African slavery in Latin America For American Popular Music, Afro-Cuban culture is esp. importance Afro-Cubans: Cubans with some African ancestry o Influences of Latin Music in U.S. The tango: earliest Latin dance / music fad to sweep US (1910s) - Middle section of “St. Louis Blues” (1914) even imitates tango During the era of the big bands (1930s-40s), Latin dance bands become popular
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