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Unformatted text preview: Pop and Rock are problematic because they are asked to include too many different types of music Artistic intent? Serious album-oriented music is rock; ephemeral, singles-oriented music is pop? Pop/rock? What is Rock, or Pop Music? American A fusion of various African-American and white musical styles An attitude Where does rock come from? The blues had a baby, and they called it rock n roll (Muddy Waters) What is the blues? A feeling A style of performance A poetic (AAB) and musical (12-bar) form Bessie Smith (1894-1937) Influential blues artist Signed with Columbia Records in 1923; launched their race records division EX. St. Louis Blues, recorded with Louis Armstrong in 1925 Robert Johnson (1911-1938) Influential bluesman EX. Sweet Home Chicago (a country blues; recorded 1936)...
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