Lecture 3 - Radio, Rock and Roll

Lecture 3 - Radio, Rock and Roll - Lecture 3 The 20s, 30s,...

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Lecture 3 The 20s, 30s, and 40s Radio Rock and Roll The 20s, 30s, and 40s • World War I • “Black Tuesday,” Stock Market Crash • F.D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” helped create jobs for Americans, especially minority groups • Works Progress Administration: made significant contributions to the arts, and helped to increase general interest in American folk traditions, including country music and the blues. • WWII and after -Film musicals in the Broadway tradition enjoyed popularity -Post-war affluence helped prompt the “baby boom” (G.I. Bill) Tin Pan Alley: Sheet Music Publishers and Songwriters • An area of NY City • A Body of Popular Songs • A Way of Doing Business Tin Pan Alley as Business • Uniform Musical Form -The 32-bar form: AABA • Song Marketing: Songwriters and publisher get artists to perform their songs in: -Stage shows and Broadway musicals -30s and 40s: Film Musicals -Radio Radio • National vs. regional culture • First radio broadcasts 1920
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2008 for the course MUSC 205 taught by Professor King during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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