Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues.pdf

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Music wasone of the waysAfrican Americans could express themselves andget awaywith it Music played central role in Christian church Biblical stories serving as metaphorsfor AA experience Can speak outfree of restrictions of electoral politics Gospel music Slaves sang gospel fromthe beginning Stories of freedomand liberty frombible At end of slavery, some of first structures AA built were churches Gospel music at the center of that Combine church andcommunityand song traditions Call and responsesongs Gospel and blues slowly start integrating into mainstreammusic Blues music originated fromMississippi Delta Blues fundamentallyabout surviving Blues becomes popular in the 1920sand1930s AA womenfirst popularized the blues Paramountrecords (Grafton, WI) foundacoustic blues players and recorded them Paramountcircumvented white radio Useda mail order catalog National networkof listeners Also findsits way to white listeners
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  • Fall '17
  • Alexander Shashko
  • rock n roll, Gospel music

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