Chapter 5 PPT Notes Recorded Music

Chapter 5 PPT Notes Recorded Music - Bringing It All Back...

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Bringing It All Back Home … Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples “O Happy Day” From One Faith, One Lord, One Baptism Orig. recorded 1987 The Roots of American Recorded Music … It all begins in Africa … No separation between religious and secular music The integration of dance and movement The love of improvisation – musically and lyrically Lyrics with hidden meanings More African Music Distinctives The dominance of rhythm Rhythmic tension Alternating verse/chorus or verse/response A love of short musical phrases “Blue notes” – not on the Western European pentatonic scale West African Music Doudou N’Diaye Rose “Rose Rhythm” From Plus from US Master Senegalese drummer … originally recorded by French composer Eric Serta on the Island of Gore As the South becomes addicted to slavery … Slaves create the Spiritual… To communicate To teach To escape To make the work go quicker To exercise their need to create To give them hope … Spirituals Bozie Sturdivant at Silent Grove Baptist Church, Clarksdale, Miss. “Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down” From Negro Religious Songs and Services (The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture) (True spirituals are always improvised: They continually change and evolve.) Traveling Minstrel Shows America’s first accessible popular music Initially used to demean former slaves … but blacks appropriated the genre … and slyly made it their own Minstrel Songs The North Carolina Cooper Boys
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“Daniel in the Den of Lions” From Goodbye, Babylon Recorded September 28, 1927 Record labels discover “race” music Popular music of black Americans has various (interchangeable) names: Reels Jazz (or Jass) Ragtime Hokum Blues Minstrel to Barbershop to Jubilee… Jubilee incorporates barbershop harmonies, minstrel showmanship, and the spirituals Some of the first professional all-black touring groups … <-- Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet Jubilee Dinwiddie Colored Quartet “Down on the Old Campground” From Goodbye, Babylon Recorded October 29, 1902 BLUES: Saturday night music 1. Primarily dance music -- rhythm dominates 2. Classic AAB or AABA rhyme schemes 3. Improvisational 4. Use of “blue” or slurred notes 5. Topical lyrics Blues Robert Johnson “Traveling Riverside Blues” (alt. take) CD insert from the book, Escaping the Delta Twin Evolution of Black Music From Africa, music splits … SECULAR: Work songs and field hollers to … The blues to … Barbershop to …
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Minstrelsy to … Ragtime to… Gospel Blues Blind Willie Johnson “Dark Was the Night … Cold Was the Ground” From The Complete Blind Willie Johnson Recorded December 3, 1927 The beginning of Gospel Blues Blind Willie Johnson “Motherless Children Have a Hard Time” From
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course FDM 1303 taught by Professor Korpi during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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Chapter 5 PPT Notes Recorded Music - Bringing It All Back...

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