01-14-09 Notes

01-14-09 Notes - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Listening Test...

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Listening Test Prep: __________________________________ For the country music industry to emerge, we need: • music • means of transmission • audience • workings of an industry to capture the financial benefits - circular motivation • performers Sources of Music: Popular Entertainment: Folk Songs (and public awareness): Cecil Sharp's collections of folk tunes John Lomax's cowboy songs British ballads and folk songs Fiddle tunes and dance tunes Gospel Tunes: Jazz: Fletcher Henderson, "Stampede " (1926) Blues: W.C. Handy's published blues Mamie Smith's success Bessie Smith's success (1925, "St. Louis Blues ") Black male blues artists Transmission: The PHONOGRAPH - Edison had patented in 1878 - 1906: Victor Talking Machine Company sells the Victrola for $200 - 1919: 2 million record players were sold - 1921: 100 million records manufactured - early days of country recording, there were six major record labels: Victor, Vocalion, Paramount, Columbia, Okeh, and Brunswick
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course MUSIC 144 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '09 term at UNC.

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01-14-09 Notes - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Listening Test...

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