Ch 9 Rock - Ch 9 Rock Popular music Again Hard to Pin Down...

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Ch 9 Rock 05/03/2008 03:20:00 Popular music Again Hard to Pin Down Many substyles Folk Rock, 50’s Rock or early Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Rock,  Shock Rock, Christian Rock, Southern Rock, Grunge Rock, Alternative Rock,  Fusion Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, Skittle Rock, Surf Rock, Acid Rock,  Death Metal, ETC. Nature of Rock Music Mass art form – pop music Commercial art form (producer as “author”) Connected to visual arts, fashion, TV Connected to teen culture Birth of Rock – Nonmusical Factors Several factors come together after WWII o Post – War Economic Boom o “Invention” of Teenager o Bland Suburbs o Civil Rights Movement o Rise of Television o Development of technology (electric guitar, better recording company)
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Birth of Rock – Musical Factors Slow, gradual process All the ingredients in place by the 1950’s Influence of 3 musical styles o Rhythm and Blues (R & B) o Country o Gospel R & B Influences Most important influence on rock Blues – electric Chicago Sound o Model for instrumentation o Electric guitar, acoustic bass, drums, harmonica o Also rough timbre, showy performances Jump Blues (Jump Music) o Dance style similar to swing o Smaller ensembles, fast tempos o Louis Jordan – “Caldonia” Importance of Radio Strong radio signals broadcast R&B nationally Alan Freed (1922-1965)
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o “Moon Dog’s Rock and Roll Party” Radio show, 1951 o Copyrights “Rock and Roll” o Promotes music, organizes concerts o 1960 payola scandal First Rock Recordings Sam Phillips founds Sun Records o Big studios would not record, produce, market black artists o Ike Turner – “Rock 88” (1951) o Joe Turner – “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Bill Haley and the Comets o White band o Cover “Rock 88” and others o “Rock Around the Clock” (1955) – original tune Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Poor, religious upbringing; exposed to gospel Walked into Sun Records in 1953 1954 records blues cover “That’s All Right Mama” By 1956 on national TV – Ed Sullivan Show Late 1950’s string of number 1 and top 10 hits Drafted by army, returns in 1960 but never achieves the same popularity
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Not an innovator but helps style spread nationwide Recording companies wanted a white musician with a “black” sound Elvis’ music and performance style linked to black R&B style “Hound Dog” – Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” – Elvis
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