UWA3 - 1 Doo-wop is a style of vocal rhythm and blues which...

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1. Doo-wop is a style of vocal rhythm and blues which was developed in African- American society during the 1940s and later went on the gain mainstream popularity in the 1950s (Friedlander 62). Soul music is another type of rhythm and blues that added in gospel flair. Soul music began in the 1950s and was popularized in the 1960s (Friedlander 156). Although both have many similarities in their foundations, they both have unique sound. Doo-wop was known for its smooth and constant vocal harmonies. It can be characterized by close four-part harmonies. Its name can be derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup which were often used to imitate some of the various instruments that were usually lacking during the recoding process (Friedlander 62). One of the main ways that soul music differed from doo-wop was the way that it was characterized during performances. It was characterized by stressed handclaps and impromptu body moves that were seemingly with the beat of the music. This is usually explained by the roots that soul music had with the gospel music of the previous decades (Friedlander 156). 2. Berry Gordy had a prominent role in the history of the Motown recording label. Gordy formed Motown Record Corporation in April of 1960. Gordy hired many different managers and song writers for all the various part of the record process. He set up a streamlined approach to record producing (Friedlander 174). The process would start with the need for a song and then a song writing team would began to write. One the song was written, the recoding process could begin. The studio band would first record all of the backup music and then the artists would come in and begin to record the vocals for the track. The final task
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