Roots Music of the 1930s, USA-1

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The Carter Family (active 1926-1943) From rural Virginia One of the most influential groups in U.S. music history Collected and recorded hundreds of traditional Appalachian folk songs Gained mass appeal through radio “Can’t Feel At Home in this World Anymore” (1931) Sara, Maybelle, and A.P.
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Woody Guthrie (active 1930s-1960s) From Oklahoma, traveled the USA extensively The most important U.S. folk music artist of the first half of the 20th century Chronicled tribulations of “Dustbowl” migrants Politically-active in support of common working people, unions, and U.S. war effort Huge influence on Bob Dylan and folk revival “I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore” “This Land is Your Land” “Union Maid”
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Unformatted text preview: b. 1912, d. 1967 Leadbelly (active 1920s-1940s) • Louisiana, Texas, and NYC • Profound influence upon development of blues, folk, and rock • Sharecropper who learned songs through oral tradition • Convicted of murder and sent to prison where he learned more songs from inmates on work gangs • “Discovered” by John and Alan Lomax of the Library of Congress • “Bourgeois Blues” Huddie Ledbetter, b. 1888, d. 1949 Louis Armstrong (active 1920s-1970s) • Grew up in New Orleans and moved to Chicago to play in Joe “King” Oliver’s band • The most influential musician in jazz history, also known for his Top 10 pop hits • Revered for his work in combos, big bands, and film • “When You’re Smiling” b. 1901, d. 1971...
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