2-13-06 - Girl Groups - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Girl Groups 2/14/06...

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Girl Groups 2/14/06 1. Issues of Rock and Roll + the Late 1950’s and early 1960’s a. Crises i. Blacks and whites marrying ii. Communism and the rise of the “military industrial complex” iii. Rise of political assassinations – Kennedy(s), MLK, Malcolm X b. Response of Rock and Roll - Feel good music i. Teen Idols ii. Girl Groups 1. First time with women in a predominant position a. Delemma Prudish\Sluty conundrum b. They address these issues 2. Girl Groups a. The Shirelles i. They write their own songs ii. “I Met Him on a Sunday” (1958) – transitional DooWop Girl Group sound 1. Women with an attitude – you kiss me, you call me back 2. Sound of physical music making – snapping, clapping 3. Nonsense syllables 4. Call and response structure iii. Brill Building Scene 1. Modern tin pan alley 2. Group of song writers such as Carole King and Phil Spector 3. Competitive, capitalistic organization 4. Being songwriters is another place where women can succeed iv. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (1961)
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