2. Country - Rural Country Music in the Appalachian...

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Rural Country Music in the Appalachian Mountains and Along the Railroad Many people erroneously think of Blues music as "black-man" music and Country music as "white-man" music. You'll remember from our earlier discussion, however, that I mentioned that each of these genre shared a similar history, significantly influenced the other, and exhibit many of the same musical, textual, and architectural characteristics. "The South" [UPLOAD: US map w/ rollover highlighting Mississippi Delta vs. Appalachian Mountains] [Small text: "Use your mouse to see the respective locations of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Clinch Mountains.] Similarities between Blues music and Country music 1. Both genres originated in "the South." 2. Both genres grew out of a rural folk tradition. 3. Both genres, in addition to influencing each other, were influenced by other genres (Tin Pan Alley, Gospel, etc.). 4. There was a significant interaction between "black" performers and "white" performers, leading to a significant similarity between "black" music and "white" music. Header Right Do you remember what else was significant to 1929? This was the year of the first all talking - all singing - all dancing Broadway Musical . . . . "Hollywood Review." Go back to Lesson 01:8. 5. Modern varieties of both Blues music and Country music have been influenced by the growth of urban centers, and particularly by the rural-to-urban migration during and after the Great Depression of 1929 - 1941. 6. After the mid-1920's and until the beginning of the Great Depression, both genres were influenced by - and disseminated primarily by - gramophone and disk sales . 7. After the beginning of the Great Depression and until the beginning of World War II, both genres were influenced by - and disseminated primarily by - commercial radio (= "free" music). Header Right To see a list of product-inventions that "weren't around yet" and that will give you a new appreciation for your grandparents, click here. [UPLOAD: List of product-inventions] 8. Both particular radio (and later, television) shows as well as particular artists - of both genres - were sponsored by companies selling products ranging from biscuit flour to tampons.
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Lesson Review Eight Similarities between Blues Music and Country Music END Lesson 02: The "Hillbilly" Music The "Founders" of Country Music As we again find ourselves at the beginning of a new genre, we again we deal with the "Elvis Factor." But . . . . we need a "milestone," so we'll use the first Country music group inducted into to the Country Music Hall of Fame -- the Carter Family. Header Right Question: Was the Carter Family - the "First Family of Country Music" - the founding entity of "Country" music? Answer:
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course MUET 3020 taught by Professor Sovik,thomaspaul during the Fall '08 term at North Texas.

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