History of Rock Music notes 2 23 11

History of Rock Music notes 2 23 11 - Music 125 History of...

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Music 125 – History of Rock Music Timothy Jones 2/23/11 Folk Music “Folk’s music” – Music of the people Stories, social topics, nostalgia Culturally rich Protest music We Shall Not Be Moved Woodie Guthrie 1912 – 1967 “Dust Bowl” era – 1930s The Almanac Singers – 1940s Blacklisted during “McCarthy” era – 1950s Talking Dust Bowl Blues This Land is Your Land Pete Seeger Born 1919 Apprentice with Alan Lomax The Almanac Singers The Weavers – 1948 How to Play the Five String Banjo – 1950
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Indicted for contempt of Congress – 1957 Convicted in 1961, overturned in 1962 Where Have all the Flowers Gone? Anti-war song (Vietnam) If I Had a Hammer – 1949 Written in support of progressive movements Women’s rights and equal opportunity Civil rights and social justice Environmental movements In 1949, “If I Had a Hammer” was considered dangerously politicall The Kingston Trio
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