That Weird Old America

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THAT WEIRD OLD AMERICA BIZARRE MOMENTS IN POP MUSIC H2P April 8, 2010 Bob Cochran
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SPACE From—LOCAL To—INTERNATIONAL (1960s) Instruments of this change— 1. Radio 2. Phonograph records/players 3. Movies/Television
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TIME PERFORMER—continuous to retakes/overdubs AUDIENCE—evanescent to durable/portable Instruments of this change—same as space RESULT IS WHITMAN’S “PASSAGE TO INDIA” VISION REALIZED IN AMERICAN LIFE
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CUT #1: CARTER FAMILY (Country) “John Hardy”—“badman ballad”--1928 Virginia-Texas (XERA—”border blaster”)
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CUT #2: Son House (Blues) “Death Letter” (1930) --easily his best known “blues revival” song
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CUT #3: BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON (Gospel) “Let Your Light Shine on Me” (1929) (note opening in “white” style/closing return)
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ROCK AND ROLL After WWII --baby boomer kids hit teens --they rebel, like all kids, BUT --they have MONEY HYBRID mix of Country/Blues/Gospel --rockabilly --R&B --Soul
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SAM PHILLIPS
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2011 for the course HUMN 2124 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Arkansas.

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