23 Contemporary Black music outline

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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Lecture Outline: Black Music 1970s-1990s STEVIE WONDER, PRINCE, AND THE ROOTS OF RAP STEVIE WONDER (B. 1950) GREW UP IN MOTOWN SYSTEM Crossover appeal 1971 negotiates full artistic control plays most of instruments Talking Book Socially conscious lyrics Video: “Living for the City” upbeat song with good beat. Good voice PRINCE (B. 1958) Synthesizes multiple genres: – Rock, funk, jazz, hip hop, – James Brown, Hendrix 1980s blockbuster successes Purple Rain , 1999 – also a movie VIDEO: Medley of Hits – NAACP Image Awards performance – fast beats, medley of songs, strong guitar VIDEO: LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BEAT Use these slides as an outline for your notes Rap: early Influences – poetry to the beat of music, goes all the way back to Africa, influence of talking over a beat, part of oil tradition, jon coltrain raps with horn, street gangs of 1970s, grand master flash created rap, – Historical events Assassinations of MLK and Malcolm X
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Unformatted text preview: Social conditions Politics Roots in: Jazz Improvisation poetry HIP HOP AESTHETICS DJ According to Grandmaster Flash, a good DJ must have: 1. great skills on the turn table 2 great sound system 3. extensive collection Scratching 1 GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Lecture Outline: Black Music 1970s-1990s Language Rap texts B-Boy bad boy, Street authenticity HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF RAP Origins: Bronx, NY. Artists: Afrika Bambaataa original dj Grandmaster Flash pioneer dj KRS One homeless graffiti artist, in 80s, when crack came out, Public Enemy 3s es, real heavy shit going down, N.W.A Today was a good day, Fuck the Police result of beating of Rodney King and LA riots, Ice Cube just living another 24 hrs., lots of people getting killed Arrested Development come from the south, knowledge of black liberation, I am everyday, People everyday, 2...
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course GMUS 203 taught by Professor Connel during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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