MUS 2000 Reasons for Growth

MUS 2000 Reasons for Growth - • Growth of “hit songs”...

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Jazz was not an accident Reasons for growth and development
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Jazz as social history Turn of the century Black culture had developed a musical system very attractive to all people. Spirituals, minstrel shows, ragtime Abundant in New Orleans, as opposed to the “calvanist” north. New Orleans people were ready to grow beyond ragtime.
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1900- Shift in attitude/behavior Victorianism Order, decency, both good and bad aspects. Modernism Some saw Victorianism as appalling and stifling Wave of immigrants had a “carpe diem” attitude Explosion of technology Cities grew at an alarming rate Rise of Feminism
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Anti-Victorian systems New ways of thinking emerged Philosophy – William James Psychology – Freud Literature – Ashcan school Jazz benefitted from this new “free spirit”.
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Growth of the entertainment industry Entertainment didn’t work in rural life Mass entertainment was possible in the cities. Concert saloon – Providing entertainment in drinking places
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Unformatted text preview: • Growth of “hit songs” • Growth of motion pictures (1903) , and radio (1919). • Jazz could not have developed without these advances. Development of the “Black and Tan” • Vice districts (Storyville & Barbary Coast) • Attracted a socially diverse clientele • Developed into saloons/cabarets ostensibly intended for a black audience, but actually geared for white audiences. (Cotton Club in Harlem) Decline of Vice districts • Caused by – moving jazz into the mainstream – Demise of Victorianism Jazz moves to the mainstream • Caused by: • The vogue for social dancing – • Prohibition of alcohol -1920-(Volstead act)-1933 The new spirit of Modernism • Started with bohemians, spread to the entire society. • Feminism – allowed women to go drinking with the husbands/boyfriends. This financial support was critical. • Social dancing – • Tin Pan Alley...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course MUS 2000 taught by Professor Nunnery during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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MUS 2000 Reasons for Growth - • Growth of “hit songs”...

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