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3 - Blackface Minstrelsy pre-class listening: Stephen Foster “De Camptown Races” (1850) originally composed as comic, blackface minstrel music Dan Emmett “Old Dan Tucker” (1843) 20 th century recording by Pete Seeger (folk singer) composed by Emmett, early blackface minstrel performer humorous lyrics upbeat music for dancing verse/refrain form verse music remains constant; lyrics change verses often tell a story or offer multiple perspectives refrain/chorus usually music and lyrics remain constant usually contains the most memorable musical material Blackface Minstrelsy originates in the North (1828) becomes most popular entertainment in the U.S. (1840s-1880s) early appropriation of black culture by white urban youth culture Thomas “Daddy” Rice (off-stage) “Jump Jim Crow” (on-stage) blacken up (colored skin, wig, clothes, dialect) Dan Emmett (1815-1904) blackface performer, songwriter
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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