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Unformatted text preview: Ray Charles, I Got a Woman (1954) Merges gospel and R&B Adapted from church hymn, given new secular (and sacrilegious) lyrics Soaring gospel vocals shouts, falsetto, wails R&B sax solo, call-and-response Ray Charles, I Got A Woman (1954) Well, I got a woman, way over town That's good to me, oh-yeah Say, I got a woman, way over town Good to me, ooh-yeah She gives me money, when I'm in need Yeah, she's a kind of friend indeed I got a woman, way over town That's good to me, oh-yeah She saves her loving, early in the morning Just for me, oh-yeah She saves her loving, early in the morning Just for me, oh-yeah She saves her loving, just for me Yeah, she loves me, so tenderly I got a woman, way over town That's good to me, oh-yeah Sax solo Rock and Roll 1922 - Trixie Smith, My Man Rocks me with one Steady Roll 1951 - Cleveland DJ Alan Freed uses as alternate term for R&B in part to obscure the musics racial origins. Rock and Roll 1922 - Trixie Smith, My Man Rocks me with one Steady Roll 1951 - Cleveland DJ Alan Freed uses as alternate term for R&B in part to obscure the musics racial origins. 1955-1959 Loose, general term for a collection of styles Over time, it has come to symbolize a musical revolution as working-class, urban, marginalized musics went mainstream. Cant identify the beginning of rock and roll Like trying to point out the first drop of rain in a hurricane Not one event, not one person, not a single style (Some) Cultural Factors Crossing of racial and class lines during and after WW II Teenager culture Post-war affluence Radio and Television (Some) Rock and Roll Musical Influences Rhythm & Blues Country and Western Afro-Caribbean rhythms and Mexican music Gospel Music Big Band Swing / Jazz Various styles of Rock+Roll (c. 1954-1956) Northern R&B-influenced bands (Bill Haley) Southern/Memphis Rockabilly (Elvis Presley) Gospel / R&B (Ray Charles) Chicago blues/R&B (Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry) Vocal Harmony Groups (doo-wop) Chuck Berry (b. 1926) records w/ Chess Records (Chicago) songwriter, vocalist, guitarist songs celebrate teen culture Chuck Berry Maybellene (1954) Country and R&B influences Keeps focus on solo electric guitar Maybellene, why can't you be true Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true You done started back doin' the things you used to d As I was motivatin' over the hill I saw Maybellene in a Coup de Ville A Cadillac rollin' on the open road...
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