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Unformatted text preview: MUS 262 Notes 21/08/2006 14:23:00 • Rock’s roots run deep into folk and popular music of the 20 th century • Rock draws on all of the following • Country and Western o Bluegrass o Western Swing • Boogie woogie • Rural and Classic Blues • Gospel • Jazz (Swing) • Popular song • Rock and roll was just another name for rhythm and blues • Hound Dog – Big Mama Thorton (1953) • Known as Willie Mae Thorton (“Big Mama”) • Her style converted country blues, rich with gospel music voice that is vividly alive and demands your attention and response • Major influence fo Janice Joplin (“Ball and Chain”) • Sixty Minute Man (1951) • First R=B hit to crossover to the pop charts • First double-entendre hit • First million seller by formative R&B vocal group • Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner (1951) • Many historians regard this as the “first R&R record” • Turner (pianist/guitarist) from the Mississippi Delta • In the style of Jump Bands from the coast (Louis Jordan) • Boogie woogie style beat can ne traced to the piano style of the 30’s/40’s • Lyrics celebrate the automobile (Chuck Berry / The Beach Boys) • Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets (1955) • Most people tend to think of this piece as the first • It was the first rock and roll song to go #1 on the Billboard pop charts • It punctured a hole in the smug conformity of the 1950’s • Soundtrack for movie Blackboard Jungle • About teenage delinquency and generation clash in an urban setting • Was no teenage music before rock and roll (no clear definition of a teenager) • It was the first important white rock song Early R & B Innovators • Joe Turner, vocalist • Know as the “Boss of the Blues” • Born in Kansas City in 1911 • Was a younger male blues shouter • Worked in Territory Jazz bands in K.C • Recorded with Pete Johnson (well known boogie woogie pianist) • Louis Jordan, vocaist/saxophonist (music playing is Joe Turner) • Innovator of the Jump Band • Led group known as the Tympani Five • Jump bands grew out of the Swing Era (big bands could not survive) • Smaller bands formed – rhythm section + 2/3 horns • Played danceable blues music (Choo Choo Chaboggie) • Athletic choreography in the horn line – hence “jump” band • Was popular in the 40’s, 50’s, and even 60’s • Influenced people such as Haley, Berry, BB King • Music appealed to both black and white audiences • Clear vocals – has a sly manner to his voice • T’Bone Walker, guitar/vocalist • Was the first to popularize the electric guitar in R&B...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 262 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '07 term at Washington State University .

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MUS 262 Notes - MUS 262 Notes 21/08/2006 14:23:00 •...

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