W14 Music 160 Week 3 Lesson 1

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about
issues
of
 representa&on
 •  Rural
or
country
blues
 –  Some
background
 –  Some
basic
musical
characteris&cs
 •  Will
be
seeing
some
of
the
approaches
that
 characterize
African
and
African
American
music
again
 Some
ques&ons… 
 –  Is
the
music
industry
crea&ng
communi&es
 through
its
marke&ng
strategies
or
marke&ng
 to
pre‐exis&ng
groups
of
people?

 –  To
what
extent
are
our
senses
of
iden&ty
a
 product
of
marke&ng
strategies?
 –  To
what
extent
does
the
way
music
is
 marketed
affect
how
we
hear
it?
 Race
records
 •  “[R]ecordings
of
performances
by
 African
American
musicians
 produced
mainly
for
sale
to
African
 American
listeners”
(Starr
and
 Waterman
2010:
89)
 •  Term
used
from
the
1920s‐1940s
 •  Were
a
variety
of
genres
released
 on
race
records,
including
the
 blues
 (Catalogue
cover)
 Topics
of
blues
songs
 •  Sex
and
love
 •  Travel,
work,
poverty,
unemployment,
alcohol,
 drugs,
gambling,
trouble
with...
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