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Why did Ringo change his name? He was in a band where he changed his namexiv.The difference between Ringo and others: in schools students take a test in the 11thgrade and get separated into different schools. The three other boys got into avery exclusive schoolsl.Ray Charles (1930 – 2004) and Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977)i.They were popular in the 50s – 60sii.When the four were teenagers, they really, really liked American rock N rolliii.They went crazyiv.Southern Region Music: There were race records, music from black people; There was Rock N’ Roll; there was country musicv.Rock N’ Roll was a mixture of white people sound, black people sound, blues and jazz vi.Ray Charles is a pioneer in the genre of Soul Music : mixture of church, blues, etcvii.“I got a Woman” – Ray Charles1.Drums, piano, saxophone, instrumental solo, Ray Charles’ voice2.Very focused on the voice, everything else in the backgroundsviii.“I got a Woman” – Elvis Presley1.Learned it from Ray Charles2.Instrumental solo is a guitar; Instruments were louder than the other one3.Guitar, bass guitar and drums4.Bass guitar is a big stand-up bass in which you pluck5.Tempo is faster6.There is a new section, the bridge7.It has a coda, a tail at the end to end the songix.“I got a Woman” – Beatles1.Learned it from Elvis2.Recording with BBC Radio3.Voice phrasing is different; some parts are more emphasis4.Only one singer5.Bass, Guitar, and Drums6.More Rock N’ Rollx.“That’s All Right, Mama” – Elvis1.“That’s All Right, Mama” – Beatles
I.Week 1 FridayII.After WWII America was in a good state and Britain was in a bad statea.In America, things were really good, especially musicb.Popular music was banned on radioc.US Musicians Unions : Musicians couldn’t record musicd.Britain doesn’t have that much going one.1945, there’s more use of records during radio instead of having bands come inf.Jingles and radio ads became a thingg.In Europe it was differenti.Radio was used for educational purposeIII.Technological Advancements during this timea.78 Shellicb.45 rpm singles with 3 to 4 minutes maxc.Beatle’s songs are average two minutesd.Clarity of the 45rpm vinyl is superiore.Next there was an LP, Long Playf.It had 20 minutes per cycleg.Portable vinyl playersIV.Beatlemaniaa.People would go insane for themb.Audience was teen girlsc.“Love me do” first singleV.When Beatles came to New Yorka.They sassed the reportersb.Very goofy, playfulc.Something new and fresh of how people are treatedVI.What Set Beatles Aparta.Beatles are not Americanb.They were all singerc.They wrote their own musicd.Interdependence of one anothere.They are self-sufficient, they didn’t need moref.Each member was a Beatle and can’t miss oneI.Week 2 TuesdayII.Anything we play in class is on the midterm or finalIII.Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002) and “Skiffle”a.In this time period when you go to a club there is live music; nowadays it is recorded music (since the 60’s)b.