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Why Don't You Love Me (Hank Williams)
The first thing that catching me up is the sound of harmonica at the beginning of the song. It
is the started of an funny and pure melody. The singer's voice is also unique. The way how he
Surfin USA The beach boys have a very unique style of music that is very different from all of the types
of music that you see being produced in the 1960s. You can clearly tell that they are not in the area that
most music is being created, and instead, r
Over the Rainbow- Judy Garland Over the rainbow expresses a tone of euphoria and softness.
Combining sounds of an orchestra and vocals, it sets the perfect mood for The Wizard of Oz. The lyrics
portray one daydreaming of a state of mind with complete happ
1. How did folk rock develop out of folk? How was folk rock influenced by
both the British invasion and earlier American pop styles?
Bob Dylan became a very well known folk singer throughout the United States.
On top of folk, he was also very interested i
styles?Why?Pop, Blues, Western and Country were all popular in the mid 1900s, all
pinpointing a certain area in the
The Supremes - "Baby Love"
This song uses a combination of instruments that combine with a simple verse form to
talk about teenage love and how strong the need and desire for one is. Piano chords,
bass guitar and drums play through the song with an additi
1. Why was youth culture important to Rock and Roll? What were some of
the elements of youth culture in the 1950's?
Before music in the 1950s, mainstream pop targeted a family audience instead
of a certain age. Black Radio was then discovered and urged th
Peter Frampton - "Show Me the Way"
This song by Peter Frampton has more of a soft rock mood to it with the
acoustic guitar mixed in with the electric guitar. The song starts with
strumming of the acoustic guitar and adds on the rest of the band. The
1. How did the growth of the rock-music business in the 2nd half of the
1970s affect the development of radio and expectations for album sales
After the first half of the 1970s, rock music was steering toward album oriented
rock instead of fr
Motley Crue - "Shout At The Devil"
This song uses all of the aggressive components of music to create a heavy metal
piece. The combination of the electric guitar, drums, bass, and loud screaming vocals all
come together to create an angry and energized mo
1. Discuss the root of 1980s Heavy Metal in earlier rock music. Who are
the strongest influences on 80s metal bands?
Heavy metal came around in the 1980s due to types of new waves being
introduced, including garage bands, punk, and progressive types of ps
Blueberry Hill Sung by Fats Domino, this hit is pure Rhythm and Blues. There is a lot of use of the piano
and drums with a soft, yet upbeat tone. Its as if the instrumentals are upbeat and happy and the vocals
are the exact opposite, putting it under the
1. What was Berry Gordy's approach in running Motown? How did this relate
to the previous approach of others?
Gordy ran the Motown business in a very elaborate way to ensure the music was
created of the best quality possible. Similar to the Brill Building
Stevie Wonder - "Living for the City"
Stevie Wonder demonstrates an example of Funk music with this 1973 hit Soul single. AABA
format includes an introduction, 6 verses, 6 bridges, a central drama and a vamp, with a similar
form to Roundabout by Yes. Stev
1. Discuss the impact of MTV on Rock Music and the American culture.
There wasnt much else besides live performance and radio broadcasting to
promote your song and get it out there. There were a lot of TV live performances,
but it was troubling to keep th
I Want to Hold Your Hand This Beatles song was their first American hit, and was #1 on UK charts in
1963. The Beatles music was like those of the teen pop idols music in America, with the same tone and
attitude in both the vocals and the instrumentation.
1. Discuss the importance of Sly and the Family Stone for black pop in the late 1960s. How did
Sly's music relate to Rock culture?
Sly and the Family Stone was very important for later influence on funk and pop bands and
singers later in time, such as the
Positively 4th Street Bob Dylans attitude that he portrays in this song reminds me of disappointment.
Traits that are in folk music are clearly displayed in this song when you can see that Dylan is speaking
about a problem in the world that needs resoluti
1. How did the success of the Beatles in the UK affect the British music
Before the Beatles, the UK did not have much focus on bands in Britain, but
listened to a lot of American music. British musicians and songwriters were not
popular in the 1
Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean"
Michael Jackson sings Billie Jean in verse-chorus form with 4 verses, a chorus, and prechorus, as well as an interlude with the rhythmic guitar emphasized with vocals toward
the end. This song gives off a moody mysterious v
People and the society they live in are bonded. The social conventions will shape the
way people act, and the way people act will effect on the society. By this process, the
society will be changed and become better. However, t