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Count Basie Bob Marley
1,580 wordsFor my week posing as professor for music history 10, I would like to discuss the meaning of and history leading up to the mid 90 s ska selection by Less Than Jake: Sugar in Your Gas Tank. Sugar in Your Gas Tank was released on Less Than Jakes 1996 album on Capitol records: Losing Streak. Although they had actually had many previous releases on independent labels, this was Less than Jakes first major label record. Previously only having an underground Indy following, being picked up by a major l...
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Rock And Roll Order To Create
1,856 wordsIt is now 6: 30 A. M. Beatle time. The left London 30 minutes ago. Theyre out over the Atlantic Ocean heading for New York. The temperature is 32 Beatle Degrees (Szatmary 113). The transistor radio reported every few minutes on the morning of Friday, February 7, 1964. It was a day that would mark a musical milestone sending shockwaves through the United States. The plane landed, the Beatles stepped out, and for the first time Americans caught a glimpse of these young men with their long hair and...
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Number One Hit Rock And Roll
1,275 wordsThe beginning of Rock and roll started with The Twist. by Chubby Checker This song changed our dancing moves. Other dance songs that helped this period of rock and roll along include: The Mash Potato, The Monster Mash, the Pony, The Swim, The Jerk, The Monkey, and The Hill Gully. The first New York white rock star was Dion. He was the lead singer of the band the Belmont's. He was one of the the few rockers in his generation to evidence serious artistic growth (Unterberger). He moved into Country...
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Rock And Roll Helter Skelter
3,302 wordsAllegory of American Pie by Don McLean A Piece of the Pie Ask anyone what was the defining moment in the rock history of the 1960 s was and all you will get is a one word answer: Woodstock. The three day rock festival that defined an era was only one of many music festivals of the 60 s. But Woodstock has come to symbolize, an era of peaceful, free- loving, drug- taking hippie youth, carefree before harsher realities hit (Layman 40). The Woodstock festival ended a century filled with many metamor...
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Rock And Roll Rhythm And Blues
2,155 wordsGreat Rock Musicians: Their Achievements And Effect Great Rock Musicians: Their Achievements And Effect On Music Great Rock Musicians: Their Achievements and Effect on Rock and Roll The blues are undeniably the roots of early rock and roll. Rock today has mutated so much that the basic blues patterns have been all but lost. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the birth of, and evolution of rock and roll by focusing on three of the arguably greatest rock musicians of the sixties and sevent...
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H M S Paul Revere
2,111 wordsOne if by land, two if by sea the supposed famous words spoken by Paul Revere to Colonel William Conant, an American soldier stationed in the steeple of the North Church in Boston, waiting to relay the signal of the intended path of the British invasion on April 18, 1775 (The Glorious Cause 268) to Paul Revere. According to the legend Paul Revere was to be positioned across the Boston Bay from the North Church waiting for the signal from Colonel Conant. The Colonel was to hang one lantern in the...
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Buddy Holly Berne Convention
1,088 wordsProgression of Music From the 1940 s To the Present The progression of music from the 1940 s to the present has seen extremes, it has been controversial at times, traditional at times and inspirational at times, but never have the American people turned away music in its entirety. There have been times when parents did not approve of the music that their children chose to listen to, but the parents had never turned away music. Music has been criticized and promoted. Since the 40 s music has prog...
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