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History of Rock and Roll Exam
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musical works or performers that gain popularity with one audience, then another
a new performance or recording of a song previously recorded by another artist
An African-American music genre that developed in the rural American south, showcasing economic hardships
Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King
A system of agriculture in which a landowner allows a tenant to use the land in return for a share of the crops produced on the land.
Worship music of predominantly African-American churches in the United States characterized by performances by large choirs often singing in unison
Characteristics of Gospel
1. Call and response
2. Group singing
4. Rhythmic musical instruments
"The King of Rock n' Roll" who recorded at Sun Records. His path from poverty to fame exemplifies the American Dream. Rockabilly genre.
"The Man in Black" who famously recorded at Folsom Prison. His path from poverty to fame exemplifies the American Dream. Rockabilly genre.
A type of popular music, originating in the southeastern US in the 1950s, combining elements of rock and roll and country music.
features a vocal group harmony, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, sometimes little or no instrumentation, and simple music and lyrics. Built upon vocal harmony. Example: "Sh'Boom" by The Chords.
Origin of Doo Wop
started by amateurs or semi-professionals on street corners in New York and Philadelphia
pioneer of Rock and Roll known for his guitar riffs, energetic performances, blend of R&B and Country, and showmanship.
Radio's influence on Rock and Roll
*introduced R&B to white audiences
*helped rock and roll go from regional to national audiences
Rhythm and Blues (R&B)
A style of music developed by African-Americans that combines blues and jazz characterized by a strong backbeat and related variations on syncopated instrumental phrases
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