Terms in this set (92)
How was folk music learned?
Who brought folk songs to the US?
Europeans & Africans.
Music is the _____ we stand on.
What is American roots music composed of?
all the music that came before.
What was the foundation for the blues?
call & response.
Who collected the first book of cowboy songs and what was it called?
John Lomax, "Country Songs & Other Frontier Ballads".
Singing schools taught what?
harmony, pitch, tempo.
Jazz is based on what?
What was the 1st blues song to be recorded, when and by whom?
Crazy Blues, 1920, Mamie Smith.
What is a spiritual composed of?
European Church Music blended with African songs.
What group popularized the spiritual?
Fisk jubilee singers.
What was one of the 1st widely heard forms of American roots Music?
Country Music recording was born in what year?
The Bristol Sessions recorded who?
the Carter family & Jimmie Rogers.
Where was the cradle of the Blues?
The blues grew out of what?
desperation & hope.
Portable recording equipment recorded the blues when?
Who wrote music for Son House?
When did Boogie Woogie become popular?
When was the 1st recording of Cajun and Tejano music?
What was Lydia Mendoza called?
sparrow of the poor people.
Where is the Home of Country Music?
grand ole opry.
Who was the 1st announcer of the Grand Ole Opry in 1924?
George D Hay.
Who was the 1st black star on the Grand Ole Opry and what instrument did he play?
DeFord Bailey, harmonica.
What was Uncle Dave Macon's profession?
freight hauler & farmer.
What did Uncle Dave Macon's hat band say?
old but regular.
Black Gospel joined what types of Music?
blues and salvation songs.
Who was the father of Black Gospel music?
Thomas A Dorsey.
Cowboy songs became a part of our culture through what?
Who is the father of Western Swing?
What does a Western Swing Band consist of?
square dancing, steel guitar, drums, trumpets, banjo.
What two types of music blended to form Western Swing?
fiddle tunes & parts of popular music.
What was the forerunner of the tape recorder?
portable disc cutter.
Who was the 1st nationally known folk musician?
Huddle Ledbetter Lead Belly.
Who was the head of the Library of congress folk song recording project?
Who was the most prolific roots musician of the century?
Who was the role model for protest singers?
Bluegrass music is called what?
folk music in overdrive.
From 1930 - 1954 what forms of music came into being?
western music, western swing, bluegrass, honky tonk, rock & roll.
Bluegrass music started in_______?
Who is the father of Bluegrass and the High Lonesome sound?
What technique is Earl Scruggs famous for?
3 fingered banjo technique.
Who invented a style of guitar playing to accompany yourself?
Honky Tonk Music was born when?
during the depression.
Who is the father of Honky Tonk?
What two types of music did Hank Williams blend?
honky tonk & traditional country.
Where was the center of the blues?
What is the significance of 1941?
KFFA, Sonny Boy Williamson was on radio, first black person to be aired.
What was the 1st all Black Music Radio Station in America?
Describe Delta Blues in five (5) words.
haunting, sexy, mournful, playful, messed up.
Who was the godfather of Delta blues?
Where did Muddy Waters work?
Muddy Waters was heard on what radio station?
Who was Muddy Waters famous harmonica player?
Name a great blues composer.
Willie Dixon turned from __________ to music.
Name a pioneer of rock and roll.
Who was King of the Blues?
What does "BB" stand for?
beale street blues boy.
What was BB Kings signature song?
"The Thrill is Gone".
Who did more to popularize the Blues than any other performer in history?
Name the first quartet group.
Golden Gate Quartet.
What style did they bring to quartet music?
pop & jazz rhythms & vocal percussion.
Who was the first gospel singer to perform in nightclubs?
Showmanship in gospel reached a high point with whom?
Clara Ward SIngers.
What happened to the Weavers?
Roots music was influenced by what?
social & political change.
Classic folk music started in what year?
Name some folk groups.
Kingston Trio, the Weavers, New Lost City Ramblers.
Newport, beginning in the 1960's and the Civil rights Movement brought about what type of songs?
The Newport Folk Festival was a follow up on the _______ ______ _________.
Newport Jazz Festival.
Ralph Rensler discovered a wizard of the flat pick guitar. Name him.
Cajun music originated where?
Name a prominent accordion maker.
Cajun music was for ______ and Zydeco music was for ______.
Who as the most prominent Zydeco musician of the century?
In the 1960s what types of music became cornerstones of American Music?
cajun & zydeco, tejano & native american.
What is the major difference between Cajun and Zydeco music?
What is another name for Tejano Music?
A pioneer of Tejano music was___________________.
Name the virtuoso of the Tejano accordion.
Country music and Tejano music relate to what?
Who is famous for crossover roadhouse music?
Music was vital to the survival of what group?
Why would the U. S. Government want to keep Native Americans from singing their own songs and speaking their language?
ban indian religion, to do away with the culture.
What effect has the revival of Native American music had on the Native American culture?
brought culture back to life.
Native flute music was used for what?
love songs & courting.
The 1st music heard in America came from the voices of ____________________.
Who is bringing Native American Music to the world today?
Your_________ identifies who you are!!!
Modern gospel took off in ________ with _______________ Song "O Happy Days"
1969, Edwin Hawkins.
Kirk Franklin combined what?
sacred music, hip hop, & dance.