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Characteristics of Burt Bacharach's Music
wide melodic leaps, unusual chords/chord progression, irregular rythmes, unconventional forms
Pre-Rock Musicals vs. Rock Era Musicals
pre rock musicals were about long ago and far away places, rock era musicals were about present or recent past.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber - most commercially successful musical theatre composer of the rock era (music theaters British Invasion)
most versatile American composer of this generation, complete musician, lyricist in west side story
elected president in 1976 - first president from the deep south electric in the 20th century
country music's biggest celebrity, exemplifies the significant trends in country music.
First Era of Traditonalist
First time was in the mid 1960's - Traditionalists were located in Bakersfield, CA
Leaders of the Traditionalist movement and Album
leaders of the movement were Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings (Outlaw movement), 1967 - Wanted: The Outlaws was the first million selling country album.
Jazz in the Rock Era
2 reactions to Bebop
- cool jazz (simpler style of music)
-avant-garde (more complex all the way around, sometimes no chordal instruments)
Miles Davis & Albums
2 albums in 1969 - In a Silent Way/Bitches Brew - Landmark Jazz Albums, rite of passage to be in his band.
Rock in the 70's
rock becomes an industry
-broadcasting and recording industries structured for profitability
Rock in the 80's
1980's - large arena and stadium, 6 companies produced half of the pop music recordings worldwide.
James Brown Conception
emphasis on the rhythm without the addition of extra rhythm instruments, both Sly Stone and George Clinton listened seriously to James Brown's music
mastermind behind Parliament and Funkadellic, recruited 3 key people from James Brown's band
most successful african american pop artist in the 70's, deeply involved in all stages of the creative proccess
mainstream in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever, 120 beats per minute, music videos come into play in the 80's
popularity 2nd to prince, emerged out of the NYC dance club scene, team effort in recordings
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