Africam 159 Week 3
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Notes: ● Muhammad Ali: born Cassius Clay. Won Rome Gold Medal in 1960. Next day after he won fight with Sonny Liston, he became Muhammad Ali and announced he was part of Nation of Islam. He was the mouth of Nation of Islam more than Malcolm X. Enemy of mainstream America by 1966. Drafted into Army after. He wouldn’t go to war so they took the boxing license and passport. So he would go around college campuses and got in people’s faces about things ● “Jack Johnson”: 1st black heavyweight champion. Won fights, dated white woman but gave money back to black businesses. Owned many jazz clubs. Eventually left US for Mexico to escape racism. ● Joel Lewis: black heavyweight champion in WW2. White people were very supportive of him because he was soft spoken. Didn’t speak in public and no one really knew him because of that ● Don King: black hype man. Set up fight between Ali and George Foreman. Called it Rumble in the Jungle. Ali was the good guy in this match. Made fight into a huge show brought in James Brown and other performances to fight before match. Was fought in Congo. Movie on this was When we were Kings. ● James Brown: 1) expressed black pride explicitly in popular music. 2) redefined the rhythms of rhythm and blues “the One”. 3) Funky President who addressed social issues in songs 4) Blues to Soul to Funk ● Sly: turned everything on their head. Spelled out the ideals of the new generation. Had a mixed band HW (due this week): ● Turn in Radio Review sometime this week Notes: ● Rhythm and Blues: Post WW2 Black Dance Music ● R&B: Contemporary Black Pop/Club Music ● “Black Radio”: talk about current black shows ● Marcellous: person who is a fundamental jazz artist ● Sister Rosetta Tharpe: pioneer rock and roll guitarist. Didn’t It Rain ● Rock and Roll was a white male fetish and scene so if you didn’t fit that model/ideal, you wasn’t going to be seen nationally ● Barbara Lynn Ya’ll lose a good thing HW: ● Turn in all assignments missing Notes: ● Page 86 of reader ● Herbie Hancock: ○ Fusion artist. Originally classic trained the got with Miles Davis and did jazz. At end of 60s went to more African roots. Came back in 70s and did fusion. Late 70s, he got into disco. He was considered little bro of Miles. Went to NY, heard hip hop and for 10 years he did electronic hip hop instrumental. Did world music and tribute album. First person to hear CDs. Seen as a fearless technology innovator with improv. At age 11, he played Mozart for Chicago symphony. Synthesized. Used voice coder robotic with human touch. Rockit video. Buddhist and had balance. ● Can’t talk about jazz without improv ● Flying Lotus Never Catch Me feat. Kendrick Lamar ● Ken Bern: Jazz Part 10 Freedom Now! ○ Charles Mangus hot tempered. Unpredictable but good artist. Uncompromised and produced a song where he spoke and used governor's name so he had to release on small record, Candid and not his label Cadillac. ● Fusion: based on electronic sounds ● Miles Davis: ○ Didn’t want to be outdated. When sly started to become famous, he started to get played out. He gave up instrumental and put electronic instruments due to his label. Created fusionmix of jazz and rock and roll. People thought he was a sellout ● Sun Ra space is the place 1974 ○ Tied everything together. According to him, black people are myths. He lectured at Cal but stayed at Black panther house due to invite from Bobby Seale. ● Betty Davis: ○ He was a big freak. Raw and down and funky. No raw footage of any performances. Selfdirected. Wrote her own stuff, ran band by herself, created an alta galactic persona. Miles Davis wife for a while. Introduced Miles to Jimmi Hendrix. Model and got in a lot of fights with Miles. She kept it wild for Miles. HW: ● Read Ch. 14 \Notes: ● Shining Star, Elements Earth Wind, Fire ● Mandrill was relentless to mixing styles ● Fat City Strut Mandrill ● Joyous Pleasure ● Back Stabbers, When the World’s at Peace The O’Jays ● Gospel Soul Music Disco Funk Blues Rhythm and Blues Black Rock Hip Hop Rock and Roll Jazz Fusion Techno Jazz (swing, bop) ● Psychedelic Snack, I can’t get Next to You, Message from a Black Man The Temptations ● Message for a black man was following a trend for Motown ● Ozzy Brothers: ○ Started as a trio of singers called Shout from Cinninnati and then came to NY. Middle 660s added Jimmi Hendrix (lasted 6 months). 1971 youngest brother joined group. Went from trio of singers to six and was a band. ● Being on Soul Train meant you made it ● Soul Train ○ LA dancers on crack. On Saturday morning. ● Japan in late 80s would rerun Soul Train. America bootlegged Soul Train DVRS. ● Chaka Khan HW: ● Midterm due Monday
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