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Music 262 Week 10 Lecture Notes

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Music 262 Rock Music: History and Social Analysis
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Music 262 Week 10 Lecture Notes The Marvalettes Motown s only real girl group Marvin Gaye Shy performer Originally a session drummer at Motown Become one of Motown s most enigmatic and consistently popular acts Career can be broken into two stages Stage one 19631971 Worked with all the Motown production staff Found medium tempo shouters to be successful Stage two 19711984 Became a composer himself Liberated him from Gordy s studio system Captured the social sign of the times in his composition Pensive and introspective style Returned to love songs in an erotic form Shot to death by his father in 1984 The Four Tops A cross between RampB and the Mills Brothers Music built around the lead singer Levi Stubbs Captured the mid60 s Motown sound Nonstop hits for about 4 years in the 60 s The Temptations Arguably the finest vocal group in 60 s soul music Outdressed outdanced and outsang everyone The closest to church and gospel roots One of the first soul groups to move into psychedelic soul Diana Ross and the Supremes One of the most important female groups in rock history Motown s consummate commercial groups Twelve 1 hits No other female group has surpassed this HDH devised a medium tempo formula that accentuated Ross voice Her delivery had a carefree style The Supremes music is the purest expression of the Motown sound The key to the Supremes was Ross overshadowed the others in voice and looks The Jackson 5 Motown s last great act Fronted by 10 year old Micheal He danced like a mini James Brown Jackson 5 transcended all race and age barriers Their talent was real Rare Earth Motown s premiere white rock and soul band Motown s experimental assault on the rock market Sold over 10 million records worldwide Labeled BlueEyedSoul Steve Wonder B Most successful artist in Motown s history Born Steveland Morris May 131950 Blind since infancy and lost sense of smell in a car accident in 1973 Introduced to Berry Gordy by Ronnie White from the Miracles 11 years old when he signed with Tamla records Novelty at beginning Played bongos harmonica and had energy Quick learner growing up in Motown 1st big hit was Fingertips Part 2 age 12 1st live recording to hit 1 in rock history Signed Sealed and Delivered 1970 was his 1st production work Gained control of his finances at age 21 120 page contract with Motown made business history Higher royalty rates and complete artistic freedom By the 70 s Wonder was playing most of the instruments on his albums Signed a 7 year contract with Motown for 13 million Today Wonder produces writes music including music for several movie soundtracks ob Dylan Most important American contributor to rock music after its conception Not commercially staggering artistic significance Leader of the folk movement 196263 Grew popular in NY in the early years college campuses Leading influences Woodie Guthrie and Hank Williams Music reflects social awareness of race and human injustice 1st poet of the mass media Two distinctive time periods Acoustic and electric This implies folk and rock are separate Dylan shows that folk lS rock Fusion of country folk blues rock and roll and poetry both ancient and new The music is raw His nasal insistent voice has been a trademark his entire career Album notes printed in lower case ee cummings His lyrics have been discussed in English classes Personal writings and lyrics contain assortment of references to History literature poetry international affairs and modern art Acoustic period 1st album The Times They are AChangin 1963 Was his most overt protest album Excellent representation of his early period Many songs written from news reports Seen as period work Gives the feeling of the dust bowl era Grapes of Wrath The Times They are AChangin 1963 Became an anthem to frustrated youth Summed up the antiestablishment feelings of people Those people later became known as hippies Many of the lyrics were based on the civil rights movement Electric Period Illustrates wit Th B Music was a catalyst for the drug culture and the Vietnam war Lyrics never intended to be pure poetry 19651966 world tour booed worshipped and debated Captured in the film Don t Look Back Dylan s electric band went on to form The Band Robbie Robertson Set the scene for folk rock Followed by the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield Subterranean Homesick Blues Dylan s 1st top 40 hit One of Dylan s 1st electric pieces Possible 3way reference to Chuck Berry songs Too Much Monkey Business Riffled up rock and roll history Jack Kerouac s 1950 novel The Subterraneans 1958 novel about the beat generation GuthrieSeeger song Taking it Easy mom was in the kitchen preparing to eat sis was in the pantry looking for some yeast ke a Rolling Stone Lyrics based on a short story written by Dylan About a debutante who becomes a loner when she falls out of high society Critics considered it to be Dylan s magnum opus Dylan Just a rhythm thing on paper all about my steady hatred directed at somepoint that was honest Many speculate the song is about either Edie Sedgwick or Joan Baez e Byrds Group synthesized Dylan and The Beatles Distinctive sound using the 12string guitar All members but 1 from a folk style background Dylan s composition Mr Tambourine Man 1965 Declared to be the 1st folk rock hit in rock history 12string guitar sound became a trademark sound Beatles Ticket to Ride inspired the sound and feel Other Dylan and Pete Seeger tunes also reworked Eight Miles High Unusual harmonies 12 string fierce soloing sitar influencedJohn Coltrane Banned for its drug suggestion Herald as the first drug tune and led 60 s music to the psychedelic period aka Acid Rock uffalo Springfield For What its Worth One of the most representative sounds of the 1960 s Written by Stephen Stills during the aftermath of the infamous Sunset Strip riots of 19661967 Song put Buffalo Springfield on the national map Commonly labeled as a protest song More in the folk tradition of singing news Li


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