Rock and Roll and American Society (MMC1702) Week 5
Rock and Roll and American Society (MMC1702) Week 5 MMC1702
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Rock ‘n Roll and American Society (MMC1702) Week 5 Notes The Sound of the City: Chicago (cont.) – Beyond the Holy Trinity Elmore James - Recorded for Chess Records - Not in the hall of fame - Known more for his guitar skills than his songwriting - Style: “slide guitar” o Using a bone, bottle, or pocket knife against the strings instead of your fingers - “Shake Your Moneymaker” (1959) - “The Sky Is Your Crying” (1960) o Covered by Steve Ray Vaughn - “One Way Out” (1960) o Covered by The Allman Brothers in 1972 - “Bleeding Heart” (1965) o Covered by Jimi Hendrix Otis Spann - “Leading post-war blues man” - In the band of Muddy Waters - “It Must Have Been A Devil” (1960) Lil’ Walter Jacobs - Blues harmonica player - Was creative and innovative in how he played the harmonica - Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 in the Side Men category o The first and only artist to be inducted for harmonica playing. - “Juke” (1952) - “My Babe” (1955, #1 R&B) Elvis in the 1960s and 1970s - Discharged from the US Army in March 1960 o Honorable discharge - His Music After the Army o “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (#1, 1960) o (Presley still holds the record for most songs charting on Billboard’s Top 40) o “Stuck on You” (#1, 1960) o “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame” (#4, 1961) o “Little Sister” (#5, 1962) o “Return to Sender” (#2, 1962) o “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (#2, 1961) Covered by UB40 in 1993 - Post-Army, Elvis focused more on his movie career than his music career. He settled into a career of Hollywood blandness. - Elvis in Harum Scarum in 1964 o A major motion picture, but a flop o Elvis was paid a $1 million dollars – The most money paid to any actor at the time - The good movies that Elvis was in: Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas. - Elvis married Priscilla Belov in 1967 o Divorced in 1972 o Had a daughter: Lisa-Marie Presley Elvis’ Comeback - One of the first and most successful comebacks of a popular artist - The comeback came in two parts: o A Christmas TV Special (Dec 1968) o Went back to record in Memphis in 1968 Songs were released throughout 1969 - The NBC TV “Comeback Special” o It was a made-for-TV concert where he sang all his hit songs and his new stuff. o His first live performance in 7 years o The show was a success o New song: “If I Can Dream” Has quotes from Martin Luther King’s speech “I Have A Dream” Written 2 months after MLK’s assassination - Back in Memphis – 1968 o Produced by Chips Momam o “In the Ghetto” (#3, 1969) First top 10 hit in four years o “Only the Strong Survive” (1969) o “Suspicious Minds” (#1, 1969) His first No. 1 single in 5 years And his last #1 hit - August 1969 – Elvis did 57 shows in 4 weeks at the brand new International Hotel (in Las Vegas)…generating $1.5 million Elvis in the 1970s – The so-called Jumpsuit Years - “The Wonder of You” (1970 – Top 10) - After a decade avoiding the public eye, Elvis was everywhere for the last 10 years of his life. - “Burning Love” (#2, 1972) o His last Top 10 hit - In 1970, he had a secret meeting with President Nixon o He complained about The Beatles o He got a badge from the Federal Drug Agency - 1971 – Elvis released 3 albums - 1972 – “Always On My Mind” o Written by Willie Nelson - Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite (Jan 1973) o The first global concert broadcasted by satellite o The most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in TV history - Elvis collapses after singing in a concert in 1972 o People start worrying about his health He gained weight and started doing drugs He would hang out with The Memphis Mafia - “Steamroller Blues” (1973) o Written by James Taylor - There were five volumes of live albums(?) titled Having Fun with Elvis on Stage around this time o The albums were just of Elvis talking, not singing - Elvis died at 42 due to a heart attack - Elvis is the biggest pop culture figure ever - Elvis’ home, Graceland, is the second most visited house in the US after the White House
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