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History of Rock March 21 week notes

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History of Rock March 21 week notes MUCO 120

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These notes cover what we went over the week of the 21st of March.
History of Rock
Sean K McCollough
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Adrienne Nave on Monday April 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUCO 120 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Sean K McCollough in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see History of Rock in Art at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.


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Date Created: 04/04/16
History of Rock March 21-March 23 Soul Music Continued - Stax Records o Owned by brother and sister Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton o Booker T and the MGs (integrated band) o Otis Redding  “Try a Little Tenderness”  One of the more popular artists to come from Stax records  (Memphis was still a very segregated city in the 60s)  Died in a plane crash at the end of the decade o Stax Records formed a relationship with Atlantic Records which helped them reach a bigger audience o Stax had an organic way of recording music which is one of the reasons why they became more popular - Atlantic Records o Jerry Wexler was the head of Atlantic Records o Atlantic noticed the way that Stax recorded their music and decided to partner with Stax records o Wilson Picket  “In the Midnight Hour” o They eventually stopped working with Stax records and began working with Game studios in Muscle Shoals, AL - Fame Studios o Aretha Franklin  Started out with a Gospel sound  “Do Right Woman”  The Queen of Soul  “Respect” – cover of Otis Redding song  Sang at MLK funeral Funk Music - Grew out of the Civil Rights music and moved back to more of the African roots - James Brown Psychedelic Rock - What is a Hippie? o People choosing to live their lives a different way than their parents did/rejection of the way their parents did things - The Making of the American counterculture o Born out of San Francisco o Haight Ashbury  The main location where this came out of o Alan Ginsberg at the First Human Be-In  Bands begin to play at these Human be-In gatherings  Poem called “Howl” o Timothy Leary and Psychedelic Drug Use  Encouraged the use of drug  Essentially said to leave Marijuana and Alcohol behind to give in to higher drugs o Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters  Hosted parties called “Acid Test Parties”  “When the blues mixed with Phychedelics, that is when rock music took off” o The Filmore Auditorium and The Avalon Ballroom o The Grateful Dead  Did not have a top 40 hit until the 1980s  Very Important to the American Counter Culture  Started in Folk Music  Workingman’s Dead Album  “Uncle John’s Band”  American Beauty  “Friend of the Devil”  Jam Band  Would take a 3-minute studio song and make it into a 15-20 minute jam song when live (meditative rock)-  Very committed fan base called Deadheads o Jerry Garcia’s Bluegrass Band  Old and in The Way  “Wild Horses”  Hippy Grass o Jefferson Airplane  “Somebody to Love”  Were more popular than the Grateful Dead and had 2 top ten hits  “White Rabbit”  Grace Slick lead singer  One of the first prominent women in rock music o Janis Joplin  Died at the age of 27 from a drug overdose  Big Brother and the Holding company  “Piece of My Heart”  Pearl was released after her death  “Me and Bobby Mcghee” Folk Music=political Psychedelic=philosophical


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