History of Rock March 21 week notes
History of Rock March 21 week notes MUCO 120
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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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