Flashcards in Songs Deck (15):
Artist: Jean Ritchie
Genre: Anglo-American Ballad
Significance: British-American ballad tradition, Child ballads
Soldier's Joy (band)
Artist: Skillet Lickers (led by James Gid Tanner)
Genre: String band, Hillbilly music
Significance: The first hillbilly act, first Southern string band commercially recorded.
Soldier's Joy (solo)
Artist: Tommy Jarrell
Genre: Appalachian dance music, fiddle music
Artist: Lightning Washington (and convicts)
Genre: Work song
Significance: Example of African-American work song
Artist: Dink Roberts
Genre: African-American songster "ballad?"
Significance: African influence on folk music, songster tradition predating the blues
Artist: Mississippi John Hurt
Genre: African-American ballad
Significance: Blend of European-American and African-American influences. Helped with 60s folk music revival.
Artist: AfroCuba de Matanzas
Genre: Afro-Cuban Rumba
Significance: Montuno section, involves call-and-response and solo improvisation. Example of rumba, friendly competition song.
Son de La Negra
Artist: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
Genre: Mexican Mariachi
Significance: Includes triple rhythm, polyrhythms, gritos (yells). Text around copla (couplet) poetic form.
Artist: Nick LaRocca & ODJB
Significance: First Jazz recording, use of stoptime - stopping for a few beats with a solo. Syncopation, improvisation.
Dipper Mouth Blues
Artist: King Joe Oliver & Creole Jazz Band
Form: Three sections, ABC
Significance: Improvisation, first African American Jazz recording. King Joe Oliver as Louis Armstrong's mentor.
West End Blues
Artist: Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Significance: Opens with trumpet cadenza, goes into slow tempo. Armstrong mastered this piece playing with King Joe Oliver.
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Artist: Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians
Significance: Features trumpeter James "Bubber" Miley, inspired by King Joe Oliver. Washingtonians theme song. Soli section where all horns play the melody together in harmony.
Artist: Justo "Don" Azpiazu and his Havana Casino Orchestra
Genre: Son Pregon
Significance: Features clave - rhythmic pattern, the "heartbeat" of Cuban music. Pregon - vocal improvisation modeled on Havana street vendor calls. First authentic Cuban music in America.
My Blue Heaven
Artist: Gene Austin
Genre: Crooner, Tin Pan Alley
Form: Verse-refrain (AABA refrains)
Significance: Best-selling record of its era. Features crooning as a new musical style.