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Barbara Allen

Artist: Jean Ritchie
Genre: Anglo-American Ballad
Form: Strophic
Significance: British-American ballad tradition, Child ballads


Soldier's Joy (band)

Artist: Skillet Lickers (led by James Gid Tanner)
Genre: String band, Hillbilly music
Form: Strophic
Significance: The first hillbilly act, first Southern string band commercially recorded.


Soldier's Joy (solo)

Artist: Tommy Jarrell
Decade: 19??
Genre: Appalachian dance music, fiddle music
Form: Strophic


Long John

Artist: Lightning Washington (and convicts)
Decade: 19??
Genre: Work song
Form: Strophic
Significance: Example of African-American work song


Coo Coo

Artist: Dink Roberts
Decade: 19??
Genre: African-American songster "ballad?"
Form: Strophic
Significance: African influence on folk music, songster tradition predating the blues



Artist: Mississippi John Hurt
Decade: 1960s
Genre: African-American ballad
Form: Strophic
Significance: Blend of European-American and African-American influences. Helped with 60s folk music revival.


Enigue Nigue

Artist: AfroCuba de Matanzas
Decade: 1990s
Genre: Afro-Cuban Rumba
Form: Strophic
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
Decade: 1950s
Genre: Mexican Mariachi
Form: Strophic
Significance: Includes triple rhythm, polyrhythms, gritos (yells). Text around copla (couplet) poetic form.


Tiger Rag

Artist: Nick LaRocca & ODJB
Decade: 1910s
Genre: Jazz
Form: Sectional?
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
Decade: 1920s
Genre: Jazz
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
Decade: 1920s
Genre: Jazz
Form: ?
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
Decade: 1920s
Genre: Jazz
Form: ?
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.


El Manisero

Artist: Justo "Don" Azpiazu and his Havana Casino Orchestra
Decade: 1930s
Genre: Son Pregon
Form: ?
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
Decade: 1920s
Genre: Crooner, Tin Pan Alley
Form: Verse-refrain (AABA refrains)
Significance: Best-selling record of its era. Features crooning as a new musical style.


April Showers

Artist: Al Jolson
Decade: Two recordings, 1920s & 1930s
Genre: Tin Pan Alley
Form: Verse-refrain (ABAC refrains)
Significance: In second recording, Jolson breaks into song-speak. In second recording, band plays mood-setting intro.