Elvis’ fusion of country music and rhythm and blues made him the most successful rocker of all, he brought forth the clearest fusion of black blues music into the newly formed genre of rock and roll (Clarke). In a recent article done on the impact of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Iovine, the Chairman of Interstate A & M Records writes on Elvis “He didn't invent rock & roll, but he defined it in a way that everyone who followed him owes him a debt”(Iovine). One of rockabilly’s main appeals was the way it sounded on tape. Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...tview, 1997. Print.
The Counterculture 1965- 66. Retrieved May 1, 2014, from The History of Rock Music: 1955-1966: http://www.scaruffi.com/history/cpt16.html Starr, L., & Waterman, C. (2010). American Popular Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Stillman, P. A.
This made Jimi a star in Britain and later on America. But tragically had a short career of a non-expecting death only a few years later in 1970. Jimi Hen... ... middle of paper ... ... not only did Hendrix admire the Beatles, but the Beatles where also influenced by the greatest guitar jammer known to date, Jimi Hendrix. Works Cited "McCartney and Harrison Watch Jimi Hendrix in London." The Beatles Bible.
This paper will give you the introduction of how the blues came into existence and how it has evolved in African American history and the American culture. History of the Blues The blues music started as the key artistic expression of the African American culture. There are a couple of features that are common to all blues, because the origin of the blues takes its form and it's progression from the eccentricities of single performances. However, there are some features that were existent long before the creation of the modern blues. An early blues-like music was call-and-response shouts, which was a "functional expression... style without accompaniment or harmony and unbounded by the formality of any particular musical structure."
Handy, “the father of the Blues,” brought the Blues to the mainstream in1912 with the hit “Memphis Blues.” After the public heard the twelve note structure with the deep bass lines, the tree began to bear fruit. The Blues tree produced pioneers in all forms of music, from the haunting sound of Robert Johnson to the “King of the Juke Box” Louis Jordan. After all, where would other forms of music be if the “Carter Family” did not hook up with Lesley Riddle, Jelly “Roll” Morton did not get the message, and the “King” did not have the Blues? Art Menius said, “The African-American music of the rural south provided the source for gospel, jazz, and blues, while the often ignored black contribution to country music and hillbilly music went far beyond providing the banjo and Charley Pride.” In 1928, A.P. Carter, the patriarch of the legendary Carter Family, the first family of country music, met a blues guitarist by the name of Lesley “Esley” Riddle.
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Even though the R&B late night show on WGST was a big hit in the African American community, it featured a white disc jockey named Zenas “Daddy” Sears. (Cahoon, 2004) After 1949 the evolution of R&B began. In the 1950’s rhythm and blues somewhat developed into Rock and Roll. Little Richard, along with others, was one of the pioneers of R&B, he became one of the recording artist for RCA records. Working with talented but unknown R&B musician... ... middle of paper ... ...d or even mad and there would be a song to match my emotion.
The company only made one hundred of these guitars. The electric bass guitar consists of a neck and body, and the bridge, tuners, pickups, strings, and amplification makes this instrument the backbone of a song. Leo Fender, in the 1950s, with some help from his employee, George Fullerton, managed to develop the first mass produced bass guitar. The Fender P bass, or Precision Bass guitar, was introduced in 1951. It became a widely copied standard in the industry.
This respect carried over to society slowly but surely. During the Vietnam war, music played a crucial role in the societal evolution into a state where emotions fueled actions, more emphasis was put on equality, all opinions counted. Before the war started, a wealthy white man by the name of John Hammond worked to integrate black and white music.1 Since his childhood, he enjoyed the music of numerous black artists, and he wanted to share his love with the rest of America. He used much of his inherited fortune to make this possible. He went against the general opinion of society and his parents, who despised black people.