Rockabilly was formed in the southern United States with its pioneers being the likes of Elvis, Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. (Kaza). Rockabilly was said to have met its peak when Bill Haley and The Comets released the song “Rock Around The Clock” in 1955. This new style of music was not invented solely by Elvis but he was certainly one of the main poster boys for it. 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).
The music industry began to realize that racial issues and prejudice wouldn’t change the fact the kids wanted blues and rock. Music industries began promoting white artists such as Elvis Presley but the real musicians were people like, Chuck berry. They seemed to have a better presence with the audience. The black rockers and very few white rockers were able to capture the rebellious attitude of teenagers and created soundtracks to ant conformity. While most rock careers were short their impact was everlasting.
The Downfall of Today’s Music The nineties began with the grunge scene, an alternative style of rock and roll that revolutionized rock music today. This music that was once praised by MTV was gradually pushed out to make way for the sound of generic rap beats, watered down heavy metal and sugar coated pop tunes. The pattern of the nineties is nothing new. The seventies and eighties both saw fresh new music that preceded a pour attempt at a new innovative sound. In the seventies disco followed the likes of rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Pink Floyd.
9 Dec. 2013 http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Music/9807/31/encore.mtv/ Memphis Vic (Originally A&E Biography Channel UK Documentary). “SAM PHILLIPS The Man who Invented Rock & Roll (PART 1)”. Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 1 Feb. 2013.
The History of Country Music The hillbilly music of the south is a genre of music that is beginning to grow at an immense rate throughout the United States. Originating in Bristol Tennessee, country music is a type of music that integrates the blues, jazz and originally some "hillbilly folk" with a bit of swing, and just recently some pop has been added to the sound. The lyrics represent the "faithfully charted vicissitudes of the working-class life; as Charlie Rich put it, "life's little ups and downs"" (Scherman, 1994). The music is nearly 73 years old, and is just now starting to touch people. In 1927, a man by the name of Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, who would later set the sound for country music.
Due to this pressure the band manager of the time pushed the band to create the best album yet and to not let the disappointment in sales (in comparison to other albums) that their previous album (Led Zeppelin III) had made. The choice of album cover has been seen in the music industry as a gamble that ultimately payed off. The cover consists of an old man carrying a bundle of sticks on his back, whereas the inside only had 4 symbols and some lyrics from ‘Stairway To Heaven”. This was to contend with the allegations that Zeppelin’s success in previous albums had been just hype. By not even putting the bands own name ... ... middle of paper ... ...e.com/watch?v=XB6ocx8QMfw Nation, A.
Popular music turned back to light sentimental songs and cute novelty music song by polished voices and backed by sweetly generic instrumentals. The Fifties were a good time to be a white middle class American These years brought an UN-thought of prosperity and confidence to Americans who barely remembered the Great Depression. Popular music of the early fifties mirrored the life of mainstream America: bland predictable and reassuring. Which didn't seem bad after the depre... ... middle of paper ... ... England the rock capital of the world. The British Invasion of 1964 brought America's music - reinvented and revitalized - home, a new generation of rock fans was born.
Although it wasn’t an instant start, Blues and Jazz are an evolution and compilation of spiritual songs, hymns, ragtime, gospel music and work songs of slaves. Mississippi- a birth place of the blues music. Blues were born in the Mississippi Delta as a call-and response lyrical pattern “sorrow” slave songs and haunting “field hollers” (Wilson). First introduction of blues was in 1912 when a black composer W.C. Andy recorded “The Memphis Blues” which later became popular in 1914. But it was in the twenties, that nation got the craze of blues when singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith recorded classic blues with jazz bands.