Unit 14 New Trends Of The Late 1970s

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Unit 14: New Trends of the Late 1970s

The 1970s was a revolutionary time for music; new genres were born, legendary artists entered the spotlight; music had a bright future ahead. After the big Rock-era, new genres blossomed from it; Funk, Reggae, Disco, and Punk all made their debuts. From these genres, we got classic songs like ‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),’ ‘Y.M.C.A.,’ and ‘God Save the Queen’ being released throughout the 70s. The Sex Pistols, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and countless other new name bands and artists were popping up on the billboard charts everyday. If there was anything the 70s was known for, it was it’s incredible impact on music.

Funk music started from the soul singer, James Brown, or the …show more content…

Hits like ‘No Woman No Cry,’ ‘One Love,’ and ‘Is This Love’ were what made Marley stand out from other artists and gave him the stardom he sang for. Released in 1978, ‘Is This Love’ was one of Marley’s more popular and intimate songs. ‘Is This Love’’s instrumentation was lead vocals, backup vocals, percussion instruments, Rastafarian drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, and horn. It has a rich texture that is mainly a mid-range, where the bass moves freely. The song’s memorable melody and the instrumental riffs recur throughout the song, and the vocals are flowy and mellow, more gentle than other songs from the 70s music era. In ‘Is This Love,’ Marley is said to be speaking “one-on-one with a special woman.” The song evoke feeling an intimacy of love which comes from the slow melody and lyrics “I want to love you, and treat you right, I want to love you, every day and every …show more content…

Disco came from the word ‘discotheque’ or “record library,” or also known as a underground nightclubs. ‘Saturday Night Fever’ was gave disco, it’s big break for music. This was during the civil rights movement, and if there was anything that helped unify people, it was Disco, “it’s very democratic, boys with boys, girls with girls, girls with boys, blacks and whites, capitalists and Marxists, Chinese and everything else, all in one big mix.” The Village People was a group that helped heavily due to the fact that it was 6 guys dressed up as the “macho man stereotypes among

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