popular music in america1850-2000 kara hartz 6.30.04
a new genre1850s Popular music was born in America with the music of Stephen Foster. “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair” became one of his most famous songs. Stephen Foster
music unites us1860s American life changed at the onset of the Civil War. So did its music. Americans joined the Union Army in singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” during this time of war. Arlington, Va. Band of 107th U.S. Colored Infantry at Fort Corcoran
sound is reinvented1870s The invention of the phonograph impacted the popular music industry more than almost anything else. Now music could be recorded and sold….again and again and again and again…
america comes out to play1880s Vaudeville burst onto American stages and lifted the spirits of tired workers during the Industrial Revolution. This new style was a lively combination of song, dance, and theatre.
those ragged rhythms1890s Americans danced to a new beat as the century came to a close. Ragtime music was made popular by composer Scott Joplin and was one of the first styles to be enjoyed by blacks and whites alike. Ragtime music provided the soundtrack for dancing the Cakewalk.
a booming industry1900s Americans soon capitalized on music’s money-making possibilities. Publishers sold their popular sheet music on legendary Tin Pan Alley.
come on and hear1910s Irving Berlin brought the Ragtime Era to a close with his extremely popular “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” Unfortunately, this song isn’t really ragtime.
those roaring twenties1920s Jazz performers like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington and blues singer Bessie Smith hit the scene with their lively rhythms, soulful voices, and incredible instrumentals. Jazz became “America’s classical music.” Bessie Smith
if it ain’t got that swing1930s Jazz evolved into swing as a new style of dancing swept the nation. Singers developed scat singing by trying to imitate the various instruments of the band. Benny Goodman’s Orchestra
crooners soothe america1940s As families sent their men off to fight in World War II, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, and Frank Sinatra helped keep the nation at ease with their smooth vocals. Bing Crosby entertains American troops.
rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay1950s Elvis Presley was America’s very first rock star. His swiveling hips were banned from TV’s Ed Sullivan Show. Viewers could only see the singer’s head and chest during the broadcast.
the british are coming1960s The British Invasion brought Americans the Rolling Stones, the Who, and of course, the Beatles. Fans around the world were struck with “Beatlemania.”
do the hustle1970s Many different styles of music became popular during this time. Saturday Night Fever was the beginning of a new style called disco.
video killed the radio star1980s MTV aired for the first time, making image every bit as important to musicians as their music. Now music can be seen and heard.
anything and everything1990s Music during the 1990s included everything from ballads to boy bands and rock to rap. Popular styles from the past like swing also started to come back. N*Sync provided teenage girls with a reason to scream in the late 1990s.
dot com2000s Music became available for free thanks to the internet. The angry music industry quickly puts a stop to this. To date, we still have to pay for our music.
It's gotta be rock and roll music, if you wanna dance with me. ~ Chuck Berry I saw Satan laughing with delight the day the music died. ~ Don McLean We hardly need to use our ears, how music changes through the years. ~ Queen
Today's music ain't got the same soul, I like that old time rock and roll. ~ Bob Seger I have my ship, and all her flags are a-flying. She is all that I have left, and music is her name. ~ Crosby, Stills, and Nash Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity for all to sing, dance, and clap their hands. ~ Stevie Wonder
I am a surgeon and music is my knife. It cuts away my sorrow and purifies my life. ~ Paul Simon Music is your special friend, dance on fire as it intends. ~ The Doors Music touching my soul, the spirit dance was unfolding. ~ John Lennon Play that funky music, white boy, lay down that boogie and play that funky music 'til you die. ~ Wild Cherry
You listen to the music and you like to sing along, you want to get the meaning out of each and every song. Then you find yourself a message and some words to call your own, and take them home. ~ Bread He sings the songs that remind him of the good times. ~ Chumbawamba You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you. ~ Carly Simon Without a song or a dance, what are we? ~Abba
image reference list Slide One Recording Academy. (2003). Norah Jones. Retrieved June 22, 2004 from http://www.grammy.com/multimedia/. Slide Two University of Pittsburg. (n.d.). Stephen Foster. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://www.pitt.edu/~amerimus/foster.htm. Slide Three Duke University. (1863). When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/dynaweb/sheetmusic/1860-1869/@Generic__BookTextView/68156;nh=1?DwebQuery=a5654#X. Smith, W. M. (1865). Band of the 107th U.S. Colored Infantry [reproduction number LC-B8171-7861]. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwmhtml/cwmpres08.html. Slide Four Library of Congress. (n.d.). Thomas Edison Phonograph Advertisement. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/phono1.jpg. Slide Five Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. (1840). Bush Street Theatre. Retrieved June 22, 2004 from http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?varstg:5:./temp/~ammem_Ve3y::.
Slide Six University of Arkansas at Little Rock. (n.d.). The Fancy Cakewalk. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://waynesweb.ualr.edu/African%20American%20Theatre/Cake%20Walk.htm. Slide Seven Parlor Songs Association. (1900). Whitney Warner Music Publishers. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://www.parlorsongs.com/insearch/tinpanalley/tinpanalley.asp. Slide Eight Rienzi Hills. (n.d.). Alexander’s Ragtime Band. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://www.rienzihills.com/SING/alexander.htm. Slide Nine Kingwood College. (n.d.). Bessie Smith. Retrieved June 22, 2004 from http://mathrisc1.lunet.edu/blues/images/B_Smith9.jpg. Slide Ten CD Swing. (n.d.). The Benny Goodman Orchestra. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/dynaweb/sheetmusic/1860-1869/@Generic__BookTextView/68156;nh=1?DwebQuery=a5654#X. Slide Eleven University of San Diego. (1944). Bing Crosby in London. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/st/~ksoroka/crosbybig.JPG.
Slide Twelve Jordanairs. (1956). Elvis at The Ed Sullivan Show. Retrieved on June 22, 2004 from http://www.jordanaires.net/Elvis/102856hd.jpg. Slide Thirteen British Broadcasting Company. (n.d.). Beatlemania. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39444000/jpg/_39444740_beatlemania300ok.jpg. Slide Fifteen Top Wallpaper. (n.d.). MTV. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://www.topwallpaper.de/tv/mtv.jpg. Slide Fourteen Amazon. (1977). Saturday Night Fever. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00004RNN4.03.LZZZZZZZ.jpg. Slide Sixteen British Broadcasting Company. (n.d.). N*Sync. Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1610000/images/_1613189_nsync.jpg. Slide Seventeen Technische Universität Berlin. (2001). Napster Screen Shot. Retrieved June 22, 2004 from http://ig.cs.tu-berlin.de/w2000/ir1/referate2/k-3b/napster1.jpg. Slides Eighteen – Twenty One Rock Wisdom. (2004). Retrieved June 20, 2004 from http://www.rockwisdom.com/.