Chapter 1: The Roots of Rock and Roll from The History of Rock & Roll by Thomas Larson | 5th Edition | Property of Kendall Hunt Publishing. Rock and Roll arose from the convergence of many musical predecessors, including: .. As Greg Shaw describes in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of. (These are excerpts from my book "A History of Rock and Dance Music") . The list of serious pretenders to the title of first rock'n'roll song (not just a title.
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When I played hillbilly songs, I stressed my diction so that it was harder and whiter. All in all, it was my intention to hold both the black and the white clientele by voicing the different kinds of songs in their customary tongues. Berry thought his blues material would be of most interest to Chess, but to his surprise it was a remake of an old country and western recording by Bob Wills, entitled "Ida Red" that got Chess's attention.
At that time, Chess had seen the blues market shrink and was looking to move beyond the rhythm and blues market, and he thought Berry might be that artist who could do it.
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V8 Ford, i. His lyrics were accessible but sophisticated.
His voice was abrasive; known for his trademark falsetto howls, and percussive like his piano playing; combo of boogie, gospel, blues. Added the rock beat to rock and roll.
For the most part, his career only lasted little over a year. As a result, he was blacklisted by the music industry. Still, their music and their stage personas were crucial in liberating rock —and American culture.
Before this, pop traditionalists could dismiss rock and roll as crude, noisy, vulgar dance music for tasteless teens. Rock and roll was meeting pop on its own terms —and holding its own.
Groups like the Everly Bros. Surf music was very popular until the British Invasion in Once the Beatles had taken over the US charts and become the world's most popular band, they began changing the history of popular music.
With the songwriting skills of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, together with George Martin's creative recording techniques, they began creating new forms of rock music that amazed musicians and music fans alike. They met folk musicians like Bob Dylan and began writing songs about social and political topics instead of teenage romance. They began listening to Indian music and using Eastern scales and instruments. They also used drugs like marijuana and the psychedelic drug LSD. They believed this made them more creative, and the style of music they were producing was soon being called "psychedelic rock".
The Beatles' experimentation and creative freedom led other bands to experiment in various ways as well. British bands like Pink Floyd and Cream began improvising on stage, and this jazz-like freedom was what a young American guitarist named Jimi Hendrix was looking for as well. He'd developed a brilliant blues-based guitar technique that involved the use of feedback and the wah-wah pedal, and he'd written powerful rock songs in which to use it.
After arriving in London in late , he soon found a bass player and drummer and formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience. They played a wonderful set that amazed the audience, and Jimi's future success was assured.
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Elsewhere in California avant-garde musicians Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart were creating some of the strangest rock music ever heard, while the Doors were playing a powerful blues-based style of psychedelic rock that found instant success when their single Light My Fire reached the top of the music charts.
But psychedelic rock's time was coming to an end, and when the Beatles disbanded in and Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Doors' singer Jim Morrison all died within a few months of each other, one of the greatest eras of rock music was over.
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal During the late s, a new genre known as "hard rock" was developing. In the US city of Detroit, the Stooges and MC5 were creating some of the hardest, loudest and roughest rock music ever made.
They didn't sell many records, but their music had a huge influence on later styles of rock. A hard rock band that did sell lots of records was the British group Led Zeppelin, who had seven consecutive number-one albums during the 70s.
A sub-genre of hard rock called "boogie" became popular in the early 70s. British band Black Sabbath created another sub-genre of hard rock called "heavy metal", with hard-rock guitar riffs and power chords over rolling drumbeats and a very heavy bass sound.
Singer Ozzy Osbourne's vocals, often about dark topics like violence, war and death, were screamed over the music's thick wall of sound.
Heavy metal is still popular today, and its fans, nearly all of whom are boys and young men, love nodding and punching their fists into the air to the beat of the music. Dozens of sub-genres like "thrash metal" and "death metal" have also developed more recently.
Punk and Alternative Rock The history of rock includes several periods when the music began to lose its original energy and rebellious spirit. In the early s, most mainstream rock was dull and predictable, but glam rock artists like David Bowie, T-Rex, Roxy Music and Queen kept the spirit of rock music alive, as did Canadian rocker Neil Young.Rock Sells Out?
Connections among various styles and major artists. Their success led to what's called the "British Invasion" when dozens of other British bands toured America, like the Who, the Kinks and the Rolling Stones. The lyrics of rock and roll songs described events and conflicts that most listeners could relate to through personal experience.
In the s, a new style of alternative rock called "grunge" was created by American bands Nirvana and Pearl Jam, while in the UK Britpop bands like Oasis and Blur topped the music charts.
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