Monthly Archives: May 2016

Rock and Roll Listening Assignment – Day 9

The Foundations of Hip Hop Black Pride Accompanying the musical and political changes in Soul music that took place as the 1960s moved forward into the 1970s was a profound shift in African-American identity. Whereas Motown artists had been groomed for … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment – Day 8

The Second Wave of the British Invasion The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones ultimately made their mark as the nonconformist outlaws of Rock and Roll. But before they were bad boys, the Stones were missionaries of the Blues. The young … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment – Day 7?

Girl Groups Between the popularity of the early Rock and Rollers and the mid-1960s British Invasion was the phenomenon known as the “Girl Groups.” With names like the Bobbettes, the Shangri-Las, the Ronettes and the Chantelles, they offered a style rich in vocal harmonies … Continue reading

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Rock and Rollers – 8th Grade Only

Rock and Roll has a storied history. It was a rebellion, an art form, social movement, and much more. It was/is bigger than any one person, performer, song, or band. Yet there is still value to be found in looking … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment – Day 4

  I’m giving you a bit a of a different twist on the listening assignment today. As has been demonstrated, I don’t know everything about rock and roll and certainly not about music in general. You all are capable of … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment – Day 3

In the early 20th century, the period between childhood and adulthood was simply called adolescence, a passing phase between the two main periods in one’s life. But in the postwar period, this age cohort – now known as teenagers – developed … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment – Day 2

We’ve already talked about the fact that when it comes to rock and roll the influences were wide and varied. Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Gospel, and Soul all had a part in the creation of Rock, but sometimes it seems … Continue reading

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