Project #91445 - Writing Essay, 3-4 pages double spaced concerning American vernacular music.

This essay concerns American vernacular music.

Listen to and comment on each of the songs listed below; all were recorded in the early and middle 20th century but reflect earlier influences as well.

Each paragraph focusing on American vernacular music’s evolution, changing contexts, and characteristics.  In what context (social, commercial, cultural, etc.) was each piece produced and how does it reflect US life at the time?

This paper should run three to four pages (double-spaced);  Please be sure to devote a short paragraph to each piece.

 

“Run Old Jeremiah” (Library of Congress recording): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru9Mw158sfY (Links to an external site.)
“Black Jack Davey” (Almeda “Granny” Riddle):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubSUG4qR5SY (Links to an external site.)
“Maple Leaf Rag” (Scott Joplin, 1899):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rad6UvoGHV8 (Links to an external site.)
“Wildwood Flower” (Carter Family, 1928):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5T5Gt-_0Lw (Links to an external site.)
“Sugar Foot Stomp” (King Oliver, 1926):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKkgmzDTreE (Links to an external site.)
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (Andrews Sisters, 1941):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm1wuKvrxAw (Links to an external site.)
“Gypsy Woman” (Muddy Waters, 1948):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8v3jtL1S6k (Links to an external site.)
“Hey Good Lookin’” (Hank Williams, 1951):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdUmUFuPjqM (Links to an external site.)
“Rocket 88” (Jackie Brenston, 1951):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0mhgyTgxtw (Links to an external site.)

 

 

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