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Chapter 8 - Rock ‘n’ Roll American Popular Music Week 6 - Monday Styles (thus far) Minstrelsy and Vaudeville Tin Pan Alley Ragtime Jazz Blues (country) Race Hillbilly Big Band, Swing Western Swing Boogie-woogie R&B Country & Western ROCK ‘n’ ROLL! Styles (thus far)

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chapter 8 rock n roll

Chapter 8 - Rock ‘n’ Roll

American Popular Music

Week 6 - Monday

styles thus far
Styles (thus far)

Minstrelsy and Vaudeville

Tin Pan Alley

Ragtime

Jazz

Blues

(country)

Race

Hillbilly

Big Band, Swing

Western Swing

Boogie-woogie

R&B

Country & Western

ROCK ‘n’ ROLL!

styles thus far3
Styles (thus far)

Minstrelsy and Vaudeville

Tin Pan Alley

Ragtime

Blues

(country)

Hillbilly

Race

Jazz

Big Band, Swing

Boogie-woogie

R&B

Country & Western

ROCK ‘n’ ROLL!

three covers

Three covers

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Sh-boom

Mystery Train

shake rattle and roll
Big Joe Turner

Jump Blues R&B

Bill Haley and the Comets

More guitars and sax

Has more western swing rhythmic feel

Shake, Rattle and Roll
sh boom
The Chords

R&B vocal style

Swings

The Crew Cuts

Crooners

Doesn’t swing

Sh-boom
mystery train
Junior Parker

R&B song

Pessimistic

Elvis Presley

Aggressive and raw

Altered words

Optimistic

Mystery Train
chuck berry
Chuck Berry

“Maybellene”

Song?

Heavy, buzzing electric guitar

Blue notes and slides

Drum backbeat

Musical content

Verse (1chord)

Chorus (12 bar blues)

Form?

Roots?

Blues, R&B, [country]

Although firmly rooted in R&B, blending of

previous segregated styles appealed to

both white and black audiences

Significance?

maybellene
“Maybellene”

Significance:

Tempo:

Lyrics:

Intro:

r b rockers
R&B rockers

Who?

Chuck Berry

Little Richard

Fats Domino

Songs?

“Long Tall Sally”

“Tutti-Frutti”

“Maybellene”

“Johny B. Goode”

“Ain’t That a

Shame”

“Blueberry Hill”

Verse - chorus

Starts with chorus

(12-bar blues)

Verse has no chrd

change

Style?

12-bar blues:

4 bars -verse

4 chorus

4

New Orleans style,

Heavy boogie-

woogie influence

Wild, clownish,

Sexually ambiguous

Discussed

previously

country rockers
Country Rockers

Elvis Presley

Buddy Holly

Innovative rocker whose

4 voice style was imitated

by many to follow, including

The Beatles

White singer who blended R&B

With country, much as Chuck

Berry

“Mystery Train”

“Hound Dog”

“Don’t Be Cruel”

“Peggy Sue” “That’ll Be the Day”

Strophic : 8 bars verse,8 bars chorus.

Instrumental breaks in blues

Instrumental

Chorus

verse

chorus

V

(B)

IV

(A)

IV

I

I

I

(A)

the sound of rock
The Sound of Rock
  • Shift in importance from songwriter to producer
  • Cemented the importance of southern-derived styles