AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC AMERICAN MEDIA SMST215 Roots of Rock’n’Roll American rock music (1950's +) is a hybrid form descended from earlier American musical traditions: BLUES – music from Afro-American communities, usually of rural south.
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- Disco – urban music, associated with gay/black audiences
- Punk – reaction against corporate rock and social conservatism – attempt to update traditional R&R spirit to 1970’s. (American or English?)
- 1979 – first rap records and label (Sugarhill records) released.