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Lecture Notes for MUSC 309 - History of Rock and Roll with Schwartz at Kansas (KU)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Schwartz
Class:MUSC 309 - History of Rock and Roll
Subject:Musicology
University:University of Kansas
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Keywords:
  • Jimmie Rodgers
  • Little Richard
  • Sam Phillips
  • Particularly
  • Carter Family
  • Chuck Berry
  • Combination
  • Buddy Holly
  • Differences
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
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MUSC 309  History of Rock and Roll Rockabilly  I. Bill Haley and the Comets A. Bill Haley from Western swing tradition ­ Saddlemen B. Some success with cover of Rocket 88 1. Renames band “the Comets” 2. Starts performing R&B covers 3. Hits with Rock Around the Clock a. for much of the song, fast shuffle rhythm b. often evens out, particularly during guitar solos c. Up­tempo d. 12­bar blues form i. First 4 bars = verse ii. Last 8 = chorus C. Style – combination of Western swing, boogie­woogie, and R&B 1. Not a great impact in this country 2. But in England, bigger than Elvis 3. Starts English teenagers singing rock and roll II. Speaking of Elvis A. Does the King of Rock and Roll really sing rock and roll? B. Let’s test 1. Excerpts from following songs 2. Vote for either R&B (shuffle beat) or rock 3. Heartbreak Hotel 4. Mystery Train 5. Hound Dog 6. Jailhouse rock 7...

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