Rock’n’roll did not just emerge out of nowhere; it has roots just like any other musical genre. In the late1940’s, upbeat Chicago style blues began to fuse with R&B rhythms. This fusion of styles created something completely new. Some of the earliest rock artist didn’t write there own songs, they would recreate old blues style songs and there unique touch to it. The term rock’n’roll actually came to be a few decades before the new wave of music in a Trixie smith song “my baby rocks me with one steady roll.” At the time the term was slang for dancing and “roll” was used as a synonym for sex.
They mixed the American blues with early British bluesmen like Alexis Korner, and Cyril Davies (Unterberger). These bands took the bulk of their songs from obscure blues and R&B recordings, and added much more active tempos, and a reckless guitar sound, to create an unheard of infusion of Chicago-based blues, with the new London-based R&B. The most famous of these bands were The Rolling Stones. The Stones, as they were affectionately called, primarily consisted of Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (lead guitar), Brian Jones (keyboards, vocals), Dick Taylor (bass guitar, vocals), and Charlie Watts (drums). The Stones formed in 1960, and have sold over two hundred million records since (Rolling Stone Magazine).
Nick Mataraza 1st Period Between the 1950's and today music has changed in many ways. Many new genre of music has developed. For example, back in 1950's there was one type of music which was rock but today many Americans have developed new ways like dub step, rap , metal , and many more. Between 1950 and 2013 the style, looks, the music and performance has changed, but the type of instruments the artists use has stayed the same. Back in 1950 the band members looked very nice dressed up as they wore white tuxedos, ties, nice pants, and nice dress shoes.
Often political, some of rap's most famous stars have come from street gangs. Its combination of gritty urban storytelling and beat-driven, technologically sophisticated music has gained popularity worldwide. Famous rappers include Run D.M.C, Rick Ross and Jay-z. African American music has influenced many modern musical styles. For example Chuck Berry (1926-) and Little Richard (1932-) transformed urban blues into what we know as rock ‘n' roll; rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) began his career in a rhythm and blues band; and Stevie Wonder (1951-) and Marvin Gaye (1940-1984), transformed the sound of Motown into soul music.
The host of the show, Ed Sullivan, was one of the first (if not the first) TV presenters to invite black musicians to their shows. That helped a lot to raise people's consciousness that it was the blacks who invented rock'n'roll. Ultimately, this fact is a milestone in terms of popular culture. Sullivan broke the boundaries dividing 'black' and 'white' music, making them appear on one screen. The impact of blacks on the music business has been enormous.
III. Rock and Roll a) Rock music has many different styles, along with just as many different types of musicians. 1) Alternative Rock, which includes (grunge, indie, new wave, punk, and goth). 2) Art Rock, with bands like, (Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendricks, and The Exploding Plastic Inevitable). 3) Metal is one other that has bands such as, (Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden).
The meaning of “rock” in this sense is to move rhythmically to a beat. It also carries sexual overtones as well. Hiskey (2010), “The word “roll” has been used since the Middle Ages to refer to, among other things, having sex” (). Before the early 20th century these two terms were similar in meaning yet were not used together. In the early 20th century black Americans began to combine both of the terms to describe their music.
Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic rock is a type of rock and roll music that is inspired by experience when taking drugs. It emerged in the 1960s within the folk rock and blues rock groups. It pushed the boundaries on the way of recording but also with the instruments used. Non-western instruments were often used such as sitars and ragas. This specific genre reached high popularity levels.
Rhythm and blues, which is most commonly referred to as R & B, is comprised of a variety of different but related styles. This title often encompasses such styles as jump blues, club blues, black rock and roll, doo wop, soul, Motown, funk, disco, and rap. The term rhythm and blues was originally coined in 1949 by Jerry Wexler. Throughout the 20th century, R & B has been the largest influence on popular music all over the world. The influence can even be seen in forms of rock, country and western, gospel, and jazz.
Bill Haley was one of Americas first rock stars, next came the king A.K.A Elvis Presley, he was an actor and an amazing singer. The 60’s had four main types of music first was the British invasion, second mo town, third psychedelic rock, and finally protest music.all these types of music were featured at the world famous Woodstock. Woodstock was a concert that took place at a farm in New York. Over 500,000 people attended this massive concert. The crowds were amazing but the performers were even more so, from the Jefferson’s plane to the one and only Jimi Hendrix.