Music Of The Past

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  • R&B

    "You gotta have a beat" by Louis Jordan. Later on Louis got with a small band named the Tympany Five.
  • Rock and Roll

    Rock and Roll
    "The Fat Man" performed by Fats Domino.
  • Brill Building Pop

    Brill Building Pop
    Gerry Goffin and Carole King were young, married songwriters who wrote for artists as diverse as the Drifters, the Shirelles, the Monkees, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. Goffin wrote the words and King the music; their best efforts combined keen observations on the human condition with sophisticated harmonies, creating a body of work that shaped the sound of early 1960s pop music.
  • R&B

    Ruth Brown "Mamma he treats your daughter mean." Ruth introduced the fledgling R&B style to a wide audience of both blacks and whites, and served as the inspiration for subsequent generations of female soul singers.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    "That's Alright Mama" performed by Elvis Presley. He lived from 1935 to 1977. Elvis made his first recording in 1953, at the age of 18, as a present for his mother.
  • Teen Pop

    Teen Pop
    1954 to 1959 was teen pop music and that is all that lasted. Buddy Holly lived from 1936 to 1959. One of his singles was "Peggy Sue" performed by Buddy Holly.
  • Black Artists in a White Man's World

    Black Artists in a White Man's World
    "Long Tall Sally" performed by Little Richard. Pounding theatrics on his songs "Tutti Frutti" (1955), "Long Tall Sally" (1956), and "Good Golly Miss Molly" (1956).
  • Lieber and Stroller R&B

    Lieber and Stroller R&B
    Where produced by the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, two early Brill Building songwriters and producers who brought "uptown" sophistication to "downtown" R&B.
  • Motown Sound

    Motown Sound
    This music came from Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson.
  • British Invasion

    British Invasion
    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones. This music is britans springing out to the U.S,A.
  • Surf Music

    Surf Music
    "California Girls" performed by the Beach Boys . The Beach Boys were inspirded by John Lennon. Formed in 1961, the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of cars, surfing, and romance.
  • Urban Contemporary and Dance

    Urban Contemporary and Dance
    "Rock with You" performed by Michael Jackson. This type of music features pop-oriented vocalists singing lush, commercial ballads.
  • Beatles

    In their heyday the group consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). One of my favorite songs is "Help!" (1965),
  • Soul and Funk Music

    Soul and Funk Music
    Started in Memphis and the record company was Stax record label. "Respect" performed by Aretha Franklin.
  • American Rock Late

    American Rock Late
    Jimi Hendrix was born as born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970. Rock and Roll just became rock at this time.
  • Rock in 1970's, 1980's, and Beyond.

    Rock in 1970's, 1980's, and Beyond.
    Once the innocence of the 1960s was shattered, rock could no longer be a unifying force in the musical culture. As rock moved into the 1970s, the number of subgenres began to multiply; artists experimented with different combinations of available musical forms.