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How did music cinema evolve? There's less money for musicals later on. Also, the tastes of the viewer have changed. They are made in less quantity but more specialized, and they are sought to be successful so that they are self-financed. For the first time in decades, music films are no longer the...
What do we call traditional pop? Traditional or classic pop is the name given to the popular American music that was produced between the decline of the big bands in the mid-1940s and the expansion of rock and roll in the mid-1950s. The songs of Tin Pan Alley composers such as Cole Porter and...
What is country music? Country and western music were born in rural, white and poor America. It is influenced by the blues and encompasses two parallel and independent musical scenes: the hillbilly of the Appalachians and the western music of the cowboys. Its roots are in the traditional music of...
Who was the most influential artist? Hank Williams was the most influential artist within the hillbilly style. He took over from Jimmie Rodgers and created a repertoire of songs that has been the basis for virtually all subsequent artists in this genre. He managed to record numerous hits with Metro...
What is ragtime? At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, music genres derived from the traditions of Africans who had come to the continent as slaves, now influenced by white musical traditions, began to spread in the United States. The first to gain notoriety is ragtime or broken rhythm. It is...
What is Chicago jazz like? After World War I, many musicians from New Orleans migrated to the northern industrial cities, especially Chicago. Among them, renowned artists like Joe King Oliver or up-and-coming artists like Louis Armstrong. The combination of these Black musicians and young white...
What is swing? The New York style, with the boost it gave to big bands, was the main current of jazz in the late 1920s and gave birth to swing, one of the most popular musical genres in the 1930s. In order for swing to be accepted by the white bourgeoisie and to survive the economic crisis of 1929...
What do other orchestras do? However, not all of them drift towards that path. Other orchestras laid the foundations for the great conceptual changes that jazz would have in the 1940s. This is the case of Woody Herman or Lionel Hampton. In some cases, regional scenes were developed with great...
What is gospel? Gospel is another cultural heritage of the slaves. The Word of God emerged from the African American churches in the 18th century and became popular during the 1930s. They are evangelical songs that invite people to follow the Creator. Although it also spread to white Southern...
What other styles do we find? Besides ragtime and jazz, the African culture inherited from the slaves in contact with the music of the whites led to the emergence of other styles. Some religious like gospel and others profane like the blues. The blues appeared in the second half of the 19th century...
How does it expand? By 1912, the American sheet music publishing industry released some of the first compositions associated with blues, including Hart Wand's Dallas Blues and W. C. Handy's Memphis Blues. The first blues recordings date back to the 1920s, a period when it was often barely...
 What is urban blues like? Within urban blues, in the twenties the vaudeville blues singers stand out. Mamie Smith records the first album, Crazy Blues by composer Perry Bradford. But she is soon surpassed by others like Ma Rainey. The empress of blues was Bessie Smith, whose original and...

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