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I’M BLACK Y’ALL- AMERICAN MUSIC

Disclaimer *I am not an artist* SOUL For the soul portion of my piece, I referenced artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and James Carr. These artists were major contributors to soul music. Some

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We In This…Theater?

Musical theater by the 1890’s in America was a genre completely powered by white people. Any form of representation of African Americans was once completely seen by the white lense and was usually presented in

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Artist Biography Outline: Rick James

OUTLINE METHODOLOGY: Insert methods used for research(music, documentaries, biographies, etc). Perhaps insert prior knowledge of artist. INTRODUCTION: Who is Rick James? What genre is he known for and what genres did he influence? What record

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Rick James Bibliography

Bibliography   James, Rick, and David Ritz. Glow : The Autobiography of Rick James. First Atria books hardcover edition. ed., Atria Books, 2014. James, Rick. The Confessions of Rick James : Memoirs of a Super

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They Hate Us But Want to Be Us: Coon Songs

Ragtime can be described as song and dance inscribed in syncopated  instrumentals. It has a great combination of early jazz and classical music, and written and oral tradition.  There are many different styles and sub-genres

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