Author: ifarleyc

Baby, I’m Feeling Blue

Blues, one of the South’s treasured creations, can be traced back to the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi, a state known for its history of racism and

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The Sounds of Bourbon Street

New Orleans, known for it’s Creole culture and festive nature, was the birthplace of jazz music. Originating in the late 19th century/early 20th century, Jazz

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Is Classical Really Classic?

Classical music is considered one of the most peaceful genres of music. Originating in the mid-1700s in what was considered the Classical period, classical music’s

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Aretha Franklin Bibliography

Awkward, Michael. Soul Covers: Rhythm and Blues Remakes and the Struggle for Artistic Identity (Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Phoebe Snow). Duke University Press, 2007. Bego,

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It’s Ragtime!

Ragtime was produced by often illiterate African-Americans in the late 1800s. This music could be found playing in establishments such as bars and saloons. Ragtime

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee quartets began to be established in the late 1800s after slavery was abolished, but many of its characteristics were influenced by Negro spirituals. The

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The True Roots of Folk

     Folk music originated in the early to mid-1900s. Its founding authors are typically unknown, but the music has been kept alive by passing

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