The Legacy of Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack Summary Bobby Womack was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Starting in the early 1960s as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentino’s and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career spanned more than 60 years and multiple styles, including R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.  Early Life Robert […]

Hip Hop Evolution and Explanation

      survey evoluton of hip hop For my project, I did a slide show of the artists that we talked about in class. This slideshow reflects the change of each era, and how hiphop has changed lyrically and the perception of hip hop. I did research on hip-hop and how it has globally […]

Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago Concert Report

Funk is a musical genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s. This genre was a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Funk is a musical genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s. This genre was a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Chicago and […]

Gospel Music of the 90s

The 1990’s was a period of Contemporary Gospel. Soothing melodies helped to give peace of mind to listeners, opposed to the shouting stomp-like Gospels before it. Contemporary Gospel is a development of our faculties and powers through a relationship with God.  It reinforced the belief that God is the Master of our Faith and the […]

Musical Theatre #1

Old Dan Tucker Dan Emmett This song was published around 1843. This song was performed by the blackface troupe the Virginia Minstrels. The message behind this song was of boasts and nonsense of other songs. The lyrics tell of a man who gets drunks, he fights, overreact, and breaks of social taboos. This song falls […]

Jazz’d Up

Origins Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans. Jazz is related to jasm meaning “pep, energy”. During the 18th century, slaves would gather in an area called Congo Square, which was famous for African dances. It is developed from ragtime and blues. Jazz has rooted from African cultural […]

Bobby Womack – Outline/ Bibliography

Bobby Womack Was the third of five brothers Born to Naomi Womack and Friendly Womack Family background Learning from mother (musician) and father Brought up into music The Womack brothers Meeting different iconic musicians Discovered by Sam Cooke Tour groups Joining Sam Cooke’s band The Valentinos SAR records Shooting of Sam Cooke leading to Bobby […]

Classically Saved from Destruction

Classical music is a form of art music produced in the traditions of Western cultures, both religious and secular music. The classical period is from 1750 too 1820. The classical music did not appear until the 19th century period from Johann Bach to Ludwig Beethoven as the golden age. The characteristics of classical music come […]

Overcoming the Blues

The blues is a music genre that expresses many emotions and communicates genuine emotion. The blues originated on Southern plantations during the 19th Century. During 1903, W.C Handy, African American leader of a dance orchestra, was the on to discover blues music. While waiting for a train in Mississippi, a man next to him was […]

Bobby Womack Bibliography

Womack, Bobby. ” Midnight Mover: The True Story of the Greatest Soul Singer in the World.” 2006, Eells, Josh. “Bobby Womack 1944-2014.” “Rolling Stone, Issue 1214, p18-18. 1p. Huey, Steve. “Bobby Womack | Biography & History.” AllMusic. Accessed . Edwards, Gavin. “Bobby Womack (1944-2014).” Rolling Stone. June 28, 2014. Accessed. “Bobby Womack – obituary.” […]

Ragged in Time

Ragtime is a style of music that was popular towards the end of the 19th century. The rhythms  usually display lively, and happy, which means this type of music is ideal for ideal for dancing. Ragtime developed from African Americans throughout the southern areas f Midwest, specifically St. Louis. The genre is usually a musical […]

Commodification within Blues Genre

Blues came about from the Mississippi Delta. This video was interesting in hearing how most Blues artists came from a struggle and experienced that in the songs. Most blues artists that were interviewed and talked about worked in the cotton field, and expressed what they have been through in their music. The music started from […]

Jubilee Quartet (Kayla Davis)

[embedyt][/embedyt]Jubilee quartets were popular among African-American religious musical groups in the first half of the 20th century.  The name jubilee comes from the Fisk Jubilee Singers, male singers organized by students at Fish University in 1871, in which they sang Negro Spirituals by mixed choirs.  Usually, the  quartets have tenor, baritone, the bass, and […]

Spiritual Post (Kayla Davis)

[embedyt][/embedyt]   Spirituals – Kayla Davis & Jasmine Euell Negro Spirituals originate from slavery. They cover many emotions ranging from hope to sorrow. Negro spirituals have a strong tempo which kept everyone in the field working at the same rate, since they were forced to sing. The spirituals involved some call and response singing […]

Folk Post (Kayla Davis)

Folk – Kayla Davis & Jasmine Euell Folk music describes a group activity for the African slaves. In some ways, music united the community. They could sing in the call-response style that would reflect their common way of thinking or their opinions on a subject. Many of the songs coming from the folk artists portray […]