Disco

Disco was a product of protest music. Previous laws that restricted social interaction were put away, and there was room given for a music style that encouraged free expression. Dance became a popular form of expression for Black Americans. Disco was influenced by soul and funk.

 

Disco had a great impact on the development of music distribution. Unlike before, records were being utilized instead of live music. DJs became very important in music. Newly produced songs got their first plays in clubs, not on the radio. Also, DJs began remixing records for the first time.

 

 

In turn, disco saw the advancement of the music producer. Talented producers became sought after for their sounds that reflected the Disco sound. These sounds were then matched with vocalists, which were more commonly Church-bred black women.

Funk

Funk Funk originated in the 1960s. Funk samples continued to be used heavily in hip hop and various forms of electronic dance music. However, in

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop Hip-hop is a genre of music which originated in New York. Although there is no single originator of the genre, New York DJ

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R&B

R&B The meaning of R&B explains the elements of this music style. Its R stands for Rhythm. This comes from the style’s use of four-beat

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Disco

Disco Disco was a product of protest music. Previous laws that restricted social interaction were put away, and there was room given for a music

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater The roots of Black musical theater are founded in circuses, dime museums and minstrel show. These shows intended to create a mockery of

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Gospel

Gospel The black gospel tradition has its background in Negro Spirituals. Slaves took these hymns and morphed them for their own purposes.They created new lyrics,

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop Hip-hop is a genre of music which originated in New York. Although there is no single originator of the genre, New York DJ

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Gospel

Gospel The black gospel tradition has its background in Negro Spirituals. Slaves took these hymns and morphed them for their own purposes.They created new lyrics,

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Funk

Funk Funk originated in the 1960s. Funk samples continued to be used heavily in hip hop and various forms of electronic dance music. However, in

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Folk Review

Upon the reading, the target audience thought to be associated with folk music was White Americans. White Americans were influenced by the Folk genre, and

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater The roots of Black musical theater are founded in circuses, dime museums and minstrel show. These shows intended to create a mockery of

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