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 music of the united states
Cajun and Louisiana Creole music, rural Appalachian jug bands and country blues-hillbilly music were recorded, each finding some success and mixing with jazz and blues in the process, resulting in an influx of new, popular styles like close harmony.
The original inhabitants of the United States included hundreds of Native American tribes, as well as native Hawaiians and Inuits, who played the first music in the area, eventually augmented by immigrants from England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and France.
Doo wop, a complex type of vocal music, also became popular during the 1950s, and left its mark on 1960s soul and R&B. Its polished sound and romantic ballads made it a major part of the 50s music scene, and, later in the decade, began producing teen idols like Frankie Valli.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Music_of_the_United_States.html   (2775 words)

  
 TIME Magazine: Country Music Archive Collection
was described by TIME in 1940 as a "mountain music hoe-down" listened to by "plain folk in the South." Over the next sixty years country music grew to be the most popular music format in the U.S. Some highlights from our coverage of that growth:
Hank, ne Hiram, Williams made what is widely considered to be the loveliest country music recorded in the '40s and early '50s, and had an unmatched ability to glory in sin on one song, repent on the next and carry off both with conviction and hangdog cool.
Country has achieved its new luster without abandoning its heritage: a heritage so stubbornly rooted in storytelling and simple melody that it has never quite left behind the farm in Poor Valley, Va., where a moody lumberman named A.P. Carter and his clan picked up guitars seven decades ago and invented the Carter Scratch.
www.time.com /time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_country_music,00.shtml?internalid=AFC   (764 words)

  
 Hank Garlands Jazz and Country Music
Hank was contractually obligated to play strickly country music in Nashville.
About Us Legend Enterprises was created to promote the Music and bring awareness to the general public of Hank Garlands Contributions to the Music Industry.
Hank Garland, a young and talented guitar player stormed into Nashville in the late 1940's at the age of fourteen, rapidly developing into one of the highest paid, most in demand session guitar player of his day.
www.hankgarland.com   (360 words)

  
 TIME Magazine: Country Music Archive Collection
was described by TIME in 1940 as a "mountain music hoe-down" listened to by "plain folk in the South." Over the next sixty years country music grew to be the most popular music format in the U.S. Some highlights from our coverage of that growth:
Hank, ne Hiram, Williams made what is widely considered to be the loveliest country music recorded in the '40s and early '50s, and had an unmatched ability to glory in sin on one song, repent on the next and carry off both with conviction and hangdog cool.
His CDs are found in the country section of the music store, but he doesn't quite fit there.
time.com /time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_country_music,00.shtml?...   (764 words)

  
 Rosemont Records, Inc.
Oliver Hood was also a master of the mandolin, the most sought-after music teacher in town, the host of a morning country music show on WLAG in LaGrange, and the organizer or numerous bands that played throughout west Georgia in the 1930's and 40's.
In 1967 he wrote what some have called the first scholarly study of bluegrass, Burugurasu Ongaku (Bluegrass Music), and his 1971 Kantori Ongaku no Rekishi (A History of Country Music), twice reprinted, is the Japanese equivalent of Bill Malone's standard, Country Music U.S.A.
Country music has never been shirked in the pages of Chronicles, as any faithful reader knows.
www.rosemontrecords.com /pages/6   (972 words)

  
 Texas Governor Rick Perry - Texas Live Music Venues opened before 1980 / Texas Music History Tour
Live musical shows are a special part of Texas's heritage, and the Johnnie High Country Music Revue has been a part of that heritage since 1974.
The expansive and refurbished 3,420 seat Music Hall is located in the resplendent 277-acre national historic landmark of Fair Park, the Music Hall finds itself situated amongst the largest concentration of cultural facilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex...with the convenience of being two miles from downtown Dallas and having abundant, contiguous parking.
The Music City Texas Theater is a result of the artful renovation of the Linden American Legion Auditorium built in 1948-50 which is now owned by the City of Linden.
www.governor.state.tx.us /divisions/music/tour/historicvenues.htm   (6370 words)

  
 Country Standard Time: The Encyclopedia of Country Music
Just as useful are 10 essays by such noted country music scholars as Bill Malone and Colin Escott, who trace the histories of such aspects of the business as the role of gospel music in country, songwriters, the rise of Nashville's Music Row and even the history of touring.
The section is a fascinating thumbnail look at how and to whom country music has been marketed over the past 50 years and how the industry's perception of that audience has changed.
Country music would have been far less interesting without their all-too-frequently anonymous contributions.
www.countrystandardtime.com /encyclopediaBOOK.html   (6370 words)

  
 Bob Wills - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
The Texas Playboys were breaking concert attendance records across the country, filling out venues from Tulsa to California; and they also had their first genuine national hit with "New San Antonio Rose," which climbed to number 11 in 1940.
Throughout the '40s, the band was one of the most popular groups in the country and the musicians in the Playboys were among the finest of their era.
In 1968, the Country Music Hall of Fame inducted Bob Wills and the following year the Texas State Legislature honored him for his contribution to American music.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,510446,00.html   (1775 words)

  
 CMT.com: News: This Day in Country Music
Stephen H. Sholes, RCA Records executive and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died at age 57 in Nashville, Tennessee; 1968
News: This Day in Country Music April 22
Ray Griff born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 1940
www.cmt.com /news/tdicm   (169 words)

  
 Alverno College Library - New Library Materials - August 2004
Contemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music.
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- Delta (Region) -- 1931-1940.
Biological diversity conservation -- Political aspects -- Developing countries.
depts.alverno.edu /library/newmatl/aug04.html   (3369 words)

  
 Race/Music: "Corrine Corrina" and the Excluded Middle
The trio, which had been recorded by Brunswick’s mobile unit in New Orleans in December 1928, was a somewhat informal affair, drawn from a network of African American musicians from the hill country of central Mississippi.
In 1940 he made his last recordings and settled in Memphis, Tennessee, working outside of music (as he had periodically throughout his career).
Musically speaking, we have entered an alternative universe: a moderate bolero tempo, with ‘plinky’ arpeggiated guitar chords (dripping with tremolo), angelic vocal pads, maracas and woodblock (sonic icons of Latin romance), and dramatic soli scoring for string orchestra, bathed in studio reverb.
www-dtp.cc.utexas.edu /cofa/music/erlmannseries/corrina.htm   (8649 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Copland: Music for Films: Music
The "Music for the Movies" suite includes two excerpts from the "Of Mice and Men" score: a gentle and unforgettable musical portrait of John Steinbeck's Salinas country.
Other selections include "Music for Movies," a collection of bits and pieces from an assortment of Copland-scored movies that Copland arranged in 1943, and "Music for Radio," an earlier composition that isn't really "movie music," but fits well with the rest of the compositions on this CD.
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www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003FHI?v=glance   (1727 words)

  
 Edward Bailey Birge
In 1901 Birge moved to Indianapolis to become Director of Music in the schools and began improving the music program there until it was regarded as one of the best in the country.
This musical activity was reinforced by family duets with his father, a leader in the community band and chorus, and his sister, an excellent pianist.
Before Birge died, he transferred to MENC the author’s rights to his book, The History of Public School Music in the United States, and also left a bequest to the organization in his will.
www.public.asu.edu /~aajth/presidents/birge.html   (1057 words)

  
 NewMusicBox
Further, this probably reverts back to the topsy-turviness prevailing throughout the interpretive field in music, and to the wholly commercial aspect of music publishing in this country.
When we, a group of American composers, established the American Music Center, creative musicians in the United States were having desperate difficulty bringing their music before the public.
By 1938 and 1939, American music was thriving and growing, but the infant, represented by several groups, the ACA [American Composers Alliance] among them, was in need of parental authority.
www.newmusicbox.org /article.nmbx?id=384   (2763 words)

  
 Folk Music Albums Available on CD (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)
(Rounder CD 1521) In the 1940s, the Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress and the University of Wisconsin, took Helene Stratman-Thomas and other fieldworkers on a collecting expedition around Wisconsin to document a folk music that reflects the colorful pattern of immigration and and occupational development in the state.
(Rounder CD 5087) In 1959, Paul Bowles recorded in Morocco a wide variety of music from the different ethnic groups of that country, including the Jewish communities of Meknes and Essaouira.
The Library of Congress and Rounder Records have joined together in a project to reissue on compact discs American folk music from the legendary Library of Congress series Folk Music of the United States.
www.loc.gov /folklife/rounder.html   (1352 words)

  
 Swing History origins of Swing Dance
Jitterbug was danced to Country-Western music in Country-Western bars, and popularized in the 1980's.
Country-Western Swing: a style of Jitterbug popularized during the 1980's and danced to Country and Western music.
With the discovery of the Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug, the communities began dancing to the contemporary Jazz and Swing music as it was evolving at the time, with Benny Goodman leading the action.
www.centralhome.com /ballroomcountry/swing.htm   (1352 words)

  
 VA/COUNTRY MUSIC 1940-1948 " Country Music 1940-1948 (Blue Grass, Honky Tonk, Western Swing) "
VA/COUNTRY MUSIC 1940-1948 " Country Music 1940-1948 (Blue Grass, Honky Tonk, Western Swing) "
VA/COUNTRY MUSIC 1940-1948 " Country Music 1940-1948 (Blue Grass, Honky Tonk, Western Swing "
www.musiktipps-online.de /Country-Western/88839184.htm   (42 words)

  
 Country Standard Time: The Encyclopedia of Country Music
Just as useful are 10 essays by such noted country music scholars as Bill Malone and Colin Escott, who trace the histories of such aspects of the business as the role of gospel music in country, songwriters, the rise of Nashville's Music Row and even the history of touring.
The section is a fascinating thumbnail look at how and to whom country music has been marketed over the past 50 years and how the industry's perception of that audience has changed.
Country music would have been far less interesting without their all-too-frequently anonymous contributions.
www.countrystandardtime.com /encyclopediaBOOK.html   (42 words)

  
 Sherrys Antiques* Collectibles* & Frivolous Necessities Music and Musical Instruments Directory
Music and Musical Instruments: Sheet Music: Pre 1940 stock# safn-1535
Music and Musical Instruments: Sheet Music: Pre 1940 stock# safn-1534
Country music selection recorded by Bonnie Guitar and Gale Storm.
www.cyberattic.com /~sherrysantiques/catalog/Music_and_Musical_Instruments150.html   (42 words)

  
 Sherrys Antiques* Collectibles* & Frivolous Necessities Music and Musical Instruments Directory
Music and Musical Instruments: Sheet Music: Pre 1940 stock# safn-1536
Music and Musical Instruments: Sheet Music: Pre 1940 stock# safn-1535
Country music selection recorded by Bonnie Guitar and Gale Storm.
www.cyberattic.com /~sherrysantiques/catalog/Music_and_Musical_Instruments150.html   (404 words)

  
 Sherrys Antiques* Collectibles* & Frivolous Necessities Music and Musical Instruments Directory
Music and Musical Instruments: Sheet Music: Pre 1940 stock# safn-1536
Music and Musical Instruments: Sheet Music: Pre 1940 stock# safn-1535
Country music selection recorded by Bonnie Guitar and Gale Storm.
www.cyberattic.com /~sherrysantiques/catalog/Music_and_Musical_Instruments150.html   (404 words)

  
 Today in History: February 13
The musical heritage of numerous ethnic groups representative of the diverse peoples who settled in the San Francisco Bay Area are in California Gold: Folk Music from the Thirties, 1938-1940, including Armenians, Basques, and Croatians.
Her recordings and photographs of Italian Americans living in the San Francisco Bay Area are featured in California Gold: Folk Music from the Thirties, 1938-1940.
Today, members of ASCAP include musical composers of all types of music from rock, hip-hop, country-western, and musical comedy, to symphonic and operatic music.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/feb13.html   (978 words)

  
 American music collections
In addition to the noted musicians, several lesser-known artists and members of churches and pastorates from around the nation were published by Martin and Morris and their music was distributed throughout the country and around the world.
Dating from the 1940's to the 1980's, the series comprises music published by Martin and Morris (3A), music distributed by Martin and Morris (3B), and works produced and distributed by other publishers (3C and 3D).
Included in the collection are printed Gospel sheet music and music song books, photographs, and business records and ephemera that illustrate the company's business operations.
americanhistory.si.edu /archives/d5492c.htm   (1059 words)

  
 Dwight Busby
Dwight played and sang country music on local television stations, radio stations, at square dances and local night clubs while living in Hollywood, Florida.
Dwight Busby started playing "Hillbilly" music in the 1940's and played throughout his life.
Neither Dwight nor Warren were famous, but they did have the love of playing music deeply engrained in their heart and will always be loved and remembered by family and friends.
www.glendamayo.com /band.html   (1059 words)

  
 Blues Downloads - Download Blues Music - Download Blues MP3s
Modern electric blues guitar can be traced directly back to this Texas-born pioneer, who began amplifying his sumptuous lead lines for public consumption circa 1940 and thus initiated a revolution...
Most blues feature simple, usually three-chord, progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical.
The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her...
www.mp3.com /blues/genre/19/summary.html   (640 words)

  
 American music collections
Late in 1940, Sam and Nancy joined radio station KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa, as part of a musical group called the Melody Rangers: Sam on accordion and vocals, Nancy on guitar and vocals.
The program mixed old popular songs, folk music, and early country songs, and it deeply influenced young Sam's musical tastes.
The Division of Musical History, National Museum of American History, is charged with the preservation and interpretation of the musical life of the United States.
americanhistory.si.edu /archives/d5300a.htm   (1093 words)

  
 IHAS: Composer
Composer, conductor, writer and lecturer, teacher, advocate of modern music, a founder of the American Composers Alliance and the Tanglewood Festival, Copland commanded a central role in this country's musical life for almost seventy years.
But perhaps the most significant institutional involvement which began for Copland in 1940 was his association with the Berkshire Music Center and the Tanglewood Festival, where he would teach and work for several decades to come.
Yet, in many ways, Aaron Copland, together with his contemporary Leonard Bernstein, exerted such profoundly shaping influences on American music that they became institutions in their own right.
www.pbs.org /wnet/ihas/composer/copland.html   (842 words)

  
 National Music Council - Welcome!
Founded in 1940 and chartered by the 84th Congress in 1956, the National Music Council represents the United States to the International Music Council/UNESCO.
The Council acts as a clearing house for the joint opinion and decision of its members and is dedicated to strengthening the importance of music in our life and culture.
The Council provides for the exchange of information and coordination of efforts between its member organizations and speaks with one voice for the music community whenever an authoritative expression of opinion is desirable.
www.musiccouncil.org   (300 words)

  
 The Folkways Years 1944-1961 - The Music MOTEL
(1918—1961) was a vital figure in the folk music movement of the 1940's and 1950's.
These 29 songs (including two with Woody Guthrie) feature material Cisco learned while working and traveling across the country: cowboy songs, railroad songs, hobo songs, union songs, work songs, protest songs, children’s songs and love songs.
The Folkways Years 1944-1961 - The Music MOTEL
www.themusicmotel.com /store/product.asp?id=194   (101 words)

  
 Elderly Instruments Books
Country music's premier historian tells the story of the Opry's beginnings, from the WSM Barn Dance days in 1925 to its modern incarnation in 1940.
A mesmerizing journey into the heart of high-end guitar-making through the quirky character of Wayne Henderson, a musician and craftsman who builds his guitars by hand, literally by putting penknife to wood and carving away "everything that isn't a guitar." There is a waiting list 10 years long for his guitars.
Henry was a young photographer for the upstart record label Rounder Records when he became the unofficial photographer to the culture of country musicians.
www.elderly.com /books/full_list?cat=900&sort_on=rawdate&reverse_str=reverse   (3240 words)

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