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Lecture 10

Lecture 10

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MUSC 2150
Shannon Carter

Music and Popular Culture Lecture NotesthLecture 10 March 20 2012Black Pop and Rise of Disco in the 1970sA national youth dance culture rose in prominence in the 70sSoul Train was another show similar to American Bandstand that showcased mainstream black popFunk soul motown pop and genre fusions were the black mainstream genres at the timeWattstax also known as the black Woodstock was a significant concert organized by Stax records for the benefit of communities damaged by race riots in LA This concert took place in an auditorium rather than a field like WoodstockSongs performed at Wattstax were politically driven and were procivil rightsReggae and disco were largely underground in the early 70s yet began to emerge later in the decadeFunk Genre was a disjoint angular and choppy genre with a vocal line that did not follow any particular patternFunk possesses a complex groove multilayered collection of riffs and rhythmThe groove was an element where each instrument possessed individual rhythm Syncopation placement of rhythmic stresses or accents where they wouldnt normally occur meaning there is an accent on the weak part of the beatFunk is an ancestor to the raphiphop and disco genresDerives many of its characteristics from JazzA broad genre with two focuses1Pure dance music focus2Narrative driven funk hybrid with motown popMusic Example Sly and the Family Stone Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf AginoThis band consisted of both white and black artists a very unusual phenomenon at the timeoThe mixrace element evoked a prointegration political statementoMartin Luther King Jr was all for prointegration that is to say the integration of blacks into white societyoThis song places a heavy emphasis on the bass soundoThe groove is much more complex than protofunk James BrownoVocals are unimportant with disjoint melodic lineoLyrics are not the focusoThere are elements of psychedelic musicoThe Wawa pedal creates electronic effects on guitar The use of this pedal is a prominent characteristic of discofunk music
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