MUS 310 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Nat King Cole, Complete Control, The Crowns

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History of Rock and Roll 2/3
Artist Biography
o Human rights issues you can choose one song or album where they talk about human
rights issues (four themes)
o Use source material with artist (interviews, their websites)
o Keep between 1,500-2,000 words
Producers
o Leading to the 1950s many record companies employed people in a specific type of
positio that late ge ito the ode podue hat as the oigial positio
called, and what were their responsibilities?
Artist Repertoire (A&R person)
Organized and coordinated professionals involved in making the record;
held most of the decision-making power
o What additional responsibilities and rolls did producers develop (in addition to A&R)?
Created the image and sound
Arranging
Mixing
Equalization
Boosting frequency
EQ
Expanded their role of personnel organization
**responsible to the record company for the finished product**
If it’s ot good the ad also gets fied
The first producers
o Leiber and Stoller (KNOW FOR MIDTERM)
Began their career as a team of blues songwriters in the early 1950s
What is odd about this?
They are white!
What do ou thik aout Bogg’s assetio that Leie ad “tolle’s usi is
iteestig oss-ultual polliatio?
White-washing
Two Terms:
Acculturation: the adoption of new cultural patterns following
contact between groups often used synonymously with, or as
a more voluntarist substitute for, assimilation (Dictionary of the
Social Sciences)
Cultural appropriation: a term used to describe the taking over
of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural
group from another. It is in general used to describe Western
appopiatios of o‐Weste o o‐hite fos, ad aies
connotations of exploitation and dominance. The concept has
come into literary and visual art criticism by analogy with the
acquisition of artefacts (the Elgin marbles, Benin bronzes,
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