MUSC-116 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alan Lomax, Perry Bradford

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Georgetown University
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MUSC-116
MUSC 116: Jazz History
STUDY GUIDE for Listening Test 1: Pre Jazz and early Jazz in New Orleans
Identify songs and discuss historical/cultural context of each piece based on excerpts (20-30
seconds in length) from 8 compositions below. One short essay question.
Repertoire:
In preparation for the test, please memorize the details given below for each composition.
1. Title: “Good Lord”
Composer: N/A
Genre: Ring Shout
Performers: John and Alan Lomax field recording of Austin Coleman & Group.
Date or recording: 1934
2. Title: “In Gloryland”
Composer: N/A
Genre: Parade March
Performers: Bunk’s Brass Band
Date of recording: 1945
3. Title: Maple Leaf Rag
Composer: Scott Joplin
Genre: Ragtime
Performers: N/A
Date of composition: 1899
4. Title: “Los Campanillas
Composer: Basile Barès
Genre: Habanera
Performers: N/A
Date of composition: ca. 1890
5. Title: Black Snake Moan
Composer: Blind Lemon Jefferson
Genre: Country Blues
Performers: Blind Lemon Jefferson
Date of recording: 1927
6. Title: “Crazy Blues”
Composer: Perry Bradford
Genre: Classic Blues
Performers: Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds
Date of recording: 1920
7. Title: Kasuan Kura
Composer: N/A
Genre: Social Dance/Drum accompaniment
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Study guide for listening test 1: pre jazz and early jazz in new orleans. Identify songs and discuss historical/cultural context of each piece based on excerpts (20-30 seconds in length) from 8 compositions below. In preparation for the test, please memorize the details given below for each composition: title: good lord . Performers: john and alan lomax field recording of austin coleman & group. Date or recording: 1934: title: in gloryland . Date of recording: 1945: title: maple leaf rag. Date of composition: 1899: title: los campanillas . Date of recording: 1927: title: crazy blues . Date of recording: 1920: title: kasuan kura. Date of recording: 1914: title: memphis blues . Performers: james reese europe"s 369th regiment hellfighters band. Date of recording: 1919: title: backwater blues . Date of recording: 1927: title: i thought i heard buddy bolden say . Performers: jelly roll morton"s new orleans jazzmen (voice, morton; clarinet sidney bechet)