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The Roots Of Blues Music
Number of words: 430 - Number of pages: 2

.... was very important in forming blues music. Because most blacks went to Christian churches from an early age and were exposed to Christian hymns. Ragtime was an influence that came later and is a faster blues played with the piano and someone singing which was usually played in bars called barrel houses. The first country blues that was written and published was "Memphis Blues" by W.C. Handy in the early 1900's. The first recorded blues was " Crazy Blues" by Mamie Smith in 1915. Most country blues were played with an acoustic guitar and with some .....

Woodstock 1969
Number of words: 1227 - Number of pages: 5

.... the festival ended. Woodstock gathered an unexpectedly large attendance. Only 50,000 to 100,000 people were expected to arrive at the site. These numbers seemed small compared to the 400,000 to 500,000 people who converged on the area on August 15, 16, and 17 of 1969. Many expected singers and bands could not arrive due to traffic backed up for miles along all the roads leading to the area. It was said that nearly one million people could have attended the concert if it had lasted longer. Many recognized musicians preformed at the concert such as Janis Jop .....

The Difference Between Punk And Ska
Number of words: 584 - Number of pages: 3

.... will use a lot of distortion, but not a lot of other effects like flangers and wahs. It is fairly easy to hear what they are playing. Although ska doesn’t really use distortion, they do use a sound gate that makes their guitar sound very snappy. Ska also uses a lot of unusual effects just for fun. Punk bands have a lead guitar player, and sometimes a rhythm guitarist who backs up the lead guitarist. In ska, all the guitars make quick, snappy, upward strums and quickly palm mute the strings. All of the guitarists do the same thing, and occasionally someone .....

The Way It Really Was!
Number of words: 840 - Number of pages: 4

.... Rock and Roll but that wouldn't be to good for him later in life. The father of Rock and Roll Alan freed was the first white disc jockey to play Rock and Roll. Alan show in Cleveland was very popular with teenagers. In 1954, Alan's show moved to WINS. His nick name “moondog” had to be dropped. He adopted the new title “ the king of rock and roll”. Newspapers ran articles saying Alan was the main wrongdoer in creating Rock and Roll. A riot broke out at one of Alan Freed's concert. The police turned up the house lights to see what the teenagers were do .....

Paul McCartney: Six Feet Under?
Number of words: 4401 - Number of pages: 17

.... interpretations of existing facts, and all Beatles have denied that they were in any way involved with the deceit. This leads people to believe that maybe Paul did die in that alleged accident. In the late summer 1969, the Northern Illinois University campus newspaper, Northern Star, obtained a list of clues from a student who wrote a research paper on the hoax. (Saki) Russell Gibb, a disc jockey for the Detroit radio station, WNKR, then got a copy of it from a friend of his, and on his radio show, proceeded to read them and even make up his own on the spo .....

The Prodigy
Number of words: 1080 - Number of pages: 4

.... dance records of the time, and far better than any of the opportunist tunes that came in it's wake. Twenty-two year old Liam Howlett is the musical force behind the Prodigy sound, although there are three other members who contribute to the live performance - Maxim Reality, Leeroy Thornhill and Keith Flint Liam was once the DJ for the London rap act Cut To Kill, but he became disillusioned with the rap scence's aggressive attitude after experiencing the 'Love, Peace and Happiness' that dominated the rave scene. Liam is also a classically trained pianist, who .....

Song Review: “Iris”
Number of words: 387 - Number of pages: 2

.... for the moments he is with her. He doesn’t think about the past or future, just the present time he spends with her. I’m convinced that this guy is really in love with her. This song is so moving it makes you believe that this really is in love with the girl. With this love, there is tragedy. “And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming, or the moment of truth in your lies.” This line is the saddest part of the whole song. The reality of the two not being able to be together suddenly hits. For reasons unknown, they can not be together, and this i .....

New Orleans Jazz Band: Dag
Number of words: 1164 - Number of pages: 5

.... had upon his/her first visit to New Orleans in the early 1900s. Bourbon Street, the French Quarter, Jimmy Buffet's Maragaritaville, The Flamingo, the Garden District, and Moolate's all helped me to get into the proper frame of mind of experiencing true Jazz. The focus of this report will be on my life changing experience at a little place known as The House of Blues. This amazing combination of bar and stage created one of the most conducive atmospheres to music listening that I have ever been involved with. The stage, similar to the Fox, in Boulder and t .....

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