Music Through The Decades
Radios and phonograph records were bringing jazz to locations so remote that no band could reach them. And the music itself was beginning to change.
The popular dance music of the time was not jazz, but there were early forms taking shape in the evolving blues-ragtime experimental area that would soon turn into jazz. Popular Tin Pan Alley composers like Irving Berlin incorporated ragtime influence into their compositions, though they rarely used the specific musical devices that were second nature to jazz players.The 1 ass’s were Broadways prime years, with over 50 new musicals opening in just one season. Record numbers of people paid up to $3. 50 for a seat at a musical. It was also a decade of incredible artistic developments in the musical theatre. The Broadway shows were produced by showmen who took musical theatre seriously and tried to provide quality entertainment while making a profit at the same time.
This attitude kept the musical theatre booming right through the 1 sass.Among the hundreds of popular musical comedies that debuted on Broadway in the early sass, two classic examples of the Broadway musical of that era are Sally and No, No, Nanette. The music of the sass’s wasn’t sad and depressing it was jazzy and happy, and so it gave people inspiration and cheered them up during the Great Depression. The popular kind of music was still jazz. The main instruments were piano, clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet. Popular music in the 1 9405 comprised of swing, jazz and big band music early in the decade.These styles suffered in popularity due to musicians’ strikes in 1942 and 1948 and eventually gave way to crooners later in the decade.
Sass’s The 1 Isis were a time of changes and the music of the decade both reflected the cultural changes that were happening while still holding on to the societal norms of the past. Rhythm & Blues (R) and Rock ‘n’ Roll popularized as “black” music and many African-American musicians rose and enjoyed success, but while some were able to reap the benefits of their work, many others were forgotten or denied access to audiences through segregation.A lot of people believe that during the fifties many of the white artists stole music from African-Americans and capitalized on it for their own benefit in a way that the original artists could not. Others believe that the popularization of R and Rock ‘n’ Roll only helped to bridge the gap between blacks and whites and further the civil rights movement. While those genres paved the way for future music, traditional pop and country music clung to the past with old standards remaining popular and a multitude of covers topping the charts.Either way, this decade was a time of innovation that helped to influence everything that we listen to on the radio today. 196(Yes Pop music gradually became controlled by new young “vocal”-groups, taking their power from a combination of the performer’s charisma along with the songwriting talents of the production team, who operated behind the scenes.
Eventually rock artists came to be expected to write and even produce their own songs, becoming responsible for everything about how their records sounded. Us The sass’s, the decade that gave us everything from “All In the Family” to he “Brady Bunch,” from the last of the “hippies” to the first of the “preppies,” from bluebottle jeans to polyester, from the Watergate scandal to the Iranian hostage crisis, and every kind of music from acid rock to funk and disco. Sass’s The 1 sass was a decade of revolutionary changes on the music scene. The two major developments were the advent of MAT and the compact disc. Music became more diverse, with new wave, heavy metal, rap, techno pop, alternative rock and the “new” country sounds.And music became a huge marketing tool as filmmakers, TV producers and manufacturers of everything room sneakers to soft drinks used hit songs and hot performers to sell their products. Rock and Pop Many classic rock acts hit the big time during the decade as well.
Bon Jove, 02, Bruce Springiness, R. E. M. , and Aerostatic all had hot strings of memorable hits in the ass’s. John (Cougar) Melanoma hit it big with his Midwestern style of rock. Soloists Bryan Adams, Eddie Money, Sammy Hager, Billy Joel, Tina Turner, Elton John, and Steve Nicks all added their sounds to the mix, as well.More pop-sounding acts to hit it big included J.
Sells Band, Hue Lewis and the News, Men at Work, and Stray Cats. Pure Pop Certain acts of the time were pure pop music at its best (or worst, depending on the music fan). Olivia Newton John’s “Physical” was one of the top hits Of the decade. “Jessie Girl” by Rick Springfield and Shah’s “Take on Me” were pure pop craftsmanship. Paula Abdul hit it big with such ditties as “Straight Up” and “Cold Hearted Snake. ‘ Pop Superstars The ass’s saw the breakout success of many pop superstars, each of whom would leave indelible marks on the world of music.Such pop superstars borne out of the decade include Madonna, Michael Jackson, Maria Carrey, Whitney Houston, George Michael, and Prince.
Each of these artists made a age impact on the music scene for the ass’s and beyond. Sass’s Many of the most popular acts that emerged in the 1 ass’s were bands and artists who enjoyed a type of resurgence in the mainstream music scene after their popularity had dwindled for a decade or so. Other artists were just starting out during this decade and make a huge impact on the musical scene.Following is an explanation of some of the most memorable artists that helped to define the era in terms of musical differentiations as well as some artists who are best forgotten. The early years of the sass began with a surge in popularity for music unrest like techno and hip-hop that continued throughout the decade. The “happy rock” years in the mid-goes helped to pave the way for the “bubblegum pop” that followed in the waning years of the decade. Artists like Bribery Spears and Christina Agiler dominated the mainstream pop music scene well into the late sass and beyond.
The later years of the decade also saw a new popularity for traditional boy bands. The Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, and Ann.’s enjoyed the same amount of, if not more, popularity than older boy bands like New Kids on the Block from the late sass. The music in the sass went through a series of changes in regards to the mainstream radio airwaves. Ironically, it was nearly a full-circle of styles and tastes that resulted in recreating the mainstream sound that is strongly reminiscent of popular music in the 1 9805. Many of these bands and artists had staying power, though.Nearly a decade later, we are still being exposed to many of their antics or effects that they had on the musical front.
Fortunately, several of these acts have matured in recent years and continue to produce quality music while others With less talent have fallen by the aside in recent years. Sass’s Some of the year’s most significant noise was being made far from studios and concert stages. The controversy over music sharing program “Anapest’ began here. The creator Shawn Fanning was only 18 when he wrote the source codes that shook the music world.His free, Internet song-swapping service was the hype of downloaded everywhere. Anapest came under heavy legal fire during this year from the five giants of the recording industry – Warner Brothers, MME, Sony, BAM, and universal, who sued to shut down the service, citing alleged copyright infringement. Mine has often been described as vile, violent, insensitive, misogynistic, and offensive, but Amine’s ability to throw down rhymes that outraged nearly everyone helped The Marshall Matters L p rack up massive sales throughout 2000.