Duwop black performers crossing over to more mainstream pop sounds Cover Phenomenon white bands remaking black rhythm and blues songs (1950?s) why did this happen? White performer could sell more albums than black Profit= greed= desire to sell records Give musicians a ?fair shake? Black bands songs taken remade by white groups and played on the chart Cleaning up the tunes Rhythm and blues was threatening to record industry/ parents because it was about sex and was by black performers White cover bands would de-sex the song, and make the songs more pop or country to create this sound of music that was more consumed. Cover of Joe Turner song ?. Bill Haley and the Comets ?Shake Rattle and Roll? heard in class country/ west outfit Cover- clean, clock like, they don?t swing the beat, whats the hook?? ?shake rattle and roll? sing it early and more often Original- bigger back beat, less clean, blues songs don?t tend to have a chorus Crew cuts covering the Chords? ?shabooom? Small labels are able to take chances on small sounds and new idea This happened in the beginning and then is still the trend today Nirvana (record labels didn?t like grunge at first) Elvis (le sun? he was signed after) New Orleans Slave trade ports/ where black and white musical trends met Proximity to islands sounds from Caribbean Race story of NOLA Fats Domino Man of great charm and little charisma Part of his success was understated From NOLA Was doing ?rock and roll? before it was even coined as a term r&b based music with smoothness and style from pop, vocal inflection from country heard in class Was safe I in manner, sex, more self deprecating Safe entrée into black music for white teenagers ? on blueberry hill Little Richard Recorded with fats domino Huge character Architects of rock and roll HUGE personality Tutti Fruiti ? Eyeliner, wild hairdos, etc?. Cosamo Mutasa
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