Essay on Music Appreciation

953 Words May 1st, 2007 4 Pages
Music Appreciation Radio Report

Instead of attending a concert and writing a concert report, I decided to do the radio report. On April 24, 2007, I listened to the station WWOZ 90.7 FM from seven to eight p.m. It was hosted by Jivin Jean and Neal. The theme of that session was the 50's Rhythm and Blues. Because the Jazz Fest is approaching, they decided to feature some of the artists that would be performing. In which they varied from Percy Sledge to the Fister Sisters. The first song that they played was no other than, Jazz Fest in New Orleans by the Fister Sisters. The lead vocalist of the group was basically singing about the Jazz Fest. The lyrics of the song featured a lot of history about New Orleans' night
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Reggie Hall's Work was also a high tempo song. He was pleading about how he did his share and worked all day and his lady wouldn't even fix him something to eat. The lyrics were comical to me. Though it was short in length, I enjoyed it. Bobby Charles' See You Later Alligator is very well known. The man was singing about how he caught his girl walking with someone else and she told him "see you later alligator… get out her way because he's cramping her style." The next time they saw each other he reminded her of that and told her he didn't want her back. I kind of liked it because I know the hook to the song. The next song was CJ Sanier's Got My Eyes on You. A man was telling a lady that he had his eyes on her that night. I liked the harmonica solo that was played after the chorus. The beat had a very Cajun style feeling to it. Charles Morris' Only Time will Tell had an old time, blues feeling to it. The man was singing about all the lies he was told and how only time would tell what happened. Between each verse, the saxophone had a mini solo. It had sort of a laid back beat. I wasn't too fond of it overall. It Tears Me Up by Percy Sledge was a lot slower than the other songs and had a nice mellow feel to it. Percy was singing about how he caught his girl with his best friend and how he's dying inside. James Rivers' rendition of Second Line was nice. It was something a lot of folks would get up and dance to. The

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