Professor Todd Campbell
9 May 2015
The history of rock music is filled with sex. From the Psychedelic era in the 1960s, mainstream rock and the rise of punk in the 70s, hair bands in the 80s, to a slew of boy bands and pop princesses in the 90s and 2000s, sex appeal has always been the key to success. Sex sells and the musicians who have taken advantage of their sexuality and chosen to portray themselves in an unconventional manner are the ones who have really stood out over the years, including Elvis, Madonna, and even Miley Cyrus.
The 1950s introduced America to a new style of music called hokum blues that featured black artists who used double entendres in their lyrics (Covach, Flory 70). Examples include Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog” and Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle, and Roll”. Filled with innuendos and metaphors, hokum blues introduced sexuality into popular music in the black community. The more mainstream, white version of this sexual image in the 50s was, of course, Elvis Presley. After his appearance on Ed Sullivan’s Toast of the Town in 1956, he earned the nickname “Elvis the Pelvis”, due to his suggestive (“inappropriate”) dance moves (Covach, Flory 39).
Elvis had a style…
over the world and have a very large following. Women like Beyoncé, Adele and Lady Gaga are just a few ladies that have made it big in the music industry. They have set many records along the way but it wasn’t always like that for women in the music industry.
The blues that we know now used to be known as “race music.” (Rockin’ out textbook – page 30) This type of music was sung by mostly whites but in 1920, African American singers were introduced into the blues music. (Rockin’ out textbook –…
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Sir Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger Deauville 2014.jpg
Mick Jagger in 2014
Born Michael Philip Jagger
26 July 1943 (age 72)
Dartford, Kent, England
Singer songwriter music and film producer actor
Years active 1960–present
Spouse(s) Bianca Jagger (m. 1971–1978)
Partner(s) Jerry Hall (1977-1999; Invalid marriage declared null and void)
L'Wren Scott (2001–2014)
Children 7; including Jade, Elizabeth and Georgia May
and they took her this afternoon, right before the siesta. Now, she is in training for being a Vestal Virgin.”
Vitus staggered away from the door in shock then turned away and took off running. Vestal Virgins were a group of priestesses dedicated to Vesta, goddess of the hearth. They attended the sacred fire of Rome, which protected the city and provided a good harvest, for thirty years. Due to the severe vow of chastity the priestesses take, Vitus and Tiana couldn’t get married anymore.…
We start celebrating Christmas Eve by going to Church and having the last posada, as a family. When we come back from church we gather at a family members house. There we eat our traditional food, pozole, tamales, and drink ponche. As the night goes on we joke around, play games, dance, and even sing. When midnight approaches we gather everyone to get ready to open presents and welcome baby Jesus.
To conclude this is how Latin America celebrates Christmas. With our traditional pozadas, and…
Woman in ancient Rome served both religous and political roles. One of the most prominent Religous roles woman served was the servance of vestal virgins. There are a total of six Vestal 's, who served the goddess Vesta. They were isolated from the rest of society and kept in a sanctuary where anyone can enter during the day. Their significance was keeping the vestal 's chasity, or known as virginity, as it is seen as a sigma of keep the fire lit in rome. Because of their belief in complete…
Without African music we would not have some of the most popular genres of music that we have today. African music influence helped create genres like jazz, gospel, blues, soul and even hip hop and reggae. The traditional song and dance created by native Africans spread all over the world as its fusion with other type of song helped create the music we all know and love today. The spread of the African music can be traced to the slave trade that shipped Africans all over the world. The one thing…
Langston Hughes Poems
Langston Hughes born in Missouri around 1902 wrote many poems, which were evolved around the African American people. Rejected by the African American community for his thoughts, Hughes felt a deep sense of passion to poetically write of the struggles faced by many impoverished African Americans. During the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes used poetry to convey the African American cultural through a rhythm and blues style about dreams, suffering, the soul, and America.…
Music has always played a big role in my life. Having been a dancer since the age of three I have come to appreciate and interpret many styles of music. As a dancer, I am able to use the music in a way that tells a story and portrays a certain emotion. Music much like dance is both an art form while still being able to fall into everyday life. I would define music as an expression of one 's emotions summed up in a two minute composition. I can definitely say I have personally had an aesthetic…
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Ragtime and Blues
Jazz is widely considered as the greatest form of African American music in the twentieth century, and it is distinguished by the originality of its improvisation, the virtuosity and erudition of its performers and composers and its professionalism and artistry. (Burnim 163) Although Jazz is one distinctive music genre, some of the other genre influenced the emergence of the jazz, such as African American traditional music, European Classical music, American…