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    29 Two Cities

    What happened to Race Music? The race music aspect is very active. New genres, styles and sounds are appearing that, for the moment, are still in the ghetto. Two cities predominate,…

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    28 Race Music

    How did it affect music? Racial segregation is reflected in all areas of society. That is why the market for popular music is divided into two distinct and mutually exclusive areas.…

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    27 Civil Rights

    How was American society like? After World War II, the United States was left in a hegemonic position. Although America is prosperous and secure, there is the anti-communist hysteria promoted by…

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    26 Electric Blues

    Are there other styles? Other styles that were also electrified were the Texas blues, developed by Blind Lemon Jefferson or Lightnin Hopkins, and the Memphis blues with artists like Furry Lewis…

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    25 Rhythm and Blues

    ¿Cómo evolucionó el blues? Al igual que hicieron muchos músicos de jazz, durante la Gran Migración Negra (especialmente entre 1920 y 1950) gran cantidad de artistas de blues emigraron en busca…

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    24 Urban Blues

     What is urban blues like? Within urban blues, in the twenties the vaudeville blues singers stand out. Mamie Smith records the first album, Crazy Blues by composer Perry Bradford. But she…

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    23 Rural Blues

    How does it expand? By 1912, the American sheet music publishing industry released some of the first compositions associated with blues, including Hart Wand’s Dallas Blues and W. C. Handy’s Memphis…

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    22 Blues

     What other styles do we find? Besides ragtime and jazz, the African culture inherited from the slaves in contact with the music of the whites led to the emergence of other…

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    21 Gospel

    What is gospel? Gospel is another cultural heritage of the slaves. The Word of God emerged from the African American churches in the 18th century and became popular during the 1930s.…

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    20 After the Swing

    What do other orchestras do? However, not all of them drift towards that path. Other orchestras laid the foundations for the great conceptual changes that jazz would have in the 1940s.…