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Pop Music Test 3


George Gershwin Landmark theater production in the 1920s: "Lady Be Good"
Jerome Kern Landmark theater production in the 1920s: "Show Boat" also first American Operetta
Leonard Bernstein Composer of West Side Story
Stephen Sondheim Lyricist of West Side Story
Jerome Robbins Choreographer of West Side Story
Arthur Lawrence Librettist of West Side Story
Ralph Peer Roving Talent Scout ; Formed own company called Southern Music Company ; very successful publisher ; The Carters and Jimmy Rodgers
Maybelle Carter Created one of the most imitated guitar style in the history of country music
Jimmy Rodgers Country singer ; more progressive in style ; recorded originals ; strong following in the southwest
Hank Williams Senior Honk Tonk country singer ; born into a poor family in Alabama ; career received a boost from Fred Rose ; band included fiddle and steel guitar
Fred Rose One of the most successful promoters in Country music
Roy Acuff Grand Ole Opry
Bill Monroe Father of Bluegrass
Bob Wills Western Swing (Country Style in the southwest)
Perez Pardo Leader of the Downtown Latin Style
Tito Puente Leader of the Uptown Latin Style ; Nickname "King of the Mambo"
Jobim Leader of the Bossa Nova
Carlos Santana Leader in Latin Rock
Pete Johnson Boogie Woogie
Muddy Waters Most influential of post war electric blues bands
T-Bone Walker Influenced by jazz guitarists Charlie Christian
The Dominos The first to adapt the gospel quarter to R&B
Ray Charles Most important and influential of the gospel inspired solo performers of the 1950s
Elvis Showed up in 1954 at Sam Philip's Sun Record Company, in Memphis, looking to record ; Signed a management contract with Colonel Tom Parker ; Most important commercial presence in Rock
Clara Ward Female gospel solo singer ; Melisma
The Rolling Stones Dominant Artist of the 1960s Rock and Roll ; Updated '50s rock
The Beatles Dominant Artist of the 1960s Rock and Roll ; Combined rock and pop ; Writing team was John Lennon and Paul McCartney ; First to use multitrack recording extensively
Bob Dylan Dominant Artist of the 1960s Rock and Roll ; Combined rock with country and folk ; Began as a folk artist ; Lyrics are poetry
Jimmy Hendrix Dominant Artist of the 1960s Rock and Roll ; Combined rock and electric blues ; rocks first virtuoso ; trailblazer in use of electronics ; one of the original power trios
Berry Gordy Founder of Motown Records
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Pop Side of Soul Sound
James Brown R&B Side of Soul Sound ; His music led directly to the funk styles of the 70s and 80s
Aretha Franklin R&B Side of Soul Sound ; Father was the pastor of the largest church in Detroit
Created by: hannahcooper