Learn about English Music !
First of all I would like to share this picture that shows all the genres since 50s :
To make it even more clear I devided it into 5 parts.
From 20s to 40s :
You can see here the blues and that's the beginning of the rock and it's a very emotional music. The best musician of this genre I know is B.B. King.
Check one of his old songs ''Sweet Little Angel'' :
In 30s we see Jazz. Some call it America's classical music.
Check this music by Eubie Blake :
In 40s we see Doo Wop. It's even happier music.
Check The Flamingos "I Only Have Eyes for You" :
The 50s :
In this period we see more famous genres appeared :
''Rhythm and blues'' very cool music.
Check The Champs "Tequila" :
You may remember something like that in ''Tom & Jerry'' the cartoon. ☺
''Rock and roll'' of course remind us about Elvis Presley :
Even cooler music !
''Soul'' again created by African American community. It combines two genre ''Gospel music'' and that's a Christian music and Rhythm and blues.
*Check ''James Brown'' :
''Folk'' music. Really nice music.
Check ''Frank Sinatra'' , I love this song :
''Country music'' well known in cawboys movies.
Check this collection:
''Skiffle music'' influenced by jazz, blues and folk music.
It's kind of telling a story through a song.
Check Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line :
''Rockabilly music'' is the early Rock & Roll.
Check Wanda Jackson - Hard Headed Woman :
Combines a lot of ealier genres but more modern.
For example ''Funk'' :
Or ''Reggae'' :
We can see here the appearance of :
''Hard Rock'' :
And ''Heavy metal' :
And ''Disco'' :
80s, 90s and after :
All other modern music is in this period :
For example ''Hardcore'' :
Really crazy music
And ''punk'' :
And ''Hip Hop'' :
And ''Nu Metal'' :
Or ''Linkin Park'' who most of you know :
Also I will mention the rap.
Someone like ''Eminem'' I like so much :
Now the music is even hard to relate to a genre. The modern music is a cocktail of all those genres. That's why I don't listen to a particular one, but to songs and I music I love.
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