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Jazz to Rock
Transcript of Jazz to Rock
Major Influences: Social Issues of his homeland and his childhood firend "Bunny" influenced him to play the guitar. Music from Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Fast Domino and the Drifters
Awards: Last Album "Legend" 1984 is the best selling reggae album that went 10x platinum
Liked: He lived in extreme poverty but was greatly inspired by the music around him.
World Ambassador for Reggae Music 1994: Introduced into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1999: Album "Exodus" greatest album of 20th century by Time Magazine
2001: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
2006: New York named a street "Bob Maeley Boulevard"
2001: Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and ranked #11 on
VH1"s greatest Artist of All Time. The Sex Pistols Time Active: 1975-1978 Reunions: 1996, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008
Styles played: Punk Rock, Punk/New Wave
What made them important: They initiated the punk rock movement in the United Kingdom and were intensely emotional and angry violent performers.
Influences: They were influenced by punk and alternative influences. They were one of the most influential bands despite only being around 2 years. They also paved the way for contemporary music and pop culture. Their album " Never Mind the Bollocks" was recognized as one of the most influential records of rock. Paul Cook,
Glen Matlock Johnny Rotten
Steve Jones Influences: Davis Bowe (original pop chameleon), Mott the Hoople, New York Dolls (Glam punk Group), Ramones, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry (evolution of rock and roll), The Who, The Modern Lovers.
Awards: Feb. 24, 2006: Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2004: #58 on
list of 100 Greatest Artist of All Time. 1976: Manchestters Lesser Free
Trade Hall labeled to be the most significant event in history of
Liked: Combined differnt music and made a new
style. Also helped pave the way for
contemporary. Beastie Boys Michael " Mike D" Diamond, Ad-Rock Harovitz Time Frame: 1981- Present
Style Played: Hip Hop, Rap Rock, Alternative, Hardcore Punk, Rapcore What made them important: they are one of the biggest lived hip hop performers. Mike D put the Volkswagen emblem on the map when he attached it to his necklace. They " Let the beat drop", and were the first white rap group.
Influences: Afrika, Bambaataa (Helped define hip-hop), Bad Brains, Biz Marke, Run DMC (help inject hip hop into hard rock), James Brown and the Fat Boys
Awards: The biggest selling rap group since 1991 selling over 22
million albums in the US and 40 million worldwide. 2012: Inducted
into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They won 3 Grammy awards
for best rap performance and best Alternative performance.
2005: #77 on list of 100 Greatest Artists of all time.
Likes: Constantly changing styles as well as
"Dropping the Beats". Metallica James Hefield, Kirk Hammett, Lars, Ulrich and Robert
Trujillo Time Active: 1981- Present Important Facts: Their fast tempos and aggressive lyrics put them as
one of the founding "big four" of trash metal. Their sound was "power metal", and they brought back music to Earth with a much needed change. They have proven to make different sounds and push the limits of their aggressive angry sounds to new and higher levels. They were able to push past Black Sabboth. They aslo were known for expeirimenting and expressing more diverese emotions in thier music.
Major Influences: Diamond Head and Motorhead, Deep Purple,
Thin Lizzy, Black Sabboth and Iron Maiden.
Awards: 9 Grammy Awards, 2009: Best selling album of the sound scan era, Ranked 3rd by MTV as "Greatest Heavy Metal Bamd in History,
#1 on VH1s Greatest Metal Bands, 2003: MTV Icon Award
Like: They broke through with differnt sounds and made it
sound good. Also like that they were able to play
upbeat and make it sound good. James Brown Time Period: 1954-2006
Style Played: R&B, Soul, Funk, Doo-Woop, Rock "n" Roll, Blues Major Influences: Church Choir, while in jail at 16 he meet Bobby Bryd.
Importance: He is one of the founding father's of "funk" music and a major figure of the 20th century in popular music and dance. Robert Christgou cited as saying "the greatest musician of the rock era". Known as the grandfather of soul. He was the most exhilarating stage performers ever and was a major African American icon. Elvis Presley, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, and Little Richard.
Awards and Accomplishments: Brown hold the record for the most singles on the Billboard 100. 1993: A bridge was named in Steamboat Springs, Colorado called " James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge, 1983: Inducted into Georgia Music HOF, Jan. 23, 1986: One of first introduced into Rock "n" Roll HOF, Feb. 25, 1992: Awarded LifetimRollinge Achievement Award at the 34th annual Grammy Awards,
2004: Rolling Stones ranked him #7 on the list of 100 Greatest artists of all time, Dec. 30, 2006: Honorary Doctorate from Paine college during his memorial service from Pres. Shirley A.R. Lewis
Likes: He grew up in poverty during the Great Depression and shined
shoes for 6 cents, but had the determinationto be somebody and
one day make it. If you want to know who he is, just listen to
his music Yardbirds Originals: Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Keith Relf
The Yardbirds: Chris Dreja, Jim Carty
Time Period Active: 1963-1968, 1992-present Styles Played: Blues, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Hard Rock, Rock and Roll
Known for & importance: The group is notable for starting the
major careers of famous guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page. 1968 Jimmy Page created Led Zepplinthat redefined the greatest role in Rock N Roll music. They broke ground with the use of feedback, distortion, and amplification.
They made Blues music their own way by pushing a heavily
amplified eletric bass. Their influence in the new style
of rock will have a lasting influence.
Major Influences: American Blues and R&B
Awards: 1992 introduced to Rock & Roll HOF
Rolling Stones and VH1's topp 100 list.
Liked: They made what is now
classic rock what it is. Time Frame: 1948- Present Style Played: R & B, Rock & Roll, Gospel, Soul Major Influences: Billy Wrights Gospel influenced style of the late 40s. He was taken under the wing of Robert "Bumps" Blackwell.His vocals are derived from black Gospel artist of the 30sto 40s. Major Accomplishments: As a child he looked up to sister Rosetta Thomas Marian Williams from whom he got his trademark"WHOOOO", Mahilla Jackson & brother Joe May influenced him by his piano playing.
Importance: His dynamic & charismatic showmanship laid the foundation for Rock & Roll. He claims to be the "architect" of Rock & Roll. His sheer
vocals made a huge impact.
Favorite: I liked the way that he would scream "Whooo" and people
thought that it was the most amazing thing.
Awards: 1998: Introduced into Grammy HOF, 1996: Award of
Merit, 1986: Inducted nto Rock & Roll HOF, 1994:
Recieves a lifetime achievement award from
Rhythm & Blues foundation, 1993:
Lifetime awards during 35th
Grammy s. Elvis Presley Time Period: 1953-1977
Style: Rock & Roll, Pop, Rockabilly, Country, Blues, Gospel Influences: The First Assembly of God where he sang in the choir, Country Music,Big Joe Turner, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash.
Important to history: He is referred to the "King of Rock and Roll. He was the first "white" performer to capture the R&B sound. He played suggestive music and became an icon.
Accomplishments: Sold over one billion record units worldwide (more than anyone in industry history), 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, 5 time Grammy /Award winner, starred in 33 films and also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.
Liked: He wasn't afraid to start a new sound of music. He made it ok to dance and sing, and he put down the barriers of how R&B music was seen to the world. Time Period Active: 1962 - Present Mick Jagger, Keith Richards,
Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor,
Ronnie Woods. Styles: Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Hard Rock, Blues Major Influences:
American Rhythm and Blues artist such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. Miles Davis jazz style also made am impact on The Rolling Stones. Important to Rock and Roll history:
British Invasion that became popular in the U.S. in the mid 1960's. Known as the "Bad Boy Band", they popularized greastes hits like "Satisfaction". They were the 60's craze and sex drive and were the biggest touring band in the world. The Stones created thier own sound by expeirmenting with instuments and writing rhythm and blues mixed with rock and roll. Awards and Acccomplishments 1989: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2008: Billboard magazine ranked the Stones at #10 on the Billboard top all time artists and 2nd most successful group on the Billboard top 100. Sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.
1994: First major music artist to broadcast a concert over the internet. Favorite thing:
I liked the fact that these notable artists put all different genres of music and putting it into thier won collective souls. We are still dancing and copying the"moves like Jagger". Jack Casady, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Jorma Kaukonen, Paul Kantner, Spencer Dryden Time Period: 1965-1972, 1989, 1996 Styles Played: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Garage, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock Major Influences: Marty Balin and clan was influenced by the merging of folk with rock. Such artists as The Bryds, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Spoonful Folk roots. Important to Rock History: These amazing artists are know for being the Pioneers of the psychedelic rock movement. First band from San Francisco to achieve national recognition. They are remembered for thier live performances with impeccable improvisation. They were "that band that played at three of the most famous rock festivals": Monterey, Woodstock and Altamont. The Airplanes included a women in their band and was perceived to be equal to that of a male performer. Grace Slick sent a message of liberation and started Awards and accomplishments: Made a place in history with guitarist Jormas' acid rock sound and the vocals of Grace Slick and Marty Bailin. First to play a dance concert, sign to a record album and tour the U.S. and Europe. Two Top Ten hits and
1967: "White Rabbit hits #1 on the U.S. chart
1996: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1999: Grammy Hall of Fame Favorite thing about them: The first women to play in a men dominated profession. Grace Slick wasn't afraid to start a new trend of artistic outspoken talent of women. Jim Morrison
Robby Krieger Styles Played: Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock, Hard Rock, Jazz Fusion Time Period: 1965-1973 Major Inluences: Friedrich Nietzsche, The Crooners, Perry Como, Dean Martin and Sinatra. Blues artists such as John Coltrone, Miles Davis and Muddy Waters. They looked up to the fashion of Gene Vincent who was the 1st rock star to wear all leather during his performances. Important to History: Known as the most controversial stage performers because of Morrison's crazy stage personality and undeniable lyrics. The bands sounds was like no other mixing in blues, classical, eastern music and pop. When The Doors performed on the Ed Sullivan show they made a controversial choice to not change the lyrics of one line in "Light My Fire". They opened a new form persona that everyone enjoyed and followed. Awards and Accomplishments: The release of "Light My Fire" was an instantaneous hit and the best album of the psychedelic era. they became the 1st American band to have 8 consecutive gold and platinum LP's and sold more than 74 million albums worldwide.
1991: Feature film "The Doors" debuted
1993: inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1998: "Light My Fire" inducted into he Grammy Hall of Fame.
2004: Ranked #41 of 100 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine
2007: Lifetime Achievement Award&STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2011: Grammy Award for Best long form of a music video. Favorite thing: The Doors were untamable, they sang what they wanted and
performed how they wanted. They made a place in history with their
upbeat tempo and I still listen to their music on a daily
basis. Time Period: 1963-1970 Known for: Most influential electric guitarist in history playing with immense feedback like no other with high volume and gain. Jimi is described to be one of the best and creative musicians in music history despite his short lived career. During his performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival he lit his guitar on fire and became an instaneuous hit and the ultimate guitar player. Stules Played: Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock James Marshall Hendrix Influences: American Rock & Roll and Electric Blues artists Muddy Waters, Elmore James and BB King. Western Swing artists Bob Willis, The Grand Ole Opry and soul guitarist Curtis Mayfield. 1950's Rock & Roll artists Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. Also during his time serving in the US military he listened to southern blues artist Albert King. Awards and Accomplishments:
1968: Received a key to the City of Seattle, Billboard artist of the year, Rolling Stone magazine named Jimi Hendrix performer of the year as well as rock album of the year.
1969: World Top Musician named by Disc and Echo Newpaper
1970: Rock guitarist of the year
1983: Lifetime Achievemnet Award
1992: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1999-2001: Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame were two albums and two singles he rocorded.
2009: His perfomance of The Star Spangled Banner was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Favorite thing:
I love his rendition of The Star Spangled Banner with his impeccable electric guitar sound. No one will ever come close to the way Jimi Hendrix made that guitar come alive! Major Influneces: Elvis Presley stage concerts, and his saying "Rock & Roll is the way to go. Holly listened Rhythm and Blues on distant radio staions. The Pioneers of rock as well as other musicians from other genres. Time Active: 1955-1959 Charles Hardin Holly Styles Played: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Lubbock sOund Important to Rock & Roll: Critic Bruce Eder described him as "the single most influential creative force in early Rock & Roll". Holly's influences and inspirations went as far as getting noticed by The Beatles, Elvis Costello, and The Rolling stones. He made it ok to wear sunglasses at a time when your image was a major part of who were becoming. At such a young age he was labeled the next "Elvis" and couldn't achieve a higher peak than that. Award and accomplishments: In 1986 among the first artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of Fame. On September 7, 2011 he received a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his 75th birthday. Holly was the first major artist to write, produce and record
his own songs. He had three Top 10 hits during his short career and ranked by Rolling
Stones as one of the Top 15 greatest artists of all time. Favorite Thing: At the young age of 22 Buddy Holly accomplished what
most can't. He didn't care about fitting in and what the style was.
He had his own unique style and he far exceeded any
expectations that anyone had. Originals:
Dennis and Carl Wilson
Bruce Johnson Styles Played:
Rock, Pop, Surf Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Sixties Pop, Baroque and Sunshine Pop. Time Period Active: 1961-Present Major Influences:
The Four Freshman, The Hi-Los and the contemporary music sounds of Chuck berry among the biggest influences. The vocal harmonies from the 50's pop, rock and rhythm & blues groups have a part in the Beach Boys musical sound. Important to History:
They were the first "Surfer" group that brought the surf craze into our ever changing music. With their surf craze they introduced several different and engaging harmonies which were and are still a major influence on pop and rock music. The Boys helped their peers in the sixties find their vibe. Leader Brian Wilson's production techniques are known for and inspirational to all music genres. Award and Accomplishments
1966: Pet Sounds album: "Good Vibration" peaked at #1
1988: Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1994, 1998, 1999: Grammy Hall of Fame
2001: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Two #1 albums and 13 Top 10 Albums Favorite Thing:
The Beach Boys are so widespread, and their soothing melodies
are always a joy to hear. They proved to be the greatest while
surfing in the USA! The Supremes
Florence Ballard Time Active:
1959-1977 Styles Played: R&B, Doo-Wop, Soul, Pop, disco Major Influences: Smokey Robinson,
The Mcguire Sisters, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Styles of the male Doo-Wop and R&B groups such as The Drifters, The Isley Brothers and their mentors The Primers. Favorite Thing: Despite being raised in poverty of the Detroit Housing Projects they managed and became the best all time female group of the sixties. Important to History:
Diana Ross's thin and calm voice gave them their more feminie image. They were the Premier Act of Motown Records as an African American singing group in the 60's. The Supremes will always be labeled as "Motowns Sweethearts". During their time the racial barriers began to diminish as they influenced growing musicians. They have influenced some of todays notable American female groups such as The Emotions, The Pointer Sister, TLC, Destiny's Child and Cleopatra. Awards and Accomplishments
Songs "Where Did our Love go" , "You keep me Hanging", and "Stop" were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ranked #16 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.
June 1965: Set the record for most consecutive #1 hits by an American group.
1988: Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1994: Received a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1998: Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame
2004: The Rolling Stones placed them #97 on their
100 Greatest Artist of all time Brent Mydland, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzman, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh Time Period Active: 1965-1995 Styles Played: Rock Major Inlfuences: The Beatles, The concert by the New York City band The Lovin' Spoonful that inspired them to go "electric", the music of Miles Davis, and the styles of all genres such as: Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Rock&Roll, Counrty&Western, Bluegrass, and improvisational Jaz. Jerry Garcia's renewed health in the 1980's revived the bands chemistry reached all time fame. Favorite thing: They took Drum playing to a whole new level and in recent years reunited. They aren't afraid to come back together and show the newer generation how great they are. Important to History: This band has a unique and eclectic style like no other. They fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass,reggae, country, jazz, space rock and psychedelic rock. After this they became "The Pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world". They even
had named their fans "Deadheads" and now it's caused a domino effect. Improv on
stage was a major influence to other musicians. Awards and Accomplishments: Ranked 57th in the issue of the Greatest
Artists of all time by Rolling Stones, 2007 Gammy Lifetime Award
1994: Inducted into the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame
May 23, 2011: Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University
added to the Library of Congress's National
Recording Registry. Axle Rose
Chris Pitman Awards and Accomplishments: Sold more than 1 million albums worldwide, 1st album
"Appetite for Destruction" reached #1 on the Billboard 200, VH1 ranked them #9
on the Greatest Artist ever,won 4 American Music Awards, 2 World Music Awards
1988: MTV's Best New Artist
1989: Best Heavy Metal/ Hard Rock Band by MTV
2012: Inducted into the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame Richard Fortus
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
DJ Ashba Time Active: 1985-Present Styles Played: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock Major Influences: Image and sound of Finnish band Hanoi Rocks, Queen, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, and Rose Tattoo. Their 1st album was influenced by the engaging sounds of Led Zepplin, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Van Ahlen, and New York Dolls. Important to History: Named the "most dangerous band in the world", their music was a mix of punk rock, blues rock, heavy metal and glam rock. They revived rock music when the peak of music was that of dance and pop, with their edgy attitude that started trend of dirty Rock&Roll. Without the glitz and glamor they were "real" hard rock that has impacted listeners from all over the world. Favorite Thing: They live for their music. I lover their
persona and they started the year I was
born. Important to History: The first white rapper to be featured on the cover of The Source Magazine which is like the bible of what used to be African American dominated music. He paved the way for anyone wanting to pursue rap music whether you were black or not. Eminem's lyrics were sought after because he wasn't afraid to be himself and let everyone know how he felt. He will always be known for his exaggerated, nasal voiceraping style. Time Period Active: 1990-Present Marshall Bruce Mathers III Styles Played: Hip Hop Favorite Thing: The fact that he grew up poor he wasn't afraid to follow his dreams of becoming the 1st "white" rapper. He doesn't care how people perceive him, he doesn't hold back. Major Influences: Eminem's influences were primarily based on his personal life and his up bringing. The Hip-Hop culture and rapping paved the way for him to pursue his dreams. Other artists such as Ice T, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Run Dmc and Dr. Dre helped him become an artist sought after. Awards and Accomplishments: He has received industry respect and street credibility for his emotional lyrics of his poor up bringing in Detroit that made him closer to the African
1997: Freestyle Performer of the Year, 2nd Place in the Rap Olympics
1999: Grammy's best Solo Performance and Rap Album
2000-2003: Won several awards for best artist, music video and
Has won an uncountable amount of American Music
Awards and continues to win people with
his lyrics worldwide Styles Played: Country/Pop Hillary Scott
Dave Haywood Time Active: 2006-Present Johnny Cash Time Period: 1953-2003 Awards: 1956: Performed at Grand Ole Opry 1980: Youngest living inductee inducted into Country HOF 1992: Inducted into Rock & Roll HOF, 1999: Lifetime Achievement Award, 1968: Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Performance, Duet, Trio, or Group Style Of Music: Country, Rock & Folk Rock, Rockabilly Major Influences: Elvis Presley, June Carter whom he married,
Bob Dylan Favorite: Cash was the "Bad Boy" of country music. He went to prisons with convicted people and played a concert for them showing no fear. Jazz to Rock Yolanda Vidales
Jazz to Rock
4/28/2013 Importance: He was able to play deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive
guitar, which lead to new
sounds. Major Influences: Hillary Scott's mother was a 90's Grammy Award Country Singer who inspired Scott. Other artist who influenced the duo include Tricha Yearwod, Reba Macintre, The Allman Brothers, Vince Gill, The Eages, Keiht Urban, Travis Tritt and Glady's Knightamong others. Important to Country: Hillary Scott's and Charles Kelly harmonic sound with the flawless keynote backround vocals of Haywood proved to be the next best Country/Pop duo since the Dixie Chicks. Awards and Accomplishment: They were the opening act for the amazing Martina Mcbride in her 2008 arena tour. Were named on the Billboard and Boston's list of artist to watch in 2008. In 2008 they were awarded the Acadamy
of Country Music Top new duo and the Country Music Association New
Artist of the year. The continue to make great music with seven #1
singles including "I Need You Know" and "American Honey". Favorite Thing: I love Country Music
and the way they perform with ease
and are humble.