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The Jazz Age
Early Jazz started to manifest themselves in the music used by marching bands and dance bands all day.
Also called
The Golden Twenties
The Roaring Twenties.
Musicians of the Jazz Age
Some of the famous musicians of the Jazz Age were:
- Louis Armstrong
- Bessie Smith
- Duke Ellington
- Curley Weaver
- Benny Goodman
- Fletcher Henderson
Louis Armstrong
- He was an American jazz musician
- He was nicknamed Satchmo and Pops
- He improvised soloing
- One of the most famous jazz musicians
- First achieved fame as being a cornet player but later on began playing the trumpet
-After a while he became to be known as a vocalist which led him to being known as the most influential jazz singer
Instruments of the Jazz Age
Jazz music was first know for its simple rhythm but in the 1920's it progressed to a detailed musical arrangement.
Jazz age known for its accomplishment in music and the pleasure that one took from the music.
Jazz age changed the lifestyle of people by making them less conservative and wanting to have more of a good time.
The Jazz age not only transformed the music industry but also the social aspect of life.
Louis Armstrong - "Dinah"
Bessie Smith
- She was an American blues singer
- Most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 30s
- She was an all-around entertainer who danced, acted, and performed comedy routines with her touring company
- Her voice earned her the title "Empress of the Blues"

More about Bessie Smith
Song: Wind Back Time -Instrumental
The Blues
Originated in the southern plantations
Its inventors were slaves, ex slaves, and the descendents of slaves.
The blues grew up in Mississippi Delta just upriver from New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.
Today there are many different shades of blues: Traditional country blues, jump blues, boogie woogie's, Chicago blues, cool blues, and west coast blues
1920's Dancing
Dancing the Jazz
Jazz brought dozens of new steps to America.
Dances included: Charleston, Black Bottom, Tango, Shimmies, and The Trot.
Four mayor types of jazz: Boogie-Woogie, Chicago Jazz, Urban Blues, and Society Dance Bands
Came from New Orleans
People would go places like called "Speak-Easies" where lots of jazz would be played and dance
Country Music
Origins of country music be found in recordings Southern Appalachian fiddle players made in the late 1910's.
It wasn't until the early 1920's where country record took hold.
The first country commercial was made by Eck Roberton in 1922.
Jimmie Rodgers
Known as the "Father of Country Music"
He is credited with the first million-selling single, "Blue Yodel #1"
All of his songs were recorded between 1927-1933 which establish him as the first preeminent voice in country music.
The Carter Family
Country music's first famous vocal group
Group flourished in the late 20's after the release of their first collection of songs in 1927.
Two of their earliest hits were, "Keep on the Sunny Side" and "Wildwood Flower."
Song: Nobody knows you wen you down and out- 1929
Song: What a wonderful world
Mary Lou Williams
know as the First Lady of Jazz.
she was a pianist, composer, and arranger.
Grew up in Pittsburgh.
Was a professional pianist by the time she hit her teens.
By the time she died in May 1918, she had more then 300 compositions and recordings in her repertoire, which crossed a broad array of music styles.
Song: Billie holiday- St. Louis Blues
Song: Waiting For a Train
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