Music/Society Modern Wrld (W2)

Origins of Race in the U.S.:

1) Watch: The Origin of Race in the USA

2) Read: “The History of the Idea of Race,” Audrey Smedley (8 pages)

Work Songs, Field Hollers, and Spirituals:

1) Read: Lawrence W. Levine, “African American Music Resistance, The Antebellum Period” In Burnim and Maultsby (12 pages)

2) View – PPT – Field Hollers, Work Songs, Folk Heroes

3) Watch: The Land Where the Blues Began (57 mins)

http://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=109

4) Music listening/viewing:

1.Negro Prison Songs / “Rosie”1947 [RARE]

2.Wade in the water – Ella Jenkins

3.Swing Low Sweet Chariot – Fisk Jubilee Singers (1909)

4.Steal Away-Mahalia Jackson & Nat King Cole from Emeless

5.Odetta – No More Auction Block For Me

6.John Henry – Leadbelly

Blues and Jazz:

1) Read: Michael Cary, “Political Dimensions of the Blues.” (10 pages)

2) Read: Adam Gussow “Mamie Smith’s ‘Crazy Blues’ as Social Text” (31 pages)

3) Read: David Margolick, “Performance as a Force for Change: The Case of Billie Holiday and ‘Strange Fruit’” (18 pages)

4) View – PPT – blues and jazz

5) Music listening/viewing

1.LEROY CARR – HOW LONG BLUES

2.Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson & Texas Alexander – Work Ox Blues, 1928

3.’See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’ by BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON (1928) Classic Texas Blues

4.Mamie Smith – Crazy Blues

5.Ice-T – Cop Killer (Lyrics)

6.N.W.A.-F@ck THA POLICE

7.Bessie Smith – Haunted House Blues – 1924

8.Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit” Live 1959 [Reelin’ In The Years Archives]

9.Strange Fruition Clean Cut w/ Lyrics on Screen

Civil Rights Movement:

1) Read: Bernice Johnson Reagon, “The Civil Rights Movement” (25 pages) In Burnim and Maultsby

2) Music listening/viewing:

1.Morehouse College – We Shall Overcome

2.Onward Christian Soldiers

3.Harlem Gospel Choir – Amazing Grace (EXCLUSIVE)

4.Lift Him Up (Live)

5.Lift Every Voice and Sing

6.Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam

7.Nina Simone: To Be Young, Gifted and Black

8.Black (First Movement Of Black, Brown And Beige)

9.ABBEY LINCOLN & MAX ROACH

10.Original Faubus Fables

11.JOHN COLTRANE Alabama

12.Sonny Rollins – Freedom Suite ( Full Album )

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