Before the Rock and Roll began young white kids in America listened to the same music of their parents.
Racism was the predominant social issue of the 50s.
The 'rhythm' part of Rhythm and Blues refers to the added instruments and upbeat tempo compared to Southern Country Blues.
White musicians covered black Rhythm and Blues music because record companies knew many white parents wouldn't buy records by black singers.
The major record companies pretty much ignored the teen market prior to Rock and Roll.
Prior to the development of Rock and Roll, radio stations generally ignored the white teen audience.
In the late 40s Rhythm and Blues music was often referred to as 'race music.'
In the 50s there was no difference in moral values between "white" parents and parents of African descent.
Rockabilly music was created at Chess Records in Chicago.
Why did young people in the 50s take to Rhythm and Blues music?
a.It was different than their parents' music.
b.It had interesting structure.
c.Dick Clark promoted it.
d.It was on T.V.
What aspect of Mississippi Delta Blues is the most important in influencing later rock musicians?
a.It featured a guitar.
b.The emotional commitment of the performer.
c.It's "bluesy" feel.
Which of the following was NOT a major record label in the early 50s?
Which of the following record companies was known for recording the Chicago style of Rhythm and Blues?
Which style of music below most directly leads to Rock and Roll?
b.Country and Western
d.Rhythm and Blues
What style of music brought Rock and Roll to northern mainstream audiences?
Who is credited with coining the term 'Rock and Roll' as a name for Rhythm and Blues music?
Which person below was NOT part of the 'Million Dollar Quartet' at Sun Records?
Why was Elvis so important to the expansion of Rock and Roll?
a.He had a poor childhood.
b.Was was exposed to black music.
c.He liked gospel music
d.He made it made it permissible to whites.
Which statements below best describes the beginning of Elvis's career?
a.He walked into Sun Records to make a recording for his mother and within two months he was a huge star.
b.He walked into Sun Records, sang a Rhythm and Blues song and Sam Phillips made him an instant star.
c.He walked into Sun Records to make a recording for his mother but wasn't asked back for several months. When he finally was asked back he was recorded as a Country and Western singer until he did an R&B song on a whim.
d.He was discovered on the Ed Sullivan show by Colonel Tom Parker.