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On the internet or your phone, listen to TWO of the following early Rock and Roll songs from the
list below:

o Bill Haley, “Rock Around the Clock”
o Elvis Presley, “That’s All Right”
o Elvis Presley, “Mystery Train/”I Forgot to Remember to Forget”
o Elvis Presley, “Jailhouse Rock”
o Little Richard, “Tutti Frutti”
o Chuck Berry, “Johnny B. Goode”
o Chuck Berry, “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” U
o Buddy Holly, “That’ll Be the Day”
o Buddy Holly, “Bo Diddley”

MUS 121 – Rhythm Blues and Hip Hop
Unit 2 – Rock and Roll – Music as a Cultural Artifact – Guided Listening Assignment

  • After listening to your TWO selections, answer the following questions in a word document:
    o Define the musical term: Rock and Roll.
    o Share a brief biography of each of the two bands/artists you chose.
    o Name the members of each of these bands.
    o Who were the songwriters of the songs that you chose? Was there any controversy surrounding the
    song if the performing artist was not the original song writer?
    o What are the lyrics of each of the songs that you chose?
    o What are the ideas being addressed in each of these songs?
    o What is the date that the original music was written? What is the date that this original
    recording was made/released?
    o Has anyone else recorded the two songs you have chosen? If so, find one YouTube recording of
    “covers” of each the two songs you have chosen if they are available. If nothing is available,
    please indicate that as well.
    o List the instruments you hear in these recordings. Are each of these songs the same or different
    o What was your favorite thing about the performances/recordings?
    o What emotions did the performances/recordings make you feel when you heard it?
  • Requirements:
  • Two to three pages in length, excluding the Reference page.
    • APA format, including an in-text citation for referenced works.
    • At least four resources.
    Be sure to read the criteri aluated before you
    and again after you write.
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