"Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Willie Nelson
- Frank Sinatra
"I Got Rhythm" by George and Ira Gershwin
- Judy Garland
- The Happenings
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Gene Kelly
After class today I kept listening to different songs that I found to be ver culturally conflicting. One of my favorite songs, that I couldn’t find during section today, is “Never Chasing Pavements (Urban Nozie Remix)” by Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Adele. It is amazing and I strongly suggest you listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOySUriG4j8
It mashes Adele (Soulful Pop) and Jay-Z and Kanye West (Hip-Hop).
:All the Things You Are” by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
- Charlie Parker
- Frank Sinatra
- Dizzy Gillespie
- Michael Jackson
"Chinatown My Chinatown" by Jean Schwartz and William Jerome
- Chet Atkins
- Andor’s Jazz Band 2006
- Glen Gray and Casa Loma Orch.
- Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
Power by Kanye West
This is a good upbeat song. The tempo is consistent through the whole song providing a good environment for Kanye to rap. I really like how they use the voices as a major part of the tempo. It gives a different outlook on this type of music.
Wiseman (Acousitc Verison) - Slightly Stoopid
The lyrics don’t start neil about 30 seconds in and I just was not expecting a Jamaican sound to come. I looked up the “normal” version and found a video. It made me think that I was in the Caribean not listening to Slightly Stoopid.
- St. Louis Rag by Chris Chapman recorded by Victor 4916; 1906-10-05
- A classical spasm by Harry Thomas recorded by Victor 18229; 1916-12-04
- Hey! Hey! and Hee! Hee! (I’m Charleston Carzy) by International Novelty Orchestra recorded by Victor 19509; 1924-08-22
I choose “ragtime” as the theme for my curation. When listing to these songs I could picture each one in a silent movie, like “Steamboat Willy”. The first two are completely instrumental, while the last contains vocals during only the chorus. I thought that it was important to show the transition that ragtime made during this era.
- Flirting Whistler by Conway’s Band
- Chimmie and Maggie at the Hippodrome by Ada Jones and Len Spencer
- We’ll Anchor Bye-and-Bye by Dinwiddie Colored Quartet
- All Going Out and Nothing Coming In by Bert Williams
- Canhanibalmo Rag by Arthur Pryor’s Band
- Ruff Johnon’s Harmony Band by William J. Halley
- Scissors to Grind by Arthur Collins
- Tobasco Waltz by Arthur Pryor’s Band
- Hungarian Czardas by Joseph Moskowitz
- Popular Music to 1901: Always by Steve Porter
- Minstrel music: Dixie Minstrels by Minstrels
- Comic Songs: All She Gets front he Iceman is Ice by Ada Jones
- Instrument-Hawaiian Guitars: Akahi Hoi by Ford Hawaiians
- Topical-U.S. Civil War: The Lanky Yankee Boys in Blue by Edward Meeker
- Ethnic-Finnish: Suomen Lapsi by S. ja J. Mustiness
- Dance Music: Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me by Harry Raderman’s Jazz Orchestra
- Vaudeville: Aunt Dinah’s Golden Wedding by Empire Vaudeville Co.
I found the Vaudeville song, Aunt Dinah’s Golden Wedding by Empire Vaudeville Co. to be the most unfamiliar to me. It sounded like it came out of a musical but changed tempos multiple times. Both conversation and singing were combined but in unexpected ways. The main thing that was unfamiliar to me was the transition from upbeat to ballad in the middle of the song.