Music Chapter 3

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The first jazz recordings were made in New York City and Chicago.(True or False)
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True
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Many dance bands in the 1920s specialized in one of three main categories, “hot,” “sweet,” and “Latin.”(True or False)
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True
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Which song recorded by the Paul Whiteman Band sold 2 million copies and featured the Swanee whistle (slide whistle), a novelty that helped sell the record?
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“Whispering”
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Which film released in 1927 became the first to exploit sound successfully?
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The Jazz Singer
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Which of the following became the first nationwide commercial radio network in 1926?
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National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
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Which of the following is true about the tango?
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It developed during the late nineteenth century in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Which couple were arguably the biggest media superstars of the years around World War I?
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Vernon and Irene Castle
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Which of the following is NOT true about James Reese Europe?
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He was a cornet player and leader of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
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Which ensemble recorded “Dippermouth Blues?”
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Creole Jazz Band
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Which group recorded the first jazz record in 1917?
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Original Dixieland Jazz Band
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Don AzpiazĂș (1893-1943):
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Leader of the Havana Casino Orchestra who gave American audiences their first taste of authentic Cuban music.
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Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974):
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Composer and pianist widely regarded as one of the most important American musicians of the twentieth century.
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Eubie Blake (1883-1983):
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Ragtime pianist and composer who began his career with James Reese Europe’s orchestra in 1916 and, along with Noble Sissle, launched the first successful all-black Broadway musical, Shuffle Along.
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James “Bubber” Miley (1903-1932):
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Influential trumpeter who created his signature sound by combining two types of mutes and creating a deep growl in his throat.
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Joseph “King” Oliver (1885 – 1938):
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Cornetist and mentor to Louis Armstrong who lead King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band and made some of the first recording by black musicians from New Orleans.
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Louis Armstrong (1901-1971):
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Brilliant cornetist and singer affectionately known as “Satchelmouth” or “Satchmo” who built a six-decade musical career that challenged the distinction that is sometimes drawn between the artistic and commercial sides of jazz music.
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Noble Sissle (1899-1975):
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Instrumentalist and composer who began his career with James Reese Europe’s orchestra in 1916 and, along with Eubie Blake, launched the first successful all-black Broadway musical, Shuffle Along.
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Paul Whiteman (1890-1967):
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Leader of the Ambassador Orchestra, by far the most successful dance band of the 1920s. His assumption of the title “King of Jazz” was part of an attempt to promote a watered-down, “safe” version of jazz to the public but he also made some important contributions to jazz music and defended jazz against its moral critics.
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Xavier Cugat (1900-1990):
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Led the Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra and began playing refined arrangements of South American and Caribbean dances in the ballrooms of New York City in the early 1930s.
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Conjuntos
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Cuban groups that played the the son, a late nineteenth-century rural song tradition that migrated to the city.
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DJs
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Hit-hop artists who use multiple turntables to create the “beats” for rap performances.
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Jazz Age
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The 1920s and early 1930s, a pivotal period in the history of American popular music.
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Microphone
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A device invented in 1925 that facilitated electric recording, which replaced the older system of acoustic recording.
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PregĂłn
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A vocal improvisation modeled on the calls of street vendors in Havana and a variant of the Cuban son.
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Radio
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A device that received electromagnetic waves that began to create a unified national popular culture in the 1920s.
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Soli
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All instruments playing the same melody together, often in harmony.
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Sound Film
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An important means for the dissemination of popular music introduced in 1927.

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