1.       Take home portion - Dylan Question - print, listen to both pieces, do research, answer with your best music vocabulary and reflections. (10 points)

2.        Listening Lists -      Jazz      Folk/Country       Rock     (10 points for all listening sheets - handwritten notes)

3.     Six Types of Songs    Write these on your listening lists and find songs that fit each category, or as many as possible.

4.          On campus: go to Computer, t drive, dbarber, Intro, Jazz/Folk/Rock to listen.

Listening list for RAGTIME, BLUES, & JAZZ http://faculty.atu.edu/dbarber/intro/Jazz.html




Scott Joplin – “The Entertainer”



Bessie Smith – “Lost Your Head Blues”




Louis Armstrong – “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans”




Gene Krupa – “Sing! Sing! Sing!”




Glen Miller – “In the Mood”




Duke Ellington – “Take the ‘A’Train”




Chet Baker – “What’ll I Do?”




Herb Alpert – “A Taste of Honey”




Weather Report – “Birdland”




Diana Krall – “Peel Me a Grape”

Listening list for Folk and Country

“We Shall Overcome” – Folk/Gospel


“Wildwood Flower” – Carter Family


“Arkansas Traveler” - Jerry Garcia & David Grisman


 “Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night” - Nickle Creek


“Man of Constant Sorrow” – Union Station


“Foggy Mountain Breakdown” – Flatt & Scruggs


“Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo” – Sons of the Pioneers  or Roy Rogers


“San Antonio Rose” - John Denver or Asleep At the Wheel


“Your Cheatin’ Heart” – Hank Williams


Cajun – podcast – Michael Doucet


Gospel – podcast – Blind Boys of Alabama  &  Last Month of the Year”


“Ashokan Farewell”  - Jay and Molly Ungar






CrossOver:  (CO)  These are podcasts.


“Cold, Cold Heart” written by Hank Williams, sung by Norah Jones


I Can’t Stop Loving You” – recorded by Kitty Wells, Don Gibson, Ray Charles


Listening List for ROCK


Blue Suede Shoes” – Carl Perkins


Johnny B. Goode  -  Chuck Berry


Devil in Disguise” – Elvis


The Times They are a Changing” – Dylan


“Think” – Aretha Franklin - video


“My World is Empty Without You” – The Supremes - video


Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix


“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” – Marvin Gaye - video


“The Weight” – The Band (Levon Helm from near Helena, AR) - video


“Shining Star” – Earth Wind & Fire - video


Things Have Changed” – Dylan


“Where Is the Love?” – Black Eyed Peas - video


CrossOver:  (CO) 


“Dixie Flyer” – Randy Newman  - video


“(You Can) Call Me Al” – Paul Simon   - video



EXTRA CREDIT:  E-mail info on the following. Send links to at least two sources for your  data.  State in your own words. Read, think, then restate.   Subject line:  XC – Name, 002

What is the role of The Brill Building in American popular music history?  

Send before final.


Dr. Barber's JAZZ page
Band Music -

John Philip Sousa


Stars and Stripes Forever

Ragtime - Scott Joplin -280 (Texarkana) - article


Jazz - 283-288
Louis Armstrong -286

Wynton Marsalis

NPR Basic Jazz Library

JAZZ page

New! Charlie Hunter 8 string guitar 

Weather Report - Birdland


Bessie Smith p.282-3

Keb'Mo - guitar  ATB

Twelve-bar blues

Big Band - Swing

      Duke Ellington - 287 

What are the usual instruments in a Big Band?

Glenn Miller - In the Mood

Krupa - Sing, Sing, Sing

Crooners - Sinatra, Como, Crosby, Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bennett

Be-Bop - Dizzy Gillespie

Charlie Parker 

Miles Davis

Broadway -

Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber


Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass


Folk - We Shall Overcome

Alan Lomax - Library of Congress

Ozark Folk Music Collection

Arkansas Traveler


Americana - Woody Guthrie

Pete Seeger - Sing Out!

Will the Circle III  

John Denver

Bluegrass - Bill Monroe

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Nickle Creek  Fox

Bluegrass Instruments: mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, string bass

Arkansas Bluegrass

Exit 81 from Russellville

                    Bottom Boys

Western Swing - Read this

Asleep at the Wheel

Sons of the Pioneers - TData

Country - pp. 291-293 http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/site/

Hank Williams - TData


Patsy Cline


Cajun/Zydeco - in SF 

 Michael Doucet

What are some instruments unique to Zyedeco?

Podcast from The Kennedy Center

Gospel -

T.D.Jakes (Send Me to the Nations)

Donnie McClurkin (Create in me..)

Blind Boys of Alabama

Andrae Couch, Gaither Family - iTunes

Polka -Beer Barrel

Latino -


Magnificent Seven

Pirates of the Caribbean



Rockabilly - Elvis, 

“One small town boy, born at the right time, in the right place, in the right environment and under the right circumstances [represented the convergence] of all the musical currents of America's subculture: black and white gospel, country and western, and rhythm and blues.”

—Henry Pleasants, music critic, The New York Times, 1985

The Million Dollar Quartet
From left: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash A telling moment for the Sun Records legend came on December 4, 1956, when a Perkins recording session, with Lewis sitting in on piano, was interrupted by a surprise visit from Presley. Cash, too, was hanging around. Elvis sat down at the piano, and in short order they were into a community sing. They essentially toured their roots in songs that reflected their mutual immersion in the spiritual life and were reflective of their rural upbringing and values. It was a short course in the roots of rock & roll.
David McGee, Perkins’ biographer


Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson

ROCK and ROLL Hall of Fame

Early Rock -

Bill Haley, Chuck Berry

American Bandstand

R & B - Motown -

The Supremes - "Someday We'll Be Together"


60s page

Funk -

Earth, Wind & Fire


Rap -

Acid -

Types of Rock -http://www.rockonthenet.com/grammy/


Bob Dylan  

Randy Newman - Dixie Flyer

John Prine

Paul Simon

James Taylor -     :-)

Carole King

Don McClean -

American Pie

Christine Lavin & new songwriters