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Share American Rock Music of the 1960s
2014-6-5 02:41
I haven't blogged in a while, so I thought I should at least write something now. These are some Rock and Folk songs by musicians who were popular in America in the 1960s, especially among younger people who were increasingly dissatisfied with how their parents' generation was running the country. "Machine Gun" by Jimi Hendrix. A song against the war in Vietnam. I don't think this song in particular was popular, but Hendrix was. http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTkwMzE3ODA4.html "The ...
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Share Strange Evolution of Folk Songs
2014-5-11 15:05
The folk song "Red River Valley", is well-known here in the United States. It probably dates from sometime in the late nineteenth century. Here is a recording by famous Country/Western singer Gene Autry: http://www.jukebo.com/gene-autry/music-clip,red-river-valley,xssl38.html Now, many American folk singers used to modify existing songs when they played them. Some even used older tunes for their own work. This song, "Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister" uses the tune of "Red Rive ...
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Share American music videos I like
2013-11-16 12:44
A few months ago, I shared some of my favorite American folk songs. Now, to show that I also listen to more recent music, I will post some of my favorite music videos of American songs from the 1990s and later. I will also include notes on the stories I have heard about what the songs mean. Also, are any of these bands/musicians known in China? Under the Bridge, by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Most of the band members used to use heroin. Once, the leader singer (Anthony Kiedis) had to buy them un ...
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Share Some American Folk Songs That I Like
2013-5-11 12:04
These are some American folk songs that I listen to. I realize that they are not representative of all American folk music. There are a lot of Native American songs, but I don't really know any of them. In the Pines, performed by Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzA4NDM1MzA4.html A lot of people think Leadbelly wrote this song, but actually several people recorded it before he did and there is evidence that it was written as early as the 1870s. Old Rueben, perf ...
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