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Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
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Sound, African, parties, Harder, Jamaica, Wailers, Jamaica, records, Blackwell, Fire, Clapton, Vibration, lilting, black, Orleans, easy, UK, scratch, 1970s, York, Rocksteady
Reggae is often grouped with            pop music of the 1970s
but Reggae music is not really                American music
it's music that comes out of               
they were close enough to New                that they could get the radio broadcasts
rock and roll and R&B perhaps the most influential
tried to imitate the sounds but ending up adding a                rhythm
records were not          for them to get
The            System Men
DJs that would play at various               
would                the labels off the records they had
eventually made its way to New         
was the foundation of a lot of Hip Hop and Rap
Ska and                     
both precede Reggae
Reggae groups
Bob Marley
Peter Toash
Bunny Livingston
some success in                but not much
Chris                    of Island Records came along
wanted to release Jamaican music in the UK
a small market
signed the Wailers
had some popularity in     
underground in US
1973 Catch a         
1973 Burnin'
I shot the Sheriff
Get Up, and Stand Up
pretty much unknown in US in 1973
later was Bob Marley and the Wailers
two factors that lead to popularity of Reggae in the United States
1. in 1973, a film: The              They Come
starred and had sound track by Jimmy Cliff
people were exposed to Reggae
2. in 1974, Eric               
Album: 461 Ocean Boulevard
had taken some time off
his come-back album
in Miami
someone gives him a copy of the Wailers, I Shot the Sheriff
he                it, it becomes a #1 hit
so the first Reggae hit that most white rockers heard was by Eric Clapton
they look into Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley becomes a rock star in the United States
when we talk about the rise of Reggae in America in the           , we're really talking about the rise of Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley
1976: Rastaman                   
1977: Exodus
dies of cance in 1981
as his death approached he became a symbol for freedom and peace

Ideas and Concepts:

Rock and roll gem of the evening, 1967 interview with Eric Clapton explaining how to play the electric guitar, via tonight's History of Rock and Roll class: "The electronic guitar is often dismissed as nothing but a jangling noise machine, incapable of subtlety or delicacy, yet lead guitarist Eric Clapton has built his reputation as a Blues player on just these qualities, subtlety and delicacy. CLAPTON:If a guy likes playing football, then that is what he will use to get out all the angry bits in him. Well, I've got the advantage of being able to play that out on the guitar."
1970s: Hippie Aesthetic, Corporate Rock, Disco, and Punk
British Blues-Based Bands and the Roots of Heavy Metal
American Blues Rock and Southern Rock
The Era of Progressive Rock
Jazz Rock in the 70s
Theatrical Rock: KISS, Bowie, and Alice Cooper
American Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
British and Canadian Singer-Songwriters
Country Rock's Influence on 1970s Music
Black Pop in the 1970s
Sly Stone and His Influence on Black Pop, Funk, and Psychedelic Soul
Motown in the 1970s
Philadelphia Sound and Soul Train
Blaxploitation Soundtracks
The Uniqueness of James Brown
Bob Marley and the Rise of Reggae
The Backlash Against Disco
1975-1980: The Rise of the Mega-Αlbum
Continuity Bands in the 1970s
Rock and Roll in the Second Half of the 1970s
U.S. Punk 1967-1975
1974-77: Punk in the UK
American New Wave 1977-80
British New Wave 1977-80
The Hippie Aesthetic: 1966-1980
The Rise of MTV
Michael Jackson: MTV's Unexpected Boon
Madonna as Disruptive Shock Artist
Prince and Janet Jackson
Other Groups Who Benefited from MTV
1980s New Traditionalists and New Wave
1980s New Acts, Old Styles and Blue-Eyed Soul
1970s Progressive Rock Adapts to the 80s
1980's Heavy Metal
1980s Heavy Metal and L.A. Hair Bands
1980s Ambitious Heavy Metal
The Beginning of Rap
1980s: Rap Crosses Over to Mainstream
Late 1980s Hard Core Rap
Punk Goes Hardcore
Late 80s Indie Rock Underground
1990s: The Rise of Alternative Rock
1990s Indie Rock and the Question of Selling Out
1990s Metal and Alternative Extensions
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
Classic Rock of the 1990s
1990s Jam Bands and Britpop
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 1990s
The Rise of Teen Idols in the 1990s
1990s Dance Music