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Is there such a thing as “elite” music in popular music?
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Is there such a thing as “elite” music in popular music?
Why was jazz and blues seen as immoral (and low class), while Tin Pan Alley songs were representative of elite manners and tastes (and high class)? What did each represent? Is there such a thing as "elite" music in popular music? How is music represented by class? In the first paragraph, discuss the contrasting opinions that are discussed in the lecture, then in the second paragraph, discuss contemporary examples. Course Material: Title:Tin Pan Alley Learning Objectives Distinguish the characteristics and song forms of Tin Pan Alley songs Recognize the influence of new technology and culture to music and performance in the 1920s and 1930s Recall the significant contributions, defining milestones, and characteristic terminology of the popular composers and artists in the 1920s and 1930s Discuss the differences or similarities in class-consciousness of today's music with those of Tin Pan Alley and jazz in the 1920s Chapter 4 from American Popular Music "'I Got Rhythm': The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley Song, 1920s and 1930s" Pp. 105-124 "April Showers" performed by Al Jolson, recorded 1921 "My Blue Heaven" performed by Gene Austin, recorded 1927 "How Deep is the Ocean" performed by Bing Crosby, recorded 1932 "I Got Rhythm" performed by Ethel Merman, recorded 1947

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