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History of Rock, 1970-Present
John Covach, University of Rochester
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Black Pop in the 1970s
Notes taken on April 11, 2015 by Edward Tanguay
black pop coming out of the 1960s and into the 1970s
there were two different worlds concerning what was happening in music in the 1970s
1. mainstream rock
mostly FM rock and roll radio
mostly white rock and roll fans
Led Zeppelin
Deep Purple
Doobie Brothers
2. black pop
AM radio
was a kind of blending together or white rock, black music
deserves its own separate history
not a lot of crossover
a separation
a kind of segregation between these two markets
a clear continuation of what was happening in the 1960s
main black pop artists and producers
James Brown
George Clinton
a funk, soul and rock music collective
style dubbed P-Funk
Sly Stone
Barry Gordy
American record producer, and songwriter
ran Motown business
founded 1959 in Detroit
expands the idea of moving the performers from craftsmen to artists
blaxploition films
urban themes
African-American life
first to regularly feature soundtracks of funk and soul music as well as primarily black casts
good arguments whether that it belongs with black pop or not
the rise of disco
a return of a dance craze
white rockers rejected disco quite violently