A Celebration of Black History through Music
From spirituals to hip-hop
By Blair Bielawski
Book and PowerPoint CD
Introduce your students to the rich harmony of African-American music with A Celebration of Black History through Music . . . from spirituals to hip-hop. Featuring some of the most important musicians of each style of music covered, this book highlights how the roots of African-American music can be traced from the slave songs of the 1700s through hip-hop music of the 1970s and 80s and demonstrates how this music has influenced and shaped the music of the world.
Words alone will not do justice to any of the music described in this book. An enhanced CD containing audio examples of the featured music styles is included to allow your students to hear the music in the lessons. In addition, a discography, reproducible worksheets, extension activities and a complete PowerPoint presentation are all included for use with your class.
For grades 4-6.
Chapter 1: Roots
Spirituals: Fisk University and the Jubilee Singers
The Blues: Robert Johnson, W.C. Handy
Gospel Music: Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson
Songs on the CD (the first 5 songs have the melody and lyrics notated): Hoe Emma Hoe, Sittin' Down Beside O' the Lamb, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Deep River, Gonna Shout All Over God's Heaven, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, St. Louis Blues, Blues Sequence, Sweet Home Chicago, Memphis Blues, Take My Hand Precious Lord, It's Alright, King of Kings
Chapter 2: Jazz
Dixieland: Louis Armstrong
Big Band Swing: Duke Ellington
Bebop: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
Jazz-Rock: Miles Davis
On the CD: Washington and Lee Swing, Potato Head Blues, Not In the Mood, In a Mellow Tone, Birds of a Feather, Scale Steps (Bird Solo), Bird's in Flight, City Streets, Vistas
Chapter 3: Rock and Roll, Soul and Hip-Hop
Rock and Roll: Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry
Soul: James Brown, Aretha Franklin
Hip-hop: Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa
On the CD: Rock and Roll, Johnny Bee, You Don't Know, Scratchin', Young Man, Golden Child
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