Imma Music Geek – Music History and Appropriation

Imma Music Geek – Music History and Appropriation

Most of music that you hear today can be traced to a few influences you might be surprised by.

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Record companies started by:
Berry Gordy- Motown
Sam Cooke- SAR Records

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the writings of Aleister Crowley – magician

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Baroque era

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Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound

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gothic romance themes

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All woven into something that used to belong to peasant farmers and African American slaves. Where they’d have a bonfire when the day was done and sing together.
Or they’d clear a space and dance together.
It was their camp fire tales of spooks and love stories, and songs of their faith and life experience.

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And now it’s the pop culture that people today think they can relate to.
But haven’t we actually committed cultural appropriation?
It seems so, when the biggest acts of our time use and misuse a people’s stuff to hit fame. And the artists who actually began the waves are barely remembered today. Those who do it “white” and/or “dance” make it big. And become stars for what is basically theft. And yet they are the ones who have estates, royalties and mega bucks. And the actual originators often die in obscurity.
So please, vote with your feet.

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