MUSC Quiz 9-11

MUSC Quiz 9-11

What was the name by which the studio musicians with whom Phil Spector worked regularly at Gold Star studios became known?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which of the following is true about "The Twist?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

What was the name of Motown's house band in the 1960s that featured bass player James Jamerson, drummer Benny Benjamin, and keyboardist Earl Van Dyke?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Norwegian Wood" from the Beatles' Rubber Soul albume features the sitar, an Indian instrument, played by George Harrison

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "My Girl" recorded by The Temptations. What feature of the music gives the song a sense of steadily increasing passion?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "You Can't Hurry Love" recorded by The Supremes. How did the songwriters reinforce the central theme of the song?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys. Which of the following non-standard pop instruments is NOT included in this piece?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "El Watusi" by Ray Barretto and his Charanga Moderna. What instrumentation is on display in this piece as a standard example of the charanga?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which of the following was a controversial feature of Ray Charles's "I've Got a Woman"?

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What famous guitarist was highly influenced by BB King and Robert Johnson?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

James Brown's music is sampled more by hip-hop artists than that of any other artist.

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "Respect" recorded by Aretha Franklin. Why was recording this song such a daring move on Ms. Franklin's part?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan. Which statement about this piece is NOT true?

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Which songwriter partnered with Hal David in the 1960s and penned a series of hits for Dionne Warwick, and later in the 1970's with groups like the Carpenters that was a remarkable testament to the resilience of the Tin Pan Alley aesthetic?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which talented composer, arranger, songwriter, and pianist had a unique vocal timbre and recorded in a variety of musical genres including Tin Pan Alley music ("Georgia on My Mind"), R&B ("What'd I Say"), and country ("I Can't Stop Loving You")?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which popular music "sound" involved a sophisticated approach to the vocal presentation and instrumental arrangement of country music in the 1960s and was exemplified by artists like Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which urban folk duo recorded "The Sound of Silence?

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Which successful white blues vocalist was the lead singer for the San Francisco based band, Big Brother and the Holding Company and recorded the songs"Piece of My Heart?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which instrumentalist and vocalist was the most original, inventive, and influential guitarist of the rock era as well as the most prominent African American rock musician of the late 1960s?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which song discussed in this chapter hit the top five in both the country & western and pop charts? (This artist was also featured in a Canvas discussion.)

MUSC Quiz 9-11

What new instrument did Stevie Wonder pioneer?

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What do Elton's "Crocodile Rock" and Don McLean's "American Pie" have in common?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

The Village People, a group built from scratch by French producer, Jacques Morali, was infused with gay references and scored Top 40 hits with disco songs like "YMCA", "Macho Man," and "In the Navy".

MUSC Quiz 9-11

70s groups like America, and especially the Eagles popularized which of the following genres with it's accompanying characteristics?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "Oye Como Va" by Santana. How is this piece more like a jazz number than a pop song?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Listen to the excerpt from "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer. Where are we within the piece?

MUSC Quiz 9-11

Which of the following is true about singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell?

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In the 1960s and into the 70's the length and conceptual structure of an album along with its jacket artwork was no longer important in marketing popular music.

MUSC Quiz 9-11

The Movie, Saturday Night Fever, played an important role in which of the following:

MUSC Quiz 9-11

The pattern of success for a great popular music artist, (as demonstrated by such artists like Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys) include which of the following steps: