Music/Society Modern Wrld (W4)

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1. Music and the Labor Movement

1) Watch: The Workers Rights Revolution I THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gZaCpQcQPg

2) View: Labor Unions and Music- PPT

3) Read: Benjamin Bierman “Solidarity Forever: Music and the Labor Movement in the United States” (12 pages) In Friedman

2. Folk Revivals, the Left Wing, and Counter Culture

1) Watch: The Political Spectrum Explained In 4 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQ5fGECmsA

2) Read: Ron Eyerman and Scott Barretta, “The Folk Music Revival in the United States” (42 pages)

3) Read: Jens Lund and R. Serg Denisoff, “The Folk Music Revival and Counter Culture” (11 pages)

4) Read: Robert A. Rosenstone, “The Music of Protest” (13 pages)

5) View: Folk Music and the Left - PPT

6) Music Listening/Viewing - 1st folk revival

- Leadbelly-The Bourgeois Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk6Y9uIwiMI

- Woody Guthrie- This Land Is Your Land

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s

- Woody Guthrie - 1913 Massacre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7oguguIZE

- Roll on Columbia - Woody Guthrie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sH6CcsTafw

- Rosalie Sorrels As Aunt Molly Jackson - I Am A Union Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX8VkplcgSs

- Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34

- Dear Mr President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSneatadSJk

7) Listening - 2nd folk revival

- The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley Live 1958

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3zdE8bliGI

- Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' (Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90WD_ats6eE

- Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5al0HmR4to

- Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind (Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMFj8uDubsE

- Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man (Audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oecX_1pqxk0

- Bob Dylan - Only A Pawn In Their Game (March On Washington 1963) [BEST QUALITY]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCjGSbm2LFc

- Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGxjIBEZvx0

- Joan Baez - Oh, Freedom (Live 1966)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdaHb4oG24A

- Ballad Of Medgar Evers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiustws__UE

- In the Heat of the Summer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acQywbKq9ZM

- Merle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee (Live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68cbjlLFl4U

- The Mothers of Invention - Were Only in it for the Money 1968 MFSL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwOapKldMdM

- Brown Shoes Don't Make It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNULHGsy3SE

- FRANK ZAPPA -- PLASTIC PEOPLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy4KU0bWrbc

- Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Hvp1Z10TI

- When the Music's Over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOJSmXSFCWk

- H.P. Lovecraft - Let's Get Together (1967)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz7marfOwSQ

- The Velvet Underground-Heroin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFLw26BjDZs

- Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Trouble everyday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtk2gozGtbg

- Mr. Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxJk9Be1UXs

3. Post-Cold War (post-1990)

1) View: Post-Cold War Anti-Capitalism and Music - PPT

2) Read: David Alexander Robinson, “Anger is a Gift: Post-Cold War Rock and the Anti-Capitalist Movement” (8 pages) In Friedman

3) Music - Listening/Viewing

- Asian Dub Foundation - Basta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yq5rme4DTw

- Asian Dub Foundation - Hypocrite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAxu--f9OoI

- Ani DiFranco - Make Them Apologize

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpIPVrrtjp8

- Down Rodeo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRY19ZMLT4U

- Woman's Work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t7Dy0YtQTQ

- Talkin' Bout a Revolution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=721JQZw6Spg


Requirements of Assignments:

1. Discussion: (at least 1000 words)

Respond to at least any 3 of the following:

1. What does it mean to be on the political left or right? What does each side value?  

2. What is counter-culture? What is it countering?

3. What is your understanding of communism and socialism? Is there a difference? If so, what is it? How are these related to labor movements? What is the difference between the bourgeoises and the proletariat?

4. What is neoliberal capitalism?

5. What is fascism?     


2. Assignment:

Briefly respond to each of these prompts. Total word count should be approx. 1000. Include works cited page. You must cite all required readings and films, or it will be a ZERO, with a chance to resubmit for a capped grade.

  1. (Bierman) Discuss how music played an important role in the labor movement. Include discussion of at least 3 songs, 3 songwriters, 3 labor unions, 3 songbooks, and 3 strikes. 
  2. (multiple articles) Discuss the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, including how it expressed a Leftist political ideology. Include an exploration of at least 2 specific songs and their texts from each artist.
  3. (Eyerman and Baretta) Compare the first and second wave folk revivals in terms of all of these: time, place, people, political issues, historical/Political context, commercialization, class, generation, subculture, media, technology, and drugs.
  4. (multiple articles) Discuss the music of Bob Dylan. How did it exemplify the major political/social concerns of the Second Wave folk revival?  Include a discussion of at least 2 of his songs.
  5. (Rosenstone; Lund and Denisoff) Discuss counter-culture. What is it? Who are the major figures of it? What were their ideas? (incl. discussion of hippies and beatniks). Discuss the notions of ‘slotted’ and ‘plastic’ people. How were these expressed through music in the 1960s? What troubled the counter culture about these types of people, and how they might approach human relationships? Why was this such a concern at this time in American history?
  6. (Robinson) Discuss the relationship between popular music and the anti-globalization movement. What does the movement want? What musicians were/are involved (name at least 3)? How so?   


3. Extra Credit:

Watch There But for Fortune about the life and work of Phil Ochs. Write at least 700 words summarizing the film and offering your personal reflection. Connect your essay to at least 1 course reading, and 1 other secondary source (that you find on your own). 


For this work, you must give me three separate files. One for Discussion, one for Assignment, and one for Extra Credit.


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