What 1951 song featured a sax solo?
Rocket 88
Who produced Rocket 88
Sam Phillips
What year was Sh-Boom released
What song features simple verse with several interludes and a bridge?
How would you describe the time signature of Heartbreak Hotel
A shuffle in 4
What year was Great Balls of Fire released
How is the singing split up in Can the Circle be Unbroken
One female takes the lead for the verses. 3 part harmony on the chorus
What band was comprised of Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison and Norman Petty
The Crickets
What type of solo does That’ll Be the Day feature
Guitar solo over 12 Bar Blues
Who was Josie produced by
Gary Katz
What type of song writing is associated with Over the Rainbow
Tin Pan Alley
Why does the tempo of Over the Rainbow frequently speed up and slow down?
To shape the phrases and make the music more emphatic
I’m Sittin on Top of the World features a chipmunk sound. How was this created
The highest and fastest guitar lines were recorded at half speed
What is unique about the time signature of I’m Sittin on Top of the World
It is in 2/4 with one verse in 4/4
A refrain is featured in Evil is Goin On by Howlin Wolf. What is a refrain
Returning lyrics that occur within a verse
What solo is feature in Evil is Goin On
Harmonica solo played by Howlin Wolf
Why are there no drums in the Hank Williams track Hey Good Lookin
Drums were forbidden in the early years of the Grand Ole Opry
What instruments play fills behind the lyrics of Hey Good Lookin
Steel guitar and piano
What happened during recording that makes Louie Louie unique
The singer stops as if he’s made a mistake and comes in 2 bars later
What made the lyrics of Shake Rattle and Roll somewhat controversial
Sexual innuendo
What artist performed Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill is said to have a New Orleans feel. What instrument is responsible for this
Who produced Johnny B. Goode
Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records
What guitar technique does Johnny B. Goode famously feature
Double stops
What music style influence does Chuck Berry have in his vocals
Country western
What is unique about the simple verse-chorus structure of Tutti Frutti
It starts with a chorus as opposed to a verse
What is Little Richard’s real name
Richard Penniman
Under what record label did Elvis Presley release That’s All Right Mama
How is the snare drum sound created in That’s All Right Mama
Billy Black slapping on his bass
Who influenced the guitar solo in That’s All Right Mama
Chet Atkins
Who released Tom Dooley under Capital Records?
The Kingston Trio
The last 2 bars of the chorus are repeated 3 times. This is often used to close out a song and is used as such in Tom Dooley. What is this technique
a tag
What type of music was Down in Mexico influenced by
Broadway stage numbers
Who released the song Down in Mexico
The Coasters
Who produced the song Be My Baby by the Ronettes
Phil Spector
Heavy reverb on the drums and handclaps of Be My Baby are used to do what
Build excitement and drive toward the chorus (create a hook)
Verse 4 of There Goes My Baby is borrowed from a classical composer. What instrument introduces this melody?
What musical style is featured in the Introduction of There Goes My Baby
Doo Wop
Who released All I Have to Do is Dream
The Everly Brothers
What two time signatures are present in Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)
4/4 and 2/4
What unique percussion instrument was used in Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)
Who wrote the song Surfin USA
Biran Wilson and Chuck Berry
What technique is used to make Surfin USA’s verses feel like a chorus
A high falsetto stating “everybody’s gone surfin”
Who produced the song I Want to Hold Your Hand
George Martin
What is the name of the time signature with accents on beats 2 and 4 known as in the UK
Mersey beat
What techniques are used to give Tommorow Never Knows its otherworldly feel
Tape loops, backward guitar and processed lead vocals
What Eastern instrument was used at the beginning of Tomorrow Never Knows
A sitar
What was the song House of the Rising Sun based on
A traditional British Ballad
Who wrote the words to (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
What style had influence on the song (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Rhythm and Blues
Who released the song You Really Got Me
The Kinks
What stylistic choice gives You Really Got Me an almost amateur feel
The backup vocals and relatively primitive guitar solo
What instrument is featured in the Intro and Instrumental verse of Positively 4th Street
Who wrote the orignal version of Mr. Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan
Who inspired the lick in the Introduction of Mr Tambourine Man
J.S. Bach
Does The Beach Boys’ California Girls feature a glockenspiel
What studio released the song Baby Love
Who released the song Louie Louie
The Kingsmen
What band had influence on the music of the Monkees
The Beatles
What was used to imitate a train whistle sound in Last Train to Clarksville
Background vocals
What famous group of producers produced the song Baby Love for the Supremes
Holland Dozier Holland
What is used in The Way You Do the Things You Do that features a vocal line followed immediately by another person’s vocal line or an instrument
Call and Response
A delayed backbeat is indicative of what recording company
In the Midnight Hour features what musical component in its introduction
A vamp
What artist wrote Respect
Otis Redding
The song Respect was made famous by what artist?
Aretha Franklin
The bridge of Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag vamps on a single chord and can be described as _________
Who wrote and produced Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
James Brown
Name an unconvential instrument used in Good Vibrations
Slide theramin, bass harmonica, Jew’s harp
Does the song Good Vibrations use a traditional formal pattern and if so what?
How were the sections of A Day in the Life compiled
Unfinished songs from Lennon and McCartney connected with a bridge
Who released the song White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane
What do the drums of White Rabbit imitate
A bolero rhythm/Spanish flare
The song Sunshine of Your Love is built around a repeating riff. What is this structure called
Lick Blues
Which member of Cream did a blue based guitar solo in Sunshine of Your Love
Eric Clapton
Purple Haze has Eastern influence in its guitar solo.True or False
True- contains sitar-like lines
39 bars of Whole Lotta Love feature what
Spacey psychedelia including avant garde sound effects
What does the coda of Whole Lotta Love feature
a vocal cadenza
What does the final chord of Whipping post show about The Allman Brothers Band
Their jazz influences
What is unique about the drums featured in Whipping Post
Played by 2 drummers
Evil Ways was released by what band
What type of rhythms were emphasized in Evil Ways
Latin rhythms
What 3 time signatures are used in Yes’ Roundabout
2/4 3/4 and 4/4
What strategy became commonn in complicated songs of the 1970s such as Roundabout
Repeating the introduction
Who sang and wrote the song You’ve Got a Friend
Carole King
What accompaniment is notable in the guitar solo of Take It Easy
Who wrote Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Sylvester Stewart (Sly of Sly and the Family Stone)
What is featured after each chorus of Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
An istrumental interlude
What guitar technique does Papa Was a Rolling Stone employ
What is the most striking feature of the track Papa Was a Rolling Stone
The drama and scope (its a 7 min song)
What song that we have studied is Living for the City comparable to
Roundabout by Yes
Which instruments did Stevie Wonder play in Living for the City
All of them!
Who released the song Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)
How many choruses are in Tear the Roof Off the Sucker
2 (no verses!)
What music style is Get Up, Stand Up
The time signature features a stress on beat 3 every second measure. What is this called
One-drop rhythm
Who sings the song Bad Girls
Donna Summer
What occurs in Show Me the Way after the 3rd chorus
A false ending
How is each verse and chorus unique in More Than a Feeling
Each is a different length
What instrumenation is employed in the introduction of Feels Like the First Time
Distorted guitar, stop time bass and drums (with synth)
What Sex Pistols song features the first line “I am an antichrist”
Anarchy in the UK
Who released the song My Best Friend’s Girl
The Cars
What aspect of girl group music did My Best Friend’s Girl borrow
Billie Jean features a pre-chorus. What is a pre-chorus
A section that is no longer the verse but not yet the chorus
How many singers are featured in Billie Jean
One. Michael Jackson frequently doubles his voice
What instrument is the main focus of Like a Virgin’s instrumentation
What is the synthesizer line of 1999 based on
The song Monday Monday by the Mamas and the Papas
Is Prince the only singer in 1999?
No, also includes female backup vocals
Who released the song Born in the USA
Bruce Springsteen
Were all the verses of Born in the USA complete verses
No, 4 and 5 seem to have been abandoned as they are only partial verses
Who wrote the music and lyrics to Don’t Stand So Close to Me
What music style was the vamp in Don’t Stand So Close to Me inspired by
What guitar sound is used in U2’s Pride (In the Name of Love)
Repeated note guitar sound
A repeat of introduction material, like that of Color Me Impressed is known as __________
An interlude
Color Me Impressed is a song by ________
The Replacements
The lyrics of Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer are a tribute to what blues style
Hokum Blues
The hook of the song Shout at the Devil is its __________
anthemic chorus
Who released the song Shout at the Devil in 1983
Motley Crue
What form does Metallica’s One follow
A B form
What sounds are used at the beginning of One
War sounds (machine gun fire and helicopters)
Who released the song Rock Box
What type of vocals are employed in this song
How did Public Enemy create a constant backdrop for their song Don’t Believe the Hype
Likely sampled and looped the instrumental
What is commented on in the lyrics of Don’t Believe the Hype
What 2 artists rap on the track Ladies First
Queen Latifah and Monie Love
What is unique about the verses of The One I Love
The lyrics of the verses barely differentiate
How do the guitars in Smells like Teen Spirit differentiate
Clean sounding in the verses and distorted in the choruses