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American Music Lectures

How American folk and popular songs both reflect our history and, sometimes, have influenced it

THE BALLAD OF AMERICA: AMERICAN HISTORY IN FOLK & POPULAR SONG

Songs of Colonial & Revolutionary America

American National Anthems: From Colonial Times to the Present

or just

The Star-Spangled Banner”

200 Years of Presidential Campaign Songs
“The American Dream” in Song
Labor History & the Labor Movement in Song

Songs of the Civil War

or

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

Songs of the 19th Century: From Hymns & Anthems to Songs of Immigration & Freedom

The "Gilded Age" & Beyond in Song
The World War I Era in Song
The World War II Era in Song
OUR AMERICAN SONGBAG

Pete Seeger's Legacy in Song

Bob Dylan Revisited:  What a Song Can Be
Minstrels of the Dawn: How Singer-Songwriters Changed the American Songbook
The Long Rhythm Road:  From Ragtime to Rock (‘n Roll)
American-Jewish Music & African-American Music: Bridges of Song
The People's Hymn Book In the Presence of the Lord: Biblical Themes in American Folk & Popular Music
The People's Hymn Book Can a Song Change the World?  Songs of Change, Protest, & Affirmation
ESPECIALLY FOR SCHOOLS:  Where Do Our Songs Come From? / Where Do They Go?
NEW YORK CITY IN SONG

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“O! What a Charming City”:  New York City in Folk & Popular Song

From 18th- & 19th-century broadside ballads to Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, & the “folk revivals” of the 20th century; from ‘doo-wop’ harmony singing & the Brill Building in the 1950s & 60s to the singer-songwriter offerings of the 80s, 90s, & today.

“They All Sang on the Corner”: The Roots of ‘Doo-Wop’ Rock ’n Roll

The musical, social, cultural, & religious roots of “the forgotten third of rock ’n roll”: how this music, in its innocence & quest for harmony, so beautifully conveyed the poetry of inner-city life. Examples from black, white, & integrated groups — & from all five boroughs of New York City.

For information about my Jewish music lectures, visit the Jewish Music Lectures page.

* © Elliot Bassman. Used by permission.


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