Required Listening for Tuesday
*Radio Drama: Welles, Orson, War of the Worlds (1938).
Required Listening for Thursday
This is a Carter Family playlist with both audio recordings and film clips spanning their eighty year history in American folk, gospel, and country music. I encourage you to play around and see how many songs you recognize.
This is a radio recording of the Grand Ole Opry radio show featuring artists like Hank Williams. There is a significant amount of Grand Ole Opry footage from the television show available online that I would encourage you to browse. The show uses an interesting combination of minstrel songs, folk classics, new pop songs, and variety show comedy breaks.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the queen of the gospel circuit, was one of the first musicians to integrate electric guitar into the genre.
You do not have required reading this week or a weekly assignment as your main goal is to produce a draft for peer review due March 31, 2017. I will follow up via-email with further instructions.
Additional Recommended Listening
For radio history, check out “Calling All Cars”