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This term is often used to describe folk music because it is customarily performed for a purpose other than entertainment.Used for weddings, funerals, harvest festivals, etc.
The company which issued the trademark on 'HMV'.Means 'His Master's Voice'.
The two people behind the comic opera 'H.M.S. Pinafore'.Also the composers of famous 'Pirates of Penzance'.
The place where the first international copyright law was passed.Signed in 1887, not signed by the U.S.
English actor who visited America and finding himself enamored by African-Americans, began mimicking their expressions in exaggerated fashion wearing blackface.Blackface was originally made from burnt cork.
The original name of Blackface actors in proto-minstrel shows.Ironically, this country would eventually become one of the primary sources of inspiration for the pan-African movement that would arise later.
Inventor of the character 'Jim Crow' for proto-Minstel shows.Unfortunately, but perhaps not surprisingly, the character would eventually come to be associated with practices that discriminated against blacks in the United States.
This Minstrel Show practice originates from the plantation era 'challenge dance,' in which slaves would imitate their masters.Interesting how many common fair practices originate from Minstrel Shows.
A black Minstrel troupe led by this man is said to be the origin of the joke 'why did the chicken cross the road'.Evidently extremely talented at what he did, able to play extremely challenging roles.
These songs were composed by Stephen Foster, greatest Minstrel composer of all time. (1)State song of Kentucky
These songs were composed by Stephen Foster, greatest Minstrel composer of all time. (2)State song of Florida
This German family worked hard to increase the respectability of music halls.Music halls originally grew out of bars and taverns and as such were seen as less respectable.
This theatre owner is often considered the first person to sue the term 'vaudeville'.Actor as well, starred in many Vaudeville plays.
This theatre owner called Vaudeville a 'sissy' label.Ironically, also referred to as 'The Father of Vaudeville'.
The name of an act in a Vaudeville performance.Also the name of episodes in the anime 'Code Geass'.
This famous prohibitionist passed out souvenir axes after her performance on Vaudeville.Apparently after she led a raid in Wichita on a particular bar her husband joked that she should use a hatchet next time for maximum damage. Nation replied, 'That is the most sensible thing you have said since I married you.' The couple divorced in 1901, not having had any children.
A sheet given to Vaudeville performers to indicate what kind of music would be played at what cue in dialogue/action.Not sure how to make these interesting.
The nicknames 'Mutt and Jeff' were given to these two comedic performers.Apparently derived their nicknames from a comic strip of the same name.
This Vaudeville production team was the first to 'Break the color barrier' so to speak and feature African-American actors in their performances.Bafflingly, considering the number of African-American characters present in the shows.
This magazine estimated that in 1899, the U.S. hosted more than 10,000 'military bands'.A very storied magazine, it published from before the civil war to the middle of World War I, when it discontinued publication after being absorbed by 'The Independent'.
The band leader of the legendary 369th U.S. Infantry Regiment.Also known collectively as 'The Hellfighters'.
The institution that Louis Armstrong was sent to after being arrested for delinquency.A staff member at this school gave Armstrong cornet lessons, which kickstarted his career as a legendary brass performer.
This woman led one of the most famous female brass bands in America.Their slogan was, 'Music for the American people, by American composers, played by American girls.'
John Philipps Sousa was apprenticed in this military band.Evidently, the process caused him to go 'Band mad'.
Sousa composed this march, eventually named the National March of the United States.It retains the title to this day.
One of the favorite marches for soldiers in WWI, composed by Kenneth J. Alford.The first strain of the song is evidently well-suited for whistling.
One of the earliest pieces for concert band by Gustav Holst. (1)Now considered a cornerstone for most concert bands.
One of the earliest pieces for concert band by Gustav Holst. (2)Based largely on fantastical themes.
This book published in 1640 in New England attempted to collect rhyming version of various Biblical psalms, progenitor of Gospel.One of eleven known surviving copies of the first edition sold at auction in November 2013 for $14.2 million, a record for a printed book.
These books were the first recorded instances of the term 'Gospel' to describe a type of music. (1)Published in 1874.
These books were the first recorded instances of the term 'Gospel' to describe a type of music. (2)Published in 1875.
In 1910, this company founded a professional quartet to help market their gospel songbooks.Founded by James T. Vaughan, a music teacher.
The name of the first songbook published by the Industrial Workers of the World.Modern title, originally called 'Songs of the Workers, on the Road, in the Jungles, and in the Shops-- Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent' etc. etc.
The most popular song from the aforementioned songbook.Used the tune of the folk song 'John Brown's Body,' given new words by Ralph Chaplin.
Union members adopted the gospel hymn 'I'll Overcome Someday' into this civil rights anthem.Union Members were also known as 'Wobblies'.
This composer from the Netherlands wrote a large-scale choral work that she conducter herself at the Fourth International Congress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.Unfortunate conference name.
Composer of 'Songs of Sunrise,' whose finale, 'March of the Women' became an anthem for suffragettes in Britain.Was imprisoned for smashing a cabinet member's window, and in typical badass suffragette fashion led a performance of this song from her jail cell using a toothbrush.
This exposition introduced fairgoers in Chicago to a new musical sensation, 'ragtime'.Almost 20,000,000 people were in attendance to see Jesse Pickett's 'The Dream'.
A word describing the types of rhythms in ragtime. Apparently resembles the sound of Tubas in a typical march.
The first composer to publish a Rag.Called the 'Harlem Rag,' Scott Joplin dedicated his 'Rosebud March' to Turpin.
Where did Scott Joplin study music?Performed rags at the Maple Leaf Club here, after which he would name his famous 'Maple Leaf Rag'.
The name of Scott Joplin's first rag.Sold for a flat fee, he only received $25 for the piece.
The first successful white composer of rags.Though we all know what they say about groups of white musicians...
This song featuring a Foxtrot featured in the Broadway production, 'The Big Show'.Composed by Raymond Hubbell
Pianist known at the 'Father of Stride Piano'.Composer of 'The Charleston'.
The concluding piece of Claude Debussy's 'Children's Corner'.Used ragtime rhythms, spoofed several works by Wagner.
Igor Stravinsky composed this work in Ragtime style on November 10.Subtitled it 'Day of deliverance. The Germans have surrendered.'
Composer of the musical 'Starlight Express'.Includes the song 'Poppa's Blues'.
One of the names of country blues. (1)Um...
One of the names of country blues. (2)Lots of stuff here.
One of the names of country blues. (3)Not gonna give hints.
One of the names of country blues. (4)Just guess.
Earliest Blues Player to be preserved on disk.His most famous song if 'The Salty Dog Blues'.
Second earliest Blues Player to be preserved on disk.Has the best name in music history.
Third earliest Blues Player to be preserved on disk.Also has a unique nickname, and name.
Famous blues player who allegedly sold his soul to the devil.At the crossroads...
The 'mother of the blues'.A large majority of her performances have been preserved, including the 'Southern Blues,' one of her most famous songs.
The 'empress of the blues'.Allegedly had a 'cast-iron voice,' strongly influenced by aforementioned performer.
The 'father of the blues'.Self-declared, composer of the 'St. Louis Blues'.
First instance of Blues to appear in print.Composed by Hart Wand and Lloyd Garrett

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