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Choose 20 songs from the Listening Assignments in the syllabus. For each song you picked, write at least 50 words as you listen.  Write about your emotional reactions to the songs, interesting things you notice in the music and/or lyrics, how you suspect the songs relate to larger cultural issues, or any other thoughts the songs lead you to have.  *Please note that song titles and artist names.*Each journal entry should be numbered and begin with the artist’s name and title of the song in bold. 

  • Carlos Gardel, “Por una cabeza”
  • Don Azpiazu and His Havana Casino Orchestra, “El Manisero”
  • Machito and His Afro-Cubans, “Nagüe”
  • Perez Prado and His Orchestra, “Mambo No. 5”
  • Robert Johnson, “Cross Road Blues”
  • Bessie Smith, “Lost Your Head Blues”
  • B.B. King, “Three O’Clock Blues”:
  • Muddy Waters, “(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man”
  • The Carter Family, “Wildwood Flower”
  • Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, “New San Antonio Rose”
  • Jimmie Rodgers, “Waiting for a Train”
  • Hank Williams, Sr., “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive”
  • Woody Guthrie, “This Land Is Your Land”
  • The Kingston Trio, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
  • Simon & Garfunkel, “Sound of Silence”
  • Original Dixieland Jazz Band, “Livery Stable Blues”
  • Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines, “West End Blues”
  • Duke Ellington, “Ko-Ko”
  • Dizzy Gillespie & Milt Jackson, “Things to Come”
  • Buddy Holly, “Peggy Sue”
  • Fats Domino, “I’m Walkin’”
  • Little Richard, “Long Tall Sally”
  • Chuck Berry, “Maybellene”
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