From the list below (you can listen to the song any way you choose), answer each of the following questions. In total, use at least TEN of the songs, answer each question in 1-2 sentences (in other words, you should have a full paragraph for each of the ten songs).
1. Describe the song’s emotional impact.
2. Identify the song’s topic and purpose – is there a specific historical event or period connected to it?
3. Analyze the song’s content.
4. Analyze the song’s effectiveness as a tool for social protest.
5. How can the song by viewed as a historical document?
TB Blues by Victoria Spivey on Okeh 1927
Leadbelly Bourgeoise Blues
My Captain by Muddy Waters
Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad by Woody Guthrie
Get a Job by the Sillhoettes
Money (That’s What I Want), by Barrett Strong
Blowing in the Wind, by Peter Paul and Mary
Keep on Pushing by the Impressions
Respect by Otis Redding
Respect by Aretha Franklin
Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud by James Brown
Living for the City, by Stevie Wonder
Inner City Blues by Marvin Gaye
London Calling by the Clash
The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Fight the Power by Public Enemy
Ladies First by Queen Latifah
Holiday by Green Day
Traveling Soldier by the Dixie Chicks
Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn My Around by the Roots