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Music: 20th Century Popular Music
These sites are about twentieth century popular music and musicians. There are biographies, song lyrics, audio and video files, and lesson activities. Learn about popular music and its relationship to popular culture from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Here you will find information on such genres as country, folk, blues, jazz, rock, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on musical genres.
This site provides a history of American Country music from its beginnings to the present day. Here you can view photos of country artists and listen to audio clips. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links. NOTE: This site links to sites with discussion forums.
This site is about rural music in the context of the Great Depression and explores the evolution of traditional music into the commerical genre of Country and Western. NOTE: The links to the audio clips are broken.
This website is about American music along the Mississipi river, from New Orleans to northern Minnesota. Read about the different regions and regional styles of music along the river, view musician biographies, listen to audio files, or watch video clips on this interactive site.
This site is about the history of radio in America. Find out how music on the radio has been a cultural battleground, see the growth of radio stations across the U.S. since 1922, and learn about the forefather of modern "shock jocks."
This site contains over 125 audio files of popular songs from the 1920s and 30s. Listen to vintage jazz and dance band recordings. There is also a link to acoustical recordings of songs from 1900-1925. NOTE: This site contains a message board.
Search this musical encyclopedia and jukebox to hear clips of popular songs by year, artist, or song title. This site has clips from hundreds of songs and instrumentals from the 60s to the present. NOTE: This site contains ads.
These websites are about various modern genres of music. Learn about jazz, country, rock and roll, mariachi music, and more. Some website include audio and video clips and interactive timelines. There are links to various eTheme Resources on music topics.