[JPL] prototypes of hip hop in jazz

kevin ariente kevin at ksjs.org
Wed Oct 29 17:58:22 EDT 2008


Arturo,


For my money, nothing beats Dizzy Gillespie's early vocal work, especially with folks like Slam Galliard and Babs Gonzales joining him.  Great stuff.

OOL-YA-KOO!


Kevin Foley Ariente
KSJS 90.5 FM



--- arturo at kuvo.org wrote:

From: "Arturo Gomez" <arturo at kuvo.org>
To: "jazzproglist at jazzweek. com" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Subject: [JPL] prototypes of hip hop in jazz
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:28:15 -0600

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The post on Bobby Robinson prompted me to recall that early next year I will
be making a presentation of jazz, blues and r n b music to a class of senior
high school music students as a prelude to Black History Month.

Rappin n rhymin on records goes back to the 1920s and before that on the
stage and street, I have many examples of proto type rap songs by Pops, Cab,
Louis Jordan and others as well as prison songs, signifying poetry etc  Do
you have any examples of what you feel maybe a proto type rap track
pre-1960?

Arturo

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