What was the new form of popular music in the 1920s?
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Jazz Actually, jazz as a genre had not developed yet although all genres of popular music had their bases in the Louisiana-born Dixieland although while doing research for a… book on popular music lyrics, I discovered that the first song referred to as "popular music" was "I'm Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage" composed by Harry von Tilden in 1905 (Sorry, my documentation died in a crash four computers ago.). In the '20s, ragtime--a cousin of Dixieland Jazz--was king.
Jazz, i think.
Popular 1920's Dance The Foxtrot became popular in the 1920s.
Music was a major affect during the 1920's, especially due to the fact that the Harlem Renaissance was occurring, giving recognition to the blacks, and bringing about a new cu…ltural such as Jazz. Whites then began to listen to Jazz, giving black people more respect. Music became a major source of entertainment as the Jazz culture came about.
Jazz has been an evolving form of music from it's creation. You could say that it became popular in the 20's with the ragtime/dixieland trends, followed by swing in the 30's…, bebop in the 40's, etc.
You bet it was. Classical music has remained a popular music venue for hundreds and hundreds of years, nothing any other musical genre can claim.
All music in New York seems to vary from Rap to Jazz to Hard Rock and so on.
The lyrics and the acting
Movies were very popular, As was the radio. People loved to dance, especially the Charleston, Fox-trot, and the shimmy. Dance marathons were something everyone went to every w…eekend. Rin-Tin-Tin, the movie dog, used to be a starving German Shepherd dog during the Great War. He became most famous dog ever to star in the movies in 1923. The first radio broadcast ever came out in November of 1920. The first Miss America contest was held on September 8, 1921. Metro Goldwyn Mayer film making studio was founded. A new Pooh Bear story by A.A. Milne was a big hit for little children. Mickey Mouse became everyone's favorite cartoon character in Steamboat Willie.
The big change in the 1920s was the arrival of radio. But first, itis worth noting that all of these forms of entertainment werealready popular, although movies were generally… silent (that is,they did not have talking, although they often had background musicor sound effects provided by the theater). But sports and music hadbeen around for centuries. What changed was that radio broughtsports, music, and news directly into people's homes, in real-time;this was something no previous mass medium had been able to do. Asmore people listened to music, they became fans of certain singersor performers and this led to increased popularity for thoseentertainers. In sports, more accessibility (not everyone couldafford to attend a game, plus in most southern cities, ballparks orstadiums were segregated) meant people of all races andsocioeconomic statuses could enjoy the game at home, even if theycouldn't be there in person. Many musicians had feared that radio would mean people would stopbuying records or attending concerts, but that did not happen.Rather, radio became one more way to enjoy entertainment, and itdid not replace the other ways. As for movies, by the late 1920s,talking pictures had finally been perfected and that too enhancedtheir enjoyment, with a new generation of fans going to thetheaters to both hear and see their favorite stars. It should alsobe noted that the 1920s was generally a prosperous time, prior tothe Depression, which meant that many newly middle-class peoplewere able to afford movie or concert tickets, go to a sportingevent, or go dancing to their favorite songs. Sales of radioscontinued to increase as well.
A few of the most popular songs in the 1920s was Sonny Boy, See SeeRider Blues, and King Porter Stomp. The most popular type of musicduring the 1920s was jazz.
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Smooth Jazz is one of the recent genre's of jazz that has becomethe most popular.