Rock and Roll emerged as a defined musical style in the United States in the early to mid 1950s. It derived most directly from the rhythm and blues music of the 1940s, which itself developed from earlier blues, boogie woogie, jazz and swing music, and was also influenced by gospel, country and western, and traditional folk music. Rock and roll in turn provided the main basis for the music that, since the mid 1960s, has been generally known as rock music. There are various types of ROCK&ROLL , like Rockabilly and Doo Wop. Rockabilly usually but not exclusively refers to the type of rock and roll music which was played and recorded in the mid 1950s by white singers such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, who drew mainly on the country roots of the music Doo wop was one of the most popular forms of 1950s rock and roll, with an emphasis on multi-part vocal harmonies and meaningless backing lyrics ; from which the genre later gained its name, which were usually supported with light instrumentation.
Three stick figures spell out the word SKA as they’re doing typical dance moves (top left) A couple dancing to some SKA (top right) Jamaican Ska Authentic (bottom right)
Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was theprecursor to rocksteady and reggae.Ska combined elements of Caribbean mentoand calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues.It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat.In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and waspopular with British mods. Later it became popular with many skinheadsMusic historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: theoriginal Jamaican scene of the 1960s ,first wave, the English 2 Tone ska revival ofthe late 1970s second wave and the third wave ska movement, which started inthe 1980s , and rose to popularity in the US in the 1990s.There are different theories about the origins of the word ska. Ernest Ranglinclaimed that the term was coined by musicians to refer to the "skat! skat! skat!"scratching guitar strum. Another explanation is that at a recording session in1959 produced by Coxsone Dodd, double bassist Cluett Johnson instructedguitarist Ranglin to "play like ska, ska, ska", although Ranglin has deniedthis, stating "Clue couldnt tell me what to play!"A further theory is that itderives from Johnsons word skavoovie, with which he was known to greet hisfriends. Jackie Mittoo insisted that the musicians themselves called the rhythmStaya Staya, and that it was Byron Lee who introduced the term ska.Guitar and piano making a ska sound, like ska, ska, thats why we call it SKA.The sound of the guitar and the piano, thats why we give it the name ska. -Derrick Morgan
-Alanis: "I dont care whatcha think---Im alternative-Shannon: "Dude." (Pauses.) "My band?" (Pauses.) "Alternative." (Pauses.)"Fully."-Courtney: "Yeah. Were #$*!&@% alternative! Whats it #$*!&@% to yah?"-Scott: "We sound different! Were alternative!"-Eddie: (Stares.) (Frowns.) (Looks down.) (Stares.)-Les: "Yep. Sure. Alternative. Uh huh."-Michael: "Weve always been an alternative. No autographs, please."-Kurt:-Henry: (Grits Teeth. Grabs Mike. Yells.) "ALTER...NATIVE!"-Flea: "Alternative. The greatest, spiritual, universal thing in the world.“(http://www.storybytes.com/view-stories/1996/styles-they-play.html)
Daughter of Psyche, pledge of that last nightWhen, pierced with pain and bitter-sweet delight,She knew her Love and saw her Lord depart,Then breathed her wonder and her woe forlornInto a single cry, and thou wast born?Thou flower of rapture and thou fruit of grief;Invisible enchantress of the heart;Mistress of charms that bring reliefTo sorrow, and to joy impartA heavenly tone that keeps it undefiled,--Thou art the childOf Amor, and by right divineA throne of love is thine,Thou flower-folded, golden-girdled, star-crowned Queen,Whose bridal beauty mortal eyes have never seen!http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/henry_van_dyke/poems/2617.html