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Link to Vanessa Carlton's website
Link to Vanessa Carlton's website

Artist:
Vanessa Carlton
Album: Be Not Nobody
Song: A Thousand Miles
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Rock

Synopsis:
I think this song relates to African American history because it uses call and response when the piano "responds" to her voice. The lyrics also relate to African American history because the theme is about missing someone and wanting to see them again. There is a lot of pain and separation in African American history from the slave trade and civil rights movement. For example, when there were slaves in America, slave owners would often separate families and friends.






Link to the Lovin' Spoonful's website
Link to the Lovin' Spoonful's website
Artist:
Lovin' Spoonfuls
Album: Do You Believe In Magic?
Song:
Do You Believe In Magic? Release Date: 1965
Genre: Pop

Synopsis:
This song has a lot of elements of African American music like percussion and, like in A Thousand Miles, it has many parts where the instrument or background singers are "responding" to the lyrics like call and response.
This song also relates to African American history through blues because it has an A-A-B blues progression.







Link to buy CD from Amazon.com
Link to buy CD from Amazon.com

Artist:
Kecskés Ensemble
Album: Ancient Turkish Music in Europe
Song:
Poem in mixed Hungaro-Turkish language Release Date: 1984
Genre:
Classical
Synopsis:
There are a lot of simple instruments in this song, especially percussion. This relates to African American history because the slaves in American history only had access to simple instruments like the ones used in this song. Also, this song is a poem that expresses the hardships of the Turkish when they lived in Hungary, which relates to African American history because it is like an oral history.