Sunday, December 4, 2011

Slave Songs Legacy

 John Coltrane, an incredible jazz musician, performs a lively piece entitled "Song of the Underground Railroad. In this, he pays tribute to the roots to jazz music, slave songs. While listening to this, you can hear the deep passion in which the musicians play becuase of the history and significance of the Undergorund Railroad. Looking at the course of music, jazz derives from many types and slave songs laid the course for many genres of music. In much of modern music, including soul, R&B, etc., we can see the origins in slave songs.


John Coltrane - Song of the Underground Railroad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTBQBtxJa6w