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Grunge bands, the dirty streets of Seattle

The streets of Seattle are rusty. There’s the vanguard of political combat in the air. The music follows suite, pushing back against capitalism. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden created the grunge. A playlist which wants to listen to all the grunge bands from Nirvana to Pearl Jam, and artists, from Kurt Cobain to Chris Cornell
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2017-08-08

Seattle: the root of the grunge bands

Nirvana and Pearl Jam played a major role in Seattle's music scene, being the largest City in Washington, supporting genres of alternative rock and grunge. In the early 1920's the exotic dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, paved the way for the American Folk Scene, inspired by folk singer Woody Guthrie. Vic Meyers a local performer opened the doors for Seattle's Jazz scene to take off in the early part of this century; Jelly Roll Morton was a leading Jazz artist that established an urban culture in the early part of the 20th century.

The Showbox Ballroom changed the music and dance history of Seattle in the Post-war era, opening twenty-four hours a day, with its active members of the military, Ray Charles recorded his first single with TV and radio broadcasts at the Black and Tan Club, most famous for it's after-hours jazz. African Americans changed the jazz culture within Seattle, as students studying in the 1940s, instrumentalist Harry Everett Smith and Quincy Jones, came across a number of original folk music recordings and rearranged the music collaboration with a new version, later released by Folkways, an Anthology of American Folk Music.

By the early 1960's, Pacific Northwest became the major center for recorded popular music, with the first American pop idol, The Fleetwoods with
Tag: Seattle, 90s, grunge bands, rebellion, rage, violence, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam