FC: African American Music
1: Negro spirituals were primarily expressions of religious faith.
2: Motown was the first American music label owned by an African- American and the first music label to successfully market black artists to white audiences.
4: The first recordings of blues music were from the early twentieth century, and the style seems to have originated in the deep south of the United States.
6: Smooth jazz is a subgenre of jazz which is heavily influenced by R&B, funk, rock, and pop music styles.
8: People consider jazz to be American music. New Orleans is often credited with being the birthplace of jazz. From the beginning, African American musicians were the innovators in this new style of music.