Bessie Smith
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Name 3 June 2011 Assignment The period of Jazz music flourished greatly in the United States of America under the influence of musical greats like Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. Also referred to as the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith had established herself as one of the most renowned musicians in the field of jazz and blues in the period between the 1920s and 1930s.
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The period of Jazz music flourished greatly in the United States of America under the influence of musical greats like Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. Also referred to as the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith had established herself as one of the most renowned musicians in… ra of Swing music, and thus this paper helps to give an insight about the musical…
The Blues
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The Blues: Bessie Smith and the role of women in the Blues. From the beginning, the Blues was a genre associated with African American working class culture, and within that culture social relations between men and women took a different turn than in the majority white American society.… Bessie Smith was born to a poor African American family in Chattanooga,…
Chose a subject of popular culture and analyze this subject using course concepts
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The period of Jazz music flourished greatly in the United States of America under the influence of musical greats like Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. Also referred to as the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith had established herself as one of the most renowned musicians in… ra of Swing music, and thus this paper helps to give an insight about the musical…
Lasting
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It describes the demise of a child attacked by a mystic, ghostly being that is known to be Erlkonig or the “alder king”. This poem has been adapted in many musical compositions of various legendary artists.… “Lost Your Head Blues” is a blues song popularized by Bessie Smith in 1926. It is composed in an AAB format, characteristic for blues songs. This song is…
American Music History
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To express their inner feelings, culture, and troubles they went through during slavery, they used blues music, which helped them speak about the racial and cultural… The desire to air their troubles such as racism, unequal distribution of resources, and cultural discrimination led to the development of blues as a medium. The blacks were allowed to have…
Billie Holiday and her influence on Jazz
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Billie Holiday, who is even recognized as the Lady Day was one of the major contributors of Jazz music and her contributions undoubtedly gave Jazz music a new life during her era. She was born to Eleanora and started her singing career by singing at various nightclubs during the… The way she sang was completely new to the genre of Jazz at that time and her…
Anglo and Afro- American Folk Music
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In the summer of 1941, emerged a labor activist group which used topical music and old folk melodies to spread awareness about unionism and helped the much forgotten folk music resurface and gain popularity once again (Skinner,1). The group was basically anti-Roosevelt, and… In those days American folklore was intricately associated with politics and the…
Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters First One Hundred Years
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Life History is usually autobiographical, but since most interesting lives touch on various subjects with varying talents, some or most of these lives involve a non-writer. Life history gives an author or the subject a chance to impart actual experiences, lessons learned the easy or difficult way, or lessons that may have never learned at all. … At the time…
Lesson 13 discussion and assignment
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After initially refusing to cooperate with the PMRC, record labels began placing a warning sticker on recordings with violent, sexual, or drug-themed lyrics in 1988. concern baseless, or might the songs they singled out have a harmful effect on young listeners? I don’t think… Young minds often read too deep between the lines and might spoil their constructive…
Blues and African-American Culture
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LeRoi Jones, later called Amiri Baraka, traces the evolution of Blues and Jazz through the conditions and lives of the slave citizens of the United States. His work generally highlights the connection between blues and African slave culture. Specifically, Jones shows how these musical forms became a cultural conduit by which African-American culture affected and changed White America.…
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LeRoi Jones, later called Amiri Baraka, traces the evolution of Blues and Jazz through the conditions and lives of the slave citizens of the United States. His work generally highlights the connection between blues and African slave culture. Specifically, Jones shows how these… He suggests that this particularly divisive time created animus within the…
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As invented by the African American societies, specifically in the south of the United States, earliest roots of jazz are found in… Beginning of 1920s and dawn of 1930s marked great advances in the history of the music history. Phonograph record converted into the fundamental method of disseminating music. Music industry who was so keen to discover various…
Edward ALbee's The Sandbox
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Written in 1959, "The Sandbox" is one of legendary playwright Edward Albee's most renowned works, as it encapsulates much of the his trademark style and creative philosophy. Running for an estimated fifteen minutes, "The Sandbox" may be classified as part of the Theatre of the Absurd, an avant-garde theatre movement that is characterized by the departure from the conventions of drama.…
Jazz Anecdotes: Second Time Around
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The book first introduces what the jazz world really refers to. When someone reads on, several stories are revealed about struggle teaching… First, the jazz musicians did not understand reading music as most of them came from poor backgrounds and never bothered to learn. Despite the need to have good ears in listening to jazz music, illiteracy did not hinder…
Jazz age
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Date The Jazz Age The Jazz Age was one of the most prominent features in the 1920s and was indeed characterized by several happenings. Jazz music became very popular during this time and many people joined the bandwagon in the jazz culture.… While the Jazz age was much influential even in the later years, much of this influence was affected by the great…
2)Debate the importance of Mahalia Jackson to The Movement. Do so with reference to a theoretical framework
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Her career started when she was four years. She used to attend to the Plymouth Rock Church where she joined the children’s choir. Being raised next to a sanctified church, the church’s gospel band… Being the first gospel superstar, up to date, many listeners still love her songs defining the symbol of transcendent power in her music (Darryl 2005, pp.129). With…
Jazz Music in 1920s and 1930s
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The researcher of this descriptive essay mostly focuses on the discussion of the topic of jazz music in 1920-s and 1930-s and analyzing the issue of jazz, as a musical art, that has expanded a lot from its own genre of definition, accompanied by the variety of other popular modern forms.… The author of the essay "Jazz Music in 1920s and 1930s" begins with…
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Billie Holiday Instructor name Date Jazz singer Billie Holiday (1915-1959), nicknamed “Lady Day” was a prominent and influential voice in popular music from the 1930s to the 1950s.  She is remembered for her unique method of phrasing and soulful manipulation of songs along with the personal and sometimes risque nature of the lyrics.… Much of Holiday’s early…
Compare and contrast the economic, political and social environment of the United States in the 1920s and the 1950s
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These eras incorporate era of exploration, era of expansion, era of colonization, era of Great Depression, era of Industrial Revolution, era of… The economy of 1920 boomed and contributed to the success of the country during this era. It resulted in a boost in employment, cost-effective development and consumerism. In 1920s, there was a great enhancement in…
The history of Jazz
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The great maestro has been named “Best New Vocal Star” in Down Beat’s 1959 Critics Poll (“Ernestine Anderson” 1). “Years of singing and… r can be recognized with her sultry, sensuous voice which sounds intimate in small club settings and the same soars with passionate intensity in the festival arena (“Ernestine Anderson” 1). “Whether it’s Ellington or Sting,…
Harlem Renaissance
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Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance In the suburbs of New York City, there is a small place named Harlem. The name came from the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands as originally it was a Dutch village, merged within New York in 1873.… This huge group contained people from every aspect of life and of different occupations, particularly the musicians and those…
The Harlem Renaissance Essay
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The Harlem Renaissance remains one of the most significant artistic movements in American history, far surpassing its original importance to one specific minority. The renaissance served to create a consciousness of identity for African-Americans, while also forcing white American to confront the importance of an ethnic group too long considered inferior.…
Research paper of African-American Music
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The culture of the Americans is interestingly based upon a number of different subcultures, with each having its own personal traits and characteristics such as clothing, music and people. The African American subculture thus, has great importance in America and music has played… The Harlem had significant influences over music and dance and introduced the…
Jazz and the influence it had on the 1920's
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Jazz is over hundred years old. The actual circumstances of the birth of this music are rarely known because the recordings of the first jazz band were lost and therefore it is difficult to assume as to how it sounded.… Jazz originated in the 20th century in the communities of the African American in the South America. It is an amalgamation of African and…
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