He is one of the most popular singers of this time; I can’t even describe the amount of fans that were there! After the war music was reshaped for the better because now we have the beautiful music of rock and roll. Rock and Roll artist’s especially Elvis contributed African American music and blues to create a unique sound. Elvis challenges the old belief of separating white and black music as he combines them together. Elvis also challenges the social and racial blockades of this times he fosters an new American music and popular culture.
The 1920s were a very upbeat, celebratory time for the American people. There were wild parties, bootleggers sneaking alcohol around due to Prohibition, and an elevated sense of materialism. People were enjoying the finer things in life, seemingly going through everyday life without a care in the world. This period of time can be referred to as the Roaring Twenties, as well as the Jazz Age. In The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald displayed both positive and negative aspects of the Jazz Age through several characters, symbols, and events.
• Scott Joplin bought jazz into homes all over the country, and the Ragtime craze was on. It really caught on in New Orleans allowing Jazz to flourish due to its less rigid social backgrounds. New Orleans became the first true jazz centre. • This encouraged the popularity and growth of jazz music. • Jazz went from only playing in New Orleans to becoming a staple of the America airwaves, dance halls and homes” • The 1930’s brought a new style of jazz “big band swing”.
Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City, on March 1, 1913 and died in New York, on April 16, 1994. He was a well known writer and teacher. Also a very well recognize as one of the best American novelists of the post-war period. He lived in Oklahoma in his youth, studying at public schools and suffering from the environment as many African-Americans. After receiving a scholarship, Ellison could focus on the music, his early passion and love; between 1933 and 1936 he was pursuing this at the Tuskegee Institute, specializing in trumpet.
Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé many times. The piece received its show in the concert, An Experiment in Modern Music which was held on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano. After the great success of an experimental classical-jazz concert held with singer Eva Gauthier at Aeolian Hall on November 1, 1923, band leader Paul Whiteman decided to attempt something more exciting. He asked Gershwin to add a concerto-like piece for an all-jazz concert he would give in Aeolian Hall on February 1924. The song itself had no words, it starts soft, then gets loud, then keeps rotating between the two.
Michael Jackson produced over 50 songs and they all expressed how he felt, and most of the time he was cheerful and happy expecially when he wrote the song “The Way you Make Me Feel” he was very cheerful and I think that’s what most people loved about him. He was the most nicest person ever and he liked to express his feelings a lot. His songs showed his emotions and I think that he liked showing the way he felt in his music I know that he loved dancing. He loved the “Moonwalk” because that was his signature move.
Armstrong recorded this song in 1931.just before an instrumental break, Armstrong use alternate take inserted to the lyrics “oh, memory”. This song involved a great role in culture and stories because this song used at a critical moment during “Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories” Stardust is best combination of melody, strong lyrics and perfect balance
Frankie was adamant about the quality of the sound at the warehouse and insisted on Richard Long, a legendary sound man, to design the sound system for the warehouse. Wayne Williams remembers “Frankie had the best sound system in Chicago”. The music played at the warehouse was called “Warehouse Music” and eventually called “House Music”.
In May 1964 the record “Hello Dolly” reached number 1 in the pop music charts, knocking the Beatles off the top, at the height of Beatlemania. Louis Armstrong’s music was so popular worldwide that during the Cold
Jazz bands play at dance halls. Radio stations and phonograph records (100 million of which are sold in 1927 alone) carry their tunes to listeners across the nation. Some older people object to jazz music’s “vulgarity” and “depravity,” but many in the younger generation love the freedom they feel on the dance floor. The Charleston is a very popular dance of the 1920s, danced by both young women (Flappers) and young men of that generation. The Charleston involves the fast-paced swinging of the legs as well as big arm movements.
The world-wide famous book which later turned into a movie, The Great Gatsby, sticks to the time setting very well. F. Scott Fitzgerald sets “The Great Gatsby” in the 1920’s. The twenties was an age of dramatic social and political change. However, when most people think of the twenties they think of the big, crazy, wild parties they had. The Jazz Age is a movement in the twenties in which jazz music became popular.
The concert was held at Jazz at the Bistro. It was a tribute to the great trumpet player and St. Louis native Clark Terry. The concert was performed by contemporary trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band. Clark Terry was a well-known and highly respected trumpeter and flugelhorn player who has had a tremendous influence on jazz and jazz culture in the music’s rich history. Clark Terry’s music deeply moved numerous jazz legends like Byron Stripling, who once said, “You don’t have to be a jazz fan.
Music is one surefire way of describing a culture. It touches every corner of the globe in its own way, reflecting societies and views over the years. The United States has gone through many changes throughout the generations. One style of music very near to our culture has been swing. Whether it be it's beginning stages in the 1920's, its peak in the 1940's, or the numerous revivals, big band is making a big story in the United States.