Form here Bessie shifter her performances from blues into something that fit the swing era. The swing band she performed with had members such as trombonist Jack Teagarden, trumpeter Frankie Newton, tenor saxophonist Chu Berry, pianist Buck Washington, guitarist Bobby Johnson and bassist Billy Taylor. This band recorded such songs as “Take Me for a Buggy Ride” and “Gimme a Pig foot (And a Bottle of Beer)” and both songs continued to be ranked her most popular. On September 26th, 1937 as Bessie Smith and a friend were driving to a performance there car was involved in an accident. Bessie was severely injured and later died in hospital At the highest point in her career Bessie Smith sold more recordings and earned more money than any other blues performer.
She was raised in what could be considered a single parent household for quite some time by her mother, Sarah Fagan. Her father, Clarence Holiday, was not an active source of support in their lives. He was a jazz musician, whose love for his career could easily outweigh any love he may have had for his family. Living with only her mother was a struggle, putting them into a life of poverty. This led to Billie leaving school when she was only nine years old.
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame, and Memphis Music Hall of Fame; one singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author comes to mind when thinking of the largest contributions to music in the 20th century. Primarily remembered as a country music icon, Johnny Cash spanned many genres in his decades long career, including rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. His deep, baritone voice is well known the world over. His rebelliousness as well as his image as "The Man in Black" is recognized as instantly as the stars and stripes themselves. John "J.R." Cash, was born on February 26, 1932 in the town of Kingsland, Arkansas.
I chose to do this essay over one of the greatest Jazz musicians of all time Louis Armstrong. He was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans. In one of the poorest places in New Orleans named the battlefield. Growing up he had an difficult life. His father who worked but abounded his family while he was still a child and mom being a prosecute made life very hard.
Without Cole’s inspiration jazz dance would have never been born. Jack Cole was born in New Jersey on April 27, 1911 and wanted to pursue his dream to dance ever since we he little. After Cole was sent away to be boarding school he decided to join with the Denishawn Dance Company that was led by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. After Cole made his first professional appearance in 1930, he left the modern dance world for commercial dance career in nightclubs. After Cole ended his career in his
Marley had a love for Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino and The Drifters, music drifting over from the United States. Marley and childhood friend Livingston devoted most of their time to music under the teaching of Joe Riggss. Later on, Bob met Leslie King who had him record a couple singles, the first was "Judge Not". His solo career did not take off right away, so him and two of his friends created a band. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Neville Livingston formed the "Wailing Wailers".
Despite the domestic success the good achieved by ALOYLERS , but she could not continue was the physical income of recordings at the time, trivial, he put artists at the time was not excellent, but that three of its members were forced to migrate to America in search of better opportunities to earn a living. In 1967 Bob's music reflected in new beliefs. in their place was growing commitment to spiritual and social issues. Marley joined up with Bunny
CHAPTER FOUR “LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME”: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDIES OF BILLIE HOLIDAY “Her voice is full of money” Francis Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”, 1925 I What was there so interesting about Billie Holiday’s birth chart or life that it warranted a closer look? To begin with, the details shown on her birth certificate were wrong in fact. The error did not concern her date or hour of birth. These details were accurate so any aspiring astrologer or biographer did not need to fret unduly over this point. It was the name of her father that was incorrect.
Billie Holiday, was a very famous African American singer that helped regulate drugs, because, according to whites, she was the example of what a dangerous African American on heroin looked like. The white folks made it seem like African Americans were the only ones using drugs, and therefore they were dangerous for it. In Chasing the Scream, it was interesting to see that Harry Anslinger was perpetually committed to arrest Holiday for drug use that
She was born in Staten Island, New York on January 9, 1941 (Joan Baez Biography). She later moved to California where she was no stranger to racism or discrimination due to her mexican descent. Baez was a folk music vocalist and even became a part of the rebirth in the 1960’s (Joan Baez Biography). Her first album, released in 1960, made her known as a singer that promoted civil rights, pacifism, and social justice. After she became known as an activist, she began performing at marches throughout the years.