This is a passage about one of the first basketball players to ever set foot on a basketball court. He was a great hero during the Civil Rights Movement.
Jazz has shaped the world we know today. Jazz would have never been as popular without the help of the famous musicians: Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. These people helped spread the new genre through radio, railroads, and the records that they played. Where did this all start? The jazz age began in New Orleans where a certain King was born.
For example, he and his orchestra made appearances as characterized versions of themselves in Betty Boop cartoons. He also made it into International House in 1933. Calloway also performed ‘Minnie’ in the 1933 film The Big Broadcast. In 1935, Calloway starred in and created the film short Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party. Following the list of films he has starred in, 1937 introduced his audience to Hi De Ho and IManhattan Merry-Go-Round. As for his personal life, in 1937, he and his wife attempted to save their marriage by adopting a child. In this same period, Calloway also delved into publishing, creating the Cab Calloway’s Hepsters Dictionary. 1941 saw the departure of Dizzy Gillespie after a physical altercation and the early death of Berry. Unfortunately, Calloway and his Orchestra fell out of favor as all big bands did in the 1940s. He would also divorce and remarry to a woman named Nuffie, who he met in 1942 and had children. The era of Big Bands ended, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra would disband in 1948, and he would condense his group into a
The Harlem Renaissance was a burst on African American’s expression of culture, arts, and writings throughout the 1920’s. It was in Harlem, New York, the movement allowed many African American poets, painters, musicians, authors and philosophers to express the beliefs in their people's culture. They wanted to be equal to white people so they showed that through their talents. Louis Armstrong was a key asset to the Harlem Renaissance due to his inspiring music and playing his instruments for African Americans people during this period.
If you listen to jazz today, you will hear expanded musical harmonies, musicians playing more complex chords, and musical harmonies borrowed from many different genres of music, including pop. Many new, mainstream jazz as artists use the same techniques that artists from the early 1900’s used. Joseph “King” Oliver was the father to many of these techniques, which changed jazz and the way we hear it today. During the 1920’s, Joe “King” Oliver was the most progressive and influential artist in jazz because of his musical innovations that influenced other jazz artists to incorporate his methods,which sparked a new type of jazz.
Johnny Cade is 16 years old, a greaser, and lives in the East Side of the town which is where the poor class lives. He was not very good in school, but was a quiet boy trying his best to not get in a “mess”. He would be very nervous when talking to people/strangers he didn’t know about, especially the Socs. He died being a hero to all young and old saving lives although his life was taken away.
Billy Barker was a sailor from Cambridge shire, England who struck gold in 1862. Billy was Born in England around 1819 as he grew up he Worked with his father as a waterman cutting and logging trees, and working for a sawmill. In 1845 railroads started taking over and the work slowed down in England Billy was losing jobs and money became scarce so he went to North America in search of a new job to keep his funds up. In 1850 Billy worked on a California gold mine in a small town called Lillooet, not having much luck in finding gold so in 1862 Billy barker moved to the area near Richfield to work on several mines that he owned.
In Missouri he joined up with the Fate Marable’s band. After three years, Louis’s dreams came true. Joe Oliver asked him to travel to Chicago to join his Creole Jazz Band. It took little time for the city of Chicago to fall in love with Louis’s New Orleanian style of jazz. Louis was becoming a star. After a quick trip to Los Angeles, he returned to Chicago to form a band and began touring.
Very similar to his father and grand father before him Jim Bowie was an adventurer. Jim Bowie was born in Kentucky in the year of 1776, while Jim Bowie was still very young In the year of 1802 he and his family moved to Louisiana. In his early years of life Jim Bowie was wild and free, when he wasn 't learning from his mother or working for his father, bowie liked to explore the woods around his family 's house. Known as the “wild bowie boy” in all the surrounding communities legends grew about Jim Bowie 's early life. Often they were told of Jim Bowie riding upon the back of an alligator, practicing the lasso, or hunting with his young indian friend he had met in the woods surrounding his home.
There once lived a man who believed that the government should insure equality for all citizens: gay, straight, black, or white. In 1977, he became the first openly gay elected official in the United States to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. This human rights leader was Harvey Milk and today represents a symbol of gay liberation all over the world. Milk was born on May 22, 1930 in Long Island, New York to a Jewish family. Milk worked at his families retail clothing business during high school and enjoyed playing football and singing Opera music (Cava,2008). As a young boy, Milk was made fun of for his big ears and long nose. It wasn’t until his teenage years that he realized he was gay. After High School, Milk studied
Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931, in Rogers, Texas. As known, Alvin Ailey is one of the leading figures in the 20th century modern dance. He was brought up single handedly by his young mother who was only a teenager then. He was brought up during the period of the Great Depression. A period of time where racial segregation, violence and lynchings against African Americans, prevailed. Ailey gained inspiration from the black church service he attended to as well as the music that was played at the local dance hall. Christianity instilled a strong sense of black pride, which became a strong feature of his works.
On January 10th, 1924, or January 8th, 1925, in Newland, North Carolina, Max Roach was born. Roach had died at the age of eighty three on August 16th, 2007. You may be asking, who was Max Roach and what has he done that caught my attention? Max Roach was not only an American jazz percussionist, drummer, and composer, he was and is still now an inspiration to many musicians. Most people these days think that the music that is listened to today just came up as an idea in someone’s head, or it magically popped out of nowhere. But what not many people knew, was that all of this type of music was originated from musicians from the 1940’s or 50’s. One of the many creators of this type of music was a jazzy bebop drummer named Max Roach. Bebop is a
I picked to write about Alvin Ailey because I feel like this is the decade and generation that his legacy died in because when it comes to dance no one thinks of Ailey as the founding father his dancing is a lost art.. Alvin Ailey was an amazing dancer and choreographer with his own unique dance style. His talent was referenced in Fresh Prince of Bel Air and a different world his style is what makes him stand out from other choreographers. Alvin Ailey was not born with his name in lights he had a rough beginning. Born in Rogers, Texas on January 5th 1931 as Alvin Ailey Jr. His father was a laborer and he left when Ailey was less than one year old, his mother Lula Elizabeth Ailey was only 17 years old when she gave birth to him. She was very
The bebop stars that influenced Corea to play jazz are Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, and Lester Young. He was accepted into the liberal arts program at Columbia University in the late 1950s and later went to The Juilliard School to give full time to music studies. In the 1970’s Corea decided to lead his own groups called Circle and Return to Forever. He also
William Count Basie was born on August 21, 1904 and was raised in Red Bank, New Jersey. Basie was raised by Harvey Lee Basie and Lillian Ann Childs Basie. Harvey Lee worked as a Coachman and also as a caretaker for a wealthy judge. As cars became more popular, the coachmen occupation was not needed. As a result, he became a handyman for wealthy landowners. Lillian Basie worked as a laundress or a woman who washes, dries and folds your laundry. She also was a cake baker for several years. As young children Harvey and Lillian Basie played instruments such as the piano and mellophone. Lillian, being a piano player, paid Miss Vandevere (a piano instructor) 25 cents to teach William how to play the piano. Although he loved piano, his first love