orchestra. By the mid-1940’s, Ella was already a well-respected performer known throughout the music industry for her energetic and vibrant voice as well as for her exceptional control and vocal range. Continuing under the Decca label that Chick Webb’s orchestra worked with, Ella recorded many popular hits with various artists. Not only did Ella collaborate with Chick Webb, she also worked with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Bill Kenny and the Ink Spots, Louis Jordan, the Delta Rythym Boys, and many others. She even struck out on her own to create Ella Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight.
This was the same year she was discovered by Columbia Records, she signed a contract with them a recorded her first ever song with them. With the song “Downhearted Blues” she soon became one of the highest paid black artists of her day, it sold 800,000 copied. She made 160 recordings in all. Bessie Smiths subject matter was classic material of the blues, poverty, oppression, love, betrayal, and acceptance of defeat at the hands of the cruel and indifferent world. During her very successful career Bessie worked with many great jazz performers such as saxophonist Sidney Bechet, pianist James P. Johnson and pianist Fletcher Henderson.
The band consisted of 3 members; Johnny Dodds, the clarinet player, his younger brother, nicknamed “Baby”, who played the drums, and Joe Oliver, the cornet playing leader who had been acknowledged as the Crescent City’s top brass man. They often did duets with Louis Armstrong. One of the most celebrated musical events of the decade was the premier of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at Manhattan’s Aeolian Hall in the winter of 1924. It was so popular that there was a mob of people outside of the hall who were fighting to get in. Deems Taylor said that the Rhapsody revealed “a genuine gift and a piquant and individual harmonic sense.
But, that all changed when she started to become popular among Tejano music fans. Leading her to win “best female vocalist of the year” and “performer of the year” at the Tejano Music Awards. In the 90s her album named “Ven Conmigo” was the first Tejano album to reached gold selling over five hundred thousand copies. In, 1993 when went on to win a Grammy for “best Mexican American album”. The following year she released another album which was called “Amor Prohibido” that also went gold.
Miranda Lambert Covers Willin ' at Concert One of the reasons Miranda Lambert holds the record for most consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards is because she 's puts on an amazing show. Her latest tour, Keeping the Flame Tour, just got on the road on May 14th and she is already amazing fans. Between belting out her top hits and killing stray beach balls that were thrown on stage, Lambert took time to cover some of her favorite songs. One of the most special of the night was her rendition of Willin '. After some motivating words to her fans regarding having the guts to move forward in life, Miranda performed the song she considered "one of her favorites".
Some of the first allusions of this kind are of popular musicians at the time, Jimmy Ryan and Zutty Singleton, and their songs. Dillard mentions that jazz music was just becoming popular at the time, and that these names were common in her household, and with her family being a very average family, these names were most likely household throughout most of the heavily inhabited parts of the United states. Another musician, even more well-known that he others she mentioned, is Frank Sinatra. He is brought up by Dillard , most likely to achieve the same effect of creating a picture in her reader's mind of what society was like at the
Amy has always been encompassed in music, surrounded by uncles on her mother’s side that were jazz musicians, her father, a former singer, and her grandmother was once in a relationship with Ronnie Scott, a jazz musician. By the time Winehouse was 12, she was enrolled in the esteemed Sylvia Young Theatre School, where a fellow classmate passed along a tape of her singing to his music label, which eventually led to Winehouse getting signed to Island/Universal. That same year, “Winehouse was expelled for ‘not applying herself’ and piercing her nose”(Biography.com 1). Winehouse’s professional career began when she released her first album, “Frank”, in 2003. For this, “the album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize as well as two BRIT awards for Best Female Solo Artist and Best Urban Act.
She performed her dance routine several times a day during her time in New York City. It did not take long for her to be noticed by David Belasco, who was a producer and director for many successful Broadway shows. Belasco convinced St Denis to join his company as a featured dancer. He also came up with the idea to change her name to St Denis because it sounded more artistic and spiritual (Gillis Kruman, “Chapter 2: The Solo Dancers”). She started to tour with Belasco’s company and while she was in Buffalo, New York to perform Madame DuBarry, her interest for the culture of the Orient was awoken.
In 2012, Carey was ranked second on VH1 's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music". Aside from her commercial accomplishments, Carey has won 5 Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 14 Billboard Music Awards.  Referred to as the "songbird supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is famed for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle
Not only was this song enjoyable, because it has a very nice beat and rhythm, but I specifically remember this song from a performance I did with the rest of the All City Chorus members in the fifth grade. Of course, back then, I did not think much of the song’s form and such, but overall it was a very fun experience and a great childhood memory. I remember we practiced this song numerous times, as well as other songs that we would then perform in the same concert, and the music instructor was very articulate on this song because we were doing something very special for it. Generally, all of the song selections the music instructor chose was all in English, including popular holiday songs, Oye Como Va was the only exception. Just as in any concert, performers would invite their families to attend and enjoy our hard work.