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.
They both possess incredible vocal talent, but when it comes to singing technique, Whitney is superior. They begin the song in a similar style, soft, delicate and vulnerable. The difference in talent between both singers becomes evident after the first chorus. Dolly’s song falls flat after the first chorus. She continues singing the song in a soft, mellow, and boring way.
The aspiration to conform and fulfill other’s expectations is the main focus in Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli. Stargirl should not have changed to become more popular. Although her transition satisfied Leo, she was assertive and comfortable in her own skin. Stargirl’s individuality and distinction defined her, and she did not need to alter herself to gratify others. Stargirl Caraway is self-confident, curious, independent, and happy being herself.
The world has seen many talented singers and composers throughout history. Some have had much success, some limited success, and others no success. Shirley Caesar as a gospel artists has merited success in her career because of her love for God, her passion for music, and her hard work, commitment, and dedication in pursuing her dream as an artist. Today she has become a musical legend that will be a part of the world’s legacy. According to encyclopedia.com, “Shirley Caesar is a famous gospel singer whose singing career started in church at an early age as she sang with her family.
As soon as he heard it he knew old Phoebe would love it. He thought it was one of the best records he had ever heard and believed no else in the world could sing it as well as Estelle. This record symbolizes Holden’s belief of innocence. He loves the facts that it is sung buy a colored girl and she doesn’t sing it with a cute girly voice. Holden believes the voice is not a phony, he thinks phonies are a representation of
In the reading passage, it was explained that motivation is divided into two kinds, which is extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation affect from the outside of the individual such as money and intangible rewards. On the other hand, intrinsic motivation effect from the inner of the individual. The story about Marnie showed us that when she was child, she enjoy singing so much that she can sing everywhere and the people around her are so happy to hear her singing. It means that when Marnie was so enjoyed singing, she got "Intrinsic" motivation, which she always feel happy when she was singing and singing was her desire for satisfaction.
Everyone Loves Lucille Ball Some famous Americans have won the noble peace prize, while others might be known for creating world peace or world catastrophes. Lucille Ball will forever be remembered as the person who entertained people with “rubber faced antics (“Lucille Ball Biography”) “zany impersinations.” These comments may seem demeaning; however, they glorifiy Lucille Ball’s legacy. An actress, comedian, a producer, Lucille Ball is most famous for producing and acting in her most famous sitcom, I Love Lucy. Arguably one of the most influential female comedians of all time, Lucille Ball started small in the world of show business, worked her way to the top, and created a world-renowned sitcom that portrayed new ideas and reinvented the
In fact, Laura is one of those people who just makes everything that she does appear effortless and genuine. No doubt, she has labored arduously to make it look easy, but she is remarkably gifted. I was so glad that she got to sing, and it was appealing to hear a traditional carol (she got to sing with Tony who also could sing well). becomingsanta_30_spot_HDI realize that playing a role like Holly may appear to be simple, but I beg to differ. To play a character who is bigger than life and is somewhat magical requires a certain knack.
Selena Quintanilla is a role model now and when she was alive. She inspires young women and especially young latino women to be the best selves they can be no matter how hard it is.Selena Quintanilla was a Latino singer that rose to fame in 1992 when she finally heard one of her songs on the radio. She also recorded an English album that attracted her many more American fans. Without her family know of this would have been possible. Even though Selena died young she still had a memorable life.
Country singer Lynn Anderson has died at the age of 67. Anderson enjoyed a long career both as a country singer and cross-over artist. She had her first solo hit in 1967, while signed as an artist with Chart Records. The song was Ride, Ride, Ride, an upbeat song written by Anderson’s mother Liz Anderson. Though Ride, Ride, Ride was a popular tune, Anderson experienced worldwide success with her 1970 mega-hit Rose Garden, which eventually became her signature song.
Bill got her a record contract with Four Star Records and her career took off. Her career really jump-started when she was featured on a tv show called Talent Scouts. Soon after she performed Walking After Midnight on the tv show it was released as a single. She was put on the top ten charts of country and pop. She and her husband had a lot of issues because she was always away and it put a strain on their marriage so they ended up divorcing.
Then there was Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk who met their career demise in the early nineteen forties. But Williams, in continuing to outdo herself, also outdid these heroes of her time in several crucial respects: she played better in her sixties than she ever did, reaching an artistic fulfillment in the nineteen-seventies that was due to the triple coincidence of external circumstances of the music world, those of her personal life, and those of her own creative evolution (The New Yorker). I admire Mary Lou Williams’s strength, persistence and talent, what did in her era was monumental. Being a woman. African-American, composing and arranging music; as well as leading a band was not a common thing back in her time.
Anna Mae Bullock better known for her stage name as Tina Turner was born in 1939 in Tennessee. She is the mother and queen of rock and pop music. Her music enlightened and motivated everyone . Coming from being a featured singer with Ike turner, she renamed herself Tina turner and that is when she became fierce and unstoppable. Tina Turner did not bloom as well as a solo artist but she always gave her fans more and more music to love.
The Life of Whitney Houston A talented and gifted film-actress, producer, model and American singer. A woman who was one of the greatest singers in the world, and had the best voice of all time. A legendary woman throughout her wonderful years of life. Yet strong, but faced many struggles and challenges in her life, and still left a positive impact on the world after succumbing to death in February 2012. Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey.