The blues were then popularised by female singers like Marline Johnson and Bessie Smith. • Young Americans began to embrace this new style by listening and dancing to it. • For the first time radios and record players were widely available in stores. ** • Throughout its history jazz dance has developed in parallel to jazz music. ** • Jazz music was part of the popular minstrel shows and vaudeville shows, both of which introduced the music to wider audiences.
Jazz music has its roots in Black slave culture and arts. The white culture of the time saw these influences as “savage” and deteriorating to their music. Some saw the role of jazz as a platform for a change. Jazz was a way to bring together the different cultures. During the 1920s and 1930s jazz began to be popular and interesting among young people, black and whites.
They had a much bolder and scandalous idea of what to wear that most of the people living in the 20s. Flappers wore shorter skirts and dresses, more makeup, and ……, and flaunted their bodies for people to see. Today, we would see flappers and very body confident women who enjoy a good party and getting into a little trouble. Now, we would not oppose these acts but continue on with life and possibly laugh it off but this was much different in the 20s. Older women saw girls acting in these ways and became outraged by this
Before the 1920’s women always wore long dresses or skirts, they were modest. Lifestyle and fashion changed for men and women in the 1920’s, but especially for the young women. The 1920’s was a time of experimenting and taking risks for the women. They went on an adventure to find and do things their mothers and grandmothers never did. The “ Roaring Twenties” experienced rapid changes including; Fashion, styles, and the media.
Derived from the slang word hip or hep, meaning “to know” or “to be aware, originally involved jazz musicians and their fans and followers”, hipsters form a subculture, ,,(black and white) who cultivated a distinctive style of dress, appearance, language, and behaviour.” (Stephenson, 2009, p. 5) Centred upon the jazz experience, hipsterism represented an opposition to the conventional puritanical attitude toward sexuality and drugs. ,, Hipsterism attracted and influenced the avant-garde and bohemian while it continued to attract followers from its traditional social groups. By the middle and late forties, hipsterism constituted a sort of cultural underground throughout the United States with international affiliations. The Beats assumed the role of literary advocates for this subculture, embracing and, at the same time, interpreting and transforming it.”
They had many hits throughout the 1970s and the band assisted in making funk music a successful genre, with an even broader audience. A different group of musicians then began to further develop this genre. New ideas were significantly made by George Clinton, with his two bands; Parliament and Funkadelic. The Parliament group emphasized using horns whilst Funkadelic emphasized using guitars, but both had a deep, rhythm filled groove. Simultaneously, they formed a new kind of funk sound, greatly influenced by psychedelic rock as well as jazz.
The Great Gatsby had lots of scenes in it that had to deal with jazz. Jazz in the great Gatsby was very full with multiple African Americans in the bar dancing to the music. During that time which was the 1920’s, Jazz was amongst African Americans in New Orleans. The jazz age played a large role in modernizing the United states during the 1920’s with African Americans influencing jazz and the modernization too. This essay will explain more in the jazz age.
Many musicians like Louie Armstrong and Duke Ellington were strongly influenced by ragtime, marches, and the blues. Louie Armstrong’s’ West Side Blues is an example where you could see hints of a march and blues even though it is considered a Jazz hit.
However; to people in an older age group, young and rebellious women that would participate in their “free way of life”, were known as “flappers”. Women often wore corsets and other clothing that exposed their arms and legs. At that time, cosmetics, were not accepted into American society because of the association with prostitution that which later on became very
Valaida Snow, Viola (Vi) Burnside, and Melba Liston were three revolutionary female pioneers in jazz. In the book The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Billy Taylor says, “If one were to ask the average jazz enthusiast to name twenty first-rate jazz instrumentalists...the list...would probably include one or two women… [d]espite the fact that from the earliest days of jazz to the present women have made important and lasting contributions to the common vocabulary and the evolution of the music” (qtd. in Handy x). Each of these three women and others like them have contributed to the jazz idiom in their own way, but this is a man’s world (although it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl) their time to shine seemed to have