Many people wander about the north pole. Everyone knows that someone discovered it, but what you don 't know is that one of the two discoverers is very important to black history, Matthew Henson. He was the first African American explorer to go to the North Pole. Matthew Henson is important to black history because he was one of the first famous black explorers. His past is inspiring ,he discovered the north pole, he didn 't get noticed until 5 decades later
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles and had a very tumultuous childhood as she was brought up by foster parents who ill-treated her. By the age of 5, she was known as a gospel prodigy, gaining fame by singing in her church choir and on the radio. At 12, she moved north to San Francisco, formed a trio and was soon working for band leader Johnny Otis. Four years later, she recorded, Roll with Me Henry, with the Otis band. James’ solo career was a slow starter, and she spent several years cutting low-selling singles for Modern and touring small clubs until 1960, when Leonard Chess signed her to a new record deal. James would record for Chess Records and its subsidiary labels Argo and Checker into the late ‘70s and, working with producers Ralph Bass and Harvey Fuqua, she embraced a style that fused the passion of R&B with the polish of jazz, and scored several hits for the label, including “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “My Dearest Darling,” and “Trust in Me.” While James was enjoying a career resurgence, her personal life was not faring as well; she began experimenting with drugs as a teenager, and by the time she was 21 she was a heroin
Brooks inspired other musicians and producers from the rock world to integrate into country music. Bands such as AC/DC, Def Leppard and the Cars all made the transition over. In the following years, an abundant amount of rock musicians, such as Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, and Robert Plant have tested the water, even changed their identify to country artists (Ears). However, the shift from rock to country was not the only change in the music industry. Mainstream country artists have even began to incorporate hip-hop and rap into their music (Ears). These opportunities were made possible because Garth Brooks was not afraid to try something new, to be a new movement. Brook’s public affirmation of rock music immensely provoked the turning point of the biggest selling country artist of all time.
‘Cross Roads Blues’ prove that Johnson’s singing style and impressive guitar skills, still copied by Blues and Rock n’ Roll musicians to this
Evolution of the Delta blues can be seen by identifying specific elements of the Delta Blues in music genres that came after it. Rock ‘n’ Roll for example, is one of the modern genres that still exemplify elements of the Delta Blues. Many rock legends such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles were highly inspired by the Delta blues. Regan Wardensky writes, “The goal of both genres is to create music with raw emotion.” (Wardensky, 2012) . A visible aspect of the Delta Blues in Rock n Roll is the lyrics and the extent at which artists use them to express deep emotion. The rolling Stones, sang “Paint it black” with the aim of allowing the audience to look into the life of a troubled fellow who wishes his life was all painted black just like his moods. The Alabama shakes, a modern rock band showcase the same emotion when they sing “Bless my heart, bless my soul. I didn’t think I’d make it to 22 years old.” in “Hold on” Similar sadness can be seen in Robert Johnson’s “Come on to my kitchen” who continuously asks his lover to come back to him. Not surprisingly, Robert Johnson receives credit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for writing songs that set foundation for rock n roll. Another element of the Delta blues present in Rock n roll is the use of the minor pentatonic
There are a few things that can bring the town of Odessa, Texas together, football is one. Certain families aggrandize over the sport more than others. There is a direct contrast between the families of Boobie Miles and Brian Chavez. Boobie Miles’ uncle LV Miles always pushes Boobie at home and tries to live out his high school dreams of playing football, which he could not do because of segregation and the black school not having a football program at the time, whereas Brian pushes himself to succeed in both football and academics because he knows that there is life after high school football.
Jim Bridger was born in March 17,1804 in Richmond,Virginia, Lewis and Clark started their epic western expedition two months before Jim Bridger was born. Bridger headed west along with the routes that Lewis and Clark pioneered. Then twenty years past and Jim Bridger became one of the most important Mountain men of the 19th century. Overall Bridger became famous in history for being a memorable and brave mountain men.
Opener “Finished” drags a little too long at six minutes; although the racket it makes is rather nice, with echoing strings and Auto-Tuned vocals, it feels strange to start the record off with its longest and least eventful song. However, Ivywild is honestly not the tasteless mess you’d expect from an alt-country-gone-synthpop act; it’s impressively cohesive, and is consistently attractive musically. This record’s biggest problem might just be its lack of anything stunningly beautiful. Ivywild’s network of synths and samples helps to hide Yellen’s inconsistency in songwriting (for while Country Sleep has some gorgeous songs, it also has a few extremely dull ones); however, it’s missing that emotional immediacy that can only come with a guitar and a whisper, and Yellen hasn’t quite found something to replace that. None of Ivywild’s music is as good as some of the stuff on Country Sleep, but nevertheless, this record has to be a success for Yellen considering the vast instrumental difference between Night Beds’ two albums. Ivywild is not a masterpiece, and it’s not a bomb; it’s a smartly crafted synthpop record that brings out some of Winston Yellen’s best talents while hiding
Fans of Deadliest Catch were shocked to hear that Jake Harris was attacked this week and left on the side of the road. His brother Josh Harris has been doing a great job of updating fans on how he is doing and what is going on. Jake ended up in ICU, and his brother Josh Harris kept going to his Facebook page to talk about what went down. He was worried about his brother and shared that they knew who attacked Jake. He even went as far as to share pictures of them and their names. Now KREM is revealing that an arrest has been made in the attack of Jake Harris. Two people were actually arrested in Jake 's attack today, which makes fans really happy knowing he would get some justice.
Upon listening to the few minutes of John Adams’ piece, On the Transmigration of Souls, my memory was immediately brought back to the emotions I felt while standing at the reflection pools at Ground Zero. Not until reading the playbill from the New York Philharmonic’s production of Adams’ piece did I realize that the piece was in fact created as a meditative “memory space” for those who suffered a loss from the attacks on September 11, 2001 and any other loss humans experience. John Adams’ piece creates a “memory space” those suffering a loss from the horrific events of 9/11 but also for those enduring losses from all aspects of life. Through the noise from the city streets, repetition of the word “missing” and “remember”, reading of victim’s names and text from missing-persons posters, listeners enter into a time
Bridgewater, Va. – The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday April 20th, abolitionist, and anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman is to replace the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. This is a mark in history because she will not only be the first African-American to appear on United States paper currency, but also the first woman in over a century.
I was born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, an area immersed in a relaxed coastal culture and a vibrant jazz and blues heritage. Gulfport is located right off the Gulf of Mexico and less than an hour from New Orleans, Louisiana. Living near the Gulf, heavily influenced my childhood, I would spend weekends at the beach, and long hours traveling to distant islands far from the coast I called home. The music you would hear at the beach were always from timeless Americana artist; such as, Bob Dylan and Jonny Cash. My parents, not musicians themselves, were infatuated with the music of the late 1980’s from artists like Prince, Michael Jackson, and Journey. My particular favorite artist from that time period was Queen, and my love for rhapsody
Jean baptiste Bingham painter was born September, 5 1638, in France. So many People from France know Bingham painter by his amazing good art. Jean baptiste Bingham, painter spoke many languages such as French, a little Indian and other types of languages. Jean baptiste was one of the 3rd men 's in France that was well known. He was also a really famous men.
Close your eyes and try to imagine a melding the history of the Irish and Scottish tunes, of the twang of country music, and the reverence of a gospel message. Enter a touch of the blues and the spirit of generations who played music to express themselves with this unique genre of music. Each of these components brought with it instruments steeped with tradition. Country music built the foundation with the guitar and bass guitar, the Scottish and Irish influences added the mandolin. The Africa American 2/4 beat contributes the banjo and the washboard adds the finishing folk music touch. This church type music combined with the blues is speaks from the soul. The expressive melodies based on simple tunes and intricate harmonies create a
Our society today relies heavily on mass media for communication. Through these mediums and others, like television and printable sources, information is spread worldwide. Depending on how the information is presented cultures and overall, households can be persuaded into perceiving other groups of individuals in specific forms. In recent news reporting, there has been a portrayal of police brutality within impoverished communities of color. This has caused an uproar all over the United States. Civil rights leaders and others alike have banned together to protest recent incidents that have taken place. Kalief Browder, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner are just three different but similarly rooted situations that have impacted society in recent