The impact that Louis Armstrong had on jazz music and the Jazz Age was so immaculate that it transformed the genre of this new music for many generations to come. Through his multitudes of different performances during the twenties, he developed new ways and techniques to enhance his playing. Performances were never lacking for Louis he showcased solos, as well as in bands, which expanded his popularity throughout the country. Beginning his career and influence in the twenties, he started off with his solo performances, exhibiting his incredible trumpet and cornet playing as well as adding some singing in with the mix. These bountiful performances allowed him to become invited by his mentor “King” Oliver to be a part of his Creole Jazz Band.
Elvis Presley impersonators all over the world continue perform his songs so a younger generation can enjoy the music of Elvis Presley. Almost fifty years after his death, Elvis still influences artist. Following Presley is one of the very bands his influence helped create, The Beatles. The Beatles consisted of Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, John Lennon, and George Harrison. The Beatles first album, Please Please Me, released in 1963.
While playing with his band, Armstrong also performed nightly at clubs and silent films. Later in Armstrong's career he joined the Hot 5 and later Hot 7. While playing with the Hot 7 Armstrong made some hit songs including “Potato Head Blues” and “Alligator Crawl”. Louis Armstrong is a impressive representation of the 1920’s because he represents the music from this time. Some of his recording with the Hot 7 are generally known as a great example of 20’s music.
He named her "Lady Day," and that title (or simply "Lady") became her jazz world soubriquet from the mid-1930s on; she labeled him "President of Tenor Saxophonists. "Their musical symbiosis, especially on the 1935-1939 small-group recordings, is one of the miracles of jazz; on "This Year's Kisses," "He's Funny That Way," "A Sailboat in the Moonlight," "Me, Myself and I," "Mean to Me," and a raft of other tunes tenor sax and voice interweave so sympathetically that they sound as if they're poured from the same bottle. After the late 1930s they rarely recorded together, but to the end remained soulmates as Romeo and Juliet. (They died the same year Lester died March and Billie Holliday died July) Billie's career reached its zenith in the very late 1930s. In 1938 she shaped a prolonged engagement at Cafe Society; the following year she joined Benny Goodman on a radio broadcast; she was regularly operating the massive New York theaters and the famous 52nd Street clubs, including Kelly's Stables and the Onyx Club all in addition to her recording successes.
From receiving heavy criticism due to a variety of factors to being the most popular musical genre for Canadians during the Great Depression, jazz music has been responsible for uplifting people’s spirits, shaping cities and changing the face of music. Prohibition and racial tensions in the United States attracted talent, whether immigrants were seeking employment in film or pursuing a career in jazz. The Golden Age of Radio also contributed to jazz’s success, leading jazz to be the most popular genre of the 1930s. It is often forgotten that Canada is home to some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, like Oscar Peterson. Jazz is not only an American concept, contrary to popular
Since then, he has made many songs of different tones and meanings. Many of his songs and actions align immensely with transcendentalist ideals, including appreciation, independence, individualism, nonconformity, and being one with nature. One transcendentalist ideal that Young represents is appreciation. Emerson used the example of stars to explain how important appreciation is, saying, “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown” (Nature 498). Starting in November
Jazz, a music considered truly ‘American’; a mix of African-American rhythms such as ragtime, blues and gospel, has also been interpreted by the community, ingrained with their own style, their own sabor. Mexican Americans and Jazz have combined so well, that some good bands have been formed and there is a Texas Jazz Festival being held every year, which has been promoted and planned with the participation of Latinos to a great extent. This has been possible thanks to the flexibility of these people, who have opened their arms –and their ears- to the new sounds and who have found ways to make them their
Benny Goodman also pushed for a diverse band, being the organizer of an interracial group (Swing). In this instance, it was through this connection to music that black and white people came together. At the time that swing was popular, World War II was taking place. It seems legit that people would want to get their feeling out somehow. Swing music did just that.
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
Jazz categories include Dixieland, swing, bop, cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, third stream, jazz-rock, and fusion. Bebop was the first major leap in creating the cultural phenomenon that was jazz. It gained a massive amount of popularity over a short span. Bebop gained popularity in the 1940’s and the reason bebop stayed primarily in African-American culture was that it was too complicated for white musicians to copy. This brought their culture back into the public’s eye.
The new form of popular entertainment really kept the 1920’s quite entertained from their political songs, broadsides, dance music, and piano music; how could one be bored? (Funk and Wagnalls) During this era several things began to gain attention, but a couple things in particular really shined through all the pieces coming out in the wave of notoriety. The popular considered to be the “happy-go-lucky,” melodies that centered a lot of popular favorites were coming from a composer of the name Tin Pan Alley. Some of the melodies that were popular were: Whispering, Wang Wang Blues, Wabash Blues, Linger Awhile, Who, My Blue Heaven, Sonny Boy, The Prisoner 's Song, April Showers, My Mammy, Dreamy Melody, and It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More. (Jazz Standards.com) The 1920’s centered around these tunes more than others, but that doesn’t mean they were hated they just weren’t as popular; but despite the rankings the pieces affected the entertainment in the 20’s for the best.
He said that when he saw "Bo Diddley" on the cue-card, he thought he was to perform two songs: "Bo Diddley" and "Sixteen Tons". Bo Diddley wrote many songs for himself, but he also wrote for several songs for others. In 1956 he and guitarist Jody Williams co-wrote the pioneering pop song "Love Is Strange", a hit for Mickey & Sylvia in 1957.He also wrote "Mama (Can I Go Out)" which would become a minor hit for pioneering Rockabilly singer Jo Ann Campbell who performed the song in the 1959 Rock & Roll film Go Johnny Go. On May 13, 2007, Diddley was admitted to intensive care in Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, following a stroke after a concert the previous day in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Starting the show, he had complained that he did not feel well.
In 1922, Gennett Records, an independent company located in Richmond, Indiana, began recording jazz groups performing in Chicago. The first group they recorded was the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, followed in 1923 by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band with young jazz player Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong is and will continue to be remembered for his contribution to the Jazz Age of music. By 1929 Armstrong was a big star, touring the U.S. and the continent with his bands. His singing style became as popular as his trumpet playing.
The state of Missouri has plenty of musical artists to be proud of with jazz innovator Charlie Parker from Kansas City and legendary rocker Chuck Berry from St. Louis. The Rainmakers are an original rock band from Kansas City. They came out with a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the U.S. and Europe. This bar band still performs. Well-known horror author Stephen King became a fan and quoted their lyrics in two of his novels “The Tommyknockers” and “Gerald’s Game”.