The combinations composed individual performances that were favorite to his fans. • Duke Ellington’s music had exceptional musical personalities, whom he had recognized their talents and exclusively wrote for them. This made his sounds unique, and could never give the same resonance when played by other bands. • The music was rich in harmony, a characteristic that was uncommon in the music produced in the Swing Era. Ellington managed to develop unique harmony with unusual chord progressions.
He had the world hooked on the beautiful melodies as well as the intriguing story lines. I think he is the reason many people began theatre in the first place. The fact that he has consistently had at least on show running on Broadway since 1979 is an incredible feat in itself. Many composers are lucky to have just one or two shows run. We do not know what is yet to come from the brilliant Andrew Lloyd Webber, but if it is anything like his past productions, I do not think we will be
Buddy Holly Introduction Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century. Buddy Gains His Interest Holly gain interest in music at a young age. “We owe it all to Elvis,” that was the quote that Holly said after doing an opener show.
Dave Matthews was adamant grass roots methods of tourism, and his audacity, he was successful and spread his message of self-affirmation anti-racial millions. Many individual successes have been achieved that are the legacy of the Dave Matthews Band. Dave Matthews in collaboration with the local jazz guru John D'earth picked up some exceptional players from the local jazz scene to tape some songs Matthews Band. The "Dave Matthews Band" newly formed frequently played concerts and has become progressively popular in the local celebrations college frat house. From the origin until now the Dave Matthews Band maintains a mental basis, earning their fan base through visits, and using their independent label "Bama Rags" to assist others struggling
Singers such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday popularized blues and jazz vocals. Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong drew huge audiences as white Americans as well as African Americans caught jazz fever (Kallen 13). The continuing hardships faced by African Americans in the Deep South and the urban North were severe, it took the environment of the new American city to bring in close proximity some of the greatest minds of the day. Harlem brought notice to great works that might otherwise have been lost or never produced. The results were phenomenal; the artists of the Harlem Renaissance undoubtedly transformed African American culture.
On January 8th, 1935 one of the greatest influences to pop and country was born. Elvis Aaron Presley changed the way people heard and saw music through his songs and the way he performed them. Elvis’ music was stunning, he had eighteen American No. 1s and hundreds of gold records from around the world. He brought a way of performing that people had never experienced before, he was electrifying when he performed on stage.
Elvis Presley’s personalized creation and performance of rock transformed the style as a white genre. Elvis credited the musical influences of blues and jazz for the creation of his unique approach to rock and roll. Not only did the early 20th century music inspire Elvis Presley, but well-known, successful groups such as the Rolling Stones and Beatles credit the blues for their inspiration. ("20th Century Music," n.d.). Following the evolution of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, came the introduction to many more genres established by African Americans, such as, Hip hop, R&B and Rap.
Elvis was an American figure loved by many generations and was loved because of his creative spirit. At the end of the day, whether you love him or hate him, we all have to appreciate this man’s work: his creativity, his perseverance, his bravery, and his energy that he put into what loved to do—his music. With his music he dared to fuse the different music from the different cultures of America that were completely separated ever since our country’s birth. This is what made Elvis stand out from all the other artists. He became very influential in his career and his impact deserves recognition to everybody from different race, ethnicity, culture, and background for future generations to
Swing was first introduced by black musicians. Some of them included Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, and Jimmy Lunceford. Interestingly enough, because of the popularity of the music, African Americans were able to produce music and bring it into white society for them to listen to. These African American musicians also influenced many of the white musicians as well. White jazz musicians had taken inspiration from black jazz music for many years, but because of swing, they became even more deeply devoted to integrating this music to blacks and whites.
affected by the African- American culture, and was inspired by their music. He listened to radio stations that played "race records": spirituals, blues, and the modern, back-beat heavy sound of rhythm and blues.” His idols shaped him into the performer that he was, and helped him create the sound that was considered revolutionary at the time. Although Elvis Presley was celebrated because of his combination of the white and black culture, many people did not have the same positive feelings about it, which resulted in a lot of controversy. “Criticism from parents, educators, politicians, columnists, and religious leaders surrounded Presley constantly. “ (Wallace, 104) Some did not agree at how talented and how much of an impact Presley had.
Wilcox 's final piece of advice is slightly less manageable but no less important. He advises all young musicians to, "join a band of people you enjoy playing with," a task not very simple for people who have few choices when it comes to bands to join. Wilcox 's "three pillars of music" closed off the interview, and all related parties left to continue their lives. Wilcox is a very strong example of a broken mold. He plays trumpet well enought to be 1st chair in a relatively skilled band, but he still moves with militaristic discipline reminescent of his darker, bloodier past.
His singing style became as popular as his trumpet playing. It’s safe to say that Louis will go down in history as one of the greatest in Jazz to ever live. (Tyle
Jazz brought about a new form of music, and the artists allowed people to let loose and find a way to express themselves better. Of all the influential musicians in the time period, there were none better than Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Sidney Bichet, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. Each artist has their own story, and their own reason for the end of their career. Some lived their life out in fame and glory, while others were shown the more dramatic side of life. Their upbringing may differ, but they all had one thing in common; a lasting contribution for not only the Jazz Era, but for all other generations and genres of music to come.
Many people have covered this ever so popular song and some have even received wide acclaim for it. This famous song, Hallelujah, was released in 1984 on Cohen’s album, Various Positions. After this huge accomplishment, Cohen then continued to release many albums. To this very day, the famous icon continues to write, sing, and even tour. This following quote from one of his pieces of poetry is a great example of Cohen’s uniqueness and determination.