Due to all his hard work, Oliver is recognized for having raised the bar of jazz through his famous solo piece, Dippermouth Blues (1923) which was a treat for many 1920s trumpeters and led to the arrival of Sugar Foot Stomp. Oliver also showed his vocal abilities through his blues song Sippie
Spoken Soul allows African Americans who read the poem to feel connected to their culture and identity. It also gives a cadence to the poem that is characteristic of the way African Americans speak. The underlying rhythm of the poem emphasizes the connection between jazz and Spoken Soul. While at first glance the poem “Mother to Son” may seem straightforward, Hughes put effort in to make the voice of the mother believable. There is so much more to Spoken Soul than just the pronunciation of words.
One of these television shows was The Dick Cavett Show, and there was an episode that featured Ray Charles singing a breathtaking version of America, The Beautiful. I think this is the song most completely depicts what I believe in and how I feel that music connects to the way I live my life. In true Ray Charles fashion, full of emotion and power, his musical style represents all that is important and righteous about the United States. As a blind, black male artist, Ray Charles not only survived but flourished against all odds in a time that all the societal issues pushed against him. His songs and musical creations crisscrossed, back and forth from soul to mainstream pop to country genres.
Numerous famous writers and other well-known individuals read and originate inspiration from Walt Whitman’s poems. Various American poets mention Walt Whitman is an inspiration for their creation, indicating appreciation for his pioneering fundamental originality along with the frequently scandalous themes he focused on. “Like Walt Whitman, he heard America singing, and he asserted his rights to sing America black...” (Hughes 870). Therefore, it’s clear that Langston Hughes was profoundly influenced by the work of Walt Whitman. Langston Hughes mentioned Walt Whitman being one of the highest dominant on his poetry.
Scott Joplin is important to the culture, history, and legacy of African Americans because…he was a successful composer in his day, and even after his death his music was renowned for the complexity. Because he Changed Ragtime style music he is now known as an american icon. Born in eastern Texas, some 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of present-day Texarkana, to an ex-slave father and a freeborn mother, ragtime composer Joplin rose from humble circumstances to be widely regarded as the "King of Ragtime Composers. Scott Joplin had a fairly normal childhood for an african american of the time. Although he was unquestionably born with a musical gift, Joplin 's genius must be attributed at least partly to childhood influences from the region of his birth.
The Harlem Renaissance was a time period where African American culture flourished, both in the US and around the world. This increased interest in the arts led to the discovery of many new African American writers and poets, including Langston Hughes, Claud McKay, and Zora Neale Hurston. In his collection of works titled The New Negro, the cover of which is on the previous page, helped many promising African American writers gain recognition. Often times, these writers and poets drew on other aspects of the Harlem Renaissance when creating their work. Langston Hughes drew a lot of his inspiration from jazz music and many of his poems, including the passage from one of his poems on the previous page, follow the rhythm of jazz and blues music.
My name is Ethel Waters. I was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896 as a result of the rape of my teenaged mother, Louise Anderson; she was 13 years at that time. My father John Waters is a pianist and family acquaintance from a mixed-race middle-class background, but he played no role in raising me. I was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. I frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although I began my career in the 1920s singing blues.
Inspired from vocal interpretations of Vodou ceremonial songs and popular secular melodies, Creole Songs of Haiti, became a popular record back in the 1950s. Not only does it include ‘legendary’ Haitian singer, dancer, and folklorist Emerante de Pradines, but also features an all-male chorus Michele Dejan Group. This album has a special place in 1950s because of the folklore movement that was taking place in Haiti. This album was one of the first to stretch the boundaries of traditional arts. This was partly due to collaborators, like the Michele Dejan Group, that would arrange traditional Haitian tunes and turn them into “liturgical or full choral settings”.1 Haitian Vodou plays a large role on the influence of the lyrics in this album.
His role in the Harlem renaissance proved to have provided an excellent in the African American community. Subjectively, the influence of Langston Hughs’s writings may have evolved to a form of poetry that is known in African American community today as a Spoken word. This is a writing form that is read aloud with expressive thoughts while there is music playing in the background most preferably jazz. Spoken word has similarities to Hughes writings because its primary goal of is to express the struggles of the community in an art form while providing the audience with the emotional
In addition, the parallels present in the history of past Africans and African Americans with modern African Americans further enhances this unity under one connected heritage. This poem was created in the 1920s, an era of racial tension and discrimination, so the personified narrator also assisted in highlighting unity among the African Americans of the era of segregation. Langston Hughes successfully crafted a poem that unifies modern African Americans with their ancestors under one heritage and