Count Basie Essays

  • Count Basie Essay

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    Count Basie’s heavy blues record is an enjoyable and uplifting record, this 1959 studio album expresses a powerful vision of the blues. Chairman of the board was recorded at universal studios Chicago and capital studios New York, Count Basie was called the “king of swing” because he made everyone want to dance while also being the composer who led one of the most popular bands in the swing era. The song “Kansas City Shout” by Count Basie and his orchestra is a classic example of the Kansas City jazz

  • William Count Basie Research Paper

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    William Count Basie was born on August 21, 1904 and was raised in Red Bank, New Jersey. Basie was raised by Harvey Lee Basie and Lillian Ann Childs Basie. Harvey Lee worked as a Coachman and also as a caretaker for a wealthy judge. As cars became more popular, the coachmen occupation was not needed. As a result, he became a handyman for wealthy landowners. Lillian Basie worked as a laundress or a woman who washes, dries and folds your laundry. She also was a cake baker for several years. As young

  • Count Basie Research Paper

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    notable contributors to the Jazz style is Count Basie, a now world renowned artist of his time. Count Basie was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, on August 21, 1904. His path to music started early, as his mother (Lillian Childs Basie) began to teach him how to play the piano at a young age. His father (Harvey Lee Basie) in addition to being a groundskeeper, also played the mellophone, and as such, Basie grew up in a musically inclined household. As a teenager, Basie would help his parents out in any way

  • Frank Sinatra At The Sands Analysis

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    still appealed to a majority of audiences at the time. Before his career flourished, Sinatra sang in different big bands and appeared in many films in the 40’s and 50’s. Sinatra at the Sands is a live album by Frank Sinatra accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra, which was recorded in 1966 at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The concert took place at

  • Sarah Vaughan's Music Analysis

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    Vaughan’s style is very virtuosic. She began her career with an already large range and well-toned voice, but unlike her peers, her vocal diversity grew as she aged. Her quick and prominent slow vibrato was almost operatic in its quality, milking each and every note. (Gridley) Sarah Vaughan had many popular tunes, but her most well-known are "Misty", "Broken-Hearted Melody", and “Send in the Clowns”. "Misty", one of Vaughan's most famous works, was recorded in 1957. It is a song about blind love

  • What 3 Adjectives Would You Use To Describe The Late Duchess

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    8. What is your analysis of the Duke’s personality or character? Provide 3 adjectives. The Dukes character is jealous, over protective, and condescending. He saw his late wife smiling with other men and believed her smile should be reserved for him. He was even jealous when she expressed gratitude to others but seemed ungrateful for not thanking him for giving her his name. He wanted to keep all her attention to himself and was so controlling that he even kept a curtain in front of her picture

  • Samuel Johnson Rhetorical Analysis

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    Mothers have pushed their children to achieve greatness since the beginning of time. Such an example can be seen in a mother’s request to Samuel Johnson for an archbishop’s patronage for her son and the response of Samuel Johnson. In this letter, Samuel Johnson uses various rhetorical strategies to explain and justify to the mother that there is no reason for him to endorse her son and talk to the archbishop about patronage. In the beginning, Johnson explains the mistake that the mother made. He

  • Women In Fairy Tales

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    Fairy tales have been part of the collective work of different cultures for centuries. Their main functions were to dictate moral concepts such as good and evil, as well as ideal notions of beauty, femininity, and motherhood. Such tales often told the struggles of different women who were bound to fill out their designated roles in patriarchal societies and were thrashed against each other in order for the author to make a point. The typical representations of women in fairy tales as good or evil

  • The Storm Setting Analysis Essay

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    The Storm Setting Analysis The storm took place in a petty town in Louisiana in the late nineteenth century. It was the time when that place began to grow dark and began to rain heavily. The setting of the story resolves mostly in Calixta’s house. Calixta was left alone at home as her husband and her son came to the grocery store to buy foods. Alcee’, her ex-boyfriend came and ask for the rain shelter after a long time of her marriage with Bibinot. The storm represents for a good time that

  • Bog Kingdom Stylistic Analysis

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    Bog Kingdom, but the inevitable interest of something new to a child leads to a critical fate for each character in the book. As he is made prisoner in the Bog Kingdom, he learns the Count’s ways into achieving domination—a game. He challenges the Count, as if he is trying to die as a means of escape, for the twelve- year olds’ death is inevitable by fate of the game and the Count’s cheating ways. As a last hope attempt as well as a last childish act of mocking the Count’s adulthood, Todd challenges

  • The Supernatural And Reality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

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    In the novel Dracula, author Bram Stoker creates a peculiar situation that pushes the main characters to decipher the supernatural from reality. Originally thought of as a myth, Dracula quickly becomes something more than the supernatural. By slowly building the conflict of Dracula himself, Stoker depicts all stages of the change from believing that Dracula is a fictitious character to being face to face with Dracula himself. As he terrorizes the lives of the characters in the novel, they soon come

  • Van Helsing Character Analysis

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    I believe Van Helsing is one of the most interesting characters in the whole book of Dracula. At a glance I think of Van Helsing as a very intelligent, down to earth, and caring man. The thing is with him is there is something about this man that separates him from all the other characters. If you read a summary of the story, I feel like you really would not even touch what his true self is like. Van Helsing is an essential part of the book, and without him the story would not be the same. I

  • Compare And Contrast Dracula And Twilight's Vampire

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    Comparison of Dracula and Twilight’s vamps Characterisation of Dracula and Meyer’s vamps in these two books is entirely different. Through Stephanie Meyer 's novel vampires are illustrated as inhumanity attractive, powerful almost human creation. Her vampires have major advantages over Stocker 's they are described almost without any weaknesses. Despite of vamps ' reputation they can consume garlic and drink animal blood which is enough for survival, cannot transform into a bat or wolf but some of

  • Evil In Dracula

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    These colors will make others think about a perfect society that has many bright, pretty colors. Half of the area was full of darkness, which reminds us of many colors, such as black and grey. The light is going against the darkness, just like how the count shows evilness. Dracula starts to get more involved with the weather when, “The waves rose in growing fury, each overtopping its fellow, till in a very few minutes the lately glassy sea was like a roaring and devouring monster”(Stoker 66). The journalist

  • The Supernatural Themes In 'Why Vampires Never Die'

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    In our society, the supernatural phenomenon has increasingly piqued our curiosity. Ranging from ghouls to ghosts, all forms of the supernatural have their own likable features. In Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan article “Why Vampires Never die” they mention how vampires were created, and why they are so interesting today. Guillermo del Toro explains that vampires either play the role of the antagonist or a romantic. The idea that any being can live forever has bewildered many Americans today.

  • Sexual Hypocrisy In Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'

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    ‘Dracula’ is a modern play adapted, by Liz Lochhead, from the classic horror novel written by Bram Stoker. The play is set during the Victorian era and develops the key themes that were prevalent during this era such as sexual hypocrisy. Lochhead’s unusual approach places much more significance on the female characters, in particular, Mina and Lucy and puts much less significance on the more well-known and traditional main characters such as Dracula and Van Helsing. The power dynamics of the Victorian

  • Heathcliff And Catherine Comparison

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    Heathcliff and Catherine have long been identified as inhuman, as a much quoted comment by Dante Gabriel Rossetti shows: “The action is laid in Hell – only it seems places and people have English names there” (qtd. in Krishnan 4). If one is willing to accept that Catherine's ghost haunts Heathcliff after her death, defining this ghost as a vampiric entity is anything but absurd, as long as one does not equal 'vampire' with Dracula as described in the first chapter. An impartial reading reveals a

  • The Vampire Diaries: Dracul Saved By Nonconformity

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    RAMOS, PATRICIA R61 153486 LIT13 Saved by Nonconformity Twilight. The Vampire Diaries. These are just two of the prime examples that prove the rise of the glossed-over vampire series of the new generation. Vampires are no longer characterized by their pointy teeth and bloodlust, but romanticized to the point that they become love interests and heroes. No longer are they considered to be poster boys for scary Halloween costumes; Dracula is not the face of this race, but Edward

  • Darnell Martin's Lore Episode 'They Made A Tonic'

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    Dracula’s Origin How far would you go to save someone you love? Would you throw away your human identity for them? These are the types of questions that the director of the lore episode “They made a tonic”, Darnell Martin, asks the audience. Ms. Martin is a well acclaimed director, having many of her projects nominated for prestigious awards such as Cadillac records, Firelight, and I Like it Like That. Martin also won best new director in 1994, with her release of I Like it Like That. Most recently

  • Women In Beowulf

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    The Roles of Women in Beowulf Throughout the history of literature, female characters are often side characters that do not get much recognition from readers. It is a known fact that women are underestimated in Beowulf . When we look at the poem, more it is emphasized the bravery of Beowulf and how to struggle with Grendel. In my opinion, as well as male characters, women characters should be in the forefront in Beowulf. When we examine the roles of women in poetry by a closer, we can see that