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Janis Joplin Jimi Hendrix
1,565 words... for the gradual with drawl of troops from Vietnam, and in 1975, the last of the troops returned home. The Vietnam Peace Movement was only part of the student movements that went on at the time. The baby boom after World War II more than doubled the population of U. S. colleges in 1960 - 1964. This was also the first generation to grow up with the knowledge that an atomic bomb could destroy the world. The students felt power of their numbers, and they felt also that they should have more say ...
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Whats Happening Daily Lives
1,561 words... get all the time. " Not only was radio initially disapproved of, the vaudeville community actually ordered its acts to stay off the air under penalty of contract cancellation. Musical, concert, and operatic managers also shunned radio fearing that "songs plugged too strongly over the air would lose their sales value, " Billboard reported on March 1, 1930. Eventually, however, both vaudeville and the rest of the industry came to recognize radio as a way of stimulating sales. By 1930, Billboar...
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White And Black Langston Hughes
1,555 wordsLangston Hughes was one of the most original and versatile black writers of twentieth-century Langston Hughes, I never realizing the monumental literary portfolio that he produced. His accomplishments are well represented through his poetry, fiction, and drama. Born in Joplin, Missouri, to James Nathaniel and Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes, he was reared for a time by his grandmother in Lawrence, Kansas after his parents' divorce. By his twelfth birthday he had lived in several major cities, foll...
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Black Or White Anglo Saxons
2,026 words... hat they had. Black womens obsessed with the idea of straight hair allowed them to worship Madame CJ Walkers straighten comb that provided black hair with a straighter appearance. Negative societal views of dark African Americans forced blacks to use these products not only for a better appearance, but also for means of survival. Blacks that were light enough to pass as white were known to gain not only success wished by others, but acceptance in society because they learned to turn their ba...
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Time Life Books Rock And Roll
1,501 wordsHow has Rock and Roll Effected the American Economy? Consider, if you will, the life of a teenager living in the 1940 's. The Great Depression was finally coming to an end, but the memories of the rough times would scar its sufferers for a lifetime. Caused by a number of serious weaknesses in the economy, the depression saw a rapid decline in the production and sale of goods, as well as a sudden, severe rise in unemployment. Businesses and banks closed their doors, people lost their jobs, homes,...
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Black Music In America
1,065 wordsBlack Music in America: A History Through Its People Tahirah Carter by James Haskins Intro to Music I have definitely learned allot about the Evolution of American Music in this class. I found it to be very intriguing. So when I was faced with the chore of deciding which book I would do my report on, I chose Black Music in America by James Haskins. This book gave a detailed account of not only the music genres but its performers. We already know that American music is made up of music from many ...
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Free Jazz The Revolution Of '60s
1,356 wordsREVISED AND EXPANDED HERE, THIS PIECE ORIGINATED AS AN "ORAL ESSAY" FOR THE COSMOETICA OMNIVERSICA INTERVIEW SERIES More or less officially unveiled with the first New York appearance of the Ornette Coleman Quartet at the Five Spot Caf in the fall of 1959, free jazz (or new black music, space music, new thing, anti-jazz or abstract jazz as it would variously be labeled), gave new dimension to the perennial "where's the melody?" complaint against jazz. For most of the uninitiated, what the Colema...
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Boston G K Hall Blacks And Whites
1,982 wordsBorn in Joplin Missouri, Langston Hughes lived with both his parents until they separated. Because his father immigrated to Mexico and his mother was often away, Hughes was brought up in Lawrence, Kansas, by his grandmother Mary Langston. His grandmother embedded Hughes's else of dedication. Her second husband (Hughes's grandfather) was a fierce abolitionist. She helped Hughes to see the cause of social justice. Although she told him wonderful stories about Frederick Douglas and Sojourner Truth ...
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Sexual Preference Music Industry
1,641 wordsMedia Communication - Pop Industry The music industry and young people An understanding of young people and popular music requires some understanding of the nature of the music industry itself and how the industry functions within the mass media. The music industry is part of several inter-related industries which between them generate large amounts of money and which either directly or indirectly influence our lives. It was estimated that $US 12 billion was spent by consumers on recorded music ...
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African American Review Charlie Parker
1,597 wordsA Understanding Jazz Understanding Jazz A mellow vibration lingers throughout a smoke-filled room, as eloquent music escapes the callused fingers of relaxed musicians. The tempo speeds up and grows into a fusion of spontaneous and uneven chords, exploding with rhythmic soul and life. The sound of jazz embraces the room. Jazz is primarily a dazzling, spellbinding, introspective beauty. The musician and the listener find they can derive meaning from the music. The music exists first, and its meani...
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Baby Boom Generation Rock N Roll
1,785 wordsIn both of the books, there are some central themes. Among them are self expression through music and sex. The media also plays a role in both of the books, however much more so in Douglass. Douglas is more of a activist from within, more of a bystander than is Janis Joplin. Janis, from the start, is a rebel who did not want to be confined by the shackles of society. She was rebellious from high school and continued to be throughout her life. People like Janis, who participated in many movements...
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Civil Rights Movement Hip Hop
1,612 wordsMusic is the most powerful vehicle of human expression. As the embodiment of love, disapproval, happiness, experience? life, music speaks to us, because it comes from us. Each people, in each paradise of the human experience instinctively and systematically change the music of the past to represent the realities of the present. In this century, black music, more specifically Hip Hop/Soul music, has been that music that has brought to plain view that which evidences our humanity? hope, hurt, joy ...
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Blacks And Whites Music And Poetry
1,502 wordsLangston Hughes was one of the first black men to express the spirit of blues and jazz into words. An African American Hughes became a well known poet, novelist, journalist, and playwright. Because his father emigrated to Mexico and his mother was often away, Hughes was brought up in Lawrence, Kansas, by his grandmother Mary Langston. Her second husband (Hughes grandfather) was a fierce abolitionist. She helped Hughes to see the cause of social justice. As a lonely child Hughes turned to reading...
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Los Angeles Robert Hayden
1,417 wordsKeith D. Leonard Michael S. Harper was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Walter Warren Harper, a postal worker, and Katherine Johnson Harper, a medical stenographer. Harper recalls his family's move in 1951 to a predominantly white Los Angeles neighborhood grappling with racial tension as a traumatic enough experience to " make" him a poet. Also, his family had an extensive record collection that profoundly affected Harpers poetry. Encouraged to pursue medicine, Harper became only a margi...
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20 Th Century Duke Ellington
3,213 wordsIn this research paper I will explore the origins and attempt to construct a loose temporal graph of the musical phenomenon known commonly as swing jazz. From its roots and derivative styles, I hope to prove that the assimilation of the black or Afro-American jazz music into the mainstream white culture of the early 20 th century was the cause of the sharp rise in the popularity of swing jazz. This boom of good will towards what could have only been known as black or Negro music was in itself a ...
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