Her first album for the label, Blossom Dearie Sings, was followed by a two-record set entitled My New Celebrity Is You, which contained eight of her own compositions. The album's title song was especially written for her by Johnny Mercer, and is said to be the last piece he wrote before his death in 1976. During the 70s, Dearie performed at Carnegie Hall with former Count Basie blues singer Joe Williams and jazz vocalist Anita O'Day in a show called The Jazz Singers. In 1981 Blossom appeared with Dave Frishberg for three weeks at Michael's Pub in Manhattan. Frishberg, besides being a songwriter, also sang and played the piano, and Dearie frequently performed his songs, such as “Peel Me A Grape”, “I'm Hip” and “My Attorney Bernie”.
They found a permanent house in Queens, New York after a lot of traveling. In the late 1940s large scale bands were going out of favor because they were too expensive to maintain, so Louis created his own six piece group called Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars. The group debuted in 1947 in New York’s Town Hall playing New Orleans style jazz to rave reviews. Armstrong started facing criticism in 1957 when he spoke out against racial discrimination an incident that happen in Lil Rock, Arkansas. Louis Armstrong played for five decades without having a number-one song.
Hiswife, the black vocalist Laura Duncan first, and him perform it at Madison Square Garden.Then the song was introduced to Billie Holiday who first performed it at Café Society in 1939. Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. When Barney Josephson, founder of the Café Society in Greenwich Village, heard of the song he went and introduced it to Billie. At that time she was recording for Columbia. She said that when she’s singing the song, it made her fearful of retaliation, but because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing it.
Daisy had a history with Gatsby, she and Gatsby had been in love five years ago. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s purpose in writing this book is to show how true love does not fade, because even after five years and Daisy having a husband she still had feeling for Gatsby. The parties were very extravagant there was loud music, people dancing and laughing. “At seven o’clock the orchestra has arrived, no thin five piece affair, but a whole pitful of oboes and trombones and saxophones and viols and cornets and piccolos, and low high drums.” (Fitzgerald 40). Chapter three gives people an idea of what the glamorous life was like, how the wealthy lived.
The Lunceford band was surprisingly a hit! He played in openings for bands and in places throughout New York. Although Sy still never got around to going to school, he loved playing music. Then Sy became an arranger to write the music for the bands and help get them gigs. He began helping people like Trummy Young, Ted Buckner and Willie Smith and with helping people like them; he created what people called the Sy Oliver style.
 By age 16, Davis was a member of the music society and playing professionally when not at school. At 17, he spent a year playing in Eddie Randle's band, the Blue Devils. During this time, Sonny Stitt tried to persuade him to join the Tiny Bradshaw band, then passing through town, but Davis' mother insisted that he finish his final year of high
Billie Holiday (1915-1959) Name: Billie Holiday Occupation: Singer Birth Date: April 07, 1915 Death Date: July 17, 1959 Education: The House of the Good Shepherd Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Place of Death: New York, New York Originally: Elinore Harris Nickname: Lady Day Full Name: Billie Holiday Singer, jazz vocalist born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Some sources say Baltimore, Maryland. Her birth certificate reportedly reads "Elinore Harris.") One of the most influential jazz singers of all time, Billie Holiday had a thriving career for many years before her battles with substance abuse got the better of her. Holiday spent much of her childhood in Baltimore,
He learned to play with his teeth because he saw other people doing it and he did not want to be upstaged. His first recording was in 1964 with the Isley brothers on a single called “Testify.” Early in 1966 Jimi Hendrix met Linda Keith in a club on Broadway on 53rd Street. She told him about a man named Chas Chandler who was looking for talent to manage and produce. Chandler helped Jimi form a new band called The Jimi Hendrix Experience. They played together until 1969 when bass player Noel Redding left the band.
* She was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 19th January 1943 * Dorothy Joplin a registrar at a business college and Seth Joplin an engineer at Texaco. * two younger brothers: Michael and Laura * She grew up listening to blues musicians such as: * Billie Holiday * Ma Rainey * Lead Belly, * she showed her talent as a performer early, when she joined the church choir * In high school, she was not very sociable, because she did not like to go with the flow. So, we can say that she was a loner, because she like to do her own thing, and she did not really care about what others think * "I was a misfit. I read, I painted, I didn't hate niggers." * Janis janis entered the university of texas to
It’s a typical Thursday night at Harry’s where the girls get in free and the boys come running. Soon, the DJ plays a song record by the Country King, George Strait, and every girl reaches over to grab her best friend’s arm to scream that she loves this song. However, she still stands there waiting for a guy to ask her to dance as her favorite song comes to an end. So, I decided to take matters into my own hand and ask a lucky guy to dance with me. Typically, a man will always ask a woman for a dance because not too long ago, it was considered inappropriate and unladylike for a woman to do so herself.