Years later (1966) she signed to Atlantic Records where she recorded I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and Respect which both sold millions. From the start of her career in 1961 she has had forty three top single and maybe more to come. Having won over eighteen Grammy awards in her career. In 1987, Ms. Franklin was the very first female artist to be inducted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Grammys awarded her the Legend Award in 1991.
Her mother was also a gospel singer and somehow there came to be reports that her mother had abandoned Aretha and her siblings, but she claims it to be all a lie (“CNN”). She was the fourth of five children, and lost her mother in 1952, a few years after her parents had gotten divorced. Aretha was then moved with her father and siblings to Michigan because of her father’s preaching calling “Guided by C.L. 's preaching assignments, the family relocated to Detroit, Michigan. C.L.
Personally one of my favorite artists of all time, Billie Holiday, is known to be a true artist known in American pop and jazz history. She lived an emotional and challenging life, with plenty of stories to tell and enough sorrow to fill a songbook. Holiday sang with incredible profundity, sophistication, and her unique vocals is still considered to be one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan Gough on April 7th, 1915 was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was raised primarily by her mother Sadie Fagan, Holiday’s father, Clarence Holiday was teenage jazz guitarist in Fletcher Henderson’s band, and he never married her mother and left while his daughter was still a baby.
The blues emerged as a distinct African-American musical form in the early twentieth century. It typically employed a twelve-bar framework and three-lined stanzas; its roots are based in early African-American songs, such as field hollers and work songs, and generally have a melancholy mood. The blues can be divided into many sub-genres, including Classical, Country, and Urban. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the careers of two of Classical blues most influential and legendary singers: Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. Ma Rainey, considered by many to be the “Mother of the Blues,” was one of the first pioneers of the classical blues style.
His mother, Virginia Cassidy Blyth, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to study nursing and find a way to support herself and Bill Clinton, and he stayed with his grandparents in Hope. Eldridge and Edith Cassidy taught Bill strong values and beliefs teaching him that everyone is created equal no matter how different of skin or race they seemed. His mother returned in 1950 with her degree when Bill was 4 years old and married an automobile salesman, Roger Clinton. In 1956, Bill Clinton’s half-brother, Roger Clinton Jr., was born. Bill had his name legally changed from Blythe to Clinton in high school, also when his brother was old enough to attend school.
After traveling all the way to Nashville, Tennessee, the record comp... ... middle of paper ... ...orgia. Their wedding featured the reading of the couple’s favorite bible verses and classical music. Carrie surprised her husband by having one of their most favorite artists Brandon Heath, sing the song, “Love Never Fails”, for the first dance together as a married couple (“Carrie Underwood’). Thompson 4 Carrie Underwood is now one of the greatest country music stars in history. She was given the opportunity to audition for American Idol, and because of that she is now living her dreams of singing professionally.
Biography of Peter, Paul, and Mary The group Peter, Paul and Mary Have been one of my favorites since I was about age 5. Their original ballad "Puff the Magic Dragon" I would listen to over and over again. Other pieces such as "Blowing in the Wind", and "If I Had a Hammer" were also very familiar to me as a child. With her long flowing blonde hair and crystal clear soprano vocals, Mary Travers was a major influence on the folk music of the 60's and 70's. (AMG www.allmusic.com) Mary Travers , a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, not only became one of the most commercially successful folk performers, but, used her position to become an inspirational political spokesperson.
She was and still is a woman that people look up to. Many people know her as Maya Angelou. Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri she was named Marguerite Johnson nicknamed “Maya” by her brother; her surname is an adaptation of that of her first husband. Because of the breakup of her parents' marriage, she and her brother lived with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. She was raped by her mother's boyfriend when she was eight and for the next five years
Whitney Houston Zaid Tabaza 8’5 Whitney Houston was born in August 9th, 1963, in Newark, New Jersey. Whitney came from a long line of illustrious singers, for her mother, Cissy Houston, was an American gospel singer. As well cousin Dionne Warwick was also an American singer and TV-host. Finally, her godmother, Aretha Franklin, was a significant American singer and musician. Her mother was the Choir minister at “New Hope Baptist Church”.
History of Rock and Roll INTRODUCTION Rock and Roll started after the year 1955 with its roots being in Blues, Gospel, and Jazz. This influenced vocal music, which was popular with the African American population. Hep Harmony which added rhythm and harmony was sung by groups such as The "Mills Brothers" and the "Ink Spots". Small Swing Bands or Jump Bands featured saxophone soloists and repeated phrases. These city style blues featured singers such as Joe Turner, Dina Washington, T-Bone Walker, and composer-singer Percy Mayfield.