Essays Tagged: "Ray Charles"

"Charles's Freedom" descriptive essay about a person.

home displays a colorful portrait of a Christmas bell given to me by a sixth grader by the name of Charles. On the back of the portrait is written, "You are the best sub ever." I discovered the pictu ... on my desk on the last day of substituting for that class. I had been there a week. A week in which Charles made the only friend he had ever known.As the children arrive at school, Charles is the door ...

(2 pages) 98 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

A story about a failed lawyer

Charles heard screeching in the distance. he couldn't be sure but it sounded like a car. The guy opp ... e guy opposite began to smirk. The roar of an engine racing up behind them. There was a large bang. Charles was thrown to the ground, the security guard fell on top of him. The van was pounded, it vee ... urity guard fell on top of him. The van was pounded, it veered off the road,. Bouncing up and down, Charles was being thrown about like clothes in a washing machine. Suddenly the van crashed to a halt ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

History of Rhythm and Blues

ues principles such as, the lyrics. The lyrics were very personal, dealt with pain of desertion, betrayal, unreturned love, and about unhappy situations such as hunger, being jobless, or being broke. ... rmers were originally R and B hits recorded by black musicians. Some black R and B performers, like Ray Charles and James Brown, combined the style of Gospel music with R and B, creating what is known ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"A Visit to Grandmother"

"A Visit to Grandmother" is a story that takes a black man named Charles all the way back to his childhood where he encounters a question that he has been asking him ... end of this story the reader could feel that this mother had a big heart for everyone. The one son, Charles, always had a stone-cold heart towards the way his mother treated him differently than his b ... hen he went to see his mother he went with ears that did not want to hear what she had on her heart.Charles saw early in his childhood that his mother would have him on a tighter leash than his older ...

(2 pages) 22713 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

George Bernard Shaw on circumstance - Comments on a GBS quote in one of his plays.

still those people managed to accomplish great things and prove us wrong! Look at Stephen Hawking, Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder, they and many others, were people that believed that just because they ...

(2 pages) 632 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Abortion: Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice

tion on this specific topic, the pro-life population gives examples of how people such as Oprah and Ray Charles were brought into this world accidentally and have been through many things and are now ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

African influence

oll set into play around the mid-1900’s blacks were at the top of the list with artist such as Ray Charles and Little Richard on the scene. Cornell West states the African-American music is most ... Those who wanted to relax, hang out and unwind went to jazz clubs to get in the music. Until later, Ray Charles and other infamous musicians took after dancing to the beat. Music began to influence al ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.2 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

A compare and contrast essay on blues and gospel music

ues that was faster and a heavier beat. The style was "rhythm and blues". Later, black artists like Ray Charles and James Brown added gospel harmonies and piano riffs to the rhythm-and-blues mix. This ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Changes in Rhythm and Blues in the 1950's

64, these singers were starting to "break the boundary by the strength and quality of their music." Ray Charles observed this change, and on page 68 he says, "Beginning around 1956, I saw that my musi ... , Elvis, and Carl Perkins were all performing songs that had originally been rhythm and blues hits. Ray Charles wasn't really bothered by this. He thought that it was just "one of those American thing ...

(7 pages) 35 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Ahmet Ertegun

e “Chains of Love” for Turner, which reached number 2 on the charts.In 1952, Ahmet signed Ray Charles, the artist who would come to define Atlantic. Up to that point, Charles had been playin ... d blues, rock and roll, jump and swing, and every form of jazz, from Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner and Ray Charles to the Drifters and Bobby Darin to Buffalo Springfield, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash and ...

(6 pages) 963 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Hip-Hop Feud: East Coast vs. West Coast

. Many music makers such as Dr. Dre still follow these old methods, setting up an old soul track by Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder and generating a new song. Hip-hop was first known to the country and w ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies