Essays Tagged: "Billie Holiday"

Harlem Renaissance

avery was abolished it opened a pathway for many talented blacks. Female singers like Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday, and Marion Anderson emerged on the Music scene, with great talent, and Joyful spiri ... at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, making her debut in 1955 as Ulrica in 'A Masked Ballet'.Billie holiday was first introduced to jazz when she listened to her older brothers records of Louis ...

(4 pages) 214 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The 1930s-1940s

n the silver screen. Blues and jazz music exploded onto the scene and musicians such as Lena Horne, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald dazzled all of America with their incredible talents. Big Band mu ...

(1 pages) 94 3 3.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

James Byron Dean.

was African Tribal Mix, Afro-Cuban Songs and Dances, classical (Bartok, Stravinsky), Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. His favorite song was Billie Holiday's When Your Lover has Gone.T ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Sonny's blues/ reaction essay

if you have read the anguish of his brother as he struggles to understand, you know that just like Billie Holiday, whose songs he sings, Sonny's life may play out to the same end.The struggle with dr ...

(3 pages) 86 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the issues surrounding the attempts to control the content of popular music

ooking back, the 50's had some of the most laughable incidences when songs were banned. There was a Billie Holiday song by the name of "Love for Sale," none of the radio stations were allowed to play ...

(5 pages) 97 3 3.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Black Music during the Harlem Renaissance

spieb. History and Musical Talent of Charlie Parkerc. History and Musical Talent of Billie HolidayConclusions: The Effect of The Music and Musicians of Harlem Renaissance On Modern Mus ... ns; Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Edward "Duke" Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Billie Holiday. The Harlem Renaissance started as a literary and intellectual movement with a missio ...

(7 pages) 137 0 4.4 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History


t the time Madonna first arrived on the scene there hadn't been a strong female icon in music since Billie Holiday. Like Holiday, Madonna turned heads with her sexy attitude and approach to life, love ...

(5 pages) 39 0 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Billie Holiday

can American performers endured many hardships to make it in the real world. Gardenia also known as Billie Holiday was an African American woman who was raised in a dysfunctional family, and lived in ...

(3 pages) 654 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beautifully Tormented "Lady Day"

Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan Gough April 7th 1915 in Philadelphia. Her mother was thirteen ... ad a weak relationship with her father, who was a guitarist in Fletcher Henderson’s orchestra. Billie was sent to a Catholic reform school when she was ten, because she said that she was raped. E ... ped out of school when she was only in the fifth grade, and got a job running errands in a brothel. Billie and her mother moved to Harlem, where she was arrested for prostitution. After living in New ...

(3 pages) 1062 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Women in Jazz - History

Women basically emerged as Jazz singers by the start of1930. Some of them were Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.Some of the famous women in the American Jazz history are:Bessie smith: "The Empress ... al time she was even dumped by Columbia, but she kept on struggling. She played as a substitute for Billie Holiday in various shows, and also played Apollo in 1935. From here, her good times were to s ...

(10 pages) 62 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


for censoring music in the radio. ABC radio began by banning all of its network affiliates to play Billie Holiday's song "Love for Sale" because of its prostitution theme. ABC also was responsible fo ...

(3 pages) 445 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Frank o haras the day lady die

th line, and he never states her name (except for the clever reversal of her nickname in the title).Billie Holiday, or Lady Day as she was called, is one of those luminous characters in history whose ...

(1 pages) 692 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The History of Jazz

The importance of Jazz and Blues made a significant role for African Americans.Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday brought blues style and blues feeling into popular music. These songs made us feel li ... eeling into popular music. These songs made us feel like they were some kind of window to the soul. Billie Holiday would express pain and loss in her songs that we could all relate to. Her feelings we ...

(4 pages) 48 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Censorship Through the Ages

is incident spread to cover many artists, including Webb Pierce, T-bone Walker, Little Richard, and Billie Holiday.The 1960’s were a period of the unrest and protests from the counterculture. Thi ...

(2 pages) 17 0 4.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Lynching in the 1930's

as viewed as a normal occurrence that was morally wrong in no way. In 1939, a controversial song by Billie Holiday called Strange Fruit expressed the presence of lynching in the South.“Southern t ... icans." Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web. 20 May 2009. 04 Nov. 2009 ."Strange Fruit." Billie Holiday Songs. 04 Nov. 2009 .

(2 pages) 1961 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Contrasting Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald on "Summertime"

! "Summertime" is a song sung by both Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday with each of them holding their own meaning and interpretation of the lyrics by their ... ne too, involving all types of people into the world of music.! ! Listening to "Summertime" sung by Billie Holiday, provokes completely different thoughts than the ones that formulate when liste ... es completely different thoughts than the ones that formulate when listening to Ella's voice. Billie's voice can be compared to driving to work; simple and necessary. While it doesn't sound like ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers