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Blacks in Gone With the Wind and The Jazz Singer

mythos, Negroes were naturally more musical, more rhythmic, and better dancers than any other group. Therefore the studios scurrie...

Influential Jazz Musician Miles Davis

Miles Davis, and many of the works which came from those periods are still considered classics today (Biography of Miles Davis, 20...

Jazz Age Lifestyle in Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

attended but did not graduate from Princeton University. While at Princeton however, Fitzgerald was first exposed to the exceeding...

Jazz Age and F. Scott Fitzgerald

the 1920s turned to the American Dream we know today, which involves the assumption that if we work hard we can have wealth, and w...

Effects of the US Progressive Era

include: The Homestead Act, National Urban League, direct election of U.S. Senators, child labor laws, and federal regulation of b...

Looking at 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Gershwin Songbook'

was three years old (Bailey, 2002). Although she was born in Virginia, she grew up in New York. In fact, she only lived in the sou...

Hollywood's 'Talkie' Motion Pictures

phonograph - and when the record skipped, so did the sound synchronization. The results, predictably, were humorous - the movie-go...

An Examination of 'Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, had acquired a bad reputation in Paris. When they werent on drinking binges, they were flirting with members of the o...

Bebop Jazz and the Reaction of Whites

performing with others but always alone. They talked the talk of jazz, built communal rites around using the jazzmans drugs, and ...

Confrontation in 2 Twentieth Century Novels

In twelve pages this paper examines confrontation in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and in Toni Morrison's Jazz. One othe...

Nat King Cole's 'Unforgettable' Life and Legacy

the life of little Nat, whom the world later came to know and love as Nat "King" Cole. II. A Musical Background Once situated in...

Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus

result blurs the lines of what is real or not but the book makes it clear that for Mingus, at the moment of his telling it, it was...

Comparing 'Boplicity' by Miles Davis with 'Lady Be Good' by Charlie Parker

In five pages these revolutionary jazz musicians are compared in terms of these two definitive works. There is no bibliography in...

Literature and Reality

In twelve pages this paper examines how reality is perceived in the literary works Jazz by Toni Morrison, Waiting for Godot by Sam...

The Works of Toni Morrison

This 7 page paper discusses the life and works of Toni Morrison, concentrating on Jazz, Sula and The Bluest Eye. There are 7 sourc...

Performance of Jazz Dance

In five pages this research paper focuses upon 3 performances delivered by the famous team the Nicholas Brothers in this considera...

Louis Armstrong, An American Musical Genius

This paper examines the career of Satchmo, Louis Armstrong. The author argues that Armstrong is one of the great American Jazz le...

Jazz by Toni Morrison and Reflections of the Harlem Renaissance

In eight pages this paper examines how Toni Morrison reflected the Harlem Renaissance artistic movement in her novel Jazz. Two so...

Chip Deffaa's 'Traditionalists and Revivalists in Jazz'

This paper consists of 12 pages and chronicles those significant performers whos contributions are often overlooked in other books...

Overview of Jazz and Its Legendary Artists

is often "misunderstood, under-appreciated and underestimated. If jazz is the underdog, avant-garde jazz is beneath the underdog"...

Miles Davis' and Duke Ellington's Music

In sixteen pages this research paper contrasts and compares the careers of influential jazz artists Miles Davis and Duke Ellington...

Jazz Violinist Noel Pointer

In five pages this research paper presents an appreciation of jazz violin virtuoso Noel Pointer whose premature death at age 39 di...

Twentieth Century Jazz Musician Cy Coleman

The life and music of this legendary jazz artist are considered in five pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography....

Jazz Musician Dizzy Gillespie

Twentieth century jazz musician the life and career of the legendary 'Dizzy' Gillespie is discussed in a paper that is nearly five...

Jazz Music and its Development

In eight pages the American musical form known as jazz and its development are examined. Six sources are cited in the bibliograph...

The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor and Jazz

our waitressing job, we are humiliated. Forced to perform in a way that does not in any way reflect who we are inside, we have bec...

A Review of The Jazz Singer

This five paper research paper explores The Jazz Singer. The central theme is delineated and an overview is provided. Five sourc...

Frederick Lewis Allen's Only Yesterday and the Jazz Age

In two pages this paper examines how the 1920s' Jazz Age was portrayed in this 1931 text. Two sources are cited in the bibliograp...

Urban Artistry of Jazz Musician Miles Davis

his first name (Long ppg). Perhaps because in his music, the listener is the musicians accomplice, and from bebop to rap, Miles ...

Life and Music of Jazz Artist Sonny Rollins

In five pages Sonny Rollins' life and jazz music are examined in this overview. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography....