Benny Goodman

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  • Benny Goodman And The Swing Era

    White, Black, and Latino musicians borrowed from each other constantly. Benny Goodman was a child of Jewish immigrants who became known as the “King of Swing”. However, Goodman earned the respect of white and black musicians alike when he integrated his band in 1936. This might seem like not a big deal today, but back in 1936, this was innovative and politically explosive! In 1944, photography Gjon Mili had to get special permission from the studio to include white guitarist Barney Kessel in the band. The studio first wanted to stain Kessel’s arms, hands and face with berry juice so he would look darker, but they finally relented when Mili agreed to film Kessel only in shadows. The famous singer Billie Holliday was once forced to darken her face with greasepaint by a white club owner because she looked “too white” to be on stage with black men. However, despite…

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  • The Swing Thing Analysis

    Goodman was able to make Swing go mainstream as well as bring changes towards racial prejudices, being that he was the first to play alongside African-American musicians. In the film, it was explained that Benny Goodman’s music became very popular with the youth (teenagers) in addition to his music being too perplexed for the adult crowd/audience. In 1935, Goodman set out on a road tour with his all White Big Band; although the tour started out badly it finally ended up turning into a major…

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  • Swing Jazz In The Machine Age By Le Corbusier

    machine’s pace. Swing bands embodied the dynamic order that America needed during a time of despair. The overall implication for American culture was that man would not be overshadowed by machine and that man would use the machine for his bidding. With this, big-band swing music and dance humanized the machine world. Ironically, the same people that the white man saw and labeled as primitive were the same ones who humanized America during the 1930s. As time went on big-band swing resembled the…

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  • The Jell-O Syndrome Analysis

    celebrations and festivities. She illustrates the use of Jell-O on several occasions such as “funerals, potlucks, family reunions, church suppers, baby and wedding showers, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.” (Newton 251). This provides promising insights to those who celebrate this festivities, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. This will encourage the reader to continue reading and learn more about the culture they participate in. One of the specific arguments she makes is that Jell-O is not…

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  • Analysis Of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

    strewn throughout his story “Young Goodman Brown”. Ultimately, Goodman…

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  • Young Goodman Brown And Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

    Dr. Kane Journey Young Goodman Brown and Connie take a journey throughout the short stories "Young Goodman Brown" and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?". Both characters have a self-discovery on their journeys, they discover what their world is really like outside their imagination. Young Goodman Brown realizes that nothing is the way he thought and he loses his faith because he finds people he thought were good, such as his wife, Faith, and his minister, engaging with the devil. The…

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  • Michael J. Colacurcio Analysis

    In the book there is a section titled The End of Young Goodman Brown where Colacurcio theorizes why Young Goodman Brown finished his life depressed, suspicious, and without joy. He suggest it is because Brown “ends by doubting the existence of any unblighted goodness but his own.” (Colacurcio 302) And thus leaving him unable to enjoy his religion and faith has he once had. This is very true because religion was the main focal point in a Puritan village, and the Devil seen as the ultimate evil.…

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  • Stephanie Ericsson The Ways We Lie

    not gotten lucky and actually took my own life, the facade I created to present myself as self-reliant would have resulted in pain for my family and friends. As the façade I created to present myself as self-reliant didn’t lead to my death only because I opened up and broke said façade, personal façades clearly have the ability to harm others; thus they are selfish. An example of the true nature of façades can be seen in the short story Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Near the end…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Catastrophe And The Tyger

    Blake and Dahl, the Bad Boys People are born both innately good and bad. Throughout history, there are figures that one can look up to as symbols of innocence as well as symbols of evil. Literature has attempted to explain the differentiation between the two, often in a religious sense. “Genesis and Catastrophe” by Roald Dahl was written in 1962 and evaluates the birth of the infamous Adolf Hitler. In William Blake’s “The Tyger,” the author ponders the difference between good and evil in god’s…

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  • A Devil And Tom Walker Theme Analysis

    The story, “A Devil and Tom Walker” has many important themes. These themes are important, because they make the story play out in a certain way. Some of these important themes include, greed, values, religion, manipulation, bargains, moral decay, temptation, morality and corruption, misery and evil vs. good. This story has the theme of greed, because it shows that Tom is greedy and that is why he ends up the way he ends up.…

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