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    Benny Goodman, a.k.a. The “King of Swing” was born on May 30th, 1909, to russian immigrants David and Dora Goodman. They and all of their kids subsided in the dazzling town of Chicago, Illinois! He was a regular child prodigy, beginning on the stage at age 12 and performing even before then. His family had a little less than average amount of money, and being the ninth of eleven children, his father decided to send him to the Kehillah Jacob Synagogue, later known as the ‘Hull House.’ There he pursued his talent for clarinet, taught by Franz Schoepp, and was asked to join the American Federation of Musicians at the age of 14. No sooner after that happened that he joined the Ben Pollack band at age 16 and moved to Los Angellos to perform with them.…

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    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…

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    The Swing Thing Analysis

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    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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    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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    Jazz And Swing Music

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    They were called the roaring twenties, but took a turn for the worst when the stock market crashed in 1929. A new style of music came into the scene and it was the Big Band Era, this was the type of music that was jazz and swing music. Swing music is a strong music with double bass, typically dancing music. The main founders of this band was Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Glenn Gray, Chick Webb , and Jimmie Lunceford. The main person who was called the King of Swing was Benny Goodman.…

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

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    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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    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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    In the mid nineteenth century, a movement known as the transcendentalism movement started an uproar. During this time period, authors expressed their opinions on how they felt about human nature, which is also known as how humans acted as a group. Human nature consists of many flaws that previous authors revealed in their works. In his short story Young Goodman Brown, Hawthorne describes how human nature is erroneous or flawed. He tells us through all types of symbolism that humans are…

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