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    his book, James Brown the Godfather of Soul, he states “I wasn’t supposed to be James. I wasn’t supposed to be Brown. And I wasn’t supposed to be alive.” (Brown & Tucker, chapter 1 pg. 1) In Barnell, South Carolina in a one room shack on May 3, 1933, James Joe Brown Jr. was born. (Brown & Tucker, chapter 1 pg. 1) From the very beginning, Brown’s life had various struggles from his mother leaving to his father’s gambling habit. (Brown & Tucker, pg.4-7) Despite his father’s gambling habit, Brown considered his father “hardworking” and to quote him “I think I got a lot of my drive from him”. (Brown & Tucker, pg. 7) Eventually his dad left, leaving his aunt to raise him around prostitution, gambling and bootlegging. (Brown & Tucker, chapter…

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    Performer: James Brown Career Span: 1960-1990 Location: James Brown was born in South Carolina but was raised in Southern Georgia. Band Members: James Brown’s first band consisted of members from his Gospel Based group from the 1950s where his career began as a musician. After his hit of “Please, Please, Please” they changed their name to James Brown and the “Famous Flames.” In 1970, Brown hired some young musicians to form his new band. BIO: James Brown was born in south within a…

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    Through two different journeys, “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Araby” by James Joyce, we see messages expressed through the use of symbolism. Symbolism is used as “a substitute for the elements being signified” and they allow authors to provide a more meaningful message than a mere description could (332). In “Young Goodman Brown” and “Araby” we see similarities in the use of symbolism to explore questions about religious faith and the protagonists’ search for answers; but…

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    James Brown Last Words

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    “The Last Words of the Great James Brown” Do you remember some of the most famous words your icon ever said before? Well James Brown said, “When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy. People don’t go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.” By his inspirational words and encouragement, I felt motivated to better myself as an entertainer. James Brown’s last words indicated that he was an inspirational, hardworking, and social activist who focused on his dreams…

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    James Brown was born in May 3, 1933 and died in December 25, 2006. He started his career as a singer in Toccoa, Georgia and later on became a songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. On his dance contribution, Brown was known as a “choppy rhythmic dance machine that worked perfectly with his aggressive, punchy singing style” (Vincent). His styles and movements have inspired many dancers after him. For example, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk was inspired by James Brown’s smooth movements…

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    James Brown Case Study

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    Case Study of a DJ: James Brown By Alvin Wilson Funky Drummer: There is a section where James Brown, the drummer and the sax come together in a beautiful and interesting manner. This portion of the song is from 3:38-3:56. It has that infectious riff. This portion when looped to create a chorus would surely get the crowd going incessantly. The beginning of the track which had the drummer hitting the rims (rim shot) with the electric guitar intro and the organ joining in later would make for a…

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    The American Character I am part of the first generation in my family that was born in America. My parents journeyed from Dominican Republic to Lowell twenty-nine years ago and I learned why because of the trip my family and I took to their native home four years ago. The education system isn’t as great as it is in America, real jobs and careers are very difficult to find and maintain, and the law is corrupt and not enforced. My parents came to America because it’s known as the country of…

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    American Greed Analysis

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    One of the bold claims that Huntington makes in his book that I would like to unpack involves the gap between the American Creed and American Institutions. The premise of his claim is that the essence of American Creed is flawed by humans. Human beings are naturally fallen and therefore, the IvI gap will never be able to fully close. I think Huntington’s argument involving the gap between institutions and ideals never closing is accurate, however, how this takes place, I lean in another…

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    If you were a teen, would you go boating by yourself? Boating is “rowing or sailing in boats as a sport or form of recreation” according to google dictionary. The article “Boating Starts Early for Many South Florida Water Kids” indicates that many children start boating when they’re little. “Parents of Rescued Teenage Sailor Abby Sunderland Accused of Risking Her Life” by Paul Harris and “Families Call Off Search for Missing Florida Teens” by CBS News are the two main articles that will be used…

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    The first chapter of Spreading the American Dream by Emily Rosenberg focuses mainly on the American economic and cultural expansion of 1890 to 1945, with the help of liberal-developmentalism. Rosenberg opens up the chapter discussing the Columbian exposition in Chicago of 1893, and provides multiple examples of how it displayed America’s progressive advancements. The exhibitors of the exposition proudly displayed all the wonderful advancements the country had made so far, flaunting America’s…

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