Big Bill Broonzy was truly a big man. In honky tonks and bars where he played the blues and where fist fights and shootings were normal, his almost six and a half feet and over two hundred pounds had a calming affect. When there was trouble in a bar where he was playing, he had only to rise from his all Time Standards. Piano. Mit CD PDF on the bandstand and look around, and things would quiet down.
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Der Sound des Solo-Jazzpianos hat bis zum heutigen Tag nichts von seiner Faszination verloren. Wie kaum ein anderes Instrument bietet das Piano mit seinem Tonumfang und einem fast großorchestralen Klang dem Solisten die Möglichkeit, sich auszudrücken. Dieser Band, mit einer Auswahl von 12 raffinierten Jazzarrangements für Piano-Solo, bietet gleichzeitig zu den Noten eine stilistisch hervorragend eingespielte CD-Fassung aller Titel als Interpretations- und Spielanregung.
Bill’s father, a sharecropper and elder of the Baptist Church , raised his fourteen children strictly. Bill and his twin sister were the youngest and were born in Mississippi in June 1883. The family lived in Bolivar, where the yearly floods of the Mississippi River were part of the rhythm of life. When Bill was eight, the family moved to Arkansas . A homemade fiddle was Bill’s first instrument. A white neighbor bought him a real one so that Bill could play at his parties.
But Bill was married and money was short and what he earned as a farmer from corn and cotton was not enough to feed his family. When the United States entered the First World War, Bill was drafted. He was sent to France , where his all-black unit did work behind the lines. While in France , Bill learned to read and write, so that he could write letters home. Back in Arkansas , he saw the life of rural Blacks with different eyes. His first experience after returning home was being forced by a white man to take off his uniform. In 1920, Bill hopped a freight and went to Chicago , arriving on February 2.
He was part of a great migration. Between 1914 and 1920, a half a million Blacks moved from the rural South to northern cities. The 1920s in Chicago were a period of cultural blossoming. The city experienced King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Ma Rainy, Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters, also country blues people like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tampa Red, Blind Blake and Furry Lewis. With the help of Papa Charlie Jackson, Bill learned to play the guitar. 1926 and his records sold well up into the forties. Bill took young musicians under his wing, helped them get a start, found jobs for them and saw to it that they had opportunities to record.
In 1938 and 1939, Big Bill Broonzy played Carnegie Hall, but with the advent of electric blues, his style fell out of favor. In the 1950s, he sang in Europe with a jazz band, but also continued to sing folk songs. With the help of Yanick Bruynoghe, Broonzy published his autobiography, Big Bill’s Blues, in 1955. In 1957, Bill learned that he had lung cancer. During an operation in July his vocal chords were damaged and he could no longer sing. Friends in Europe and America held benefit concerts to assist him. In the spring of 1958, the cancer began to grow again and Bill died on August 15 of that year.
The Essential History of the Blues V. The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy: taught by Woody Mann, Woody Mann. Big Bill Broonzys Story, Yannick Bruynoghe. Big Bill blues,: William Broonzy’s story as told to Yannick Bruynoghe, Bill Broonzy. The songwriter, singer, poet, painter, writer and storyteller David Campbell was born and raised in Guyana, the son of an Arawak Indian and a Guyana Portuguese mother. He lived in Sweden , England and Scotland before settling in Canada.
Today, he is a Canadian citizen and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. David Campbell has recorded 20 albums of the more than 1600 songs he has written. He has performed throughout Canada as well as in Holland, Germany, the USA , Guatemala and Guyana. Five books of his poetry and song lyrics have been published and Campbell gives numerous poetry readings. David Campbell’s recordings can be ordered over his website. Harry Chapin was born in New York in 1942.
His father was a jazz drummer who played with Jimmy Dorsey and Woody Herman. He was always on the road and the marriage failed. Harry had five brothers as well as three half-brothers and three half-sisters. While in high school, Harry sang with the Brooklyn Heights Boys Choir.
He first began to play the trumpet. After high school, he spent three months enrolled in the Air Force Academy, three semesters at Cornell University before he quit to do odd jobs. He went back to Cornell, but soon gave it up to pursue music full-time with his brothers. Dad joined the group that summer and backed us up on drums. Chapin began to work in the film industry.
A documentary he produced about boxing, Legendary Champions, won gold prizes at the New York and Atlanta film festivals and was nominated for an Academy Award. He also travelled to Ethiopia to do a documentary about the impact of the World Bank on the underdeveloped world. But he chose to leave the film industry to work on a musical. His wife, Sandy Gaston, had taken guitar lessons from him. To support his wife and the children she brought into the marriage, he again began producing and directing documentary films. By late 1970, though, he was out of work and again writing songs, songs which were strongly influenced by his cinematic work.
Soon, however, he received more film work. In 1971, Chapin put together a band and in November of that year he signed a recording contract with Elektra Records. At that point, Chapin ceased touring to work on the musical The Night that Made America Famous. It opened on February 26, 1975 and had a run of 75 performances. Harry Chapin won an Emmy for his work of the ABC children’s series Make a Wish, which was hosted by his brother Tom.