20 Burst results for "Ella Fitzgerald"

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

04:09 min | 2 months ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"I was very engaged and as a little live bourgeois girl, like appeared to be impeccable standards of class, gender, respectability. You write that her sweat and her size, quote, give me intimations of a black female destiny she has thwarted. It's a destiny that every hour day and year of my young life is plotted to prevent, and so if that's what Ella Fitzgerald's sweat and size meant to you as a young person, what does it mean to you today? It means I was able to leave that set of confines and stereotypes and constrictions up behind. It means the world. It means that I can bring to her. Looking at her as well as listening to her, the same Italian sense of freedom that she brought to her music. It also means that the world has changed enormously. It means very everyday things. I've been taken by history through race consciousness class consciousness feminist consciousness. You know, that's the hard work that gives you what you talk about as the freedom, the pleasure, the abuse. You make a point in the book that I have thought about often since I read this line, which is that a writer works with what she lacks as well as what she has. Will you read this section of the book? A writer works with what she lacks as well as what she has. Watch the dancer adapt a movement to the constraints. The particular length and flexibility of their limbs. Listen to an actor or a singer, shift aligns rhythms to fit air range and timbre. A socio lax to see what use they might be put to develop other sources of planting. Ask what do I want desperately to write and how shall I write it? Why am I trying not to write? When do my fluency has become clever distractions from what needs writing? How often have I watched with acute irritation and performance distractions? Hissing silently. Why don't you stop making that step that melody easier than it is? Why don't you find another way? Another technique to get at it. Take the risk that it won't have the same effect you so admire and you call it in some other artist. The supple arabesque that quietly sustained high note all right. You can't get that long for effect by the same means have added another way. Can an unexpected tension in Milan. A surreptitious harshness in that no make it work. I just love that instruction assess your lax to see what use they might be put to. What a brilliant way of thinking about a lack. Hard won, I might say. There you are faced with it. And so you must find your way through and around. You must get resourceful. And in that way, I would say performers in every field, theater, dance, whatever music have been especially useful to me because you can watch and see and hear them making those adjustments. How important do you think it is that readers are familiar with the many different creators who you reference over the course of this book. It's a staggering range. I hope that I contextualize. I gave each of them a setting, whether it was a scene or whether it was the sentence that in some way, even if the reader didn't know this writer or singer exactly. Brought something to life. Got your senses going. Because there is so much music in this. Do you want to give us a tract to go out on a song that you think would make a fitting conclusion? How about Ella doing how high the moon? Just too much. Though the words may be wrong to the song tremendous.

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:58 min | 5 months ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"To me I was very engaged in as a little black bourgeois girl Appeared to be impeccable standards of class gender respectability You write that her sweat and her size quote give me intimations of a black female destiny she has thwarted it's a destiny that every hour day and year of my young life is plotted to prevent and so if that's what Ella Fitzgerald's sweat and size meant to you as a young person what does it mean to you today It means I was able to leave that set of confines and stereotypes and constrictions up behind It means the world It means that I can bring to her Looking at her as well as listening to her the same imbuing it since her freedom that she brought to her music It also means that the world has changed enormously It means very everyday things I've been taken by history through race consciousness class consciousness feminist consciousness You know that's the hard work that gives you what you talk about as the freedom the pleasure the abuse You make a point in the book that I have thought about often since I read this line which is that a writer works with what she lacks as well as what she has Will you read this section of the book A writer works with what she lacks as well as what she has Watch the dancer adapt a movement to the constraints The particular length and flexibility of their limbs Listen to an actor or a singer shift aligns rhythms to fit air range and timbre A socio lax to see what use they might be put to Develop other sources of planting ask What do I want desperately to write and how shall I write it What am I trying not to write When do my fluency has become clever distractions from what we driving How often have I watched like acute irritation and performance distractions Hissing silently Why don't you stop making that step at melody easier than it is Why don't you find another way Another technique to get at it Take the risk that it won't have the same effect you so admire and call it in some other artist The supple arabesque that quietly sustained high note all right You can't get that long for effect by the same means Have added another way Can an unexpected tension in the line A surreptitious harshness in that note make it work I just love that instruction assess your lax to see what use they might be put to What a brilliant way of thinking about a lack Hard won I might say You know there you are faced with it And so you must find your way through and around You must get resourceful And in that way I would say performers in every field theater dance whatever music have been especially useful to me because you can watch and see and hear them making those adjustments How important do you think it is that readers are familiar with the many different creators who you reference over the course of this book It's a staggering range I hope that I contextualize I gave each of them a setting whether it was a scene or whether it was a sentence that in some way even if the reader didn't know this writer or singer exactly Something to like got your senses going Because there is so much music in this Do you want to give us a tract to go out on a song that you think would make a fitting conclusion How about Ella doing.

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on All About Android

All About Android

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on All About Android

"What difference right and the next song was a louis prima and ella fitzgerald song. And then the next song was a song from frozen and then the next song like was like it was almost as if like in like on. Tv and movies on the robots like malfunctions malfunctioning. Like just throw out like whatever it. I was like what is going on and i'm finding its ability to pick up the genre. I'm listening to based off the song i'm listening to is really for some reason affected. I don't know if it's the youtube music app on the google home because my thought is that the google youtube music just would pull the mobile opera. Pull the service and just feed that to the google home. But i think there's a different thing going on that device so I saw that you played. Was that in your library. Yes and so. Maybe what is going on on youtube music and is not anew so maybe maybe in that regard well no like. You probably don't have frozen in your own. Yeah i do so maybe at the end of that. It's like i i instead of it. Playing more of that genre is just playing. More like of what you have listened to genre from the eighty-three tag in my library. Our mazing but yeah or how does make sense like wouldn't it be able to seize the in season the meta data that it's the same honest quicksand who you it. Has you know in assistant has five thousand wildly different to go from that to sinatra and like who really wants that that widespread. I mean right. No one's no one's looking to mixed death metal with disney soundtrack. No yeah and not that they are. But i'm ito that i yeah. I understand that. I'm confusing it. Because i have kids listening to frozen all the time but like it's google. It's youtube it should be smart enough to know that when i'm listening to hardcore that i don't wanna listen to frozen next that i don't wanna listen. Peter pan next like it should be able to be smart enough to realize that. It's me and not mike like this. Is the problem with it. This is all mashed in and don't even get me started on. Despite having every setting to not play music videos it continues to play music offs. So i haven't had that problem. It keeps my music videos off thankfully but Yeah do you feel like you to sorry. Google play music. Did that like that. Same scenario would have done it right and what is right. Yes what is right. Is playing the appropriate. Honora or similar starts to the genre. Yep yep it stuck to. The genre would have stuck to the universe of bands like like almost imagine. Like there's like a mind map like this ryan is related to. This fan is related to this band. Totally yeah absolutely. And i i felt like google play music understood that and did a good job with it More so than youtube music. Yeah yeah one thing..

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

05:59 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

02:52 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

09:02 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

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Riverdale Road

Haunted Places

04:50 min | 2 years ago

Riverdale Road

"Riverdale road is an eleven mile stretch of narrow highway between the denver suburbs of thornton and brighton. colorado like much of the denver area. The road is the very definition of wide open. Space greenfield's dusty farms bisected by two lane highway though farm houses dot the landscape every now and then. You likely won't see another living soul as you travel down the pavement. Even under a blue sky the road makes realize how very alone you are but at night riverdale road comes alive. It's known for being a place of shadows. Ghosts and demons rumors include to ghost cars at a spectral jogger who was killed in a collision. But it isn't these small spirits that gave riverdale road that title of the most haunted road in america. It's something far bigger and a bit more flammable. Sophie didn't know how long she'd been driving at some point during her cruise down riverdale road time had lost all sense of meaning. Her body was going through the motions of driving but her brain was quiet. She liked the isolation of at all. Sometimes imagining she was in a completely different world. There were no other cars in sight. Fields of weeds sprouted on the side of the highway. The sun dip down just below the horizon and the crooning of ella fitzgerald drown out the sound of her. Tires churning on the pavement. The route started to move from straight to curving. She's slowly let her attention come back to her driving not fully ready to let go of the beautiful emptiness in her mind. She held onto the steering wheel loosely and subject sunglasses onto the top of her head. It was nearing dusk. Sophie flicked on the headlights and her breath immediately caught. There was a victorian manor sitting in the middle of the street. Her mind struggled to make sense of what she was seeing but her foot slammed on the brake hard. The car halted hundred body jerk forward but the seat belt held her back some of the pulled up the parking brake with their heart pounding her chest. She closed her eyes and breathed deeply forcing her heart rate to slow down when she felt that she was under control. She opened her eyes again. Slowly soapy couldn't understand what she was seeing. The highway just stopped right at the house. A small porch. She knew she wasn't lost her. Gps said so. She was just heading to a friend's house just off the route but the old house looked like it had been standing there for at least one hundred years. It didn't make any sense. She knew she should probably stay in the car and find another route. Turning around would have been past. There wasn't enough space for her to go around the manor but the site was so strange some improbable that she couldn't help herself. She had to know if she was dreaming. Sophie got out of the car and approach the house. The white would of the door and window. Frames was split and fading cracks in the glass. Bread like spider webs. A small porch around the structure had several missing floorboards as she walked closer. Her brain told you to let alone to go back to the car but her body felt differently. She climbed up the steps. The house groaned as though it didn't want company but so knocked on the door anyway and waited for a response. She didn't expect one much he also didn't want scare anyone. She just wanted to peer inside eight only for a moment but nobody responded she gently push the door open. It moved to jar with a sigh. Is it the whole house was breathing. This made her more nervous as much as the space call to her. She didn't like how alive it felt. Houses didn't have souls. She shook off the thought she was making too much of things she should just go in so be placed her hand and the cracked white paint of the door that nudged it open the rest of the way based on the outsides condition she expected dust mold and maybe pieces of the seeming hanging by a thread but the inside was completely different

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Listed on that is actually the theme song to her miniseries on H P D are doing Uh, I think it was the producer of the creator of the show, called her and said, Hey, we're going to need you to sing the song and she was like No can dio there's a pandemic. I can't get to a studio. And then she was like crap. I have a studio in my house. Thanks to Keith. Urban. Yeah. Website for God. I have access to all the recording equipment I could possibly need, including instruments. Yeah, then so I just I think she did a nice job. Faith. Yes, OK, I agree. I think that sounds That sounds really nice. I love that song. Who's the original artist behind this or not? The Mamas and the Papas. It'd be like James Old Standard. No, but I'm thinking of the specific version of that song. Hang on. I'm going to say And you guys gonna be like, Wow, Unbelievable. That a James, That's my guests. No. I think, Doris Day No. Um Hey, Doris Day, Doris. Day is right. But the mamas and the Papas did it. Oh, So did Ella Fitzgerald and Frankie Laine. Ella Fitzgerald is who I was Mama CASS. That's who I'm thinking of. There you go. Already. I'm going to move on to Kelly Clarkson. Oh God and her version of a dream on a fabulous classic fight and rush this than Aerosmith. It sounds a little different. See what she's got.

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show

The Dr. Susan Block Show

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on The Dr. Susan Block Show

"In great, you know entertain And had Ella Fitzgerald on his first TV show. So yeah, mostly a great guy. Nobody's perfect. But off he really made wearing loungewear cool and I gotta thank you for that cuz he inspired me, you know, we got remember when got this road Max and I wanted to be half. It was like nineteen. Ninety one and here is right and you put the captain's hat on the captain sign on there cuz I was willing to Captain's hats since I came to this country. Oh, okay before half. Yeah. Yeah before for him, but a lot of people do I see them in the supermarket's once in a while. Yeah. Yeah guys with capital guys. Say yeah. Well, he you know, he lasted pretty long 91 it is so, you know, I mean, we thought he was going to die when he had his stroke and in his I think he was in his fifties or sixties. So anyway, Rest in peace half. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others and really sexual Revolution and Captain Max. Absolutely. I mean without his sort of faux Girl Next Door. You wouldn't have come up with your real girl next door. Maybe, you know, probably you know that kind of inspired you to do him one better off. So, okay. That's it. Perhaps, although maybe we'll talk about him some more. So yeah, you know in a way Hefner.

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

KTKR 760AM

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

"That's good that's good okay this that's just insane about eleven guys you'll be the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever so sure yeah we have to try to pull that kind of thing off yeah I used to love those who love it when they would make up names of cons and I couldn't tell if they were real what is this two brothers in a strange it was a Billy Martin and hello this is I do know that is where we got our greets me what is what what what what is this the guy down the street but is it the four door car I don't know if they would just take here's the con we got it's that that's all I know I do love stories like this because I've I you look I I got it I got to practice what I preach in a couple of days ago we like I said we got that fixed dory that it was the Myles Garrett was going to be traded to the Seahawks for oh sure it was all about the second something hot news or something added yeah yeah hot news wow is that where you want to get your news you want a hot news well that's where I was on reddit ID yeah I actually saw it on Twitter when like fake SportsCenter did it yeah but but it was taken from something where the I. T. okay so nudes you D. easy no no I I I understand I'm just making sure I spelled it out for you know I'm just wondering how search for tonight how did you get to that I mean how did you get to that in an article it should in a way what what website we want with the article it showed up on something about jobs in the hot in crates no I was not news dot com all they had a story trade talks no no no that was that was there all the time yeah it's the most of your people yeah it's new people in trade rumors I mean it really serves spicy cherry talk dot com you get you gotta see this cam girl why all this came girl she has all the great rumors but it's got if you've got a bottle of Garrett one to the Seahawks all I got to get on there and see all the great tree I mean literally jumping through hoops as she gives the information see the latest dirt so look stories like this I like I I love fake big crazy stories like this what if what how much it's really this is I hope we get one of these every day because they're just so much fun to poke holes and just think about that that I I don't know what would have been worse I really I don't know if the Browns had said no or that the fact that the Seahawks were serious and and basically the Browns had to decide I don't know I don't know what would have been worse a worse response one hell of a contract negotiation if it's the Hey.

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Feminists: Ella Fitzgerald

Encyclopedia Womannica

05:36 min | 2 years ago

Feminists: Ella Fitzgerald

"Shining. Oh hello from wonder media network. I'm Jenny Kaplan. And this is encyclopedia. Manica deemed the first lady of Song. Today's Dreamer was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States. For more than half a century. She went thirteen grammy awards and sold over forty million albums. Her voice was flexible. Wide-ranging accurate and ageless. Let's talk about Ella Fitzgerald Ella. Jane Fitzgerald was born on April twenty fifth nineteen seventeen in Newport News. Virginia to William Fitzgerald and Tempe Henry Ellis parents separated shortly after Ella's birth and she and her mother moved to Yonkers New York where they eventually moved in with Tempe longtime boyfriend. Joseph Dasilva three soon became four LS half-sister Francis was born in Nineteen twenty-three. The family struggled to make ends meet. Both parents worked multiple jobs. L. Occasionally took on work to their apartment was a mixed neighborhood. Where Ella made friends easily? She considered herself more of a Tomboy and often join neighborhood baseball games. Sports Aside Ella enjoy dancing and singing with friends and would perform at lunch and on her way to school in Nineteen. Thirty two ELLAS. Mom Tempe died from serious injury. She received in a car accident. Ella was devastated. She eventually moved in with her aunt Virginia and when her stepfather Joe died shortly thereafter. Ala stepsister. Francis came to live with them. To Ella was in a dark place. She started skipping school and her grades dropped. She got in trouble with the police and was sent to a reform school where she was subject to beatings by her caretakers. Eventually Ella escaped from the reformatory. She was fifteen years old broke and alone during the Great Depression. In nineteen thirty four Islas name was pulled in a weekly drawing the Apollo Theater for a chance to perform and compete an amateur night. Two sisters who the dance in the sisters in the world call the edgewood sisters and they closed the show about I when I saw those ladies. Dan I says no way. I'm going out there and try to dance. Because they stop the show. She was planning to dance but when the Edwards sisters closed the main show. She changed her mind fearing she couldn't compete with their moves. And when I got out there somebody follow up nobody else. What is she going to do? She made a last minute decision to sing and ask the band to play. Hoagy Carmichael Judy. Heavens hurt to me. By the end of the song the crowd demanded an encore and Ella had found her calling one of the people in the band. That night with saxophonist and Arranger Benny Carter wowed by her natural talent. Benny introduced a lot of people. Who could help launch your career? The era of big swing bands was coming to a close in favor of bebop. Ls successfully made the transition using her voice to sound like another horn in the band. She began to experiment with scat singing. Eventually turning it into an art in nineteen thirty eight Ella recorded a version of the nursery. Rhyme a-tisket a task it. A million copies of the album were sold it. Hit number one on the charts and it stayed on the pop charts for seventeen weeks. Ella was suddenly famous her wife. Changed Professionally and personally while on tour with Dizzy Gillespie's band in nineteen forty. Six Ella fell in love with bassist. Ray Brown the two got married and adopted a son Ray. Junior through the two later got divorced. They remained lifelong friends L. O. Worked with all the jazz greats including Frank Sinatra Duke Ellington Nat King Cole Dizzy. Gillespie and Benny Goodman from nineteen fifty six to nineteen sixty. Four Ella recorded eight songbooks in which she covered other musicians songs. Including those by Cole Porter Duke. Ellington the Gershwin's Johnny Mercer Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hart Ella continued to work throughout her life by the nineteen nineties. She had recorded more than two hundred albums she received the Kennedy Center honors the US National Medal of Arts and Francis Commander of Arts and letters award. Thank you and I'm so proud to be in class with all these younger ones coming up. Ain't gonNA leave me behind. I'm learning out a wrap in her later. Life Ella suffer from diabetes. She was hospitalized. Congestive heart failure in nineteen eighty six and for exhaustion in nineteen ninety. Nine hundred ninety three. She had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee due to complications from diabetes. She never fully recovered from the surgery. And on June fifteenth. Nineteen Ninety six at the age of seventy-nine Ella Fitzgerald died at her Beverly Hills. Home fans all over. The world mourned her death. A wreath of white flowers was placed next to her star on the Hollywood walk of fame and the Marquee outside the Hollywood bowl read. Lmu will miss you

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The Harlem Globetrotters

The Past and the Curious

09:20 min | 2 years ago

The Harlem Globetrotters

"The Savoie ballroom was a jewel of jazz age. Chicago theatre opened in the nineteen twenties just before people in the United States were hit by the Great Depression which left many Americans poor and hungry throughout the difficult time. The Savoie was a place to find joy on the south side of Chicago. The building was regularly filled with residents from the largely African American neighborhood. Who gathered to dance to some of the biggest stars of the day count basie Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong? Were just a few of the people who banged out. Tunes as people jibed across the giant DANCEFLOOR. Dancefloor was so big that it actually doubled as a basketball court for the Savoy. Big Five in the late. Nineteen twenty s the five-man team hosted games to fill the slow nights in the ballroom. A young man in cab. Calloway would sometimes seeing during halftime but back then basketball wasn't very popular people cared about contests like horse racing and boxing baseball. Not The five on five game that depended on getting a ball through a hoop. It was a long way from the sport. We know much slower and much lower scoring than today. This team from Chicago would eventually work to change that. But they're Savoie audience could never have guessed how at some point. There was a dispute among the players of the Savoie five and they broke up. Three of them led by Tommy. Brooklyn's start a new team and rename themselves. The globetrotters it was an era of barnstorming. And when not at the Savoy they set out from Chicago to tour the Mid West region of America there were no organized leagues of teams and players in the Nineteen Twenties and thirties. Instead semi professional teams would travel from town to town and earn money playing teams from whatever town they were in sometimes. Businesses might have a team of employees so a barnstorming team like the globetrotters might play against some guys who had spent the whole day assembling cars canning vegetables or even driving taxi caps. Other Times barnstorming might play a team made up of members of a religious group. The House of David. Those guys never shaved so they played basketball with beards down to their bellies. Making James Harden's beard look like a five o'clock shadow soon. A young Jewish immigrant named Abe Sapper. Steam entered the picture with the globetrotters. Abe was a terrible basketball player but his other skills were valuable. He knew a lot of people who did bookings and many of these towns and more importantly he had a car these five teammates and their manager. Abe would pile into his model t like sardines attend camp and hit those cold slick winter roads. It was the nineteen twenties and they understood that random people in random midwest towns might be surprised to find that all five members of the team coming to play their local guys were African Americans. There were very few professional sports comprised of African Americans at this point so they decided to alter their name to help people know what to expect at the time. The most notable and best all black basketball team was known as the Harlem rent which was short for the Harlem Renaissance in the Nineteen Twenties and early thirties. The New York neighborhood of Harlem was an epicenter of black culture and it was a time referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. People knew about these incredible artists and musicians. Who lived there along with the writers like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston so the globetrotters who were very much from Chicago? Ask themselves how do we make ourselves sound dignified worldly and clearly a team of African Americans the Harlem Globetrotters? Will it matter that? We're not from Harlem that we've never tried it around the globe new super nope cool. Let's pile into a small unheeded car and go beat some people in basketball and they did just that it was remarkable. How good they are. They beat nearly every team from Wisconsin. Illinois Iowa anywhere else they went then they pile back into the car and head on down the road to the next game throughout the nineteen thirties. The team built up quite a reputation. They might have been the best basketball team in the world. No one agrees on how the famous tricks came into the game. A popular explanation is that they'd slip into the fun and flashy dribbles and drives after they safely put plenty of points on the board against their opponent. This did several things one it entertain the audience. Once the actual threat of competition was gone. No one wants to watch a blowout so a fun. Show of tricks kept the locals entertained but also no one wants to watch their local fellas get trounced a group from the city coming in and wiping the home team can really anger a local audience and the Harlem globetrotters new. This trick plays would thrill any crowd and win them over. The focus slowly became not about the final score but about how much fun it was to watch these incredible athletes and their astonishing an often humorous approach to the game. I we win. And then we cloud Abe Saperstein once said now most people agree that the real clowning didn't start until a man named goose. Tatum joined the team. Goose was an incredible athlete. Who could put the basket ball through the hoop with ease? But he also had a keen eye for comedy he found inspiration and funny movies and carefully watched the acts of clowns and other entertainers his favorite gags would show up on the basketball court. Sometimes goose would tiptoe over and pretend to spy on the opposing team's huddle all while making sure the audience in on the joke other times he'd hand the refs at trick ball after a timeout upon dribbling the ball. The referee grow angry because the ball never bounced back up. It just plopped devoid of air on the ground. Sometimes goose would disappear from the court altogether while the game continued only to be found in the audience eating popcorn. He even had a bit where he would pretend to be knocked unconscious on the court. The refs in his teammates would try everything to wake him up. But no amount of shaking or poking prodding would open his eyes. It was only the smell of his own Stinky Shoe. That would get him back up on his feet again. Much to the disgust delight of the audience in Nineteen forty-eight Abe Sapper Stein was with a friend who just so happened to own a basketball team called the Minnesota Lakers. The Lakers were the best team in the brand new professional basketball league which would soon become known as the NBA. The League did not allow black players on any of their teams regardless of League affiliation and regardless of the color of the player skin each man believed his team was the best in the world. They'd never meet in a league as it was so the natural solution was to stage an exhibition game between the Lakers and the globetrotters. It didn't seem so to the men at the time but game between an all white. Nba team and an all. Black semi pro team would prove monumental. Eighteen thousand people came out to watch which was easily twice. As many people as most professional basketball games would attract the time. And despite the fact that the Lakers star center who stood six speed and ten inches tall was seven inches taller than anyone else. On the court. The globetrotters one on a last second shot. It was a powerful moment. The next season those Lakers would go on to win the National Championship. But when they played the Harlem globetrotters a second time for a second exhibition between the two teams. The globetrotters came out on top yet again. The following year the NBA ended segregation and three of those same Laker Whooping Harlem globetrotters Chuck Cooper Nat Clifton and hang designee. Became three of the I four African Americans to join the League and play professional basketball. This was nineteen fifty three years. After Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier in baseball the globetrotters still continue their entertaining shows today. Keeping the spirit of barnstorming alive. They get a lot of credit for how they support communities and bring joy to so many and educate kids about health. But it's easy to forget about how important they were in integrating professional basketball. They now tour and play with just one team often known as the Washington generals according to most sources the globetrotters have beaten the generals over sixteen thousand times. How many times have they lost though? That question is harder to answer. But it's just a few. The most recent globetrotter loss was way back in one thousand nine hundred seventy one when both teams lost track of the score when clock expired. The generals were ahead. That was not supposed to happen. And people expected the GLOBETROTTERS TO WIN. And it's usually agreed that they will today. It's all about the show the fun and the love of basketball not the competition. This is what made that loss. So shocking reports from nine hundred. Seventy one SE. The stands were filled with silent shocked faces and even a few crying children. Luckily it's been smiles for all since then

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on KQED Radio

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"ella fitzgerald" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The most impressive thing was the way she could come that idea she could create melodies freedoms all the technique that she had to do anything that she had in her mind any person that wants to be a singer should know elephants Jeff. no. yeah these two millennials agrees Ella Fitzgerald songs are as exciting and interesting today as they were when she recorded her first hit in nineteen thirty eight muddy land says Ella transcends her time joking okay at the stuff K. because I was given wide of gate seek it because more mental than it has been on my account I think the artists that you know are good pointers generational moment they mark that moment and they're all there is worth ten old Ella Fitzgerald was a tornado hit them I have seen a says she was unique every single day pop pop annual singer that Ella had the light the light from the sky she had the power from the errors she had this sweetness from sugar from honey she had the corners of her harried dash heard on sisters so I think could last forever Ella she's going to be here forever and my the lan says Ella Fitzgerald changed her into coming out of way what movies you watch heroes.

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