Musicians

by Academy of Achievement

Musicians
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 32
  • Last: 19 May 2015
Musicians

Episodes (32)

  • Esperanza Spalding
    Esperanza Spalding
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    Published: 19 May 2015 Duration: 15:36
    Vocalist, composer and instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding fell in love with music as a little girl in Portland, Oregon. She first drew acclaim as a child violinist before discovering the upright bass as a teenager. Within months she was pla... Read more →
    Vocalist, composer and instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding fell in love with music as a little girl in Portland, Oregon. She first drew acclaim as a child violinist before discovering the upright bass as a teenager. Within months she was pla... Read more →

  • Aretha Franklin Interview & Live Performance
    Aretha Franklin Interview & Live Performance
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    Published: 28 Oct 2012 Duration: 15:20
    Aretha Franklin is known the world over as the Queen of Soul Music. In the 1960s, her hit recording "Respect" became an anthem of the civil rights struggle and a theme song for the dawning women's movement. He musical career began i... Read more →
    Aretha Franklin is known the world over as the Queen of Soul Music. In the 1960s, her hit recording "Respect" became an anthem of the civil rights struggle and a theme song for the dawning women's movement. He musical career began i... Read more →

  • Jackson Browne Live Performance
    Jackson Browne Live Performance
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    Published: 15 Jan 2011 Duration: 07:39
    With the release of his debut album in 1972, Jackson Browne joined the elite rank of American singer-songwriters who shaped the musical ethos of an era. He captured the mood of the 1970s with the introspective songs on his albums Late For t... Read more →
    With the release of his debut album in 1972, Jackson Browne joined the elite rank of American singer-songwriters who shaped the musical ethos of an era. He captured the mood of the 1970s with the introspective songs on his albums Late For t... Read more →

  • Joshua Bell
    Joshua Bell
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    Published: 4 Jul 2009 Duration: 05:29
    Raised on a farm in Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua Bell was given his first violin when he was four years old after his parents noticed him picking out melodies on a pair of rubber bands he had stretched between the knobs of his dresser. He f... Read more →
    Raised on a farm in Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua Bell was given his first violin when he was four years old after his parents noticed him picking out melodies on a pair of rubber bands he had stretched between the knobs of his dresser. He f... Read more →

  • Vince Gill
    Vince Gill
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    Published: 3 Jul 2009 Duration: 03:34
    Singer and songwriter Vince Gill has won 19 Grammy awards, more than any other male artist in country music. His latest release, "These Days," is a four-disc, 43 song set, showcasing his versatility in bluegrass, country, rock, folk and con... Read more →
    Singer and songwriter Vince Gill has won 19 Grammy awards, more than any other male artist in country music. His latest release, "These Days," is a four-disc, 43 song set, showcasing his versatility in bluegrass, country, rock, folk and con... Read more →

  • Amy Grant
    Amy Grant
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    Published: 3 Jul 2009 Duration: 04:36
    Amy Grant made her recording debut while still in her teens and soon released the first record of contemporary Christian music to sell over a million copies. She later achieved unprecedented crossover success with her albums "Lead Me On" an... Read more →
    Amy Grant made her recording debut while still in her teens and soon released the first record of contemporary Christian music to sell over a million copies. She later achieved unprecedented crossover success with her albums "Lead Me On" an... Read more →

  • Taylor Swift - Part 2
    Taylor Swift - Part 2
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    Published: 5 Jul 2008 Duration: 08:01
    Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album -- recorded when she was still in high school -- sold more than three million copies. A prodigiously talented singer and songwriter, she wrote every song on the album, including the year’s number one c... Read more →
    Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album -- recorded when she was still in high school -- sold more than three million copies. A prodigiously talented singer and songwriter, she wrote every song on the album, including the year’s number one c... Read more →

  • Taylor Swift - Part 1
    Taylor Swift - Part 1
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    Published: 5 Jul 2008 Duration: 08:52
    Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album -- recorded when she was still in high school -- sold more than three million copies. A prodigiously talented singer and songwriter, she wrote every song on the album, including the year’s number one c... Read more →
    Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album -- recorded when she was still in high school -- sold more than three million copies. A prodigiously talented singer and songwriter, she wrote every song on the album, including the year’s number one c... Read more →

  • Brian Wilson
    Brian Wilson
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    Published: 5 Jul 2008 Duration: 06:14
    The songs Brian Wilson created as leader of the Beach Boys combined the rhythms of rock and roll with Baroque counterpoint and jazz harmony to create an exhilarating sound that has become the perennial soundtrack of the American summer. ... Read more →
    The songs Brian Wilson created as leader of the Beach Boys combined the rhythms of rock and roll with Baroque counterpoint and jazz harmony to create an exhilarating sound that has become the perennial soundtrack of the American summer. ... Read more →

  • Chuck Berry
    Chuck Berry
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    Published: 4 Jul 2008 Duration: 10:31
    In the rock and roll pantheon, Chuck Berry stands alone. Every element of the music existed before he ever stepped onstage, but no one can deny he was the first writer and performer to put it all together. In the 1950s, he combined ... Read more →
    In the rock and roll pantheon, Chuck Berry stands alone. Every element of the music existed before he ever stepped onstage, but no one can deny he was the first writer and performer to put it all together. In the 1950s, he combined ... Read more →

  • Joshua Bell Interview
    Joshua Bell Interview
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    Published: 4 Jul 2008 Duration: 13:23
    Raised on a farm in Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua Bell was given his first violin when he was four years old after his parents noticed him picking out melodies on a pair of rubber bands he had stretched between the knobs of his dresser. He f... Read more →
    Raised on a farm in Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua Bell was given his first violin when he was four years old after his parents noticed him picking out melodies on a pair of rubber bands he had stretched between the knobs of his dresser. He f... Read more →

  • Naomi Judd
    Naomi Judd
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    Published: 3 Jul 2008 Duration: 15:24
    Naomi Judd won renown as half of the mother-daughter singing team, The Judds, the most popular female singing duo in country music history. But her rise in the world was not an easy one. Before graduating from high school, the unmarried Nao... Read more →
    Naomi Judd won renown as half of the mother-daughter singing team, The Judds, the most popular female singing duo in country music history. But her rise in the world was not an easy one. Before graduating from high school, the unmarried Nao... Read more →

  • Sonny Rollins and Savion Glover Live Performance & Interview
    Sonny Rollins and Savion Glover Live Performance & Interview
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    Published: 2 Jun 2006 Duration: 09:11
    He has recorded in a dazzling variety of styles, from the hard bop of his youth to the free jazz, avant-garde, fusion, Latin jazz, funk and R&B of subsequent decades. A formidable composer and bandleader, he is unparalleled in his imaginati... Read more →
    He has recorded in a dazzling variety of styles, from the hard bop of his youth to the free jazz, avant-garde, fusion, Latin jazz, funk and R&B of subsequent decades. A formidable composer and bandleader, he is unparalleled in his imaginati... Read more →

  • Sheryl Crow and Robin Williams
    Sheryl Crow and Robin Williams
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    Published: 2 Jun 2006 Duration: 10:58
    Sheryl Crow's warm voice, vibrant stage presence and rock-solid musicianship have made her one of the most enduring stars of our era. Her songwriting craft is firmly rooted in rock tradition, but her allusive, free-associative lyrics are al... Read more →
    Sheryl Crow's warm voice, vibrant stage presence and rock-solid musicianship have made her one of the most enduring stars of our era. Her songwriting craft is firmly rooted in rock tradition, but her allusive, free-associative lyrics are al... Read more →

  • B.B. King Live Performance & Interview
    B.B. King Live Performance & Interview
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    Published: 10 Jun 2004 Duration: 08:05
    The undisputed monarch of the blues guitar, B.B. King was born on a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta. As a child he learned the rudiments of his instrument from his preacher and was soon performing blues and gospel songs on street... Read more →
    The undisputed monarch of the blues guitar, B.B. King was born on a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta. As a child he learned the rudiments of his instrument from his preacher and was soon performing blues and gospel songs on street... Read more →

  • Emmy Lou Harris
    Emmy Lou Harris
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    Published: 9 Jun 2004 Duration: 08:31
    The career of Emmylou Harris has spanned the wide open range of American music. Whether singing traditional ballads, country classics, or her own highly personal compositions, her achingly pure voice and emotional commitment to her music ha... Read more →
    The career of Emmylou Harris has spanned the wide open range of American music. Whether singing traditional ballads, country classics, or her own highly personal compositions, her achingly pure voice and emotional commitment to her music ha... Read more →

  • Ray Charles Live Performance
    Ray Charles Live Performance
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    Published: 1 May 2003 Duration: 13:15
    Ray Charles (1930 -2004) was born in Albany, Georgia, at the beginning of the Great Depression. He began to lose his sight in his early childhood, and was completely blind by age seven. At age 15, he was an orphan. At 16, he moved on his o... Read more →
    Ray Charles (1930 -2004) was born in Albany, Georgia, at the beginning of the Great Depression. He began to lose his sight in his early childhood, and was completely blind by age seven. At age 15, he was an orphan. At 16, he moved on his o... Read more →

  • Chuck Berry Live Performance & Interview
    Chuck Berry Live Performance & Interview
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    Published: 1 May 2003 Duration: 07:17
    In the rock and roll pantheon, Chuck Berry stands alone. Every element of the music existed before he ever stepped onstage, but no one can deny he was the first writer and performer to put it all together. In the 1950s, he combined ... Read more →
    In the rock and roll pantheon, Chuck Berry stands alone. Every element of the music existed before he ever stepped onstage, but no one can deny he was the first writer and performer to put it all together. In the 1950s, he combined ... Read more →

  • Bono
    Bono
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    Published: 6 Jun 2002 Duration: 10:37
    Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Paul "Bono" Hewson was still in his teens when he answered an ad posted on a school bulletin board to join a fledgling rock band. It became one of the most original, best-loved rock groups of all time: U2... Read more →
    Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Paul "Bono" Hewson was still in his teens when he answered an ad posted on a school bulletin board to join a fledgling rock band. It became one of the most original, best-loved rock groups of all time: U2... Read more →

  • Quincy Jones
    Quincy Jones
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    Published: 28 Oct 2000 Duration: 16:56
    The protean musician and impresario Quincy Jones has been dubbed "a master inventor of musical hybrids," shuffling pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into unique and extraordinary musical syntheses. He began hi... Read more →
    The protean musician and impresario Quincy Jones has been dubbed "a master inventor of musical hybrids," shuffling pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into unique and extraordinary musical syntheses. He began hi... Read more →

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