Copasetic: Adventures of Bojangles Robinson (Multicultural Historical Fiction: Young Reader Series)

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Copasetic: Adventures of Bojangles Robinson (Multicultural Historical Fiction: Young Reader Series) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. According to most sources, the word was popularized by Bill “Bojangles” Robinson way back in He claimed to have coined the word when he was a shoeshine boy back in Richmond, Virginia.

However according to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word was first used in that same year by Irving Bacheller in his book Man for the Ages, a. If you don't know that the Mr.

Bojangles from the song is NOT Bill Robinson, you need to read this book. Robinson was to the world of entertainment what his friend Jackie Robinson was to sports. His talent, hard work, diligence and inner strength helped him succeed and endure the many trials and tribulations that African Americans in the early Cited by: 5.

Copacetic definition is - very satisfactory. How to use copacetic in a sentence. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson ( – Novem ) was an American tap dancer, actor, and singer, the best known and the most highly paid black American entertainer in America during the first half of the twentieth century.

His long career mirrored changes in American entertainment tastes and technology. His began in the age of minstrel shows and moved to vaudeville, Broadway Born: Luther Robinson,Richmond, Virginia. It was used by the tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson () in radio broadcasts during the 's; Robinson claimed to have coined the word in an exchange of letters with the lexicographer Charles Earle Funke (see Funke's article "Bill Robinson's 'Copesetic'," American Speech, vol.

28 [], pp.citing an earlier column by. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, – Novemwas a pioneer and pre-eminent African-American tap dance performer since his c hildhood. Born in Richmond, Virginia onto Maxwell Robinson, a machine-shop worker, and Maria Robinson, a choir singer, Bill Robinson was brought up by his grandmother after the death of his parents when he was still a baby.

copacetic definition: The definition of copacetic is perfectly satisfactory or in perfect order. (adjective) When everything is arranged perfectly in a satisfactory way, this.

Robinson was impressed with Astaire's footwork as well. Astaire noted that Robinson told him, "Boy, you can dance!" when they first met.

With choreographer Hermes Pan and composer Hal Borne, Astair e created a tribute to Robinson and other African-American dancers in Swing Time's "Bojangles of Harlem" (). From Wikipedia “Stephen Goranson says "there is good reason to think that Irving Bacheller invented the word [with spelling "copasetic"] for a fictional character with a private vocabulary in his best-selling and later-serialized book about A.

Robinson maintained that though he had trouble walking, talking sleeping and breathing, when he danced he felt wonderful. He died a few months later. To find out more about the history of vaudeville and performers like Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous.

Born Luther Robinson in Richmond, Virginia, his parents, Maria and Maxwell Robinson, died in Young Bill was reared by his grandmother, Bedilia Robinson, who had been a slave.

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In Richmond, he got the nickname “Bojangles” from “jangler,” meaning contentious, and he invented the phrase “Everything’s Copasetic,” meaning tip-top.

Here is the first biography of Bill Bojangles Robinson, the most famous tap dancer who ever lived. Written with the cooperation of many of Bill Robinson's friends and colleagues, it is also a fascinating account of the heyday of American musical entertainment.

16 pages of black-and-white photos. - Explore Wilma J Harrington's board "Mr. Bojangles", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Robinson, Tap dancer, African american pins.

His father Maxwell Robinson was a machinist and his mother Maria was a choir singer; both parents died in and young Bill was reared by his grandmother, Bedilia Robinson, who had been a slave.

In Richmond, he got the nickname "Bojangles" from "jangler," meaning contentious, and invented the phrase "Everything's Copasetic," meaning tip-top. Robinson credited James Barton and Jack Donahue for his style of tap dance, but would only say this to please his white hosts, his real mentor was said to be George Primrose.

He is also noted for coining the term 'Copasetic' (Although the Jewish people claim this term was around way before Bojangles.). "Mr. Bojangles: The Biography of Bill Robinson" not only serves as a crucial historical document, but also as a vivid portrait of a truly special man.

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An original in every sense of the word, Bill Robinson created a unique style of tap dancing, along with breaking the racist barriers of his s: 8. Bill Robinson - 'Mr. Bojangles' - is a name synonymous with tap dancing. He invented the 'stair dance,' starred in movies and on Broadway, broke the color barrier for dancers in vaudeville and.

In Richmond, he got the nickname "Bojangles" from "jangler," meaning contentious, and invented the phrase "Everything's Copasetic," meaning tip-top. He got his first professional job inperforming as a member of the pickaninny chorus for Mayme Remington with The South Before the War.

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The tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson () often used the term and helped popularize it. He even claimed to have coined it when he was a shoeshine boy in Richmond, Va. However, Mrs. Lukins (the woman quoted in the earliest OED citation) doesn’t seem to be black or an entertainer. She’s described as “a very lean, red haired.

Born Luther Robinson in Richmond, Virginia, his parents, Maria and Maxwell Robinson, died in Young Bill was reared by his grandmother, Bedilia Robinson, who had been a slave.

In Richmond, he got the nickname "Bojangles" from "jangler," meaning contentious, and invented the phrase "Everything's Copasetic," meaning tip-top.

The name of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, a famous black tap-dancer, singer and actor of the period round the turn of the twentieth century is commonly linked to this belief about its origin. Indeed, he claimed to have invented it as a shoeshine boy in Richmond. Even today, those unfamiliar with his work know his name from the song “Mr.

Bojangles” and Fred Astaire’s classic dance routine “Bojangles of Harlem.” And if you’ve ever used the word “copasetic”, you can thank Robinson – he coined it.

The first and only, full-length biography of Bill Robinson ever published came out in Born Luther Robinson in Richmond, Virginia, his parents, Maria and Maxwell Robinson, died in Young Bill was reared by his grandmother, Bedilia Robinson, peter hsiao who had been a slave.

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In Richmond, he got the nickname “Bojangles” from “jangler,” meaning contentious, and he invented the phrase “Everything’s Copasetic. And if you've ever used the word "copasetic," you can thank Robinson -- he coined it. The first, and only, full-length biography of Bill Robinson ever published came out in Through this new partnership, Bojangles' will expand its footprint into four new states including Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi.

"We know that Bojangles' fans are frequently on the road for work, managing family activities or getting ready for tailgating adventures," said Jose Costa, Chief Development Officer for Bojangles'. PreS-Gr 3-Leo and Diane Dillon's book (Blue Sky Press, ) about tap-dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson () received a Coretta Scott King Honor for its illustrations.

The audio format greatly enhances the story, as Charles Turner narrates the tale of the man who "talked with his feet.". Another bag of worms has officially been opened. According to most sources, the word was popularized by Bill "Bojangles" Robinson way back in He claimed to have coined the word when he was a shoeshine boy back in Richmond, Virginia.

However. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who claimed he could run backward faster than most men could go forward, was the most famous of all African American tap dancers in the twentieth g upright and swinging, his light and exacting footwork brought tap "up on its toes" from an earlier flat-footed shuffling style, and developed the art of tap dancing to a delicate.

"Bojangles" tells the story of legendary hoofer Bill Robinson who tapped his way to stardom and success as America's highest paid black entertainer only to die penniless. Hines brings charisma, charm, and lots of great tappin' to the title role in this polished and sanitized biography.

A fun watch especially for those who love tappin'.Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who claimed he could run backward faster than most men could go forward, was the most famous of all StudyMode - Premium and Free Essays, Term Papers & Book Notes.

Jul 1, - Richmond, VA - Statue of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Buratino (Pinocchio) ~ Buratino (Russian: Буратино) is the main character of the book The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino () by Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy.