Blues People

Author : Leroi Jones
ISBN : 9780688184742
Genre : Music
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"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music." So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960's, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls "negro music" on white America -- not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.
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Blues People

Author : LeRoi Jones
ISBN : 0685147363
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Blues People

Author : Peter P. Fong
ISBN : OCLC:959779892
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Black Music

Author : Martin Büsser
ISBN : 3931555127
Genre : African Americans
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Blues People

Author : Imamu Amiri Baraka
ISBN : 3936086087
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Blowin Hot And Cool

Author : John Gennari
ISBN : 0226289249
Genre : Music
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In the illustrious and richly documented history of American jazz, no figure has been more controversial than the jazz critic. Jazz critics can be revered or reviled—often both—but they should not be ignored. And while the tradition of jazz has been covered from seemingly every angle, nobody has ever turned the pen back on itself to chronicle the many writers who have helped define how we listen to and how we understand jazz. That is, of course, until now. In Blowin’ Hot and Cool, John Gennari provides a definitive history of jazz criticism from the 1920s to the present. The music itself is prominent in his account, as are the musicians—from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, and beyond. But the work takes its shape from fascinating stories of the tradition’s key critics—Leonard Feather, Martin Williams, Whitney Balliett, Dan Morgenstern, Gary Giddins, and Stanley Crouch, among many others. Gennari is the first to show the many ways these critics have mediated the relationship between the musicians and the audience—not merely as writers, but in many cases as producers, broadcasters, concert organizers, and public intellectuals as well. For Gennari, the jazz tradition is not so much a collection of recordings and performances as it is a rancorous debate—the dissonant noise clamoring in response to the sounds of jazz. Against the backdrop of racial strife, class and gender issues, war, and protest that has defined the past seventy-five years in America, Blowin’ Hot and Cool brings to the fore jazz’s most vital critics and the role they have played not only in defining the history of jazz but also in shaping jazz’s significance in American culture and life.
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The Aesthetics Of Leroi Jones Amiri Baraka The Rebel Poet

Author : Maurice A. Lee
ISBN : 9788437085449
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Aquest llibre explora l'estètica de LeRoi Jones / Amiri Baraka des dels seus primers dies com poeta 'beat' fins a l'actualitat. Baraka ha estat considerat com el poeta rebel, el que sempre ataca la política, denuncia l'abús de poder i les errònies polítiques administratives dels Estats Units. Aquest volum examina alguns dels més importants assajos i obres de ficció, amb l'objectiu de clarificar la importància en el desenvolupament de l'obra de Baraka.
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Let The World Listen Right

Author : Ali Colleen Neff
ISBN : 1604734809
Genre : Arts
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In the Mississippi Delta, creativity, community, and a rich expressive culture persist despite widespread poverty. Over five years of extensive work in the region, author Ali Colleen Neff collected a wealth of materials that demonstrate a vibrant musical scene. Let the World Listen Right draws from classic studies of the blues as well as extensive ethnographic work to document the changing same of Delta music making. From the neighborhood juke joints of the contemporary Delta to the international hip-hop stage, this study traces the musical networks that join the region's African American communities to both traditional forms and new global styles. The book features the words and describes performances of contemporary artists, including blues musicians, gospel singers, radio and club DJs, barroom toast-tellers, preachers, poets, and a spectrum of Delta hip-hop artists. Contemporary Delta hip-hop artists Jerome TopNotch the Villain Williams, Kimyata Yata Dear, and DA F.A.M. have contributed freestyle poetry, extensive interview materials, and their own commentaries. The book focuses particularly on the biography of TopNotch, whose hip-hop poetics emerge from a lifetime of schoolyard dozens and training in the gospel church.
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Blues People

Author : Imamu Amiri Baraka
ISBN : 3921695562
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans