The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

The Songs of Blind Folk: African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness (Corporealities: Discourses Of Disability)

“Rowden has wedded ethnomusicology and disability studies to offer a fresh approach to the study of African American popular music. The Songs of Blind Folk undermines many of the defining mythologies and tropes of blind musicians, including the perception that they are successful because they compensate for the loss of vision.”
—Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University”Illuminates how the enduring phenomenon of blind African American musicians emerged from brutal conditions, how these musicians w read more

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Great African-Americans in Jazz (Outstanding African Americans)

Great African-Americans in Jazz (Outstanding African Americans)

Great African-Americans in Jazz (Outstanding African Americans)

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Up-to-date profiles on;
Louis Armstrong, Trumpet Player
Miles Davis, Composer
Duke Ellington, Bandleader
Billie Holiday, Singer
Thelonious Monk, Composer
Charlie Parker, Saxophone Player
Bessie Smith, Singer
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Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews Reviews

Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews

Notes and Tones: Musician-to-Musician Interviews

  • ISBN13: 9780306805264
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Notes and Tones is one of the most controversial, honest, and insightful books ever written about jazz. As a black musician himself, Arthur Taylor was able to ask his subjects hard questions about the role of black artists in a white society. Free to speak their minds, these musicians offer startling insights into their music, their lives, and the creative process itself. This expanded edition is supplemented with previously unpublished interviews with Dexter Gordon and Thelonious Monk, a new in read more

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The Jubilee Singers and Their Songs (Dover Song Collections)

The Jubilee Singers and Their Songs (Dover Song Collections)

The Jubilee Singers and Their Songs (Dover Song Collections)

  • Series: Dover Edition.
  • Category: Song Folio.
  • Format: Book.
  • Instrument: Voice.
  • Publisher: Dover Publications.

Fisk University was founded in 1866 to provide higher education to African-Americans who became free after the Civil War. To raise money for the institution, the school’s chorus — known as the Jubilee Singers — began performing concerts of Negro folksongs and spirituals. Their popularity and fame spread rapidly, and by 1880, it had toured the northern states, performed at Boston’s World Peace Jubilee and at the White House, sung for Queen Victoria, and toured Great Britain and Europe.
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Ellington Was Not a Street

Ellington Was Not a Street

Ellington Was Not a Street

In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of artist Kadir Nelson, lived at a time when the color of their skin dictated where they could live, what schools they could attend, and even where they could sit on a bus or in a movie theater.
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Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music) Reviews

Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music)

Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music)

“The stimulus this handsomely produced volume will provide to research and teaching may well surpass that offered by Dr. Southern’s earlier studies. This major accomplishment belongs in the libraries of all individuals and institutions interested in any aspect of American music.” Ethnomusiciology read more

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What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists (Music of the African Diaspora)

What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists (Music of the African Diaspora)

What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists (Music of the African Diaspora)

Despite the plethora of writing about jazz, little attention has been paid to what musicians themselves wrote and said about their practice. An implicit division of labor has emerged where, for the most part, black artists invent and play music while white writers provide the commentary. Eric Porter overturns this tendency in his creative intellectual history of African American musicians. He foregrounds the often-ignored ideas of these artists, analyzing them in the context of meanings circulat read more

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Michael Jackson: The Love and The Magic!

Michael Jackson: The Greatest Entertainer and The Biggest Selling Artist of all time
Michael Jackson: The Greatest Entertainer and The Biggest Selling Artist of all time

There are truly no words to express how I feel about Michael Jackson. He is truly the reason I’ve been, studying, practicing, writing, singing, dreaming of music my whole entire life! The love is so deep and now I truly know that it never dies 🙂 read more

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