Read and Download David G. Whiteis book Southern Soul Blues in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Southern Soul Blues. This book was released on 2013-05-01 with total page 344 pages. Book excerpt: Attracting passionate fans primarily among African American listeners in the South, Southern Soul draws on such diverse influences as the blues, 1960s-era Deep Soul, contemporary R & B, neosoul, rap, hip-hop, and gospel. Aggressively danceable, lyrically evocative, and fervidly emotional, Southern Soul songs often portray unabashedly carnal themes, and audiences delight in the performer-audience interaction and communal solidarity at live performances. Examining the history and development of Southern Soul from its modern roots in the 1960s and 1970s, David Whiteis highlights some of Southern Soul's most popular and important entertainers and provides first-hand accounts from the clubs, show lounges, festivals, and other local venues where these performers work. Profiles of veteran artists such as Denise LaSalle, the late J. Blackfoot, Latimore, and Bobby Rush--as well as other contemporary artists T. K. Soul, Ms. Jody, Sweet Angel, Willie Clayton, and Sir Charles Jones--touch on issues of faith and sensuality, artistic identity and stereotyping, trickster antics, and future directions of the genre. These revealing discussions, drawing on extensive new interviews, also acknowledge the challenges of striving for mainstream popularity while still retaining the cultural and regional identity of the music and of maintaining artistic ownership and control in the age of digital dissemination.
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Read and Download Tom Dalzell book The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English. This book was released on 2018-05-11 with total page 5135 pages. Book excerpt: The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided. In terms of content, the cultural transformations since 1945 are astounding. Television, computers, drugs, music, unpopular wars, youth movements, changing racial sensitivities and attitudes towards sex and sexuality are all substantial factors that have shaped culture and language. This new edition includes over 500 new headwords collected with citations from the last five years, a period of immense change in the English language, as well as revised existing entries with new dating and citations. No term is excluded on the grounds that it might be considered offensive as a racial, ethnic, religious, sexual or any kind of slur. This dictionary contains many entries and citations that will, and should, offend. Rich, scholarly and informative, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English is an indispensable resource for language researchers, lexicographers and translators.
Read and Download Benjamin Franklin book An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz Blues Musicians in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz Blues Musicians. This book was released on 2016-05-30 with total page 815 pages. Book excerpt: This comprehensive A-to-Z reference is “an impressive contribution to jazz history and surprisingly good reading” (Michael Ullman, author of Jazz Lives). This informative bookdocuments the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles), the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), and the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include R&B, doo-wop, and soul. Performers in these genres are also represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. Also covered are nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, websites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Former host of Jazz in Retrospect on NPR Benjamin Franklin V has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting numerous public documents, and information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations. “Elucidates South Carolina as a profoundly crucial puzzle piece alongside New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City and New York.” —Harry Skoler, professor, Berklee College of Music Includes photos
Read and Download Edward Komara book The Blues Encyclopedia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Blues Encyclopedia. This book was released on 2004-07-01 with total page 1274 pages. Book excerpt: The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects of the blues, including race and gender issues. Special attention is paid to discographies and bibliographies.
Read and Download "Champ" Napier Chris "Champ" Napier book Poverty and Prison in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Poverty and Prison. This book was released on 2010-03 with total page 222 pages. Book excerpt: Chris "Champ" Napier was only four years old when he witnessed his father's murder. By the time he was thirteen, Napier had lived in seven different homes in seven different ghettos. Biologically and socially, he was raised in a pool of piranhas, barbarians, and sharks. At eighteen, Napier was convicted of killing a man and was sent to prison. This memoir narrates Napier's story as he navigates a childhood of poverty in Prichard, Alabama; serves more than a decade and a half in prison; and transforms his life by becoming Muslim and devoting his life to Allah. We were so broke I had to eat dry saltine crackers or ketchup sandwiches with the end parts of the bread and drink sugar water, when we didn't have kool-aid. These times were hard for us. ... I can recall a lot of times on the weekend that someone from the club or from somewhere would burglarize our house and we would have to play like we were asleep until they left. The only thing they could not steal was a small black and white TV and portable radio.
Read and Download Jack Curtis Dubowsky book Easy Listening and Film Scoring 1948 78 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Easy Listening and Film Scoring 1948 78. This book was released on 2021-05-27 with total page 292 pages. Book excerpt: Composers, arrangers, conductors, session musicians, and executives worked in easy listening and scoring, complicating an academic focus that lionizes film music while ignoring or deriding easy listening. This book documents easy listening’s connections with film music, an aspect overlooked in academic and popular literature. Fueled by the rise of the LP and home entertainment, easy listening became the largest midcentury commercial music market, generating more actual income for the record business than 7- inch singles. Easy listening roped in subgenres including classical, baroque, jazz, Latin, Polynesian, "exotica," rock, Broadway, and R&B, appropriated and reinterpreted just as they were for cinema. Easy listening provided opportunities in orchestral music for conservatory- trained composers. Major film composers such as Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand had a prodigious output of easy listening albums. Critics fault easy listening for structural racisms, overlooking its evolution and practitioners. Easy listening helped destabilize a tripartite record business that categorized product as race records, old time records, or general popular music. Charlie Parker’s with Strings records altered the direction of jazz, profoundly influencing other performers, encouraging bold crosspollinations, and making money. The influence of technology and historical contexts of music for work and leisure are explored. Original interviews and primary sources will fascinate scholars, historians, and students of cinema, television, film scoring, and midcentury popular music.
Read and Download David Grazian book Blue Chicago in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Blue Chicago. This book was released on 2005-11-15 with total page 332 pages. Book excerpt: The club is run-down and dimly lit. Onstage, a black singer croons and weeps of heartbreak, fighting back the tears. Wisps of smoke curl through the beam of a single spotlight illuminating the performer. For any music lover, that image captures the essence of an authentic experience of the blues. In Blue Chicago, David Grazian takes us inside the world of contemporary urban blues clubs to uncover how such images are manufactured and sold to music fans and audiences. Drawing on countless nights in dozens of blues clubs throughout Chicago, Grazian shows how this quest for authenticity has transformed the very shape of the blues experience. He explores the ways in which professional and amateur musicians, club owners, and city boosters define authenticity and dish it out to tourists and bar regulars. He also tracks the changing relations between race and the blues over the past several decades, including the increased frustrations of black musicians forced to slog through the same set of overplayed blues standards for mainly white audiences night after night. In the end, Grazian finds that authenticity lies in the eye of the beholder: a nocturnal fantasy to some, an essential way of life to others, and a frustrating burden to the rest. From B.L.U.E.S. and the Checkerboard Lounge to the Chicago Blues Festival itself, Grazian's gritty and often sobering tour in Blue Chicago shows us not what the blues is all about, but why we care so much about that question.
Read and Download David Horn book Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8. This book was released on 2012-03-08 with total page 586 pages. Book excerpt: The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 8 is one of six volumes within the 'Genre' strand of the series. This volume discusses the genres of North America in relation to their cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; changing stylistic features; notable and influential performers; and relationships to other genres and sub-genres. This volume features over 100 in-depth essays on genres ranging from Adult Contemporary to Alternative Rock, from Barbershop to Bebop, and from Disco to Emo.
Read and Download Megan Sweeney book Reading Is My Window in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Reading Is My Window. This book was released on 2010-02-15 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures. Foregrounding the voices of African American women, Sweeney analyzes how prisoners read three popular genres: narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books. She outlines the history of reading and education in U.S. prisons, highlighting how the increasing dehumanization of prisoners has resulted in diminished prison libraries and restricted opportunities for reading. Although penal officials have sometimes endorsed reading as a means to control prisoners, Sweeney illuminates the resourceful ways in which prisoners educate and empower themselves through reading. Given the scarcity of counseling and education in prisons, women use books to make meaning from their experiences, to gain guidance and support, to experiment with new ways of being, and to maintain connections with the world.
Read and Download Stella B. Good book Girl Talk 2 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Girl Talk 2. This book was released on 2011-02-10 with total page 89 pages. Book excerpt: Girl talk 2 is the sequel to Girl Talk. Its about 4 sisters and their friends who congregated on weekends and have what they call a powwow. Its an adult version of a pajama party. They tackled some of lifes issues such as, have you ever been in an abusive relationship, or how long would you wait before dating again after your significant other passed away? Kendra was the baby girl and her answers and opinions leave you wondering what planet is she from. When a woman is scorned you do not want to be on the receiving end, its anything but nice. See how they got revenge on a man who played with the wrong women.
Read and Download Tom Dalzell book The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. This book was released on 2015-06-26 with total page 21043 pages. Book excerpt: Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.
Read and Download Bernie Hayes book The Death of Black Radio in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Death of Black Radio. This book was released on 2005 with total page 173 pages. Book excerpt: With over fifty years of experience in journalism and radio, author Bernie J. Hayes delivers a detailed personal account of the history of the Black radio industry. Since the 1940s, African-American radio personalities have developed, engineered, and urbanized "soul radio". Their influence has helped to shape the history of radio and the recording industry. But even though Black radio personalities at one time provided cultural continuity for the race, record companies and the current hip-hop movement that dominate the business today have encouraged songs with sometimes suggestive and obscene lyrics that cause division. This cultural shift has impacted the African-American's attempts to gain fairness in the media, a fight that began in the Jim Crow South and lasted through the years of the Black Migration to today. Although there has been a great diversity in the history of radio, the economic motives of some station owners demonstrate how many current practices betray the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation. With compelling insight into American culture, The Death of Black Radio shares the remarkable journey of the African-American radio experience in America.
Read and Download Dawit Gebremichael Habte book Gratitude in Low Voices in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Gratitude in Low Voices. This book was released on 2017-04-18 with total page 223 pages. Book excerpt: “A candid, inspiring memoir of cultural and historical importance” from an Eritrean-Ethiopian War refugee (Michael Bloomberg). Dawit Gebremichael Habte fled his homeland of Eritrea as a teenager. In the midst of the ongoing Eritrean-Ethiopian war, Dawit and his sisters crossed illegally into Kenya. Without their parents or documents to help their passage, they experienced the abuse and neglect known by so many refugees around the world. But Dawit refused to give up. He stayed resilient and positive. Journeying to the United States under asylum—and still a boy—Dawit found a new purpose in an unfamiliar land. Against impossible odds, he studied hard and was accepted to Johns Hopkins University, eventually landing a job as a software engineer at Bloomberg. After a few years, with the support of Michael Bloomberg himself, Dawit returned to his homeland to offer business opportunities for other Eritreans. Dawit found a way to help his ancestral land emerge from thirty years of debilitating war. Gratitude in Low Voices is about how one man was marginalized, but how compassion and love never abandoned him. It’s about learning how to care for family, and how to honor those who help the helpless. This account reminds us that hope is not lost. “An inspiring memoir by Dawit Gebremichael Habte, who poignantly portrays his childhood in Africa and his struggles as a refugee to the United States . . . This book is a reaffirmation of the good that people can do and how one young man succeeded despite the odds against him.”—Foreword Reviews
Read and Download book Jet in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Jet. This book was released on 1987-09-14 with total page 64 pages. Book excerpt: The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.
Read and Download Preston Lauterbach book The Chitlin Circuit And the Road to Rock n Roll in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Chitlin Circuit And the Road to Rock n Roll. This book was released on 2011-07-18 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: “Lauterbach’s tribute . . . is welcome and overdue.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post For generations, "chitlin' circuit" has meant second tier—brash performers in raucous nightspots far from the big-city limelight. Now, music journalist Preston Lauterbach combines terrific firsthand reportage with deep historical research to offer a groundbreaking account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America.
Read and Download Latrice Walker book I Don t Want to Write No More in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book I Don t Want to Write No More. This book was released on 2007-07 with total page 78 pages. Book excerpt: You can't take away a painters brush A singer's mic A boxer's gloves A runners shoes A baller's spalding You can't take away my pain My people My passion My pleasure My pen You can give me a reason A note book A papermate A room And fifty feet Then I'll give you ME I'll give you REAL I'll give you DEEP I'll give you GREATNESS I'll give you POETRY
Read and Download Edward M. Komara book Encyclopedia of the Blues in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Encyclopedia of the Blues. This book was released on 2006 with total page 1274 pages. Book excerpt: This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the Blues website.