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The Death of Rhythm and Blues

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This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative,  Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music.

Synopsis:

The classic history of modern black music from "the best black writer writing about black music in America" ("Newsweek"). This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last 50 years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society.

About the Author

Nelson George is the author of seven previous nonfiction books on African American culture and of four novels. Hip Hop America and The Death of Rhythm & Blues were both finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards. He has written for national magazines, including Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, Spin, Essence, and the Village Voice.

Table of Contents

The Death Of Rhythm and Blues Acknowledgments

Introduction: A Meditation on the Meaning of "Death"

One

Philosophy, Money, and Music (1900-30)

Two

Dark Voices in the Night (1930-50)

Three

The New Negro (1950-65)

Four

Black Beauty, Black Confusion (1965-70)

Five

Redemption Songs in the Age of Corporations (1971-75)

Six

Crossover: The Death of Rhythm and Blues (1975-79)

Seven

Assimilation Triumphs, Retronuevo Rises (1980-87)

Epilogue

Notes

Index

Photographs follow pages 80 and 144

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142004081
Author:
George, Nelson
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.00x6.16x.56 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Pop Vocal
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Soul and Motown
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , The classic history of modern black music from "the best black writer writing about black music in America" ("Newsweek"). This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last 50 years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society.

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