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Music of the African Diaspora #1: California Soul

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Publisher Comments:

This new series, co-sponsored with The Center for Black Music Research of Columbia College, seeks to increase our understanding of black music genres and their importance to the cultures of the Atlantic world, including their influence on African musical styles. Books in the series will examine the wide-ranging music of the African diaspora—including the folk-derived musical styles of the Americas as well as European-influenced concert hall music of the entire black Atlantic world—by analyzing issues critical to our interpretation of the music itself and exploring the relationships between music and the other black expressive arts.

Focusing on blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, and soul music, California Soul is one of the first books to explore the rich musical heritage of African Americans in California. The contributors describe in detail the individual artists, locales, groups, musical styles, and regional qualities, and the result is an important book that lays the groundwork for a whole new field of study. The essays draw from oral histories, music recordings, newspaper articles and advertisements, as well as population statistics to provide insightful discussions of topics like the California urban milieu's influence on gospel music, the development of the West Coast blues style, and the significance of Los Angeles's Central Avenue in the early days of jazz. Other essays offer perspectives on how individual musicians have been shaped by their African American heritage, and on the role of the record industry and radio in the making of music. In addition to the diverse range of essays, the book includes the most comprehensive bibliography now available on African American music and culture in California.

Synopsis:

"Documented with great care and affection, this book is filled with revelations about the intermingling of peoples, styles of music, business interests, night-life pleasures, and the strange ways lived experience shaped black music as America's music in California." --Charles Keil, co-author of "Music Grooves

Synopsis:

"Documented with great care and affection, this book is filled with revelations about the intermingling of peoples, styles of music, business interests, night-life pleasures, and the strange ways lived experience shaped black music as America's music in California." —Charles Keil, co-author of Music Grooves

About the Author

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of numerous monographs and articles on African and African American music and is editor of volumes 1 and 2 of African Musicology: Current Trends (1989, 1992). Eddie S. Meadows is Professor of Music at San Diego State University and the author of several jazz reference books, including Jazz Research and Performance Materials: A Selected Annotated Bibliography (1995).

Table of Contents

Music in an urban environment — Music and the media — The musician as innovator — Source materials.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520206281
Editor:
DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell
Editor:
Meadows, Eddie S.
Editor:
DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell
Editor:
Meadows, Eddie S.
Author:
DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell
Author:
Meadows, Eddie S.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Soul
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Popular music -- California -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Soul & R&B
Subject:
African Americans - California - Music -
Subject:
Popular music -- California.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Music of the African diaspora ;
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 b/w photographs, 10 tables, 14 music
Pages:
462
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 29 oz

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"Synopsis" by , "Documented with great care and affection, this book is filled with revelations about the intermingling of peoples, styles of music, business interests, night-life pleasures, and the strange ways lived experience shaped black music as America's music in California." --Charles Keil, co-author of "Music Grooves
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"Documented with great care and affection, this book is filled with revelations about the intermingling of peoples, styles of music, business interests, night-life pleasures, and the strange ways lived experience shaped black music as America's music in California." —Charles Keil, co-author of Music Grooves
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