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Black Talk (Da Capo Paperback)

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Black Music—whether it be jazz, blues, r&b, gospel, or soul—has always expressed, consciously or not, its African "oral" heritage, reflecting the conditions of a minority culture in the midst of a white majority. Black Talk is one of those rare books since LeRoi Jones's Blues People to examine the social function of black music in the diaspora; it sounds the depths of experience and maps the history of a culture from the jazz age to the revolutionary outbursts of the 1960s. Ben Sidran finds radical challenges to the Western, white literary tradition in such varied music as Buddy Bolden's loud and hoarse cornet style, the call and response between brass and reeds in a swing band, the emotionalism of gospel, the primitivism of Ornette Coleman, and the cool ethic of bebop. "The musician is the document," says Sidran. "He is the information himself. The impact of stored information is transmitted not through records or archives, but through the human response to life."

Synopsis:

"Black Music—whether it be jazz, blues, r&b, gospel, or soul—has always expressed, consciously or not, its African ""oral"" heritage, reflecting the conditions of a minority culture in the midst of a whi"

About the Author

Ben Sidran is a performing and recording musician, producer, composer, host of radio and television music programs, music historian, and writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306801846
Designed:
Schepp, Archie
Foreword:
Shepp, Archie
Designed by:
Schepp, Archie
Designed:
Schepp, Archie
Author:
Sidran, Ben, PhD
Author:
Sidran, Ben
Author:
Shepp, Archie
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Music
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
R&B
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Soul & R&B
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
African Americans - Music -
Subject:
Music-Choral and Sacred
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 93.
Publication Date:
19881231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 12 oz

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