Synopses & Reviews
African-American Music provides an introduction to all the richness and diversity of African-American musical styles, focusing on the distinct characteristics and development of each genre and its inherent styles including: spirituals, blues, gospel, ragtime, jazz, pop, and classical music.
Table of Contents
Preface. PART 1: FOLK TRADITIONS. 1. General Characteristics of African American Music. 2. Work Songs, Minstrels, and , Spirituals. 3. The Blues. 4. Gospel Music. PART 2: THE JAZZ AESTHETIC. 5. The Emergence of Ragtime. 6. Classic Jazz. 7. The Emergence of Swing. 8. Bebop. 9. Jazz: 1950 to 1970. 10. Jazz: 1970 to the Present. PART 3: POPULAR STYLES SINCE 1940. 11. Rhythm and Blues: 1940 to 1960. 12. Soul Music: 1960 to 1980. 13. Rap and Beyond: 1980 to the Present. PART 4: THEATRICAL AND CLASSICAL TRADITIONS. 14. Theatrical and Early Classical Music. 15. Classical Music: 1850 to the Present. Notes. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Select Discography. Permissions. Index of Titles. General Index.