Lift Every Voice: The History of African American Music

Lift Every Voice: The History of African American Music

by Burton W. Peretti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742558118

ISBN-13: 9780742558113

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Lift Every Voice traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop-as well as black

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Lift Every Voice traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop-as well as black contributions to classical, country, and other American music forms-depict the continuities and innovations that mark both the music and the history of African Americans. A rich selection of documents help to define the place of music within African American communities and the nation as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742558113
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Series:
African American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,237,292
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary of Musical Terms

Chronology of Selected Dates

Introduction 1

1 From West Africa to Slavery 7

2 Jubilee and Tin Pan Alley: Contrasting Sounds of Freedom 33

3 The Rise of Ragtime and the Blues 57

4 The Emergence of Jazz 79

5 Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Jazz Avant-Garde and Black Classical Expression 101

6 Gospel, Freedom Songs, and the Struggle for Equality 125

7 Black Popular Music as Big Business 149

Documents 171

Selected Bibliography and Discography 207

Index 213

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