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Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music
     

Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music

by Ronald M. Radano
 

ISBN-10: 0226701980

ISBN-13: 9780226701981

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


What is black music? For some it is a unique expression of the African-American experience, its soulful vocals and stirring rhythms forged in the fires of black resistance in response to centuries of oppression. But as Ronald Radano argues in this bracing work, the whole idea of black music has a much longer and more complicated history-one that speaks as much of

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What is black music? For some it is a unique expression of the African-American experience, its soulful vocals and stirring rhythms forged in the fires of black resistance in response to centuries of oppression. But as Ronald Radano argues in this bracing work, the whole idea of black music has a much longer and more complicated history-one that speaks as much of musical and racial integration as it does of separation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226701981
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
1Telling Stories, Telling Lies: Revisionist Listening and the Writing of Music History1
2Resonances of Racial Absence: Black Sounding Practices Prior to "Negro Music"49
3First Truth, Second Hearing: Audible Encounters in Antebellum Black and White105
4Magical Writing: The Iconic Wonders of the Slave Spiritual164
5Of Bodies and Souls: Feeling the Pulse of Modern Race Music230
Epilogue: A Nation's Gift278
Notes287
Index379

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