Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music

Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music

by Ronald M. Radano
     
 


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… See more details below

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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 Illustrations
Preface
1Telling Stories, Telling Lies: Revisionist Listening and the Writing of Music History1
2Resonance 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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