What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture

What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture

by Mark Anthony Neal, Antho Neal Mark
     
 

ISBN-10: 041592071X

ISBN-13: 9780415920711

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What the Music Said is a book about communities under siege, but also communities engaged in various forms of resistance, institution-building and everyday pleasures. Beginning with the Be-Bop era, Mark Anthony Neal reads the story of "black communities" through the black tradition in popular music. Exploring the broad range of black cultural experience and expression…  See more details below

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What the Music Said is a book about communities under siege, but also communities engaged in various forms of resistance, institution-building and everyday pleasures. Beginning with the Be-Bop era, Mark Anthony Neal reads the story of "black communities" through the black tradition in popular music. Exploring the broad range of black cultural experience and expression, Neal locates a history that challenges the view that hip-hop was the first black cultural movement to "speak truth to power".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415920711
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface.............................................................ix
Acknowledgments...................................................xiii
INTRODUCTION  Toward A Black Public: Movements, Markets, and
Moderns..............................................................1
CHAPTER ONE  Legislating Freedom, Commodifying Struggle:
Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Struggle for Black Musical.......25
CHAPTER TWO  From Protest to Climax: Black Power, State
Repression, and Black Communities of Resistance.....................55
CHAPTER THREE  Soul for Sale: The Marketing of Black Musical
Expression..........................................................85
CHAPTER FOUR  Soul for Real: Authentic Black Voices in an Age
of Deterioration...................................................101
CHAPTER FIVE  Postindustrial Soul: Black Popular Music at the
Crossroads.........................................................125
CHAPTER SIX  Postindustrial Postscript: The Digitized Aural
Urban Landscape....................................................159
Endnotes...........................................................173
References.........................................................185
Index..............................................................191

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