African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina

African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina


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African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina by Sarah Bryan, Beverly Patterson, Michelle Lanier

Thelonius Monk, Billy Taylor, and Maceo Parker—famous jazz artists who have shared the unique sounds of North Carolina with the world—are but a few of the dynamic African American artists from eastern North Carolina featured in The African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina. This first-of-its-kind travel guide will take you on a fascinating journey to music venues, events, and museums that illuminate the lives of the musicians and reveal the deep ties between music and community. Interviews with more than 90 artists open doors to a world of music, especially jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, gospel and church music, blues, rap, marching band music, and beach music. New and historical photographs enliven the narrative, and maps and travel information help you plan your trip. Included is a CD with 17 recordings performed by some of the region's outstanding artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469610795
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/12/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Folklorist Sarah Bryan is editor of the Old-Time Herald, a magazine highlighting string band music.

Beverly Patterson is author of Sound of the Dove: Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches.

Michelle Lanier directs the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and African American Heritage Development & Cultural Tourism programs at the North Carolina Arts Council.

Table of Contents

List of Features vi

Preface vii

About this Guidebook and the African American Music Trails project ix

1 Schooled in Jazz and Funk: Kinston Area 1

2 Our Roots Are Here: Goldsboro Area 47

3 Singing in the Church House, Dancing in the Warehouse: Wilson Area 79

4 "O Lord, I'm Strivin'": Rocky Mount, Princeville, Tarboro 109

5 Hear the Horns Blow: Greenville Area 151

The Land Still Sings: An Epilogue 181

Acknowledgments 187

Index 193

CD Notes 205

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