ISBN-10:
0472098926
ISBN-13:
9780472098927
Pub. Date:
05/02/2008
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Don't Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition

Don't Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition

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ISBN-13: 9780472098927
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 05/02/2008
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Aldon Lynn Nielsen     1
All Blues: Roots and Extensions
A Sense of Community: Blues Music as Primer for Urbanization     9
Authenticity and Elevation: Sterling Brown's Theory of the Blues     20
Learning the Changes
"Pass the Biscuits, Please": Lunchtime with Sonny Boy Williamson     33
Bayou City Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins, Juke Boy Bonner, and Peppermint Harris     44
Goin' to Kansas City: Milt Larkin and the Best of the Territory Bands     64
Outward Bound: Eric Dolphy's Migrant Muse     74
America's Classical Music
Evolution of the Bop Aesthetic     87
Classical Jazz and the Black Arts Movement     99
"Communicating by Horns": Jazz and Redemption in the Poetry of the Beats and the Black Arts Movement     105
Ascension: Avant-Garde Jazz and the Black Arts Movement     116
Songs for the People
Rhythm and Blues au service de la Revolution: The Black Arts Movement and Popular Music     137
New and Old Gospel: The Black Arts Movement and Popular Music     152
How You Like Me Now?: Rap and the Legacy of the Black Arts Movement     176
Appendix
Don't Deny My Introduction: An Unfinished Essay by Lorenzo Thomas     193
Works Cited     197
Index     213

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