ISBN-10:
1882688260
ISBN-13:
9781882688265
Pub. Date:
06/28/2001
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Rise

Rise

by Aaron Van Jordan

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ISBN-13: 9781882688265
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Edition description: 1
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Notes from a Southpaw9
Part 1A Small Flame on the Horizon
Vapors of Sidney Bechet15
Sitting In on the Set17
The Woman in Romare Bearden's Encore18
St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church19
After 75 Years, Greenwood, Oklahoma, Gets a Statute21
A Debt Is Paid23
A Bensonhurst Resident Remembers the Death of Yusuf Hawkins24
Public Radio Plays Eddie Harris26
Three Stories of Cotton28
Beggar's Song29
Tamara's Dance31
Sunshine32
Wishbone33
The Walkin' Blues34
A Woman from the Projects36
Part 2Blue Hands
Cheating Woman Blues Haiku39
Jookin'40
The Devil Clears His Name of Rumors Surrounding the Death of Robert L. Johnson41
The Absence of R.L. Burnside at New York's Autumn Mississippi Blues Festival45
"The Jungles Casino,"46
The Lifestory of Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. As Told Through His Hands47
John Henry Tells Alan Lomax All About the Work Song The Night Before He Races the Steam Drill48
Sharecroppers, Ring-Shouters and Stars52
A Young Woman's Blues54
Part 3Pianoforte
Undressing for Zora Neale Hurston59
The Notes That Fall at the End of Lines61
What Does It Mean When a Man Dreams of Lingerie?62
Two Drunks With Different Approaches to Life65
Silent Partner67
J.J. Johnson Changes Tempo68
Voodoo69
How Does a Man Write a Poem70
Part 4Rise
The Journey of Henry "Box" Brown73
Sharecropper's Emancipation74
Monochord75
Kind of Blue77
Would You Like Your Fortune Told?79
To My Brothers81
The Overcoat82
Rise
I.Field Holler85
II.Prison Camp Work Song86
III.Chain Gang86
IV.Levee Camp Moan87
V.Log Rollers88
VI.Plow Men89
VII.That Old Time Religion89
VIII.Blues90
IX.Chicago91
X.Big Band92
XI.Jazz: Take 193
XII.Jazz: Take 293
XIII.Liner Notes94

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