Encyclopedia of African American Music 3 volumes by Tammy Kernodle, Horace Maxille, Emmett G. Price III PDF

By Tammy Kernodle, Horace Maxille, Emmett G. Price III

ISBN-10: 0313341990

ISBN-13: 9780313341991

ISBN-10: 0313342008

ISBN-13: 9780313342004

African americans' ancient roots are encapsulated within the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms in their track. within the 18th and nineteenth centuries, African slaves, eager for emancipation, expressed their hopes and desires via spirituals. encouraged via African civilization and tradition, in addition to faith, paintings, literature, and social matters, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, hard, and enduring song advanced into many different genres, together with jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. supplying a lyrical historical past of our kingdom, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the 1st of its style, showcases all elements of African American song together with people, spiritual, live performance and renowned types. Over 500 in-depth entries through greater than a hundred students on an unlimited variety of subject matters comparable to genres, kinds, members, teams, and collectives in addition to old issues akin to tune of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts circulate, the Civil Rights move, and various others. delivering balanced illustration of key participants, teams, and ensembles linked to varied non secular ideals, political affiliations, and different views now not often approached, this vital reference illuminates the profound function that African American song has performed in American cultural history.Editors cost, Kernodle, and Maxile offer balanced illustration of assorted members, teams and ensembles linked to assorted spiritual ideals, political affiliations, and views. additionally highlighted are the main checklist labels, associations of upper studying, and diverse cultural venues that experience had a major effect at the improvement and upkeep of African American track. one of the featured: Motown documents, Black Swan documents, Fisk college, Gospel track Workshop of the US, The Cotton membership, heart for Black track learn, and extra. With a vast scope, large entries, present insurance, and precise consciousness to ancient, political, and social contexts, this encyclopedia is designed particularly for prime institution and undergraduate scholars. educational and public libraries will treasure this source as an incomparable advisor to our nation's African American background.

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In this attempt, though, we are quite aware that our collective work stands on the shoulders of others who have come before us. Scholars such as Dominique-Rene De Lerma (Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music Series, 1981–1982) and Eileen Southern (Biographical Dictionary of AfroAmerican and African Musicians, 1982) and works such as Southern and Josephine Wright’s African American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600s–1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks (1990) were catalysts for our attempts to extend the rich body of work approaching African American music from ‘‘the big’’ picture.

Ultimately, the group changes its name to Sonny Til and the Orioles, and their performance style helps define the harmonic practices of R & B. 1949 The three-act opera, Troubled Island, written by William Grant Still, the Dean of African American composers, with libretto by Langston Hughes debuts. Still is the first black American to have an opera performed by a major opera company, the New York City Opera (with baritone Robert McFerrin in a starring role). The work was completed in 1939. 1949–1950 The Miles Davis Ensemble records the seminal Birth of the Cool, the classic of experimental hard bop jazz.

1897 New Orleans establishes the district of Storyville named for its proponent Alderman Sidney Story. The 38-block area becomes the home of traditional New Orleans–style jazz and Dixieland. Jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden becomes a popular performer in the area. 1898 Two shows open on Broadway written by African American composers: A Trip to Coontown by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson, and Clorindy: The Origin of the Cake-Walk by Will Marion Cook. These shows introduce the tradition of black music and the sound of ragtime to New York theater.

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