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Party Music

Party Music Author Rickey Vincent
ISBN-10 9781613744925
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 432
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Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.



Party Music

Party Music Author Rickey Vincent
ISBN-10 9781613744956
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 432
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Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.



Race Music

Race Music Author Guthrie P. Ramsey
ISBN-10 9780520243330
Release 2004-11-22
Pages 281
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Traces the history of African-American music from bebop to hip-hop, discussing how the African-American experience has often been chronicled through various forms of music.



Funk

Funk Author Rickey Vincent
ISBN-10 9781466884526
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 400
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Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistible music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock, jazz, and the blues have-until now. Colorful, intelligent, and in-you-face, Rickey Vincent's Funk celebrates the songs, the musicians, the philosophy, and the meaning of funk. The book spans from the early work of James Brown (the Godfather of Funk) through today, covering funky soul (Stevie Wonder, the Temptations), so-called "black rock" (Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, the Isley Brothers), jazz-funk (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), monster funk (Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band), naked funk (Rick James, Gap Band), disco-funk (Chic, K.C. and the Sunshine Band), funky pop (Kook & the Gang, Chaka Khan), P-Funk Hip Hop (Digital Underground, De La Soul), funk-sampling rap (Ice Cube, Dr. Dre), funk rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus), and more. Funk tells a vital, vibrant history-the history of a uniquely American music born out of tradition and community, filled with energy, attitude, anger, hope, and an irrepressible spirit.



Soul Train

Soul Train Author Questlove
ISBN-10 9780062320292
Release 2013-12-03
Pages 288
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From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin. Questlove reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program, and his text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show's most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from dance floor. Gladys Knight contributed a foreword to this incredible volume. Nick Cannon contributed the preface.



Framing the Black Panthers

Framing the Black Panthers Author Jane Rhodes
ISBN-10 9780252099649
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 404
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A potent symbol of black power and radical inspiration, the Black Panthers still evoke strong emotions. This edition of Jane Rhodes's acclaimed study examines the extraordinary staying power of the Black Panthers in the American imagination. Probing the group's longtime relationship to the media, Rhodes traces how the Panthers articulated their message through symbols and tactics the mass media could not resist. By exploiting press coverage through everything from posters to public appearances to photo ops, the Panthers created a linguistic and symbolic universe as salient today as during the group's heyday. They also pioneered a sophisticated version of mass media activism that powers contemporary African American protest. Featuring a timely new preface by the author, Framing the Black Panthers is a breakthrough reconsideration of a fascinating phenomenon.



Country Soul

Country Soul Author Charles L. Hughes
ISBN-10 9781469622446
Release 2015-03-23
Pages 280
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In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period.



African American Folklore An Encyclopedia for Students

African American Folklore  An Encyclopedia for Students Author Anand Prahlad
ISBN-10 9781610699303
Release 2016-08-08
Pages 413
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African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including folklore originally derived from African cultures that have survived here and those that originated in the United States. • Offers the most comprehensive compilation of resources on African American folklore, in the forms of bibliographical citations, lists of websites, and lists of cultural centers • Demonstrates the importance of black folklore to the development of American culture • Contains a unique collection of entries on black folk traditions • Documents the historical, aesthetic influence of African culture on African American folklore



Black Power

Black Power Author Stokely Carmichael
ISBN-10 9780679743132
Release 1967
Pages 230
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An explanation of the ideology and desired political framework of the Black Power movement in America



The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party Author The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation
ISBN-10 9780826343956
Release 2010-03-28
Pages 176
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The Black Panther Party represents Black Panther Party members' coordinated responses over the last four decades to the failure of city, state, and federal bureaucrats to address the basic needs of their respective communities. The Party pioneered free social service programs that are now in the mainstream of American life. The Party's Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation, operated with Oakland's Children's Hospital, was among the nation's first such testing programs. Its Free Breakfast Program served as a model for national programs. Other initiatives included free clinics, grocery giveaways, school and education programs, senior programs, and legal aid programs. Published here for the first time in book form, The Black Panther Party makes the case that the programs' methods are viable models for addressing the persistent, basic social injustices and economic problems of today's American cities and suburbs.



Somebody Scream

Somebody Scream Author Marcus Reeves
ISBN-10 0865479976
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 320
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Traces the history of rap music as a key component of the black arts movement in the wake of the civil rights and black power movements, examining the music and its politics, profiling ten key artists and their influence on the evolution of rap, and the music's birth as an expression of urban life and culture. Reprint.



The Dancing Gangsters of the South Bronx

The Dancing Gangsters of the South Bronx Author Willie Estrada
ISBN-10 0692670017
Release 2016-03-23
Pages 296
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The Dancing Gangsters of the South Bronx is the untold, true story of the Warriors and the hidden pages of a history which have been suppressed for over 40 years... until now! This is the coming-of-age story of a young man and his friends during the worst days in the history of the South Bronx. A gang leader and his crew transform their neighborhood and create peace through the power and beauty of music and dance. Though many lives were lost on the road to peace, this art form helped to prove that the indomitable human spirit has the power to prevail in spite of the most destitute circumstances in life! Reviews: Based on true events, this is the powerful story of gang life and the creation and evolution of the Latin Hustle and the gang culture that spawned it. During the mid 1970's Latino Street gangs used this Art form to make peace, during the worst times in the history of the South Bronx... while it was burning! I absolutely loved it! Dr. Rosa PiJuan Leon Ph.D. "An urban dance legend gives a voice to a forgotten cast of real life characters from a past belonging to the South Bronx. A history that no one has ever managed to present from a first person perspective... until now. Willie "M.B." Estrada [The initials stand for 'Marine Boy'] takes the reader on an exclusive journey into a 'lost' era of South Bronx history. It is a period that has been largely ignored and grossly misrepresented by way of other analytical examinations of the South Bronx, during a time when the area was struggling for the right to exist. We have heard, read and seen much about the street gang culture, building structures on fire, abandoned living spaces, drug addicts and other harrowing phenomenons related to the South Bronx of the 1970s. These elements have been the backdrop to the stories of both the urban Latin American identity known as "Salsa," and is the environment that spawned the birth of a culture known as "Hip Hop." But within those narratives lie another truth. A reality that was somehow phased out and erased from the pages of history. It is within this retelling of a personal experience of one individual that the reader will be granted access to those missing pages. As such, the public will now be able to comprehend, in a much more complete fashion, how the present day reality of the urban Puerto Rican or Latino culture, manifested itself in the 1970s and 1980s in New York City. A manifestation in which the present day urban Latino cultural landscape is designed from. You will be introduced to a whole new angle of the South Bronx story in the latter half of the 20th century.. Provided by a contributing witness. Who pulls no punches, makes no apologies and tells it the way it was and is." Richie Blondet, South Bronx Historian Experience this eyewitness South Bronx story that takes you from the late 60's through the early 80's, as though you were there yourself. Willie Estrada is currently a consultant and actor on "The Get Down," an original series from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet.) Debuting summer 2016 on Netflix, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how a battered city at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk, the Latin Hustle, and disco - told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city and the world, forever.



Right to Rock

Right to Rock Author Maureen Mahon
ISBN-10 0822333171
Release 2004-06-23
Pages 317
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DIVAn account of the Black Rock Coalition, which began in New York in 1985, and its relation to the results of civil rights era integration, and to the larger questions of racialization in the music industry, and American society./div



From Black Power to Hip Hop

From Black Power to Hip Hop Author Patricia Hill Collins
ISBN-10 1592137903
Release 2006-01-19
Pages 256
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A provocative analysis of the new contours of black nationalism and feminism in America.



A War for the Soul of America

A War for the Soul of America Author Andrew Hartman
ISBN-10 9780226254647
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 384
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When Patrick Buchanan took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 1992 and proclaimed, “There is a religious war going on for the soul of our country,” his audience knew what he was talking about: the culture wars, which had raged throughout the previous decade and would continue until the century’s end, pitting conservative and religious Americans against their liberal, secular fellow citizens. It was an era marked by polarization and posturing fueled by deep-rooted anger and insecurity. Buchanan’s fiery speech marked a high point in the culture wars, but as Andrew Hartman shows in this richly analytical history, their roots lay farther back, in the tumult of the 1960s—and their significance is much greater than generally assumed. Far more than a mere sideshow or shouting match, the culture wars, Hartman argues, were the very public face of America’s struggle over the unprecedented social changes of the period, as the cluster of social norms that had long governed American life began to give way to a new openness to different ideas, identities, and articulations of what it meant to be an American. The hot-button issues like abortion, affirmative action, art, censorship, feminism, and homosexuality that dominated politics in the period were symptoms of the larger struggle, as conservative Americans slowly began to acknowledge—if initially through rejection—many fundamental transformations of American life. As an ever-more partisan but also an ever-more diverse and accepting America continues to find its way in a changing world, A War for the Soul of America reminds us of how we got here, and what all the shouting has really been about.



Listen Whitey

Listen  Whitey Author Pat Thomas
ISBN-10 1606995073
Release 2012
Pages 193
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A provocative cultural retrospective features transcripts of rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by a wide range of activists, and explores musical connections between famous performance artists and the Black Power movement.



How to Create Your Own Gig Posters Band T Shirts Album Covers Stickers

How to Create Your Own Gig Posters  Band T Shirts  Album Covers    Stickers Author Ruthann Godollei
ISBN-10 9780760343142
Release 2013-03-15
Pages 160
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Whether your band is just starting out or touring the nation, here’s how you can build its identity by making your own unique gig posters, custom T-shirts, album covers, record sleeves, and stickers. Fans want cool and creative band merchandise, and this book gives you the tools and information you need to create your own. Author Ruthann Godellei is an artist and printmaking professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, with vast experience making gig posters as well as teaching band members how to make their own. She explains, with step-by-step instructions and photos, techniques like screenprinting, photocopy art, mixed-media collage, stencil, stamping, and other guerilla art styles. Included as well is a gallery of art and artists to inspire you in creating your band’s look with your merch.