Description - Race Music by Guthrie P. Ramsey
This powerful book covers the vast and various terrain of African American music, from bebop to hip-hop, providing vivid glimpses of the careers of Dinah Washington, Louis Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie, Cootie Williams, and Mahalia Jackson, among others, to show how the social changes of the 1940s elicited an Afro-modernism that inspired much of the music and culture that followed. Race Music illustrates how, by transcending the boundaries between genres, black communities bridged generational divides and passed down knowledge of musical forms and styles. Multilayered and masterfully written, Race Music provides a dynamic framework for rethinking the many facets of African American music and the ethnocentric energy that infused its creation.
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(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - Guthrie P. Ramsey
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania.