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Fri Mar 21 17:08:30 2014 UTClccn-n868370510.00Early, Gerald0.311.00Jazz Loft Project Records,236854770Gerald_Earlyn 868370511629085Early, Gerald.Early, Gerald 1952-Early, Gerald L.Early, Gerald L. 1952-アーリー, ジェラルドlccn-n82008710Florentine Filmslccn-n83131637Marsalis, Wynton1961-lccn-n79054611Ali, Muhammad1942-lccn-n87112250David, Keithlccn-n88252240Crouch, Stanleylccn-no94021892PBS Home Videolccn-n80040663Davis, SammyJr1925-1990lccn-no2006016515Barnes, Paul1951-lccn-n84002480Jones, James Earllccn-n83049828Johnson, Jack1878-1946Early, Gerald LynBiographyHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcFictionMusicDocumentary television programsShort stories, AmericanDocumentary filmsTelevision mini-seriesUnited StatesAfrican AmericansJazzDiscrimination in sportsJazz musiciansBoxers (Sports)Ali, Muhammad,African American athletesSportsAfrican Americans--Social conditionsRace relationsAfrican American musiciansJohnson, Jack,Ellington, Duke,African American boxersAfrican American athletes--Social conditionsBoxing--TournamentsArmstrong, Louis,Sports upsetsHarlem RenaissanceDavis, Sammy,--Jr.,African Americans--Civil rightsMoore, Cecil B.--(Cecil Bassett),Davis, MilesAfrican Americans--Cultural assimilationAfrican Americans--Race identityAmerican fiction--African American authorsAmerican fictionPopular musicPopular cultureAfrican Americans--MusicBechet, Sidney,Louisiana--New OrleansMorton, Jelly Roll,Parker, Charlie,Brubeck, DaveMulligan, GerryGillespie, Dizzy,Granz, Norman,Beiderbecke, Bix,Shaw, Artie,Goodman, Benny,Boxing--PhilosophyCultural pluralismEarly, Gerald LynAmerican essaysCivilizationAmerican literature--African American authorsNew York (State)--New YorkFamilies195219821984198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120032004200520062007200820092010201120131711190225796.83092GV583ocn797660419ocn463700631ocn772650392ocn317932945ocn468252804ocn463924378168911ocn754841337file20110.35Early, Gerald LynA level playing field African American athletes and the Republic of SportsHistoryAs Americans, we believe there ought to be a level playing field for everyone. Even if we don't expect to finish first, we do expect a fair start. Only in sports have African Americans actually found that elusive level ground. But at the same time, black players offer an ironic perspective on the athlete hero, for they represent a group historically held to be without social honor. In this collection of sports essays the author, a noted cultural critic investigates these contradictions as they play out in the sports world and in our deeper attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. He addresses a half century of heated cultural issues ranging from integration to the use of performance enhancing drugs. Writing about Jackie Robinson and Curt Flood, he reconstructs pivotal moments in their lives and explains how the culture, politics, and economics of sport turned with them. Taking on the subtexts, racial and otherwise, of the controversy over remarks Rush Limbaugh made about quarterback Donovan McNabb, he restores the political consequence to an event most commentators at the time approached with predictable bluster. The essays in this book circle around two perennial questions: What other, invisible contests unfold when we watch a sporting event? What desires and anxieties are encoded in our worship of (or disdain for) high performance athletes? These essays are based on the Alain Locke lectures at Harvard University's Du Bois Institute+-+834505921515213ocn056899412visu20050.24Burns, KenUnforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack JohnsonHistoryBiographyDocumentary filmsThe story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America14744ocn053119365file20030.32Early, Gerald LynThis is where I came in Black America in the 1960sHistoryBiography+-+587367853514707ocn021972400book19910.25Cullen, CounteeMy soul's high song : the collected writings of Countee Cullen, voice of the Harlem RenaissanceIncludes Cullen's poetry and prose, essays from The Crisis magazine, the complete text of his novel "One Way to Heaven", and an interview+-+4047690385126114ocn026673771book19930.33Early, Gerald LynLure and loathing : essays on race, identity, and the ambivalence of assimilation"The history of the American Negro is the history of strife....The Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second sight in this American world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder." W. E. B. Du Bois, perhaps one of the greatest intellectuals in American history, wrote this famous passage nearly a century ago in his classic book, The Souls of Black Folk. It still remains the most timely, the most quoted, and, in some ways, the most misunderstood appraisal ever written of the tenuous psychological position of the black in America. Have we really come to understand what Du Bois was talking about? Was Du Bois himself clear in what he meant? What does he mean true self-consciousness? What are the gender implications that seem to identify the dilemma of the Negro with that of the oppressed male only? In short, how does self-consciousness relate to ethnicity and race? Now twenty leading African-American intellectuals address those words by Du Bois and reconsider their complex implications in the chill light of the 1990s in what promises to be a landmark volume in the literature of race and ethnicity. The contributors to Lure and Loathing represent a cross-section of African-American thought: here are Nikki Giovanni and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson and Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter; here are the distinguished journalist Itabari Njeri and the playwright, poet and essayist, Stanley Crouch; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's professor of Rhetoric and the History of Science, Kenneth R. Manning, and the novelist and short story writer, Toni Cade Bambara. These and many others are here, writing with vast originality and candor about the "lure and loathing" that characterize the experience of black people in white America. Together, they have produced a book that will galvanize, stimulate - and sometimes discomfort - readers both black and white, now and for years to come+-+628406596590511ocn031739987book19950.35Early, Gerald LynOne nation under a groove : Motown and American cultureCriticism, interpretation, etcMusic+-+14286553356913ocn037464407book19980.23The Muhammad Ali readerBiography+-+27516553356652ocn229027564book20090.20Best African American fiction 2009FictionShort stories, AmericanThis inaugural collection of fiction brings together authors across the rich and varied African diaspora experience. Organized into short stories, novel excerpts, and young adult fiction, the collection offers a range of styles, textures, and settings. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies story is set in Nigeria, where American gangster-rap culture is permeating and guns and tortured loyalties became common. The U.S. and the Caribbean are the settings for Tiphanie Yaniques story of intergenerational and mixed-race tensions between two families. The collection includes an excerpt from Mat Johnsons historical novel set in eighteenth-century New York and an excerpt from Junot D-azs novelset in a contemporary urban ghetto. Also included are works by young adult authors Jacqueline Woodson and Walter Dean Myers. Not meant to be a definitive quasi-Norton edition, this engaging collection still shows the incredible range of talent and focus of fiction written by African Americans+-+39803880056445ocn046364839book20010.32Miles Davis and American cultureCriticism, interpretation, etc"Brash and brilliant, an icon of cool, Miles Davis (1926-1991) was one of the twentieth century's greatest artists. The East St. Louis trumpeter and bandleader had an enormous impact in jazz with such diverse and classic recordings as The Birth of the Cool, Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, and Bitches Brew. He inspired artists, writers, and other musicians with his musical daring and mysterious persona. His music provoked discussion of art versus commerce, the relationship of artist to audience, and the definition of jazz itself. Whether the topic is race, fashion, or gender relations, the cultural debate about Davis's life remains a confluence." "Editor Gerald Early and the contributors to Miles Davis and American Culture place Davis in cultural context, from his beginnings along the Mississippi River to his final years as a world-renowned musician. In this collection of a dozen original essays, William Howland Kenney examines jazz in St. Louis during Davis's formative years; Ingrid Monson analyzes Davis's relationship to the civil rights movement; poet and Davis biographer Quincy Troupe reflects on Davis's musical journey of the 1960s; and Farah Jasmine Griffin views Davis's relationship to women."--BOOK JACKET+-+02873483365423ocn458586603book20100.20Best African American fiction 2010FictionShort stories, AmericanA collection that celebrates the contributions of African-American authors features short stories and novel excerpts by Michael Thomas, Jacqueline Woodson, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, Stephen Carter, and Christopher Paul Curtis+-+10803880054897ocn022509298book19900.50Speech & power : the African-American essay and its cultural content, from polemics to pulpit+-+09176553353244873ocn029224834book19940.47Early, Gerald LynThe culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American cultureThe Culture of Bruising is an important and captivating collection of essays that treats issues of justice and racism in the context of sports, music, and other activities Americans value most. Early is a vigilant and highly sensitive observer of our culture, a culture based on the paradoxical combination of self-destruction and violence with personal empowerment and triumph+-+45686553353244791ocn229027568book20090.21Best African American essays, 2009Selected from a diverse array of respected publications such as the New Yorker, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, and National Geographic, the essays gathered here are about making history, living everyday life--and everything in between. In "Fired," author and professor Emily Bernard wrestles with the pain of a friendship inexplicably ended. Kenneth McClane writes hauntingly of the last days of his parents' lives in "Driving." Journalist Brian Palmer shares "The Last Thoughts of an Iraq War Embed." Jamaica Kincaid describes her oddly charged relationship with that quintessentially British, Wordsworthian flower in "Dances with Daffodils," and writer Hawa Allan depicts the forces of race and rivalry as two catwalk icons face off in "When Tyra Met Naomi." A venue in which African American writers can branch out from traditionally "black" subjects, Best African American Essays features a range of gifted voices exploring the many issues and experiences, joys and trials, that, as human beings, we all share+-+91803880054627ocn019455363book19890.56Early, Gerald LynTuxedo Junction : essays on American cultureCriticism, interpretation, etc3237ocn045738237visu20000.22Burns, KenJazzHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyMusicDocumentary television programsTelevision mini-seriesJazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band3173ocn038921031book19980.56Body language : writers on sport+-+97172400063025ocn045830657visu20000.22Burns, KenJazzHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyMusicDocumentary television programsIn the 1960s, jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while other use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s, jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's, jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging3026ocn045738462visu20000.22Burns, KenJazzHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyMusicDocumentary television programsFrom 1917 through 1924, the "Jazz Age" begins with speakeasies, flappers and easy money for some. The story of jazz becomes a tale of two cities, Chicago and New York, and of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, whose lives and music will span three-quarters of a century. This episode also follows the careers of jazz greats James Reese Europe, King Oliver, Willie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman and James P. Johnson3015ocn045792995visu20000.22Burns, KenJazzHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyMusicDocumentary television programsBetween 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz3005ocn045738680visu20000.22Burns, KenJazzHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyMusicDocumentary television programsBy 1924 to 1928, jazz is everywhere in America and spreading abroad. For the first time, soloists and singers take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices. This episode traces the careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist and Benny Goodman, the son of Jewish immigrants4142ocn029846665book19940.33Early, Gerald LynDaughters : on family and fatherhoodBiography461ocn043662129book20000.81Gass, William H3 essaysBiography+-+7887348336161ocn527366247book19970.33Contemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black communityBiographyBiographical profiles of important and influential persons of African heritage who form the international black community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields providing coverage of names found in today's headlines as well as selected individuals from earlier in this century whose influence continues to have an impact on contemporary life+-+990451232511ocn047056764art1995Early, Gerald11ocn852900021mix1.00Stephenson, SamJazz Loft Project RecordsHistoryThe collection consists of the research and administrative records of the Jazz Loft Project, which documented the events and inhabitants -- including W. Eugene Smith, Hall Overton, and David X. Young -- of 821 6th Avenue, New York City, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The records include the tapes of an extensive oral history project conducted from 1998 to 2010, general research and administrative notes, logs describing the content of the audio recordings W. Eugene Smith made at the loft, and original audio recordings of Hall Overton's compositions11ocn083605159rcrd19900.47Early, Gerald LynGerald EarlyInterviewsGerald Early reads from Tuxedo Junction and talks about his essays on popular culture11ocn082341153visu19991.00I'll make me a world. The dream keepersPart of a series on African American history. This program focuses on writers James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry, and ballet dancers Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson. The discussion emphasizes their struggles to surmount racism in the U.S. prior to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Topics include Baldwin's period as an expatriate in Paris, where he wrote the controversial essay "Everybody's protest novel" (partly in response to Native son, by fellow expatriate Richard Wright), and his autobiographical novel Go tell it on the mountain ; Baldwin's return to the U.S. and his play Blues for Mister Charlie, an outgrowth of his increasing involvement with the civil rights movement ; Browne's studies with pioneering ballet teacher Marion Cuyjet, and her overseas tour with the New York Negro Ballet ; the achievements of Janet Collins and Arthur Mitchell, who respectively broke color barriers at the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet ; Hansberry's award-winning play Raisin in the sun, which addressed issues confronting the average African-American family ; Wilkinson's experiences as a member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, whose initial defiance of racist laws and attitudes was gradually eroded. The commentators, drawn from the worlds of theater, dance, art, literature, history, and criticism, discuss the past and present significance and ramifications of the subjects' accomplishments+-+4047690385+-+4047690385Fri Mar 21 15:08:18 EDT 2014batch30356