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Lift every voice : the history of African American music

Author: Burton W Peretti
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2009] ©2009
Series: African American history series (Lanham, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop-as well as black contributions to classical, country, and other American music forms-depict  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Songs
Named Person: Schwarze
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Burton W Peretti
ISBN: 9780742558113 0742558118 0742558126 9780742558120
OCLC Number: 231834350
Description: xv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From West Africa to slavery --
Jubilee and Tin Pan Alley : contrasting sounds of freedom --
The rise of ragtime and the blues --
The emergence of jazz --
Jazz at the Philharmonic : the jazz avant-garde and black classical expression --
Gospel, freedom songs, and the struggle for equality --
Black popular music as big business.
Series Title: African American history series (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Burton W. Peretti.
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Traces the roots of black music in Africa and slavery and its evolution in the United States from the end of slavery to the present day. The music's creators, consumers, and distributors are all part of the story. Musical genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and hip-hop-as well as black contributions to classical, country, and other American music forms-depict the continuities and innovations that mark both the music and the history of African Americans. --from publisher description.

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This is an impressive and highly readable short narrative history of African American music. Peretti's treatment of the social and cultural dimensions of the music is especially compelling. -- Waldo Read more...

 
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