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|Named Person:||Johnny Otis; Johnny Otis; Johnny Otis|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780816666782 0816666784 9780816666799 0816666792|
|Description:||xxxi, 235 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: There's a riot goin' on --
Central Avenue breakdown --
Double crossing blues --
Willie and the hand jive --
Listen to the lambs --
All night long --
Play Misty for me --
The Watts breakaway --
Midnight at the Barrelhouse --
Testimony: In praise of Johnny Otis.
|Other Titles:||Johnny Otis story|
Throughout his career Otis's driving passion has been his fearless and unyielding opposition to racial injustice, whether protesting on the front lines, exposing racism and championing the accomplishments of black Americans, or promoting African American musicians. Midnight at the Barrelhouse is a chronicle of a life rich in both incident and inspiration, as well as an exploration of the complicated nature of race relations in twentieth-century America. Otis's total commitment to black culture and transcendence of racial boundaries, Lipsitz shows, teach important lessons about identity, race, and power while encapsulating the contradictions of racism in American society.