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Words and songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone : sound motion, blues spirit, and African memory

Author: Melanie E Bratcher
Publisher: New York : Routledge, cop. 2007.
Series: Studies in African American history and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the relationship between three African American women's dance-art-music sensibilities within the context of a Pan African aesthetic.

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Named Person: Bessie Smith; Billie Holiday; Nina Simone
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie E Bratcher
ISBN: 0415980291 9780415980296
OCLC Number: 470687640
Notes: Discogr. p. 251-253. Bibliogr. p. 223-239. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (260 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Catching the Blues Spirit 3. Musing African Memory 4. 3 Women 5. Sound Motion and Spirit 6. Summary and Conclusion. Appendix 1: Discography. Appendix 2: Life Profile Matrix. Appendix 3: Life Profile Matrix: Analytical Categories Quantified per Singer. Appendix 4: Life Profile Matrix: Analytical Categories Thematically Qualified. Appendix 5: Life Profile/Song Matrices. Appendix 6: Discography of Selected Song Performances on CD. Appendix Seven: Selected Songs/Prevalent Themes Matrices. Appendix Eight: Explanation of Nzuri Model Contexts. Appendix Nine: Application of Nzuri to Selected Song Performances
Series Title: Studies in African American history and culture
Responsibility: by Melanie E. Bratcher.
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