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Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday

Author: Angela Y Davis
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Examines how Black female blues singers expressed a working class, feminist perspective.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ma Rainey; Bessie Smith; Billie Holiday; Billie Holiday; Ma Rainey; Bessie Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Y Davis
ISBN: 9780307574442 030757444X 1299172393 9781299172395
OCLC Number: 774591930
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: I used to be your sweet mama : ideology, sexuality, and domesticity --
Mama's got the blues : rivals, girlfriends, and advisors --
Here come my train : traveling themes and women's blues --
Blame it on the blues : Bessie Smith, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, and the politics of blues protest --
Preaching the blues : spirituality and self-consciousness --
Up in Harlem every Saturday night : blues and the Black aesthetic --
When a woman loves a man : social implications of Billie Holiday's love songs --
"Strange fruit" : music and social consciousness --
Lyrics to songs recorded by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey --
Lyrics to songs recorded by Bessie Smith.
Responsibility: Angela Y. Davis.

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Examines how Black female blues singers expressed a working class, feminist perspective.

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