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Groove theory : the blues foundation of funk

Author: Tony Bolden
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2021.
Series: American made music series.; Mississippi scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tony Bolden presents an innovative history of funk music focused on the performers, regarding them as intellectuals who fashioned a new aesthetic. Utilizing musicology, literary studies, performance studies, and African American intellectual history, Bolden explores what it means for music, or any cultural artifact, to be funky. Multitudes of African American musicians and dancers created aesthetic frameworks with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Bolden
ISBN: 9781496830524 1496830520
OCLC Number: 1259479058
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2020.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages :) illustrations.
Contents: Groove theory : liner notes on funk aesthetics --
Blue funk : the ugly beauty of stank --
Sly Stone and the gospel of funk --
Songbird : Chaka Khan as funk queen --
Funky bluesology : Gil Scott-Heron as black organic intellectual --
The kinkiness of turquoise : Betty Davis's liberated funk-rock.
Series Title: American made music series.; Mississippi scholarship online.
Responsibility: Tony Bolden.

Abstract:

Tony Bolden presents an innovative history of funk music focused on the performers, regarding them as intellectuals who fashioned a new aesthetic. Utilizing musicology, literary studies, performance studies, and African American intellectual history, Bolden explores what it means for music, or any cultural artifact, to be funky. Multitudes of African American musicians and dancers created aesthetic frameworks with artistic principles and cultural politics that proved transformative. Bolden approaches the study of funk and black musicians by examining aesthetics, poetics, cultural history, and intellectual history. The study traces the concept of funk from early blues culture to a metamorphosis into a full-fledged artistic framework and a named musical genre in the 1970s.

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