Blues People: Negro Music in White America

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Blues People: Negro Music in White America

Blues People: Negro Music in White America

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Jones attempts to impose an ideology upon this cultural complexity and this might be useful if he knew enough of the related subjects to make it interesting. Very good with toning at the spine ends and sunning to the endpapers in good or better moderately rubbing dust wrapper with dampstain on the inside of the spine and significant edgewear including chips, tears and creases.

Jones in July 1960 visited with a delegation of Cuba committee and reported his impressions in his essay Cuba libre. In this essential and impassioned text, LeRoi Jones traces the intertwined development of blues and jazz music with the history of its creators in ‘White America’. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. He appears to be attracted to the blues for what he believes they tell us of the sociology of Negro American identity and attitude.

The master artisans of the South were slaves, and white Americans have been walking Negro walks, talking Negro flavored talk (and prizing it when spoken by southern belles), dancing Negro dances and singing Negro melodies far too long to talk of a “mainstream” of American culture to which they’re alien. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

S., leading to an ongoing (and often fraught) cycle of musical appropriation and reinvention; and 3) that black music differs most crucially from its white reproductions (and ultimately transcends them) because at its best it possesses an inborn "blues" impulse which can only ever be imitated by white performers, never fully embodied.

His sacred music became the spirituals, his work songs and dance music became the blues and primitive jazz, and his religion became a form of Afro-American Christianity. This is what we did naturally, before we knew anything about New York, or people getting signed for their rapping. But Blues People certainly was the first one to take a comprehensive look at the music: where it came from, the people who made it and the culture that produced it. He cited the assassination of Malcolm X two years later as the catalyst for his radicalization, but ideologies don't develop overnight and it's not hard to find hints of the later Baraka's thought in this socio-cultural history of black music in America.

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