African American jazz and rap : social and philosophical examinations of Black expressive behavior / edited by James L. Conyers, Jr. ; introduction by James B. Stewart

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Subjects: Jazz--History and criticism
Rap (Music)--History and criticism
African Americans--Music--History and criticism
African Americans--Social life and customs--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001
LC Classification: M, ML
Table of Contents: Introduction / James B. Stewart 1
I. Toward an Afrocentric Approach to the Study of Jazz and Rap Music
1. Metatheory and Methodology: Appraising the Black Experience / James L. Conyers, Jr. 11
2. The Role of Criticism in Black Popular Culture / Warren C. Swindell 20
II. "All That Jazz": History, Culture, Performers, Instruments, and Political Functionality
3. "And All That Jazz" Has African Roots! / Learthen Dorsey 35
4. Jazz Antecedents / Eddie S. Meadows 55
5. The Life and Jazz Style of Blue Mitchell / Charles I. Miller 62
6. Jazz Guitar: Ain't No Jazz / George Walker, Mondo Eyen we Langa 77
7. The Social Roots to African American Music: 1950-1970 / Thomas J. Porter 83
8. Jazz Musicians in Postwar Europe and Japan / Larry Ross 90
III. Jazz Expressions in Dance and Literature
9. African American Dance and Music / Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. 117
10. Lady Sings the Blues: Toni Morrison and the Jazz/Blues Aesthetic / Gloria T. Randle 131
11. Al Young: Jazz Griot / Michael Carroll 145
IV. Rap Music as Art Form, Social-Political Commentary, and Economic Commodity
12. The Rhythm of Rhyme: A Look at Rap Music as an Art Form from a Jazz Perspective / Reginald Thomas 163
13. At the Vanguard: African American Life as Seen Through the Music of Selected Rap and Jazz Artists / Andrew P. Smallwood 170
14. Africana Cosmology, Ethos, and Rap: A Social Study of Black Popular Culture / James L. Conyers, Jr. 180
V. Toward the Future: Educating Future Generations and Preserving Cultural Traditions
15. Can You Sing Jazz? Perception and Appreciation of Jazz Music Among African American Young Adults / Nancy J. Dawson 201
16. Hip-Hop and the Rap Music Industry / Tshombe Walker 211
17. Ethnomusicology and the African American Tradition / George L. Starks, Jr. 224
18. Reflections on Sterling Stuckey's Slave Culture: Understanding Pan Afrikan Nationalism as a Cultural Force / Ahati N. N. Toure 239
About the Contributors 249
Index 251
Additional Authors: Conyers, James L
Notes: LCCN: 00064618
ISBN: 0786408286 (softcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Pt. 1. Toward an Afrocentric approach to the study of jazz and rap music. Metatheory and methodology: appraising the Black experience / James L. Conyers, Jr. ; The role of criticism in Black popular culture / Warren C. Swindell -- Pt. 2. "All that jazz": history, culture, performers, instruments, and political functionality. "And all that jazz" has African roots! / Learthen Dorsey ; Jazz antecedents / Eddie S. Meadows ; The life and jazz style of Blue Mitchell / Charles I. Miller ; Jazz guitar: ain't no jazz / George Walker and Mondo Eyen we Langa ; The social roots of African American music: 1950-1970 / Thomas J. Porter ; Jazz musicians in postwar Europe and Japan / Larry Ross -- Pt. 3. Jazz expressions in dance and literature. African American dance and music / Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. ; Lady sings the blues: Toni Morrison and the jazz/blues aesthetic / Gloria T. Randle ; Al Young: jazz griot / Michael Carroll -- Pt. 4. Rap music as art form, social-political commentary, and economic commodity. The rhythm of rhyme: a look at rap music as an art form from a jazz perspective / Reginald Thomas ; At the vanguard: African American life as seen through the music of selected rap and jazz artists / Andrew P. Smallwood ; Africana cosmology, ethos, and rap: a social study of Black popular culture / James L. Conyers, Jr. -- Pt. 5. Toward the future: educating future generations and preserving cultural traditions. Can you sing jazz? perception and appreciation of jazz music among African American young adults / Nancy J. Dawson ; Hip-hop and the rap music industry / Tshombe Walker ; Ethnomusicology and the African American tradition / George L. Starks, Jr. ; Reflections on Sterling Stuckey's Slave culture: understanding Pan Afrikan Nationalism as a cultural force / Ahati N.N. Touré
Physical Description: vii, 256 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 44841663
ISBN/ISSN: 0786408286

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