Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

Blues people: Negro music in white America

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Perennial,
Pub. Date:
2002, c1999.
Language:
English
Description

"A must for all who would more knowledgeably appreciate and better comprehend America's most popular music." -- Langston Hughes

"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music--through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music."

So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960's, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls "negro music" on white America--not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780688184742
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID7e992aa0-08a0-3ec9-534d-7be092e68459
Grouping Titleblues people negro music in white america
Grouping Authoramiri baraka
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-01 20:42:06PM
Last Indexed2020-09-18 04:20:01AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorBaraka, Amiri, 1934-2014.
author_displayBaraka, Amiri
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
detailed_location_santafeMain
display_description
format_category_santafeBooks
format_santafeBook
id7e992aa0-08a0-3ec9-534d-7be092e68459
isbn9780688184742
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b10024177.i13137979Main785.42 Bar1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-09-18T10:20:01.754Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe785.42 Bar
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
primary_isbn9780688184742
publishDate2002
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b10024177BookBooksEnglishPerennial, 2002, c1999.xii, 244 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10024177.i13137979On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetAfrican Americans
African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism
Jazz -- History and criticism
title_displayBlues people : Negro music in white America
title_fullBlues people : Negro music in white America / LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)
title_shortBlues people
title_subNegro music in white America
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Blues (Music)
History and criticism
Jazz
Music