The Resource Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, Angela Y. Davis

Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, Angela Y. Davis

Label
Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday
Title
Blues legacies and Black feminism
Title remainder
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday
Statement of responsibility
Angela Y. Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jazz, it is widely accepted, is the signal original American contribution to world culture. Angela Davis shows us how the roots of that form in the blues must be viewed not only as a musical tradition but as a life-sustaining vehicle for an alternative black working-class collective memory and social consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American middle-class values. And she explains how the tradition of black women blues singers - represented by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday - embodies not only an artistic triumph and aesthetic dominance over a hostile popular music industry but an unacknowledged proto-feminist consciousness within working-class black communities. Through a close and riveting analysis of these artists' performances, words, and lives, Davis uncovers the unmistakable assertion and uncompromising celebration of non-middle-class, non-heterosexual social, moral, and sexual values."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DZMd
Dewey number
782.421643/082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3521
LC item number
.D355 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, Angela Y. Davis
Label
Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, Angela Y. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm40770436
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books Edition.
Extent
xx, 427 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679771265
Lccn
97033021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
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System control number
(OCoLC)40770436

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