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Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Tony Bolden

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

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 ... More


Speer’s Appointment as Dictator of the German Economy: (September 13,1943)

Franz Neumann and Paul Sweezy

in Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134130
eISBN:
9781400846467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the appointment of Albert Speer as dictator of the German economy and the Reich Minister of Economics Walther Funk as a member of the Central Planning Board. Both appointments ... More


Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Funk, this book exclaims, is a multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, ... More


Intro

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Groove Theory traces the concept of funk from the beginning of the blues era around 1890 to its manifestation as a full-fledged genre in the 1970s. This chapter provides an introduction. In the ... More


Groove Theory: Liner Notes on Funk Aesthetics

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains the meaning of funk as a concept and introduces readers to salient precepts and characteristics. The chief argument is that (a) the phenomenon known as the funk/spirit—or, more ... More


Blue Funk: The Ugly Beauty of Stank

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the development of funk as a distinct concept in black vernacular culture, and explains how blues artists, modern jazz musicians, and political attitudes during the civil rights ... More


Sly Stone and the Gospel of Funk

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines Sly Stone as an organic intellectual, that is, a poet-songwriter, imaginative thinker, and visionary artist whose band, Sly and the Family Stone, played a foundational role in ... More


Songbird: Chaka Khan as Funk Queen

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines Khan’s development into a powerhouse singer and talented songwriter as the frontwoman of Rufus. Drawing Khan’s childhood experiences described in her memoir, as well as ... More


Funky Bluesology: Gil Scott-Heron as Black Organic Intellectual

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines Gil Scott-Heron as an exemplar of the socio-political manifestation of the contrarianism in funk aesthetics. Combining biographical information from Scott-Heron’s memoir and ... More


The Kinkiness of Turquoise: Betty Davis’s Liberated Funk-Rock

Tony Bolden

in Groove Theory: The Blues Foundation of Funk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830524
eISBN:
9781496830593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830524.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter showcases Betty Davis’s transposition of women’s blues into rock-inflected version of funk. Bolden advances two key arguments. First, Davis reprised the sexual politics and rebellious ... More


Conclusion: Funk Studies—The B-Side

L. H. Stallings

in Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter focuses on Herukhuti's explanation of why he founded the Black Funk Center. His states that black people can and do create revolutionary sexual cultures that can become the ... More


Soul explosion, fragmentation and decline

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 4 charts the fragmentation and diversification of northern soul during the late 1970s. It illustrates the tensions and schisms that were created in the later years of northern soul’s ... More


Sound Power: Funk and Disco Highlight Connections, Divisions, and Aspirations

Aaron Cohen

in Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226176079
eISBN:
9780226653174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653174.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

As rapid economic changes hit Chicago, black musicians continued to create new work and gain wider audiences throughout the 1970s. Deindustrialization harmed the neighborhoods that had been home to ... More


Brer Soul and the Mythic Being: Toward a Queer Logic of Dark Sense

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Challenging accounts of black gender and sexuality that equate radicalism with misogynistic and patriarchal values, this chapter looks to the subversive cinema and performance art of the 1960s for ... More


Changes

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores what most underscored the need for jazz and hard bop to change: basically a sameness in the way that the musicians were playing (so that they merely followed the giants that ... More


Lords of the Tambor

Raul A. Fernandez

in From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247079
eISBN:
9780520939448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247079.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The development of percussion of Afro-Cuban origin in Latin jazz and other U.S. music such as pop and funk after 1950 depends on the presence of several percussionists in addition to Mongo ... More


The “Rowdy” Teenagers

Leonardo Cardoso

in Sound-Politics in São Paulo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190660093
eISBN:
9780190054953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190660093.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In this chapter, I focus on a youth group that since the mid-2000s has been reshuffling public spaces. The event examined here takes place in the city’s vast poor peripheries. The first part of the ... More


Synthesis and Reactions of Alkenes

Tristan H. Lambert

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0032
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Christine L. Willis and Varinder K. Aggarwal at the University of Bristol have developed (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 12444) a procedure for the diastereodivergent ... More


Organocatalytic Carbocyclic Construction: The You Synthesis of (–)-Mesembrine

Douglass F. Taber

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0070
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Frank Glorius of the Universität Münster devised (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12626) a catalyst for the enantioselective acylation of a cyclopropene 1 to the ... More


The Yamashita/Hirama Synthesis of Cortistatin A

Douglass F. Taber

in Organic Synthesis: State of the Art 2011-2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200794
eISBN:
9780197559475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200794.003.0086
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

A central challenge in the synthesis of the antiangiogenic cortistatin A 3 is the stereocontrolled assembly of the cycloheptene ring. Shuji Yamashita and Masahiro ... More


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