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Reimagining Africa: How Black Women Invented the Language of Soul in the 1950s

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how women soul singers Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Odetta developed a language of soul in the late 1950s and early 1960s that was then marketed by record ... More


Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

David H. Rosenthal

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Hard bop was a brand of post bebop jazz that enveloped many of the most talented American musicians in the period between 1955 and 1956. These were years unrivalled in jazz history for the number of ... More


The Power of Badness

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/9780195085563.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the introduction, it was mentioned that jazzmen strove to create “badness” in their music, and even exhibited “badness” in their personal lives. This chapter explores that badness, which goes ... More


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