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It’s Whose Thing?: The Isley Brothers and Rhythm and Blues

Eric Weisbard

in Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

From their first hit, “Shout,” in 1959, to their number one album Body Kiss in 2003, the Isley Brothers were a constant presence in pop music. Yet their career contains two divergent narratives: a ... More


Black Rio

Christopher Dunn

in Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Authoritarian Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628516
eISBN:
9781469628530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628516.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Four examines the specifically black urban counterculture associated with the so-called Black Rio movement. Black Rio was a cultural phenomenon that brought together predominantly black, ... More


The Last of Hard Bop

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/9780195085563.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz today is a far cry from jazz of previous decades, when people were so into music. Nowadays, people turn to jazz, more often than not, just to dance and not listen to nuances and appreciate ... More


The South’s Gonna Do It Again: The Racial Politics of the New Southern Music of the 1970s

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the emergence of three insurgent music genres during the 1970s—swamp music, outlaw country, and southern rock. These genres asserted their racial tolerance and cultural ... More


Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

David Brackett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people: in other words, how do particular ways of organizing sound become integral parts of whom we ... More


Soldiers’ Song

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The use of popular music in post-Vietnam Hollywood war films has varied depending on the war being depicted. Swing, the popular music of World War II, goes almost entirely unrepresented in films ... More


Hidden in Plain Sight: Soul Music, Radio History, and the Rise of the TJMS

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Chapter 2 uses autobiographical material to lay out radio/black radio and African American music history, from the 1950s to the present—across the West and East Coasts, the South, and the ... More


Shreveport Southern Soul: The Murco Story

John Ridley

in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the little-known record label Murco, which documented the Shreveport soul scene. Murco’s roots were in the Bayou Records store, a retail outlet purchased by local businessman ... More


The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Mitchell Morris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Persistence of Sentiment is a critical account of a group of artists in American popular music who have met with commercial success but also critical disdain. This book examines the specific ... More


The Triumph of Icarus: Sam Cooke and the Creative Spirit

Peter Guralnick

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A preeminent gospel singer of his day, Sam Cooke made a highly successful crossover in 1957 with “You Send Me.” Composed by Cooke himself, it was his first pop single. The song went on to beat Elvis ... More


Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Micaela di Leonardo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

Black Radio is a window into the most famous radio show you never heard of. The Tom Joyner Morning Show is a quarter-century-old syndicated black morning radio show reaching more than eight million ... More


“Little” Stevie Wonder: Motown musical prodigy

Gabriel Solis

in Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199685851
eISBN:
9780191806049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685851.003.0032
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Stevie Wonder began his career as a soul musician at Motown records at the age of 11. His work there playing R&B represented high levels of virtuoso ability on harmonica, percussion, and eventually ... More


Introduction: The Best-Kept Secret in America

Micaela di Leonardo

in Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870195
eISBN:
9780190870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870195.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Culture

This chapter introduces The Tom Joyner Morning Show and describes its origin, format, audience, music, progressive politics, wit, growth, and longevity. I lay out my discovery of the show, my ... More


Do You Get Down?: Homosex in the South

E. Patrick Johnson

in Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872260
eISBN:
9781469602677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882733_johnson.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter begins with a definition of the phrase “get down” in black vernacular speech. It has typically been associated with dancing or feeling the “soul” of the music. Contemporarily, however, ... More


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