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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 100–101.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Spirituals, Blues Important Se ion of American Music Nowadays the history of Negro music, chronicled by able musicolo­ gists, is available to every student who wishes to visit his public library There he may learn dates, names of all important...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Men behind American Music Several years ago, the director of music in the public schools of Washington, D.C., wrote a pamphlet on American music in which he said that a certain Virginia-born white composer "understands and interprets...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 86–87.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The American Composer For many years, people engaged in all branches of artistic endeavor have been hoping for some governmental recognition of their efforts. At last it has come in the form of the WPA, with its many fine projects, its splendid...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 American Music and the Well-Timed Sneer Nothing in the propaganda world is so effective as the sneer. A word­ less sneer defies quotation, but it does its damage all the same. It hits its target with greater certainty than many a volume...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 232.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 An Afro-American Composer's Viewpoint Melody, in my opinion, is the most important musical element. After melody comes harmony; then form, rhythm, and dynamics. I prefer music that suggests a program to either pure or program music in the strict...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Towards a Broader American Culture In a climate of internationalism, American culture has gone back­ ward instead of forward during the last twenty-five years. We have not forgotten it, but we certainly went overboard on Russian musical...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 194–197.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Our American Musical Resources Several years ago, a young friend of mine came here from Europe to study musical composition at one of our universities. He had been inspired to compose by hearing the music of the masters over the radio...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Overview of American Popular Music in a Theological Perspective Jon Michael Spencer Blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and rap are among the American-born music forms that have had a vast impact on the musical cultures...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 239–253.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Mark D. Hulsether Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Jesus and Madonna: North American Liberation Theologies and Secular Popular Music Mark D. Hulsether Tomorrow I am scheduled to speak to my church's youth group on the topic "Jesus and Madonna" (yes, the Madonna who sings...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Harold Dean Trulear Harold A. Carter , Wyatt Tee Walker , and William A. Jones , Jr. The African American Church: Past, Present, and Future . New York : Martin Luther King Fellows Press , 1991 . 103 pp. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Book Reviews...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 82–85.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Melva Wilson Costen Jon Michael Spencer . Black Hymnody: A Hymnological History of the African-American Church . Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press , 1992 . 242 pp. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 82 Black Sacred Music and theomusicology are committed...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Katrina Hazzard-Gordon Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Dancing to Rebalance the Universe: African American Secular Dance and Spirituality Katrina Hazzard-Gordon This article intends to briefly outline and discuss some of the spiritual and philosophical concerns demonstrated...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 118–120.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Melva Wilson Costen Hildred Roach . Black American Music: Past and Present , 2d. ed. Malabar, Fla. : Krieger , 1992 . 368 pp. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 118 Black Sacred Music sacred and secular space, the photographs of church exteriors always include...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 1994
...D. Soyini Madison Michael Eric Dyson . Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 1993 . Pp. xxxiii, 346 . Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews Michael Eric Dyson. Reflecting Black: African...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 A Poslmodem Alro· American Secular Spirilu alily: Michael Jackson Michael Eric Dyson [Michael fackson] will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he damn sure grabbed the brass ring, and the man who...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Lonnell E. Johnson © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 Servant Imagery in African-American Spirituals Lonnell E. Johnson 0 black and unknown bards of long ago, How came your lips to touch the sacred fire? How, in your darkness, did you come to know The power and beauty...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 48–50.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Review of The Book of American Negro Spirituals This title is an incentive to conjecture. What should a book contain which is designed to be "the" Book of American Negro Spirituals; how should the matter be treated and what spirit should...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 282–294.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Cornel West Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 On Afro-American Popular Music: From Bebop to Rap Corne] West The salient feature of popular music in First World capitalist and Third World neocolonialist societies is the appropriation and imitation of Afro-American musical forms...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 268–273.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Rap Culture, the Church, and American Society Michael Eric Dyson The fevered response that rap culture has recently evoked presents a telling contrast to the tepid indifference that greeted its obscure origins in New York's...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 75.
Published: 01 March 1989
...Houston A. Baker, Jr. Baker , Houston A. , Jr. Afro-American Poetics: Revisions of Harlem and the Black Aesthetic . Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press , 1988 . © Copyright 1989 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1989 Book Reviews 75 Dvorak sums up the apocalyptic...