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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 239–253.
Published: 01 March 1994
.... Similarly, battles over censorship on MTV (and MTv's representation of race and gender more generally) may seem irrelevant to the popular church in El Salvador. All this is to be expected. What matters is how Romero's sermon and particular MTV videos function in their respective contexts. MTv's realm...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 244–249.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Andrew M. Greeley Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Like a Catholic: Madonna's Challenge to Her Church Andrew M. Greeley I am not sure whether a discussion of the serious implications of the Madonna rock music video "Like a Prayer" is possible in the contemporary climate...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1989
... in song lyrics. Jackson's postmodern spirituality surfaces in the brilliant, haunting, and sometimes disturbing images and visions portrayed in his music videos and (films of his) live performances. For Marxist critic Fredric Jameson, postmodemism is linked to and materially precipitated...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 146–158.
Published: 01 September 1989
...: the music of Prince." The writer continues, "Prince, in case you hadn't heard, doesn't sing nursery rhymes. By and large, his music, matched by his performances on stage and video, is sexually explicit. It's offensive by nearly any standard of decency, Christian or cultural."9 The editorialist probably also...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of the work of the rap artist and video star Hammer. Criticized by more traditional rap artists as being the purveyor of a milder form of street articulation, Hammer has nonetheless emerged as a megastar in rap and video production, commencing with the release of the album Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 178–201.
Published: 01 March 1994
... The resonance with Pierrot Lunaire is striking. In fact, it may be possible to read postmodern culture through Pierrot's delusional state. With television, movies, rock music, and rock videos, nearly every category of transgressive behavior and attitude suggested in Schoenberg's piece is made present to a far...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 163–169.
Published: 01 September 1989
..., 4-5, 20-21, 150 Augustine, Saint, 45 Avis, Paul, 45 "Bad" (song), 119 Bad (video), 108, II 3-20 Baker, Anita, 88n.7, 123 Baker, Houston, 24, 32, 48 Bakhtin, Mikhail, 105-6 Baraka, Amiri. See Jones, LeRoi Barrett, Leonard, 58-59, 61 Barthes, Roland, 100 Bearden, Romare, 101 Beatles, 99 Bebop. See Bop...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 268–273.
Published: 01 March 1992
... in the political economy of crack. Rap's voracious materialism also feeds on an undisciplined acquisition, accumulation, and consumption of material goods that has pervaded most segments of American society. Rap videos, like so many other visual vehicles of American popular fantasy, are gener- Rap, Church...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 1991
... discomfort the earlier manifestations of this discursive explosion in the sixties. Now the discursive explosion is reemerging with redoubled force, as MC Supreme's rap and video, "Black in America," reveals the reality of attempted racial genocide; and as NWA (Niggaz With Attitudes) opens its album, Straight...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 142–145.
Published: 01 September 1989
... is often tied to the fortunes of the rap group Run-D.M.C. Their short but important history has produced the first rap album to be certified gold (500,000 copies sold), the first rap song to be featured on the 24-hour music video channel MTV, and just recently, the first rap album-Raising Hell-to go triple...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 78–91.
Published: 01 March 1994
... should use the criteria and categories normally used in musicological and literary research. It is never enough just to concentrate on the lyrics, because melody, harmony, rhythm, sound, and so forth are basic aspects of a rock song. Background information, visual impressions from the video, the concert...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 12–24.
Published: 01 March 1991
... video channel MTV, and the first rap album (r987's Raising Hell) to go triple platinum (3 million copies sold). On Raising Hell, Run-DMC showcased the sophisticated technical virtuosity of its DJ Jam Master Jay-the raw shrieks, scratches, glitches, and language of the street, plus the innovative...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 75–79.
Published: 01 March 1993
... well have been aware of the philosophical depth of his proclamation. He does not suggest that he is a person who has no color. What he says is that the essence of his being is not tied down to nor definable in terms that are color-bound. If we view the video of Jackson's song, we can see the ease...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (2): 5–48.
Published: 01 September 1993
... Following Spencer's presentation, Rev. Phyllis Byrd played a video of the African-American preacher Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker giving a sermonic lecture on black sacred music before his New York City congregation, Canaan Baptist Church. Walker's choir sang samples of the musical forms Walker discussed in his...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., 1927. Cited in Frederic Ramsey, Jr., and Charles Edward Smith, eds., fazzmen (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1939), 324. 2. Gregory Ulmer, Teletheory: Grammatology in the Age of Video (New York: Routledge, 1989, viii. 3. Ibid. J. Michael Jarrett is a professor at Pennsylvania State University, York. Black...