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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012771-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1277-1
Book Chapter

By Matthew Francis Rarey
Series: The Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 26 May 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024422-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2442-2
Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 19 June 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9117-3
...On Languages and Labels ...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Eyeing the backlash against disco and never wholly convinced by disco in the first place, major-label record companies unceremoniously reversed out of disco and closed down their disco departments. Only Warner Bros. held its ground. The head of the company’s disco department, Ray Caviano...
Published: 18 September 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1252-8
...Note on Labels and Language ...
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395416-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9541-6
...Notes on Labeling Places, Peoples, and Diseases ...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392101-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9210-1
Published: 09 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394877-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9487-7
Series: Spin Offs
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375807-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... diverse expressions of the black diaspora in the Americas. The chapter focuses particularly on episodes featuring jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the all-female trio Labelle, and the orchestra led by conga drum virtuoso Mongo Santamaría. Each of these episodes exemplifies the power...
Book Chapter

By Gayle Wald
Series: Spin Offs
Published: 04 March 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7580-7
... music on television Rahsaan Roland Kirk Labelle Mongo Santamaría ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... major-label record company Warner Bros. Ray Caviano disco Billboard Disco Forum ...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027713-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2771-3
... artists were, they shared a drive toward immediate and prolific musical output that exceeded the limits of a vinyl-based market. The chapter profiles several cassette labels that thrived, most leaving little evidence of their existence. It also chronicles some of the prominent indie musicians and labels...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Talks about the old Gods—the ones that Rosemarie’s African ancestors brought with them to America—and how the stories she grew up hearing were a way for people to talk about those Gods without being labeled “unbelievers,” a way to hold on to African understandings. African spirituality...
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027195-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... Fiamma Montezemolo engages in a dialogue with public intellectual and anthropologist Néstor García Canclini to reflect on the conceptual work that emerged during the 1980s out of his encounter with the border city of Tijuana, a city that he famously labeled the “laboratory of post-modernity...
Series: Singles
Published: 11 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027645-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2764-5
.... By the summer, he would sign with a major label, team with a childhood hero on a remix, spawn headlines about the definition of country music and racism, break a string of chart records, come out as gay, and appear on the cover of Time magazine. These feats were all enabled by a confluence of digital-era...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027713-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2771-3
... This chapter considers the clash between the radical accessibility of the cassette and the critical discernment of the music press in the 1980s. As cassette labels sprang up across the US and the UK, they gained the notice of many music zines and radio stations, yet critics struggled to discern...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... 99 Records also championed a hybrid sound that combined elements of rock, punk, no wave, reggae, dub, and disco. Artists and lineups, including Blondie, the Bush Tetras, Grace Jones, and Talking Heads, championed the shift. Meanwhile disco labels such as Prelude, Salsoul, and West End began...
Series: Narrating Native Histories
Published: 08 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375692-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7569-2
... practices and forced inter-American diasporas experienced by previous generations. It also examines the cultural placement of slaves into the households of their Castilian masters, arguing that the label indio acquired meaning in relation to masters with their own sets of expectations and in relation...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... contends that labels such as honor killings abstract these murders from the continuum of femicides, and work as ciphers that signal the threat of Islam. Framed through the lens of Orientalism, these murders are marked as exceptional and justify the surveillance of Muslim bodies. Shafia Canadian...