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Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
..., abandoned back pages made some noise. TIN PAN ALLEY S SHEET MUSIC BIZ Charles K. Harris, How to Write a Popu lar Song, 1906 As Daniel Goldmark documented in Making Songs Pay, from 1899 through the 1930s more than fifty songwriting books sold their ability to help Ameri- cans sell their ability an...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
..., and underdeveloped. Homesteads depended on men s mobility (and later, also on women seeking urban employment) while competition for sparse local resources rendered families economically impoverished, and some- times it fueled tensions among them. Also important to ngoma s story to the way its...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... color the sound. On “Imhere,” his voice breaks like Wilson Pickett’s, just before the song shift s to a racing Shona beat. Th e best remembered of these songs is “Yarira ne Hosho (Play the Hosho a take on the traditional song “Baya Wabaya,” revved up with what Musa Zimunya termed a “jerky rock...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013143-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1314-3
... ­people, and raping ­women.79 This tension between the violent and nonvio- lent in the Quit India movement was not unique to Chimur and Ashti. Gandhi provided the movement s spirit of res­is­tance, but non-G­ andhian eruptions of viol­ence w­ ere common in Maharashtra as well as in Eastern Uttar Pradesh...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012429-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1242-9
... confinement, even as I pivot to another per- former, genre, and era in black music. Recall that Ms. Lauryn Hill was convicted in July 2013 of tax evasion and sentenced to three months in a minimum- security federal women s prison in Connecticut. On October 4, 2013, she was discharged from prison and, on that...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-079
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... passed on, too. The last artist mentioned in this book, finished in 1974? Billy Joel began to stake his claim. BLUES RELATIONSHIPS AND BLACK WOMEN S DEEP SONGS Gayl Jones, Corregidora, 1975 Gayl Jones s poem Deep Song, named for a Billie Holiday recording and cit- ing another ( Crazy He Calls Me...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013143-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1314-3
... influ- ences not only in the genre s origin but also in the films themes and m­ usic.3 For instance, many of the songs used in this genre s films ­were covers of Western hits in the sense that their melodies ­were adapted to newly written Canton- ese lyri­cs and sung by the film s actors and actresses...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... cliché a cash cow Jane Becker took that story further in Selling Tradition. Ballad singer 56 · PART I Jean Ritchie similarly packaged the music: her memoir Jean Ritchie s Singing Family of the Cumberlands was almost a settlement school keepsake, praising the women for keeping the old mountain songs in...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-030
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...82 · PART II lyr ics to music and said a servant of hers had been the model for Aunt Jemima. But networks of women were essential, from the bohemian who launched her in Chicago to that opera singer, Jesse Bartlett Davis, and others the text concealed Governor Yates s wife, President Harding s wife...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...setting the scene · 39 When Gilbert Chase wrote Amer i ca s Music in the 1950s, the work of these women was central to his Indian tribal music chapter, including the detail that patron Mary Hemenway had sponsored J. Walter Fewkes s first- ever phono- graphic recordings of Indians. By the revised...
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By Shana L. Redmond
Published: 10 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007296-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0729-6
... folk songs, Robeson s repertoire of, xiii Ford, Wallace, 80 Forsythe, Marian Robeson, 106 Four Rivers, The (song), 123 Four Women (song), 90 Francis, Hywel, 77 Freedom Song (Marley), 90 Funeral March (song), 138 Fusco, Katherine, 104 Garvey, Marcus, 55 Giovanni, Nikki, 9 Gittens, Tony, 136...
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007579-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0757-9
... has befriended, the market women con- demn Ozurumba s act and decide to teach him a collective lesson by using geni- tal shaming. Organized with a plan of action, they take siege of his compound, publicly expose his offenses through songs, strip him naked, brandish his loin- cloth as a trophy, and...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
..., On the Banks of the Wabash, for which Dreiser fashioned the lyr ics; and arts journalism at women s magazines. Dreiser discussed Dresser in the My Brother Paul chap- ter of Twelve Men, with essays such as Birth and Growth of Popu lar Song and Whence the Song now collected in Art, Music, and...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012245-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1224-5
.... 51 In 1970, Franklin recorded a bombastic version of Dusty Springfield s Son of a Preacher Man, a song she had initially passed on recording herself, as if to trample Springfield s version. And she reminded American listeners of the meaning of diva by covering several other women s songs...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-029
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... ics to music and said a servant of hers had been the model for Aunt Jemima. But networks of women were essential, from the bohemian who launched her in Chicago to that opera singer, Jesse Bartlett Davis, and others the text concealed Governor Yates s wife, President Harding s wife. By the time of her...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Association for the Advancement of Women and went west to study Native Americans in 1881, politicking land allotment while working with Omaha tribesman Francis La Flesche. Harvard s Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology took a rich couple s money to make Fletcher a Fellow, though the university allowed...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-026
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...- rue love as The Simple Charm That Opens Every Woman s Heart. Her eternal themes of self- made women and assimilating outsiders, her instincts for cultural analy sis beyond history or demon statisticians, gave American music a sentimental apotheosis. Ferber was not known for musical knowledge...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012245-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1224-5
... man, often read as Jay- Z himself, whose infi- delity motivates the album s Afrodiasporic journey from injury to healing. But Lemonade, no less than the earlier love triangle songs I have discussed, also draws women into relationship with one another. Whereas Hayes be- moaned the confusing pull...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012771-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1277-1
... title cut of the group s second album). They also affirmed their connection to progressive black singer- songwriters by featuring songs by Stevie Won der and Gil Scott- Heron on their early releases; in concert they performed Four Women by Nina Simone. The arrangement of the material reflected Labelle...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-157
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Suze Rotolo s memoir A Freewheelin Time represented an activist red diaper baby who chafed at the scene s unrecognized conservatism. Marqusee had noted, Resentment and fear of women, as well as unexamined sexist assumptions, infuse Dylan s music of the mid- sixties, but Rotolo was concisely...