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Liner notes for the revolution : the intellectual life of black feminist sound, Daphne A. Brooks

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Liner notes for the revolution : the intellectual life of black feminist sound
Title
Liner notes for the revolution
Title remainder
the intellectual life of black feminist sound
Statement of responsibility
Daphne A. Brooks
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Daphne A. Brooks explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, collectors, and listeners who have determined perceptions of African American women on stage and in the recording studio. Liner Notes for the Revolution offers a startling new perspective on these acclaimed figures-a perspective informed by the overlooked contributions of other black women concerned with the work of their musical peers. Zora Neale Hurston appears as a sound archivist and a performer, Lorraine Hansberry as a queer black feminist critic of modern culture, and Pauline Hopkins as America's first black female cultural intellectual. Brooks tackles the complicated racial politics of blues music recording, collecting, and rock and roll music criticism. She makes lyrical forays into the blues pioneers Bessie Smith and Mamie Smith, as well as fans who became critics, like the record-label entrepreneur and writer Rosetta Reitz. In the twenty-first century, pop superstar Janelle Monae's liner notes are recognized for their innovations, while celebrated singers Cecile McLorin Salvant, Rhiannon Giddens, and Valerie June take their place as serious cultural historians. Above all, Liner Notes for the Revolution reads black female musicians and entertainers as intellectuals. At stake is the question of who gets to tell the story of black women in popular music and how"--
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Brooks, Daphne
Dewey number
780.82/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3556
LC item number
.B74 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African American women musicians
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Musical criticism
  • African American feminists
  • African American feminists
  • African American women
  • African American women musicians
  • Musical criticism
  • United States
Label
Liner notes for the revolution : the intellectual life of black feminist sound, Daphne A. Brooks
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
SIDE A. Toward a black feminist intellectual tradition in sound -- "Sister, can you line it out?": Zora Neale Hurston notes the sound -- Blues feminist lingua franca: Rosetta Reitz rewrites the record -- Thrice militant music criticism: Ellen Willis & Lorraine Hansberry's What might be -- SIDE B. Not fade away: looking after Geeshie & Elvie / L.V. -- "If you should lose me": of trunks & record shops & black girl ephemera -- "See my face from the other side": catching up with Geeshie and L.V. -- "Slow fade to black": black women archivists remix the sounds -- Epilogue: Going to the territory
Control code
on1192305743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780674052819
Lccn
2020030775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030345773
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Liner notes for the revolution : the intellectual life of black feminist sound, Daphne A. Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
SIDE A. Toward a black feminist intellectual tradition in sound -- "Sister, can you line it out?": Zora Neale Hurston notes the sound -- Blues feminist lingua franca: Rosetta Reitz rewrites the record -- Thrice militant music criticism: Ellen Willis & Lorraine Hansberry's What might be -- SIDE B. Not fade away: looking after Geeshie & Elvie / L.V. -- "If you should lose me": of trunks & record shops & black girl ephemera -- "See my face from the other side": catching up with Geeshie and L.V. -- "Slow fade to black": black women archivists remix the sounds -- Epilogue: Going to the territory
Control code
on1192305743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 598 pages
Isbn
9780674052819
Lccn
2020030775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030345773
Other physical details
illustrations

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