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The Resource Real love, no drama : the music of Mary J. Blige, Danny Alexander

Real love, no drama : the music of Mary J. Blige, Danny Alexander

Label
Real love, no drama : the music of Mary J. Blige
Title
Real love, no drama
Title remainder
the music of Mary J. Blige
Statement of responsibility
Danny Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary J. Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul. She is an everywoman, celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all ages and races. Blige has sold over fifty million albums, won numerous Grammys, and even played at multiple White House events, as well as the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Displaying astonishing range and versatility, she has recorded everything from Broadway standards to Led Zeppelin anthems and worked with some of popular music's greatest artists�Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Sting, U2, and Beyonč, among them. Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige tells the story of one of the most important artists in pop music history. Danny Alexander follows the whole arc of Blige's career, from her first album, which heralded the birth of "hip hop soul," to her critically praised 2014 album, The London Sessions. He highlights the fact that Blige was part of the historically unprecedented movement of black women onto pop radio and explores how she and other women took control of their careers and used their music to give voice to women's (and men's) everyday struggles and dreams. This book adds immensely to the story of both black women artists and artists rooted in hip hop and pays tribute to a musician who, by expanding her reach and asking tough questions about how music can and should evolve, has proven herself an artistic visionary
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Danny
Dewey number
  • 782.421643092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.B649
LC item number
A7 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
American music series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blige, Mary J
  • Singers
  • Blige, Mary J
  • Singers
  • United States
Label
Real love, no drama : the music of Mary J. Blige, Danny Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and discography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The artist of a generation -- The slow bomb -- Ladies, ladies, it is our turn -- Uptown -- What's the 411? -- Changes I've been going through -- Hip hop a go-go -- My life -- Natural woman -- Share my world -- On the road with MJB : Alyson Williams -- The tour -- Sisters in the studio : Channette and Channoah Higgens -- Mary, the album -- No more drama -- Love & life -- Live from Los Angeles -- Message in our music -- The breakthrough -- Growing pains -- Stronger with each tear -- Hard times come again no more -- My life II : the journey continues (act 1) -- A Mary Christmas -- Think like a man too -- The London sessions -- Being with you
Control code
ocn922220406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780292759435
Lccn
2015035653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Real love, no drama : the music of Mary J. Blige, Danny Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and discography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The artist of a generation -- The slow bomb -- Ladies, ladies, it is our turn -- Uptown -- What's the 411? -- Changes I've been going through -- Hip hop a go-go -- My life -- Natural woman -- Share my world -- On the road with MJB : Alyson Williams -- The tour -- Sisters in the studio : Channette and Channoah Higgens -- Mary, the album -- No more drama -- Love & life -- Live from Los Angeles -- Message in our music -- The breakthrough -- Growing pains -- Stronger with each tear -- Hard times come again no more -- My life II : the journey continues (act 1) -- A Mary Christmas -- Think like a man too -- The London sessions -- Being with you
Control code
ocn922220406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780292759435
Lccn
2015035653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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