The Death of Rhythm Blues

The Death of Rhythm   Blues

This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last 50 years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society.

Author: Nelson George

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0142004081

Category: History

Page: 222

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The classic history of modern black music from "the best black writer writing about black music in America" ("Newsweek"). This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last 50 years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society.
Categories: History

The Death of Rhythm and Blues

The Death of Rhythm and Blues

Something died. It may come back in some form. In fact, I'm sure it will. But only by studying its death can we understand how that intangible “something” can be revived and sustained. First of all, what is rhythm & blues?

Author: Nelson George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101160671

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down," this passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music.
Categories: Social Science

The Death of Rhythm Blues

The Death of Rhythm   Blues

Author: Nelson George

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0525485104

Category: African Americans

Page: 222

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Categories: African Americans

R B Rhythm and Business

R B  Rhythm and Business

By the thirties it was a music that had " moved away from the older lowdown forms of blues ... a music that still relied on [ an ] older Afro ... Nelson George , The Death of Rhythm & Blues ( New York : Pantheon Books , 1988 ) , p.176 .

Author: Norman Kelley

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1888451688

Category: Music

Page: 323

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Given than hip hop music alone has generated more than a billion dollars in sales, the absence of a major black record company is disturbing. Even Motown is now a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group. Nonetheless, little has been written about the economic relationship between African-Americans and the music industry. This anthology dissects contemporary trends in the music industry and explores how blacks have historically interacted with the business as artists, business-people and consumers.
Categories: Music

Icons of R B and Soul

Icons of R B and Soul

(Nelson George, The Death of Rhythm and Blues, p. 181) In 1978, Elton John came to Bell and asked him to produce his next album. John had enjoyed a prosperous decade with his hit-making and incessant touring, but was understandably ...

Author: Bob Gulla

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313340444

Category: Music

Page: 552

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Drawn from a mosaic of influences, including folk, gospel, and blues, R&B represents both everything that came before and nothing that was heard before. This is the music that bridged the gap between audiences and helped, at the very height of racism in America, to dismantle racial barriers. So much of today's music is derived directly from the highly influential and critically important sounds of R&B that without it we would have never known the classic soul of the late '50s and '60s, the glory days of the genre. Similarly, rock n' roll as seen through the eyes of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley would have never evolved without the foundation laid by their R&B predecessors. Through substantial entries on the chief architects and innovators, Icons of R&B and Soul offers a vibrant overview of the music's impact in American culture and how it reflected contemporary society's politics, trends, and social issues. Numerous sidebars highlight Motown, prominent record labels, hit songs, related singers and songwriters, key events, and significant aspects of the music industry. Also included is a list of important print and Web resources, as well as a list of selected recordings. An essential reference for high school and public libraries, this encyclopedia will help students explore the historical and cultural framework of R&B and soul music through the musicians who have come to define the genre. Among the featured: -Ray Charles -Little Richard -Fats Domino & New Orleans R&B -Ruth Brown -Sam Cooke -Etta James -James Brown -Aretha Franklin -The Supremes -Otis Redding -Ike & Tina Turner -Curtis Mayfield -Berry Gordy -Stevie Wonder -Marvin Gaye -Smokey Robinson -The Temptations -Prince
Categories: Music

Rhythm and Blues Rap and Hip hop

Rhythm and Blues  Rap  and Hip hop

The Rhythm and Blues Story. New York: J. Messner, 1985. Fox, Ted. Showtime at the Apollo. New rev. ed. Rhinebeck, N.Y.: Mill Road Enterprises, 2003. George,Nelson.The Death of Rhythm & Blues. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988.

Author: Frank Hoffmann

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816069804

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 353

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Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop explores the characteristics and importance of each of these types of music and its history and evolution. This in-depth volume combines 52 photographs, a glossary, discography, and chronology to create an ideal go-to reference for music lovers everywhere.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The History of R B and Soul Music

The History of R   B and Soul Music

r&b. 51. 52. 53. Quoted in Gary Graff. “Crossover: Pop Music Thrives on Black-White Blend.” The Day, September 4, 1986, p. C4. Nelson George. The Death of Rhythm and Blues. New York: Plume, 1989, p. 161. Stephen Holden. “Off the Wall.

Author: Stuart A. Kallen

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420508994

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Rhythm and Blues, along with soul music has historically been written and produced by black Americans to reflect the African American experience in the United States. This book covers a range of styles within RandB, including boogie-woogie, Doo-Wop, jump blues, and 12-bar blues, Motown soul, 70s funk, urban contemporary, and hip hop soul.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Out of Whiteness

Out of Whiteness

See J. Wexler (with David Ritz), Rhythm and the Blues: A Life in American Music (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1993), pp. 191–94. 25. This is particularly apparent in Nelson George's The Death of Rhythm and Blues (London: Omnibus Press, ...

Author: Vron Ware

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226873428

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Outside the Whale1. Otherworldly Knowledge: Toward a "Language of Perspicuous Contrast"2. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Political Morality of Investigating Whiteness in the Gray Zone3. Seeing through Skin/Seeing through Epidermalization4. Wagner and Power Chords: Skinheadism, White Power Music, and the Internet5. Mothers of Invention: Good Hearts, Intelligent Minds, and Subversive Acts6. Syncopated Synergy: Dance, Embodiment, and the Call of the Jitterbug7. Ghosts, Trails, and Bones: Circuits of Memory and Traditions of Resistance8. Out of Sight: Southern Music and the Coloring of Sound9. Room with a ViewNotesIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Categories: Social Science

Blues Funk Rhythm and Blues Soul Hip Hop and Rap

Blues  Funk  Rhythm and Blues  Soul  Hip Hop  and Rap

The Death of Rhythmand Blues. Reprint, NewYork: Penguin, 2003. Chronicles the riseandfall of“race music,”its eventual transformation to rhythm and blues,andits subsequent dilution into crossover music. He summarizes the contributions ...

Author: Eddie S. Meadows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136992568

Category: Music

Page: 416

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Despite the influence of African American music and study as a worldwide phenomenon, no comprehensive and fully annotated reference tool currently exists that covers the wide range of genres. This much needed bibliography fills an important gap in this research area and will prove an indispensable resource for librarians and scholars studying African American music and culture.
Categories: Music

The Popular Music Teaching Handbook

The Popular Music Teaching Handbook

Galen Gart , " The Inspirational Ballad : A Lost Artform in Rhythm n ' Blue , " Goldmine , no . 188 ( October 9 , 1987 ) , 22 , 86 . Nelson George , The Death of Rhythm and Blues . New York : Pantheon Books , 1988 .

Author: B. Lee Cooper

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591580390

Category: Music

Page: 371

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Lists reports dealing with popular music resources as classroom teaching materials, and will stimulate further thought among students and teachers.
Categories: Music