The Resource Religion around Billie Holiday, Tracy Fessenden

Religion around Billie Holiday, Tracy Fessenden

Label
Religion around Billie Holiday
Title
Religion around Billie Holiday
Statement of responsibility
Tracy Fessenden
Title variation
Billie Holiday
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Soulful jazz singer Billie Holiday is remembered today for her unique sound, troubled personal history, and a catalogue that includes such resonant songs as "Strange Fruit" and "God Bless the Child." Holiday and her music were also strongly shaped by religion, often in surprising ways. Religion Around Billie Holiday examines the spiritual and religious forces that left their mark on the performer during her short but influential life. Mixing elements of biography with the history of race and American music, Tracy Fessenden explores the multiple religious influences on Holiday's life and sound, including her time spent as a child in a Baltimore convent, the echoes of black Southern churches in the blues she encountered in brothels, the secular riffs on ancestral faith in the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, and the Jewish songwriting culture of Tin Pan Alley. Fessenden looks at the vernacular devotions scholars call lived religion-the Catholicism of the streets, the Jewishness of the stage, the Pentecostalism of the roadhouse or the concert arena-alongside more formal religious articulations in institutions, doctrine, and ritual performance. Insightful and compelling, Fessenden's study brings unexpected materials and archival voices to bear on the shaping of Billie Holiday's exquisite craft and indelible persona. Religion Around Billie Holiday illuminates the power and durability of religion in the making of an American musical icon
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Midwest
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Fessenden, Tracy
Dewey number
782.42165092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Religion around
Series volume
vol. 3
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  • Holiday, Billie
  • Holiday, Billie
  • Music
  • Jazz
Target audience
adult
Label
Religion around Billie Holiday, Tracy Fessenden
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12647668
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271087207
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12647668
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12647668
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Religion around Billie Holiday, Tracy Fessenden
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12647668
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271087207
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12647668
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12647668
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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