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The Resource The grey album ; : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young

The grey album ; : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young

Label
The grey album ; : on the blackness of blackness
Title
The grey album ;
Title remainder
on the blackness of blackness
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Young
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking its title from Danger Mouse's pioneering mashup of Jay-Z's The Black Album and the Beatles' The White Album, Kevin Young's encyclopedic book combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical choruses to illustrate the African American tradition of lying-telling tales, fibbing, improvising, jazzing up, "storying." What emerges is a persuasive argument for the many ways that African American culture is American culture, and for the centrality of art-and artfulness-to our daily lives. Moving from gospel to soul, funk to freestyle, Young shifts through the shadows, the bootleg, the remix-all the grey areas of our history, literature, and music."--Cover p. [4]
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Kevin
Dewey number
814.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3575.O798
LC item number
G74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American arts
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Music
  • African Americans
  • Storytelling
Label
The grey album ; : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young
Instantiates
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
Overture -- Elsewhere. The shadow book ; How not to be a slave : on the Black art of escape ; Chorus One : Steal away : slavery and its discontents -- Strange fruit. Broken tongue : Paul Laurence Dunbar, his descendants, and the dance of intellect ; Chorus Two : It don't mean a thing : the blues mask of Modernism ; "If you can't read, run anyhow!" : Langston Hughes and the poetics of refusal -- Heaven is Negro. Chorus Three : Ugly beauty : Postmodernism and all that jazz ; Broken giraffe : Bob Kaufman, the song, and the silence ; Chorus Four : Moanin' : soul music and the power of pleasure -- Cosmic slop. Interstellar space : toward a post-soul poetics ; Final chorus : Planet Rock : the end of the record. The third coming ; 100 guns ; 36 chambers ; 99 problems ; Deadism
Control code
740628824
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
483 pages
Isbn
9781555976071
Lccn
2011944858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The grey album ; : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young
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
Overture -- Elsewhere. The shadow book ; How not to be a slave : on the Black art of escape ; Chorus One : Steal away : slavery and its discontents -- Strange fruit. Broken tongue : Paul Laurence Dunbar, his descendants, and the dance of intellect ; Chorus Two : It don't mean a thing : the blues mask of Modernism ; "If you can't read, run anyhow!" : Langston Hughes and the poetics of refusal -- Heaven is Negro. Chorus Three : Ugly beauty : Postmodernism and all that jazz ; Broken giraffe : Bob Kaufman, the song, and the silence ; Chorus Four : Moanin' : soul music and the power of pleasure -- Cosmic slop. Interstellar space : toward a post-soul poetics ; Final chorus : Planet Rock : the end of the record. The third coming ; 100 guns ; 36 chambers ; 99 problems ; Deadism
Control code
740628824
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
483 pages
Isbn
9781555976071
Lccn
2011944858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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