Higher Education

African-American Music, 1st Edition

  • Earl L. Stewart University of California, Santa Barbara
  • ISBN-10: 0028602943  |  ISBN-13: 9780028602943
  • 400 Pages
  • © 1998 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.50

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Overview

African-American Music provides an introduction to all the richness and diversity of African-American musical styles, focusing on the distinct characteristics and development of each genre and its inherent styles including: spirituals, blues, gospel, ragtime, jazz, pop, and classical music.

Table of Contents

Preface.
PART 1: FOLK TRADITIONS.
1. General Characteristics of African American Music.
2. Work Songs, Minstrels, and , Spirituals.
3. The Blues.
4. Gospel Music.
PART 2: THE JAZZ AESTHETIC.
5. The Emergence of Ragtime.
6. Classic Jazz.
7. The Emergence of Swing.
8. Bebop.
9. Jazz: 1950 to 1970.
10. Jazz: 1970 to the Present.
PART 3: POPULAR STYLES SINCE 1940.
11. Rhythm and Blues: 1940 to 1960.
12. Soul Music: 1960 to 1980.
13. Rap and Beyond: 1980 to the Present.
PART 4: THEATRICAL AND CLASSICAL TRADITIONS.
14. Theatrical and Early Classical Music.
15. Classical Music: 1850 to the Present.
Notes.
Glossary.
Select Bibliography.
Select Discography.
Permissions.
Index of Titles.
General Index.