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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
Title variation
On the blackness of blackness
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.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 dialect ; 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
483 p.
Isbn
9781555976071
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011944858
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740628824
  • (OCoLC)740628824
  • (OCoLC)ocm740628824
  • 4525-94260
  • (OCoLC)740628824
Label
The grey album ; : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 dialect ; 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
483 p.
Isbn
9781555976071
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011944858
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740628824
  • (OCoLC)740628824
  • (OCoLC)ocm740628824
  • 4525-94260
  • (OCoLC)740628824

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