Boogaloo The Quintessence of American Popular Music

ISBN-10: 0472030876
ISBN-13: 9780472030873
Edition: 2005
Authors: Arthur Kempton
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Description: The much-anticipated paperback edition of Arthur Kempton's story on the art, influence, and commerce of Black American popular music Praise for Boogaloo: "From Thomas A. Dorsey and gospel to Sam Cooke and the classic age of boogaloo ('soul') to  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 7/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The much-anticipated paperback edition of Arthur Kempton's story on the art, influence, and commerce of Black American popular music Praise for Boogaloo: "From Thomas A. Dorsey and gospel to Sam Cooke and the classic age of boogaloo ('soul') to George Clinton and hip hop, this comprehensive analysis of African-American popular music is a deep and gorgeous meditation on its aesthetics and business." ---Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard "Surpassingly sympathetic and probing. . . . a panoramic critical survey of black popular music over seventy-five years. . . .There is no book quite like it." ---New York Review of Books ". . . moving, dense, and fascinating. . . ." ---New Yorker ". . . a grand and sweeping survey of the history of soul music in America. . . . one of the best books of music journalism. . . ." ---Publisher's Weekly ". . . a fascinating and often original addition to the extensive literature. . . . an astute and witty account. . . . there is plenty in Boogaloo to set the mind and heart alight, as well as some flashes of brilliance and originality rare in music writing today." ---Times Literary Supplement

Arthur Kempton was born in Princeton, New Jersey & received a B.A. from Harvard. A frequent contributor to "The New York Review of Books", he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Sightseers in Beulah: Original Soul-Thomas A. Dorsey, Sam Cooke, and the Classic Age of Boogaloo
Rock in a Weary Land
Got to Know How to Work Your Show
A Handsome Negro Lad
Feet Strike Zion
Both Ends Against the Middle
Star Time at the Regal
B Movie: Souled Out
First I Look at the Purse: Motown and Memphis
Family Values
Tall Cotton
It's What's in the Grooves That Counts
Crackers and Flies
The Further You Look the Less You See
Negribusiness (Sharecropping in Wonderland): George Clinton and Hip-Hop
Urban Legends
Ready to Spread
Two Tears in a Bucket
Afterword
Notes
Selected Bibliography

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