Black Music--whether it be jazz, blues, r&b, gospel, or soul--has always expressed, consciously or not, its African "oral" heritage, reflecting the conditions of a minority culture in the midst of a white majority. Black Talk is one of those rare books since LeRoi Jones's Blues People to examine the social function of black music in the diaspora; it sounds the depths of experience and maps the history of a culture from the jazz age to the revolutionary outbursts of the 1960s. Ben Sidran finds radical challenges to the Western, white literary tradition in such varied music as Buddy Bolden's loud and hoarse cornet style, the call and response between brass and reeds in a swing band, the emotionalism of gospel, the primitivism of Ornette Coleman, and the cool ethic of bebop. "The musician is the document," says Sidran. "He is the information himself. The impact of stored information is transmitted not through records or archives, but through the human response to life."
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Ben Sidran is a performing and recording musician, producer, composer, host of radio and television music programs, music historian, and writer.
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Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1971. Hardcover. xix, 201p., first edition, edgeworn and bit soiled dj. White author on the relationship of African American music and oral traditions. Bookseller Inventory # 5780
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Book Description Holt Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj. First edition. 8vo. 201 pp. "How the music of Black America created a radical alternative to the values of Western literary tradition." Light edgewear, including very small closed tears, to DJ. Covers lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # 106832
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Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY, 1971. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good++. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xvii. endnotes. Bibliography. Chronology. Index. 201pp. Black cloth boards with blue and silver title on spine and silver title on front board. Blue Dust Jacket. How the music of black amemrica created a radical alternative to the values of western literary tradition. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 002839