Souled American

Souled American

How Black Music Transformed White Culture

Book - 2005
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From the first white performer who painted his face black to Eminem, white America's obsession with black music spans centuries. In Souled American, author Kevin Phinney takes a thoughtful and thought-provoking look at how genres such as rock 'n' roll, jazz, blues, soul, country, and hip-hop emerged through changing social and political times and the dynamic black and white personalities that shaped them. It includes dozens of exclusive celebrity interviews and anecdotes. Equal parts social history and pop culture, the book argues that no form of American music can be described accurately as ethnically pure, and fleshes out the tug-of-war between blacks and whites as they create, recreate, and claim each phase of popular music.
Publisher: New York, NY : Billboard Books : 2005
ISBN: 9780823084043
0823084043
Branch Call Number: 780.8996 P552s
Characteristics: 368p illus

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