Printer Friendly

Noteworthy titles.

Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race. by Maureen Mahon Duke University Press, September 2004 $22.95, ISBN 0-822-33317-1

Mahon, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and the African American Studies Program at UCLA, takes on a topic that doesn't get much attention or airplay these days--black rock 'n' roll. Although, many people will acknowledge that the "original architects" of rock music were black (musicians such as Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Etta James and Little Richard), few may be aware that there are plenty of musicians today who are still rockin'. Mahon offers an up-close look at the performers who formed the Black Rock Coalition, and she discusses the connections between music, race and identity.

All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930 by Andrea Barnet Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill March 2004 $16.95, ISBN 1-565-12381-6

During the early years of the 20th century--and even nowadays--New York's Greenwich Village and Harlem were two of the most exciting communities in the city, brimming with creativity, political activism, rebellion and scandal All-Night Party profiles women, including Alberta Hunter, Hessie Smith, Madame C.J. Walker and Ethel Waters who were at the center of the artistic and social excitement.
COPYRIGHT 2004 Cox, Matthews & Associates
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:rhythm & books
Publication:Black Issues Book Review
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 2004
Previous Article:Becoming Something: The Story of Canada Lee.
Next Article:Self-care and reflection: fall brings most of us back into the season's work and school routines--a good time also for a new hairstyle or a lifestyle...

Related Articles
Shifty-Eyed Blues and More Contemporary Character Pieces.
Play it Again, Sam: What, Why and When to Repeat.
Stories of heritage and memory: debut novels, short fiction from a master and other tales take readers on unexpected journeys.
Shoukei: Seven Early Intermediate Level Piano Solos, Book 1.
Mark Anthony Neal. Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation.
Jazz Piano for the Young Beginner.
Noteworthy Faith Title: Singing in a Strange Land: C.L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America.
30 Easy Piano Studies in Classical, Jazz and Popular Styles.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters