The Life and Times of Little Richard

The Life and Times of Little Richard

Little Richard made himself a star through sheer force of personality, breaking racial and sexual taboos on his way to becoming the primal force of 1950s' rock 'n' roll. Using Richard's own words, White chronicles his staggering career.

Author: Charles White

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 0711997616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Little Richard made himself a star through sheer force of personality, breaking racial and sexual taboos on his way to becoming the primal force of 1950s' rock 'n' roll. Using Richard's own words, White chronicles his staggering career.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Times of Little Richard

The Life and Times of Little Richard

There was soul in the singing of Little Richard during this session. He was more than just an entertainer, he was a true believer ... his was the “spirit feel.” During the recording of 'It's Real,' all of us gathered there amidst the ...

Author: Charles White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781783230143

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 813

When Little Richard burst onto the scene in the early 1950s, he sounded like nothing on earth. Drenched in sweat, screaming, hollering and pumping his piano, he made all who followed soud tame. His stage act was so explosive that for years people assumed the real man could never match the flamboyant public image. Here comes Charles White's sensational book exposing the even more astonishing life and times of Richard Wayne Penniman from Macon, Georgia. Illustrated with pictures from Little Richard's own archive and including a comprehensive discography.
Categories: Music

Percussion

Percussion

In Charles White's The Life and Times of Little Richard , Little Richard's “ conversion ” is presented in a provocative way . Quite apart from the way Richard's life is offered up as the precipitating cause ( visions , legal problems ...

Author: John Mowitt

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822329190

Category: Music

Page: 255

View: 392

DIVBy emphasizing the specifically percussive articulation of rhythm, this study contributes to the elaboration of critical musicology by both challenging its construction of music as essentially harmonic and by extending the interpretive vocabulary of music/div
Categories: Music

The Emergence of Rock and Roll

The Emergence of Rock and Roll

Charles White, The Life and Times of Little Richard (London: Omnibus Press, 2003), 50¥51. White, Life and Times, 197. Jim Dawson, Rock Around the Clock: The Record That Started the Rock Revolution (San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2005), ...

Author: Mitchell K. Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135053574

Category: Music

Page: 222

View: 426

Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention. The music intertwined with the social, political, and economic changes reshaping America and contributed to the rise of the youth culture that remains a potent cultural force today. A comprehensive understanding of post-World War II U.S. history would be incomplete without a basic knowledge of this cultural phenomenon and its widespread impact. In this short book, bolstered by primary source documents, Mitchell K. Hall explores the change in musical style represented by rock and roll, changes in technology and business practices, regional and racial implications of this new music, and the global influences of the music. The Emergence of Rock and Roll explains the huge influence that one cultural moment can have in the history of a nation.
Categories: Music

Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century

Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century

He was at least partially correct in this boast; like a force of nature, Richard's ecstatic abandon made him the first rock'n'roll performer to seem truly ... The Life and Times of Little Richard- The Quasar ofRock (London: Pan, 1985).

Author: Lol Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135929466

Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 491

The Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century is an alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of all aspects of music in various parts of the world during the 20th century. It covers the major musical styles--concert music, jazz, pop, rock, etc., and such key genres as opera, orchestral music, be-bop, blues, country, etc. Articles on individuals provide biographical information on their life and works, and explore the contribution each has made in the field. Illustrated and fully cross-referenced, the Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century also provides Suggested Listening and Further Reading information. A good first point of reference for students, librarians, and music scholars--as well as for the general reader.
Categories: Reference

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

White, The Life and Times of Little Richard; Coleman, Blue Monday; and Tosches, Hellfire. 32. Priestley, “Ragtime, Blues, Jazz,” 220–221. 33. Leppert, The Sight of Sound; Parakilas et al., Piano Roles. 34.

Author: Allan Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501330476

Category: Music

Page: 640

View: 323

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research is the first comprehensive academic survey of the field of rock music as it stands today. More than 50 years into its life and we still ask - what is rock music, why is it studied, and how does it work, both as music and as cultural activity? This volume draws together 37 of the leading academics working on rock to provide answers to these questions and many more. The text is divided into four major sections: practice of rock (analysis, performance, and recording); theories; business of rock; and social and culture issues. Each chapter combines two approaches, providing a summary of current knowledge of the area concerned as well as the consequences of that research and suggesting profitable subsequent directions to take. This text investigates and presents the field at a level of depth worthy of something which has had such a pervasive influence on the lives of millions.
Categories: Music

Jet

Jet

-Jay Cocks, Time "The Life and Times of Little Richard gives real life the power and surprise of fiction . . .A vivid, exciting picture of what life as a first generation rock star was all about.

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Deception

Deception

Richard Penniman aka Little Richard From an “authorized” biography of Richard Penniman, i.e., Little Richard, The Life and Times of Little Richard. Rock and roll made Little Richard a world-wide star and cemented his place in the ...

Author: edward r. johnson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728372037

Category: Music

Page: 68

View: 524

There is something beautiful in music, according to some scientists, "listening to music has some amazing benefits regardless of your age, health, physical or emotional state." Satan understands the benefits and power of music also. "I SOLD MY SOUL TO THE DEVIL," a phase expressed by various high-profile artist. DECEPTION investigates Satan's influence on the music and entertainment industry and some of the beliefs and practices used.
Categories: Music

Rebels

Rebels

The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Quasar of Rock. New York: Harmony Books, 1984. White, David Manning. ''Mass Culture in America: Another Point of View.'' In Mass Culture: The Popular Arts in America, edited by Bernard Rosenberg ...

Author: Leerom Medovoi

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822387299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

View: 252

Holden Caulfield, the beat writers, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and James Dean—these and other avatars of youthful rebellion were much more than entertainment. As Leerom Medovoi shows, they were often embraced and hotly debated at the dawn of the Cold War era because they stood for dissent and defiance at a time when the ideological production of the United States as leader of the “free world” required emancipatory figures who could represent America’s geopolitical claims. Medovoi argues that the “bad boy” became a guarantor of the country’s anti-authoritarian, democratic self-image: a kindred spirit to the freedom-seeking nations of the rapidly decolonizing third world and a counterpoint to the repressive conformity attributed to both the Soviet Union abroad and America’s burgeoning suburbs at home. Alongside the young rebel, the contemporary concept of identity emerged in the 1950s. It was in that decade that “identity” was first used to define collective selves in the politicized manner that is recognizable today: in terms such as “national identity” and “racial identity.” Medovoi traces the rapid absorption of identity themes across many facets of postwar American culture, including beat literature, the young adult novel, the Hollywood teen film, early rock ‘n’ roll, black drama, and “bad girl” narratives. He demonstrates that youth culture especially began to exhibit telltale motifs of teen, racial, sexual, gender, and generational revolt that would burst into political prominence during the ensuing decades, bequeathing to the progressive wing of contemporary American political culture a potent but ambiguous legacy of identity politics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

David Bowie Made Me Gay

David Bowie Made Me Gay

'Little' Richard Penniman freely admitted that Esquerita influenced his wild style of piano playing, ... Little Richard told Charles White, author of the excellent biography The Life And Times Of Little Richard: The Quasar of Rock, ...

Author: Darryl W. Bullock

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715651841

Category: Music

Page: 372

View: 337

From Sia to Elton John, Dusty Springfield to Little Richard, LGBT voices have changed the course of modern music. But in a world before they gained understanding and a place in the mainstream, how did the queer musicians of yesteryear fight to build foundations for those who would come after them? Pulling back the curtain on the colourful legacy that has shaped all of our musical and cultural landscape, music aficionado and writer Darryl W. Bullock reveals the inspiring and often heart-breaking stories of internationally renowned stars, as well as numerous lesser-known names that have driven the revolution from all corners of the globe: those whose personal stories against the threat of persecution during decades of political and historical turmoil – including two world wars, Stonewall and the AIDS crisis – has led to some of the most significant and soul-searching music of the last century. Bullock chronicles these struggles through new interviews and archival reports, dating from the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock ‘n’ roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the ‘70s, right up to modern pop, electronica and reggae. A treasure-trove of untold histories, David Bowie Made Me Gay is a moving and provocative story of the right to be heard and the need to keep the fight for equality in the spotlight.
Categories: Music

Bisexuality in Education

Bisexuality in Education

Boston, MA: Little, Brown. The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf (1985) edited by Louise DeSalvo and Mitchell A. Leaska. New York, NY: William Morrow. The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Quasar of Rock ...

Author: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317417378

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 423

Although many schools and educational systems, from elementary to tertiary level, state that they endorse anti-homophobic policies, pedagogies and programs, there appears to be an absence of education about, and affirmation of, bisexuality and minimal specific attention paid to bi-phobia. Bisexuality appears to be falling into the gap between the binary of heterosexuality and homosexuality that informs anti-homophobic policies, programs, and practices in schools initiatives such as health education, sexuality education, and student welfare. These erasures and exclusions leave bisexual students, family members and educators feeling silenced and invisibilized within school communities. Also absent is attention to intersectionality, or how indigeneity, gender, class, ethnicity, rurality and age interweave with bisexuality. Indeed, as much research has shown, erasure, exclusion, and the absence of intersectionality have been considered major factors in bisexual young people, family members and educators in school communities experiencing worse mental, emotional, sexual and social health than their homosexual or heterosexual counterparts. This book is the first of its kind, providing an international collection of empirical research, theory and critical analysis of existing educational resources relating to bisexuality in education. Each chapter addresses three significant issues in relation to bisexuality and schooling: erasure, exclusion, and the absence of intersectionality. From indigenous to rural schools, from tertiary campuses to elementary schools, from films to picture books as curriculum resources, from educational theory to the health and wellbeing of bisexual students, this book’s contributors share their experiences, expertise and ongoing questions. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Bisexuality.
Categories: Education

Don t Start Me Talking

Don t Start Me Talking

... freedom)! 27 The Life and Times of Little Richard, Charles White (Pan, London). 28 Muddy Waters died in April 1983. Can't Be Satisfied: the life and times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon (Cape, London, 2002) is a detailed biography ...

Author: Charles Radcliffe

Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing

ISBN: 9781495639463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1386

View: 273

In his seminal socio history of Punk, “England’s Dreaming”, Jon Savage makes the bald assertion that “Charles Radcliffe laid the foundation for the next twenty years of sub-cultural theory”, referring in particular to his 1966 piece “the Seeds of Social Destruction’ that appeared in the first of two issues of Radcliffe’s co authored, insurrectionary street-zine, ‘Heatwave’ . Teddy Boys, Ton Up Kids, Mods and Rockers, Beats, Ban the Bombers,The Ravers ( jazz heads) : Radcliffe argued that the bank holiday bust ups, the demos, the riots, the sex drugs n rock n’ roll, these were all part of a “youth revolt... (that ) has left a permanent mark on this society, has challenged assumptions and status, and been prepared to vomit its’ disgust in the streets. The youth revolt has not always been comfortable, valid, to the point or helpful. It has however made its first stumbling political gestures with an immediacy that revolutionaries should not deny, but envy.” Radcliffe joined the International Situationists within the year, alongside (English founder ) Chris Gray, but by the time 1968 had ended, and youthful revolt had fed into wide pockets of political turmoil globally, Radcliffe had started to drift towards other poles of late 60s’s counterculture. He ended the 60’s in long hair and loon pants, banged up in a Belgian prison on hash smuggling charges. This epic ( 900 + pages) book follows Radcliffes’ trials and tribulations from public school beginnings, into the 60’s underground and the Mr Nice style large scale hash smuggling years (his friend, Howard Marks, pops up throughout) , on to prison, divorce, remarriage and beyond. It offers up important first hand perspectives on 60’s / 70’s counterculture, and an intimate portrait of a man who seemed to face the slings and arrows that fortune threw at him with a never ending supply of equanimity. And high grade hash.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rock And Roll

Rock And Roll

Chuck Berry, 1969 interview with Greil Marcus, The “Rolling Stone” Interviews: 1967–1980 (New York: Rolling Stone Press, 1981), 175. 8. Ibid. 9. White, The Life and Times of Little Richard, 47. 10. Gillett, The Sound of the City, 37.

Author: Paul Friedlander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429963254

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 497

Now updated with two new chapters and an extraordinary collection of photographs, this second edition of Paul Friedlander's Rock and Roll: A Social History is a smash hit. The social force of rock and roll music leaps off the page as Paul Friedlander provides impressive insights based on hits from Johnny B. Goode to Smells Like Teen Spirit and beyond. In this musical journey, Friedlander offers the melodious strains and hard-edged riffs of Elvis, the Beatles, The Who, Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, Motown, the San Francisco Beat, Punk, New Wave, rap, metal, 90's grunge, plus file sharing, and much more. The book is written in a refreshing, captivating style that pulls the reader in, offering no less than a complete social and cultural history of rock and roll for students and general audiences alike. Friedlander writes, 'This book chronicles the first forty years of rock/pop music history. Picture the various musical styles as locations on a giant unfolding road map. As you open the map, you travel from place to place, stopping at each chapter to sample the artistry. Don't forget to dress your imagination appropriately for this trip, because each genre is affected by the societal topography and climate that surround it. Enjoy your trip. We promise it will be a good one!'
Categories: Social Science

Little Richard

Little Richard

object whose power output is nonetheless several thousand times that of our present galaxy. If you love pop or rock or hiphop or just about any kind of music that's out there today, Little Richard is the reason why.

Author: David Kirby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441174369

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 432

A brilliant new biography of the extraordinary, outrageous performer who helped open the floodgates of Rock 'n' Roll. In June, 2007, Little Richard's 1955 Specialty Records single, "Tutti Frutti," topped Mojo magazine's list of "100 Records That Changed the World." But back in the early 1950s, nobody gave Little Richard a second glance. It was a time in America where the black and white worlds had co-existed separately for nearly two centuries. After "Tutti Frutti," Little Richard began garnering fans from both sides of the civil rights divide. He brought black and white youngsters together on the dance floor and even helped to transform race relations. Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll begins by grounding the reader in the fertile soil from which Little Richard's music sprang. In Macon, Georgia, David Kirby interviews relatives and local characters, who knew Little Richard way back when, citing church and family as his true inspiration. His antics began as early as grade school, performing for his classmates every time the teacher would leave the room, connecting to an age-old American show biz tradition of charade and flummery. On the road, Little Richard faced competition from his peers, honing his stage show and making it, too, an act that could not be counterfeited. Kirby sees Little Richard as a foxy warrior, fighting with skill and cunning to take his place among the greats. In the words of Keith Richards (on hearing "Tutti Frutti" for the first time), "it was as though the world changed suddenly from monochrome to Technicolor." Those sentiments have consistently been echoed by the music-listening world, and the time is ripe for a reassessment of Little Richard's genius and legacy.
Categories: Music

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself Essays on Debut Albums

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself  Essays on Debut Albums

White, Charles. The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Quasar of Rock (1984; New York: Da Capo Press, 1994). White, Timothy. “Rickie Lee Jones: A Walk on the Jazz Side of Life.” Rolling Stone (August 9, 1979):40-45. ———.

Author: George Plasketes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317079750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 404

Debut albums are among the cultural artefacts that capture the popular imagination especially well. As a first impression, the debut album may take on a mythical status, whether the artist or group achieves enduring success or in rare cases when an initial record turns out to be an apogee for an artist. Whatever the subsequent career trajectory, the debut album is a meaningful text that can be scrutinized for its revelatory signs and the expectations that follow. Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums tells the stories of 23 debut albums over a nearly fifty year span, ranging from Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957 to The Go! Team in 2004. In addition to biographical background and a wealth of historical information about the genesis of the album, each essay looks back at the album and places it within multiple contexts, particularly the artist’s career development. In this way, the book will be of as much interest to sociologists and historians as to culture critics and musicologists.
Categories: Business & Economics

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

12 'He'd scream and scream and scream...': Nik Cohn, Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: Pop from the Beginning (Vintage, 2004), p. 25. p. 12 'to imitate them talking...': Charles White, The Life and Times of Little Richard, (Pan, 1984), p.

Author: Will Ashon

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783784059

Category: Music

Page: 374

View: 335

'One of the most rewarding pieces of hip-hop criticism ever written' Jeff Chang 'Brilliant' Giles Peterson 'Will Ashon's dazzling study gets to the heart of hip hop, pop culture and the history of contemporary America. Essential' Matt Thorne 'Each of these chambers contains wonders of history, destiny and mythology' Margo Jefferson Will Ashon tells, in 36 interlinked 'chambers', the story of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and how it changed the world. As unexpected and complex as the album itself, Chamber Music ranges from provocative essays to semi-comic skits, from deep scholarly analysis to satirical celebration, seeking to contextualise, reveal and honour this singularly composite work of art. From the FBI's war on drugs to the porn theatres of 42nd street, from the history of jazz to the future of politics, Chamber Music is an explosive and revelatory new way of writing about music and culture.
Categories: Music

Lives of the Poets with Guitars

Lives of the Poets  with Guitars

was the most trouble, Charles White, The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Quasar of Rock (Pan Books, 1984), 18. I was having lunch, Ibid, 47. I want to do, Charles Shaar Murray, Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and the Post-War Rock ...

Author: Ray Robertson

Publisher: Biblioasis

ISBN: 9781771960731

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 249

“The days of poets moping around castle steps wearing black capes is over. The poets of today are amplified.” — LEONARD COHEN Picking up where Samuel Johnson left off more than two centuries ago, Ray Robertson’s Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) offers up an amplified gathering of thirteen portraits of rock & roll, blues, folk, and alt-country’s most inimitable artists. Irreverent and riotous, Robertson explores the “greater or lesser heat” with which each musician shaped their genre, while offering absorbing insight into their often tumultuous lives. Includes essays on Gene Clark, Ronnie Lane, The Ramones, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Townes Van Zandt, Little Richard, Alan Wilson, Willie P. Bennett, Gram Parsons, Hound Dog Taylor, Paul Siebel, Willis Alan Ramsey, and John Hartford.
Categories: Music

The Life Times of Malcolm McLaren

The Life   Times of Malcolm McLaren

One each was dedicated to Berry, Lewis, Little Richard and Sutch. 'We printed these reversed-out in white on black to make them more mythic,' said McLaren. The fifth was a white T-shirt designed as an immediate memento for the event, ...

Author: Paul Gorman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472121103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 880

View: 405

'I couldn't put this book down. Malcolm inspired us to make art out of our boredom and anger. He set us free' Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream Included in the Guardian 10 best music biographies 'Excellent . . . With this book, Gorman convincingly moves away from the ossified image of McLaren as a great rock'n'roll swindler, a morally bankrupt punk Mephistopheles, and closer towards his art-school roots, his love of ideas. Tiresome, unpleasant, even cruel - he was, this book underlines, never boring' Sunday Times 'Exhaustive . . . compelling' Observer 'Definitive . . . epic' The Times 'Gobsmacker of a biography' Telegraph 'This masterful and painstaking biography opens its doorway to an era of fluorescent disenchantment and outlandish possibility' Alan Moore Malcolm McLaren was one of the most culturally significant but misunderstood figures of the modern era. Ten years after his life was cruelly cut short by cancer, The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren sheds fascinating new light on the public achievements and private life of this cultural iconoclast and architect of punk, whose championing of street culture movements including hip-hop and Voguing reverberates to this day. With exclusive contributions from friends and intimates and access to private papers and family documents, this biography uncovers the true story behind this complicated figure. McLaren first achieved public prominence as a rebellious art student by making the news in 1966 after being arrested for burning the US flag in front of the American Embassy in London. He maintained this incendiary reputation by fast-tracking vanguard and left-field ideas to the centre of the media glare, via his creation and stewardship of the Sex Pistols and work with Adam Ant, Boy George and Bow Wow Wow. Meanwhile McLaren's ground-breaking design partnership with Vivienne Westwood and his creation of their visionary series of boutiques in the 1970s and early '80s sent shockwaves through the fashion industry. The Life & Times of Malcolm McLaren also essays McLaren's exasperating Hollywood years when he broke bread with the likes of Steven Spielberg though his slate of projects, which included the controversial Heavy Metal Surf Nazis and Wilde West, in which Oscar Wilde introduced rock'n'roll to the American mid-west in the 1880s, proved too rich for the play-it-safe film business. With a preface by Alan Moore, who collaborated with McLaren on the unrealised film project Fashion Beast, and an essay by Lou Stoppard casting a twenty-first-century perspective over his achievements, The Life & Times Of Malcolm McLaren is the explosive and definitive account of the man dubbed by Melvyn Bragg 'the Diaghilev of punk'.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Poetic Song Verse

Poetic Song Verse

See Charles White, The Life and Times of Little Richard (London: Omnibus Press, 2003), 55, 82–83. In 1956 producer Robert “Bumps” Blackwell famously hired Dorothy LaBostrie to rewrite the homoerotic lyrics to Little Richard's “Tutti ...

Author: Mike Mattison

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496837295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 179

Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry invokes and critiques the relationship between blues-based popular music and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume is anchored in music from the 1960s, when a concentration of artists transformed modes of popular music from entertainment to art-that-entertains. Musician Mike Mattison and literary historian Ernest Suarez synthesize a wide range of writing about blues and rock—biographies, histories, articles in popular magazines, personal reminiscences, and a selective smattering of academic studies—to examine the development of a relatively new literary genre dubbed by the authors as “poetic song verse.” They argue that poetic song verse was nurtured in the fifties and early sixties by the blues and in Beat coffee houses, and matured in the mid-to-late sixties in the art of Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gil Scott-Heron, Van Morrison, and others who used voice, instrumentation, arrangement, and production to foreground semantically textured, often allusive, and evocative lyrics that resembled and engaged poetry. Among the questions asked in Poetic Song Verse are: What, exactly, is this new genre? What were its origins? And how has it developed? How do we study and assess it? To answer these questions, Mattison and Suarez engage in an extended discussion of the roots of the relationship between blues-based music and poetry and address how it developed into a distinct literary genre. Unlocking the combination of richly textured lyrics wedded to recorded music reveals a dynamism at the core of poetic song verse that can often go unrealized in what often has been considered merely popular entertainment. This volume balances historical details and analysis of particular songs with accessibility to create a lively, intelligent, and cohesive narrative that provides scholars, teachers, students, music influencers, and devoted fans with an overarching perspective on the poetic power and blues roots of this new literary genre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Georgia Made The Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State in the Twentieth Century

Georgia Made  The Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State in the Twentieth Century

Sources Biography. “Little Richard: Death, Song & Facts.” biography.com. Rolling Stone. “Little Richard, the Pioneer Who Broke Musical Barriers.” N.d. rollingstone.com. White, Charles. The Life and Times of Little Richard: The ...

Author: Neely Young

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467150996

Category: History

Page: 168

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These are the people who hauled Georgia up from its poor, agrarian roots, making it among the most diversified, prosperous states in the country. They fought for freedom and served in the statehouse and White House. They excelled at sports, founded institutions that shaped countless lives and inspired through art and lives lived artfully. They are famous, obscure, colorful, outrageous and saintly, all with fascinating stories and all consequential, sometimes in ways felt the world over. They include Martin Luther King Jr., Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, Alice Walker, Juliette Gordon Low, "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron and Vince Dooley. Many here are no-brainers, while others may surprise. But all deserve recognition among the most influential Georgians of the twentieth century. Join author and longtime journalist Neely Young on this journey through the lives of these significant men and women.
Categories: History