1st Edition

Just My Soul Responding Rhythm And Blues, Black Consciousness And Race Relations

By Brian Ward Copyright 1998
    612 Pages
    by Routledge

    616 Pages
    by Routledge

    Brian Ward is Lecturer in American History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne .; This book is intended for american studies, American history postwar social and cultural history, political history, Black history, Race and Ethnic studies and Cultural studies together with the general trade music.

    Part 1 Deliver me from the days of old: I hear you knocking... - from R&B to Rock and Roll; Down in the alley - sex, success and sociology among black male vocal groups and shouters; Too much monkey business - race, rock and resistance. Part 2 People get ready: Can I get a witness? - civil rights, soul and secularization; Everybody needs somebody to love - southern soul, southern dreams, national stereotypes; All for one, and one for all - black enterprise, racial politics and the business of soul; On the outside looking in - rhythm and blues, celebrity politics and the civil rights movement. Part 3 One nation divisible under a groove: Tell it like it is - soul, funk and sexual politics in the black power era; Get up, get into it, get involved - black music and the black power movement; Take that to the bank - black capitalism, corporate soul and disco fever. Epilogue: How I keep from going under - black music in the post-revolutionary era.


    Brian Ward

    'a very fine book on rhythm and blues and the sum of factual material amassed by its author is simply phenomenal and deserves recognition.'- American Studies Network Jury

    'Ultimately, Just My Soul Responding suceeds at many levels. Its subtle grasp of the lyrical concerns of the music is bolstered by Ward's impressive grasp pf tje symbolism of musical performance ... and rounded out by a torough display of contextualisation and historical exposition.' - Immigrants and Minorities