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Title California soul : music of African Americans in the West / edited by Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje and Eddie S. Meadows.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1998]
©1998

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Series Music of the African diaspora ; 1
Music of the African diaspora ; 1.
Subject African Americans -- California -- Music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- California -- History and criticism.
Alt Name DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell.
Meadows, Eddie S.
Description 1 online resource (x, 507 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Music in an urban environment. Way out west on Central : jazz in the African-American community of Los Angeles before 1930 / Michael B. Bakan ; "Pitchin' up a boogie" : African-American musicians, nightlife, and music venues in Los Angeles, 1930-1945 / Ralph Eastman ; Oakland blues. Part 1. Essay / Lee Hildebrand ; Part 2. A conversation with Bob Geddins / James C. Moore Sr. ; The California black gospel music tradition : a confluence of musical styles and cultures / Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje -- Music and the media. Insider perspectives on the American Afrikan popular music industry and black radio / Kwaku Person-Lynn ; Part 1. The popular music industry : an interview with Al Bell ; Part 2. Black radio in Los Angeles, 1980-1987 : an interview with Pam Robinson ; California rhythm and blues recordings, 1942-1972 : a diversity of styles / Willie R. Collins ; African Americans and "Lites Out Jazz" in San Diego : marketing, impact, and criticism / Eddie S. Meadows -- The musician as innovator. Clora Bryant : gender issues in the career of a West Coast jazz musician / Danica L. Stein ; The gospel of Andraé Crouch : a black angeleno / Jean Kidula ; Brenda Holloway : Los Angeles's contribution to Motown / Kimasi L. Browne -- Source materials and guide to African-American music, musicians, and culture in California / David Martinelli.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520918146 (electronic bk.)
0520918142 (electronic bk.)
0585047898 (electronic bk.)
9780585047898 (electronic bk.)
9780520206274 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520206274 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520206281 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520206282 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520206274
0520206282
OCLC # 42855007
Additional Format Print version: California soul. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998 0520206274 (DLC) 96049288 (OCoLC)36059965
Table of Contents
 List of Illustrations, Charts, and Tables 
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction / Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Eddie S. Meadows1
IMusic in an Urban Environment 
 1Way out West on Central: Jazz in the African-American Community of Los Angeles before 1930 / Michael B. Bakan23
 2"Pitchin' up a Boogie": African-American Musicians, Nightlife, and Music Venues in Los Angeles, 1930-1945 / Ralph Eastman79
 3Oakland Blues 
  Pt. 1Essay / Lee Hildebrand104
  Pt. 2A Conversation with Bob Geddins / James C. Moore, Sr.112
 4The California Black Gospel Music Tradition: A Confluence of Musical Styles and Cultures / Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje124
IIMusic and the Media 
 5Insider Perspectives on the American Afrikan Popular Music Industry and Black Radio / Kwaku Person-Lynn179
  Pt. 1The Popular Music Industry: An Interview with Al Bell179
  Pt. 2Black Radio in Los Angeles, 1980-1987: An Interview with Pam Robinson197
 6California Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1942-1972: A Diversity of Styles / Willie R. Collins213
 7African Americans and "Lites Out Jazz" in San Diego: Marketing, Impact, and Criticism / Eddie S. Meadows244
IIIThe Musician as Innovator 
 8Clora Bryant: Gender Issues in the Career of a West Coast Jazz Musician / Danica L. Stein277
 9The Gospel of Andrae Crouch: A Black Angeleno / Jean Kidula294
 10Brenda Holloway: Los Angeles's Contribution to Motawn / Kimasi L. Browne321
AppendixSource Materials and Guide to African-American Music, Musicians, and Culture in California / David Martinelli 
Pt. 1Source Materials355
Pt. 2Guide to Source Materials431
 Contributors449
 Index455