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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.

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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 Andrae 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.
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Summary Annotation This new series, co-sponsored with The Center for Black Music Research of Columbia College, seeks to increase our understanding of black music genres and their importance to the cultures of the Atlantic world, including their influence on African musical styles. Books in the series will examine the wide-ranging music of the African diaspora--including the folk-derived musical styles of the Americas as well as European-influenced concert hall music of the entire black Atlantic world--by analyzing issues critical to our interpretation of the music itself and exploring the relationships between music and the other black expressive arts.<br />Focusing on blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, and soul music, California Soul is one of the first books to explore the rich musical heritage of African Americans in California. The contributors describe in detail the individual artists, locales, groups, musical styles, and regional qualities, and the result is an important book that lays the groundwork for a whole new field of study. The essays draw from oral histories, music recordings, newspaper articles and advertisements, as well as population statistics to provide insightful discussions of topics like the California urban milieu's influence on gospel music, the development of the West Coast blues style, and the significance of Los Angeles's Central Avenue in the early days of jazz. Other essays offer perspectives on how individual musicians have been shaped by their African American heritage, and on the role of the record industry and radio in the making of music. In addition to the diverse range of essays, the book includes the most comprehensive bibliography now available on African American music and culture in California.
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
ISBN/ISSN 9780520206274
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


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