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The Resource Black diamond queens : African American women and rock and roll, Maureen Mahon

Black diamond queens : African American women and rock and roll, Maureen Mahon

Label
Black diamond queens : African American women and rock and roll
Title
Black diamond queens
Title remainder
African American women and rock and roll
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Mahon
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"African American women have played a pivotal part in rock and roll-from laying its foundations and singing chart-topping hits to influencing some of the genre's most iconic acts. Despite this, black women's importance to the music's history has been diminished by narratives of rock as a mostly white male enterprise. In Black Diamond Queens, Maureen Mahon draws on recordings, press coverage, archival materials, and interviews to document the history of African American women in rock and roll between the 1950s and the 1980s. Mahon details the musical contributions and cultural impact of Big Mama Thornton, LaVern Baker, Betty Davis, Tina Turner, Merry Clayton, Labelle, the Shirelles, and others, demonstrating how dominant views of gender, race, sexuality, and genre affected their careers. By uncovering this hidden history of black women in rock and roll, Mahon reveals a powerful sonic legacy that continues to reverberate into the twenty-first century"--
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Mahon, Maureen
Dewey number
782.421660820973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3534.3
LC item number
.M346 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Refiguring American music
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women rock musicians
  • Rock music
  • Music and race
  • African American women rock musicians
  • Music and race
  • Rock music
  • United States
Label
Black diamond queens : African American women and rock and roll, Maureen Mahon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rocking and Rolling with Big Mama Thornton
  • LaVern Baker, the Incredible Disappearing Queen of Rock and Roll
  • Remembering the Shirelles
  • Call and Response
  • Negotiating "Brown Sugar"
  • The Revolutionary Sisterhood of Labelle
  • The Fearless Funk of Betty Davis
  • Tina Turner's Turn to Rock
Control code
on1141516276
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 392 pages
Isbn
9781478011224
Lccn
2020014043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)1141516276
Label
Black diamond queens : African American women and rock and roll, Maureen Mahon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rocking and Rolling with Big Mama Thornton
  • LaVern Baker, the Incredible Disappearing Queen of Rock and Roll
  • Remembering the Shirelles
  • Call and Response
  • Negotiating "Brown Sugar"
  • The Revolutionary Sisterhood of Labelle
  • The Fearless Funk of Betty Davis
  • Tina Turner's Turn to Rock
Control code
on1141516276
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 392 pages
Isbn
9781478011224
Lccn
2020014043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)1141516276

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