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The Resource Country soul : making music and making race in the American South, Charles L. Hughes

Country soul : making music and making race in the American South, Charles L. Hughes

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Country soul : making music and making race in the American South
Title
Country soul
Title remainder
making music and making race in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Charles L. Hughes
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama -- what Charles L. Hughes calls the country-soul triangle. In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period."--Jacket
Summary
Author Hughes describes the inner workings of the country-soul triangle--a network of recording studios in Memphis, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, that worked with both white and black artists from country and soul backgrounds, and all of the musical hybrids in between--during the 1960s and 70s, a time and place rife with racial tension. This book studies the topic from a labor-based analysis of the triangle musicians as workers and their studios as working environments, and it shows the reader how country-soul musicians were not only musicians--they were activists. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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10408889
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DLC
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1982-
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Hughes, Charles L.
Dewey number
781.642089/00976
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Soul music
  • Soul music
  • Country music
  • Popular music
  • Music and race
  • Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
  • Alabama
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • Tennessee
  • Nashville (Tenn.)
  • Country music
  • Music
  • Music and race
  • Popular music
  • Soul music
  • Alabama
  • Alabama
  • Southern States
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee
Target audience
adult
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making music and making race in the American South
Label
Country soul : making music and making race in the American South, Charles L. Hughes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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Contents
Introduction : There's a red-neck in the soul band -- We only had this one thing in common : we liked all types of music, the birth of the country-soul triangle -- I got what I got the hard way : the music and mythology of the Memphis sound -- Selling soul : black music and black power in Memphis -- Take the white music and make it sound black : the Muscle Shoals sound in the 1970s -- Pride and prejudice : race and country music in the era of backlash -- The south's gonna do it again : the racial politics of the new southern music of the 1970s -- Disco and down home blues : country and soul at the end of the 1970s -- Coda :On accidental racists : interracial friendship, historical memory, and the country-soul triangle
Control code
ocn886381723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781469622439
Lccn
2014028957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)886381723
Label
Country soul : making music and making race in the American South, Charles L. Hughes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) 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
Introduction : There's a red-neck in the soul band -- We only had this one thing in common : we liked all types of music, the birth of the country-soul triangle -- I got what I got the hard way : the music and mythology of the Memphis sound -- Selling soul : black music and black power in Memphis -- Take the white music and make it sound black : the Muscle Shoals sound in the 1970s -- Pride and prejudice : race and country music in the era of backlash -- The south's gonna do it again : the racial politics of the new southern music of the 1970s -- Disco and down home blues : country and soul at the end of the 1970s -- Coda :On accidental racists : interracial friendship, historical memory, and the country-soul triangle
Control code
ocn886381723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781469622439
Lccn
2014028957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)886381723

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