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The Resource Soul serenade : rhythm, blues & coming of age through vinyl, Rashod Ollison

Soul serenade : rhythm, blues & coming of age through vinyl, Rashod Ollison

Label
Soul serenade : rhythm, blues & coming of age through vinyl
Title
Soul serenade
Title remainder
rhythm, blues & coming of age through vinyl
Statement of responsibility
Rashod Ollison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A coming-of-age memoir about a young boy in rural Arkansas who searches for himself and his distant father through soul music. Growing up in rural Arkansas, young Rashod Ollison turned to music to make sense of his life. The dysfunction, sadness, and steely resilience of his family and neighbors was reflected in the R&B songs that played on 45s in smoky rooms. Steeped in the sounds, the smells, the salty language of rural Arkansas in the 1980s, "Soul Serenade" is the memoir of a pop music critic whose love for soul music was fostered by his father, Raymond. Drafted into the Vietnam War as a teenager, Raymond returned a changed man, dead on the inside. After his parents volatile marriage ended in divorce, Rashod was haunted by the memory of his itinerant father and his mama s long forgotten sunshine smile. For six-year-old Rashod, his father s record collection the music of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, and others provided solace, coherence, and escape. Moving nine times during his childhood, Rashod constantly adjusted to new schools and homes with his two sisters, Dusa and Reagan, and his mother, Dianne. Resilient and tough, while also being distant and punitive, she worked multiple jobs, striving to make ends wave at each other if they couldn t meet. He spent time with his acerbic mother s mother, Mama Teacake, and her family s living-out-loud ways, which clashed with his father s family religious, discreet, and appropriate where Rashod gravitated to Big Mama and Paw Paw, his father s parents. Becoming aware of his same-sex attraction, Rashod felt further isolated and alone but was encouraged by mentors in the community who fostered his intelligence and talent. He became transformed through discovering the writing of Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, and other literary greats, and these books, along with the soulful sounds of the 1970s and 80s, enabled him to thrive in spite of the instability and harshness of his childhood
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10469902
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Ollison, Rashod
Dewey number
  • 781.64092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ollison, Rashod
  • Music critics
  • Journalists
  • Soul music
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rhythm, blues & coming of age through vinyl
Label
Soul serenade : rhythm, blues & coming of age through vinyl, Rashod Ollison
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1497586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780807057520
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807057520
  • (OCoLC)911617590
Label
Soul serenade : rhythm, blues & coming of age through vinyl, Rashod Ollison
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1497586
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780807057520
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807057520
  • (OCoLC)911617590

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