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Just around midnight : rock and roll and the racial imagination / Jack Hamilton.

Just around midnight : rock and roll and the racial imagination

Hamilton, Jack, 1979- author. (Author).

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Main 781.6609046 H18j (Text) 31307022703518 Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780674416598
  • Physical Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Darkness at the break of noon: Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan and the birth of Sixties music -- The White Atlantic: cultural origins of the "British Invasion" -- Friends across the sea: Motown, the Beatles, and sites and sounds of crossover -- Being good isn't always easy: Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, and the color of soul -- House burning down: race, rock writing, and Jimi Hendrix's war -- Just around midnight: the Rolling Stones and the end of the Sixties.
Summary, etc.:
Just around Midnight explores the interplay of popular music and racial thought in the 1960s by asking how, when, and why rock and roll music "became White." By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 the idea of a Black man playing electric lead guitar was considered literally remarkable in ways it had not been for Chuck Berry only ten years earlier: this book explains how this happened. By excavating an extraordinarily cosmopolitan aesthetic amidst a far-flung community of artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and others, Just around Midnight offers an interracial counter-history of Sixties music that rejects hermetic ideals of racial authenticity while revealing the pernicious effects of these ideologies on musical understanding.-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Rock music > Social aspects.
Rock music > 1961-1970 > History and criticism.
Music and race > United States > History > 20th century.
Music and race > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
African American rock musicians.
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