ISBN10: 068818474X ISBN13: 9780688184742 Contributors: Baraka, Imamu Amiri Publisher: Perennial Published: Jun 1 1963 Pages: 244 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music of African slaves in the United States through the music scene of the 1960's, Baraka traces the influence of what he calls "negro music" on white America -- not only in the context of music and pop culture but also in terms of the values and perspectives passed on through the music. In tracing the music, he brilliantly illuminates the influence of African Americans on American culture and history.