Just around midnight : rock and roll and the racial imagination

Title
Just around midnight : rock and roll and the racial imagination / Jack Hamilton.
Author
Hamilton, Jack, 1979-
Publication
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.

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Description
340 pages : illustrations; 22 cm
Genre/Form
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
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.
Call Number
Sc D 16-1253
ISBN
  • 9780674416598
  • 0674416597
LCCN
2016013926
Author
Hamilton, Jack, 1979- author.
Title
Just around midnight : rock and roll and the racial imagination / Jack Hamilton.
Imprint
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Local Note
Schomburg copy with dust jacket.
Summary
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
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Research Call Number
Sc D 16-1253
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