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Nothing but the music : documentaries from nightclubs, dance halls & a tailor's shop in Dakar : 1974-1992

Title
Nothing but the music : documentaries from nightclubs, dance halls & a tailor's shop in Dakar : 1974-1992 / Thulani Davis.
Author
Davis, Thulani,
Publication
Brooklyn, NY : Blank Forms Editions, [2020]

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Description
63 pages; 19 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Poetry.
Contents
Foreword: give me the romance and the zoom / Jessica Hagedorn -- Introduction / Tobi Haslett -- For Ishmael Houston-Jones -- Mecca Flats 1907 -- C.T. at the Five Spot -- On 5 compositions Roscoe Mitchell -- Back stage drama (for Miami) -- X-75-Vol. I, Henry Threadgill "Side A (Sir Simpleton/Celebration)" -- X-75-Vol. I, Henry Threadgill "Side B (Air song/Fe fi fo fum)" -- Expandable language -- It's time for the Rhythm Revue -- Cicatrix -- He didn't give up/He was taken -- As I fly over this time -- Rogue & Jar: 4/27/77 -- C.T.'s variation -- Bad Brains, a band -- Storyville, New York City 7/28/77 -- A man's tailor/Dakar -- T-monious -- Leaving Goree -- Lawn chair on the sidewalk -- Zoom (the Commodores).
Call Number
Sc C 21-11
ISBN
  • 1733723560
  • 9781733723565
Author
Davis, Thulani, author.
Title
Nothing but the music : documentaries from nightclubs, dance halls & a tailor's shop in Dakar : 1974-1992 / Thulani Davis.
Publisher
Brooklyn, NY : Blank Forms Editions, [2020]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"The sounds of late '70s and '80s East Coast avant-garde jazz, soul, and punk rock are well documented, but in Nothing but the Music Thulani Davis gives us something beyond, delivering a collection of synesthetic, transportive documentary poems that breathe anecdotal and impressionistic life into a sonic-social history about which most can only speculate. Davis's verse takes free flight with its muses, scatting and leaping off the page as well as the shoulders of the musicians, dancers, and clubs she chronicles in these poems."--Page 4 of cover.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, 1949- writer of supplementary textual content.
Haslett, Tobi, writer of introduction.
Research Call Number
Sc C 21-11
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