Amiri Baraka - History - 2010 - 253 pages
Discusses modern jazz movements and musicians, including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, and Sun-Ra.
Arnold Shaw - Music - 1986 - 386 pages
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Terry Rowden - Music - 2009 - 171 pages
How America has constructed the figure of the visually impaired black performer over the last 150 years
Albert Murray - Biography & Autobiography - 1970 - 227 pages
The Omni-Americans is a classic collection of wickedly incisive essays, commentaries, and reviews on politics, literature, and music. Provocative and compelling, Albert Murray ...
Richard Wright, Edwin Rosskam - History - 2002 - 143 pages
The author of Native Son paired with three photographers in the 1930s to chronicle black life in America and this book was the result--a vivid portrait of African-American life ...