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The Resource In search of the blues : a journey to the soul of Black Texas, Bill Minutaglio ; foreword by Linda Jones

In search of the blues : a journey to the soul of Black Texas, Bill Minutaglio ; foreword by Linda Jones

Label
In search of the blues : a journey to the soul of Black Texas
Title
In search of the blues
Title remainder
a journey to the soul of Black Texas
Statement of responsibility
Bill Minutaglio ; foreword by Linda Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rich, complex lives of African Americans in Texas were often neglected by the mainstream media, which historically seldom ventured into Houston's Fourth Ward, San Antonio's East Side, South Dallas, or the black neighborhoods in smaller cities. When Bill Minutaglio began writing for Texas newspapers in the 1970s, few large publications had more than a token number of African American journalists, and they barely acknowledged the things of lasting importance to the African American community. Though hardly the most likely reporter--as a white, Italian American transplant from New York City--for the black Texas beat, Minutaglio was drawn to the African American heritage, seeking its soul in churches, on front porches, at juke joints, and anywhere else that people would allow him into their lives. His nationally award-winning writing offered many Americans their first deeper understanding of Texas's singular, complicated African American history. This eclectic collection gathers the best of Minutaglio's writing about the soul of black Texas. He profiles individuals both unknown and famous, including blues legends Lightnin' Hopkins, Amos Milburn, Robert Shaw, and Dr. Hepcat. He looks at neglected, even intentionally hidden, communities. And he wades into the musical undercurrent that touches on African Americans' joys, longings, and frustrations, and the passing of generations. Minutaglio's stories offer an understanding of the sweeping evolution of music, race, and justice in Texas. Moved forward by the musical heartbeat of the blues and defined by the long shadow of racism, the stories measure how far Texas has come ... or still has to go
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Minutaglio, Bill
Dewey number
305.896/0730764
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.93.T4
LC item number
M56 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Southwestern writers collection series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Manners and customs
  • Texas
  • Bluesmusiker
  • Schwarze
  • Texas
  • Schwarze
Label
In search of the blues : a journey to the soul of Black Texas, Bill Minutaglio ; foreword by Linda Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hanging tree blues -- Black Panther blues -- Texas Harlem blues -- Congo Street blues -- Free Man blues -- Sand Branch blues -- Fire in the Hole blues -- South Dallas blues -- Photochemical blues -- Searchin' blues -- Last Man blues -- Lightnin' blues -- Chicken Shack blues -- Fourth Ward blues -- Zydeco blues
Control code
610031132
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 167 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292792890
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0158d382-f5ea-4d08-9f92-bde47a90f22a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)610031132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
In search of the blues : a journey to the soul of Black Texas, Bill Minutaglio ; foreword by Linda Jones
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hanging tree blues -- Black Panther blues -- Texas Harlem blues -- Congo Street blues -- Free Man blues -- Sand Branch blues -- Fire in the Hole blues -- South Dallas blues -- Photochemical blues -- Searchin' blues -- Last Man blues -- Lightnin' blues -- Chicken Shack blues -- Fourth Ward blues -- Zydeco blues
Control code
610031132
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 167 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292792890
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0158d382-f5ea-4d08-9f92-bde47a90f22a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)610031132
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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