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The Resource Ladies of soul, David Freeland

Ladies of soul, David Freeland

Label
Ladies of soul
Title
Ladies of soul
Statement of responsibility
David Freeland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American soul music of the 1960s is one of the most creative and influential musical forms of the twentieth century. With its merging of gospel, R & B, country, and blues, soul music succeeded in crossing over from African American culture into the general pop culture. Soul became the byword for the styles, attitudes, and dreams of an entire era. Female performers were responsible for some of the most enduring and powerful contributions to the genre. All too frequently overlooked by the star-making critics, seven of these women are profiled in this book -Maxine Brown, Ruby Johnson, Denise LaSalle, Bettye LaVette, Barbara Mason, Carla Thomas, and Timi Yuro. Getting started during the heyday of soul, each of these talented women had recording contracts and gave live performances to appreciative audiences. Their careers can be tracked through the popularity of soul during the 1960s and its decline in the 1970s. With humor, candor, pride, and honest recognition that their careers did not surge into the mainstream and gain superstardom, they recount individual stories of how they struggled for success. Their oral histories as told to David Freeland address compelling issues, including racism and sexism within the music industry. They discuss their grueling hardships on the road, their conflicts with male managers, and the cutthroat competition in the recording business. As each singer examines her career with the author, she reveals the dreams, hopes, and desires on which she has built her professional life. All seven face up to the career swings, from the highs of releasing the first hit to the frustrating lows when the momentum stops. Although the obstacles to stardom are heartbreaking, these singers are committed to their art. With determination and style these seven have pressed onward with club appearances and recordings. They survive through their savvy mix of talent, hubris, and honesty about their lives and their music. David Freeland is an oral historian and artistic adviser of a performance series at Columbia University's Miller Theatre. He has been a guest lecturer at Columbia's School for Social Work
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
GZM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeland, David
Dewey number
782.421644/092/273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML400
LC item number
.F634 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
American made music series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women singers
  • Soul musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Soul musicians
  • Women singers
  • United States
Label
Ladies of soul, David Freeland
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213), selected discography (p. 205-209) , and index
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
Denise LaSalle : true-to-life stuff -- Ruby Johnson : having soul for it -- Carla Thomas : Memphis's reluctant soul queen -- Bettye LaVette : buzzard luck -- Barbara Mason : a lot of life in a short time -- Maxine Brown : story of a soul legend -- Timi Yuro : giving them the truth of me
Control code
434080574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283382038
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
  • 22573/ctt2kj1gw
  • 80834a93-6a4b-44ae-8520-28d77b06f64e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434080574
Label
Ladies of soul, David Freeland
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213), selected discography (p. 205-209) , and index
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
Denise LaSalle : true-to-life stuff -- Ruby Johnson : having soul for it -- Carla Thomas : Memphis's reluctant soul queen -- Bettye LaVette : buzzard luck -- Barbara Mason : a lot of life in a short time -- Maxine Brown : story of a soul legend -- Timi Yuro : giving them the truth of me
Control code
434080574
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283382038
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
  • 22573/ctt2kj1gw
  • 80834a93-6a4b-44ae-8520-28d77b06f64e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434080574

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