Blues legacies and Black feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

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Angela Davis's book is a complete revelation to me and a serious re-education.' Toni Morrison From the author of 'Women, Race & Class' comes a brilliant analysis of the blues which provides the historical, social and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday as the articulation of a black, working- class, feminist consciousness at odds with mainstream American culture.'
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display_description Jazz, it is widely accepted, is the signal original American contribution to world culture. Angela Davis shows us how the roots of that form in the blues must be viewed not only as a musical tradition but as a life-sustaining vehicle for an alternative black working-class collective memory and social consciousness profoundly at odds with mainstream American middle-class values. And she explains how the tradition of black women blues singers - represented by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday - embodies not only an artistic triumph and aesthetic dominance over a hostile popular music industry but an unacknowledged proto-feminist consciousness within working-class black communities.
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subject_facet African American women singers -- United States, Blues (Music) -- History and criticism, Blues (Music) -- Texts, Feminism and music -- United States, Holiday, Billie, -- 1915-1959, Rainey, Ma, -- 1886-1939, Smith, Bessie, -- 1898?-1937, Women blues musicians -- United States
title_display Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
title_full Blues Legacies and Black Feminism Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday / Angela Y. Davis
title_short Blues legacies and Black feminism :
title_sub Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
topic_facet African American women singers, Blues (Music), Feminism and music, History and criticism, Holiday, Billie, Music, Nonfiction, Rainey, Ma, Smith, Bessie, Sociology, Texts, Women blues musicians, Women's Studies