The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C.

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A history of the distinctive, capital sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and soul The Beat! was the first book to explore the musical, social, and cultural phenomenon of go-go music. In this new edition, updated by a substantial chapter on the current scene, authors Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson, Jr., place go-go within black popular music made since the middle 1970s--a period during which hip-hop has predominated. This styling reflects the District's African American heritage. Its super-charged drumming and vocal ...

The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C. 2012, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781604732412

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