Alice Randall – My Black Country

Alice Randall My Black Country recensie en informatie boek over zwarte countrymuziek. Op 9 april 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Simon & Schuster het boek over zwarte countrymuziek, geschreven door Alice Randall. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijfster en over de uitgave. Er is trouwens geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Alice Randall My Black Country recensie

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  • “Randall beautifully weaves together history and her personal story in a narrative informed by a deep love of country music, her commitment to undoing an ugly legacy of whitewashing, and her determination to change the face of Nashville to create space for herself and other Black artists.” (Booklist)
  • “I loved reading about Alice Randall’s path to Nashville, as only she can tell it. My own journey to Music City could not have been more different than hers, but what we share is a passion for the music, and a determination to see the dream through, no matter the obstacle.” (Trisha Yearwood, Grammy, ACM, and CMA Award-winning artist)
  • “Randall’s knowledge and respect for the performers and musicians who came before her permeates this lyrical memoir/music history hybrid. Country music fans will relish reading it.” (Library Journal)

Alice Randall My Black Country

My Black Country

A Journey Through Country Music’s Black Past, Present, and Future

  • Auteur: Alice Randall (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: muziekboek over zwarte countrymuziek
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 9 april 2024
  • Omvang: 288 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $28.99 / $14.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van het boek over zwarte countrymuziek

Country music had brought Randall and her activist mother together and even gave Randall a singular distinction in American music history: she is the first Black woman to cowrite a number one country hit, Trisha Yearwood’s “XXX’s and OOO’s”. Randall found inspiration and comfort in the sounds and history of the first family of Black country music: DeFord Bailey, Lil Hardin, Ray Charles, Charley Pride, and Herb Jeffries who, together, made up a community of Black Americans rising through hard times to create simple beauty, true joy, and sometimes profound eccentricity.

What emerges in My Black Country is a celebration of the most American of music genres and the radical joy in realizing the power of Black influence on American culture. As country music goes through a fresh renaissance today, with a new wave of Black artists enjoying success, My Black Country is the perfect gift for longtime country fans and a vibrant introduction to a new generation of listeners who previously were not invited to give the genre a chance.

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