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Shine bright : a very personal history of Black women in pop

Smith, Danyel (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593132722
  • ISBN: 0593132718
  • ISBN: 9780593132715
  • Physical Description: xxv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roc Lit 101, One World, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Published in the United States by Roc Lit 101, a joint venture between Roc Nation LLC and One World, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York." -- title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-278) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. The Dixie Cups ; Leontyne + Dionne + Cissy ; Miss Ross ; Gladys ; Donna ; Marilyn + Peaches ; Stephanie + The Wiz ; Jody + Deniece -- Part 2. Whitney and Aretha -- Part 3. Janet ; Mariah -- Outro -- Gratitude.
Summary, etc.: "A weave of biography, criticism, and memoir, Shine Bright is Danyel Smith's intimate history of Black women's music as the foundational story of American pop. Smith has been writing this history for more than five years. But as a music fan, and then as an essayist, editor (Vibe, Billboard), and podcast host (Black Girl Songbook), she has been living this history since she was a latchkey kid listening to 'Midnight Train to Georgia' on the family stereo. Smith's detailed narrative begins with Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved woman who sang her poems, and continues through the stories of Mahalia Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Mariah Carey, as well as the under-considered careers of Marilyn McCoo, Deniece Williams, and Jody Watley. Shine Bright is an overdue paean to musical masters whose true stories and genius have been hidden in plain sight--and the book Danyel Smith was born to write." --
Subject: African American women musicians
Popular music United States History and criticism
African American singers
Women singers United States
Musiciennes noires américaines
Musique populaire États-Unis Histoire et critique
Chanteurs noirs américains
Chanteuses États-Unis
African American singers
African American women musicians
Popular music
Women singers
MUSIC / History & Criticism
African American women musicians
Popular music
African American singers
Women singers
United States
Genre: Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.