[Full Book] The Truman And Eisenhower Blues

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Publisher: A&C Black
Author: Guido van Rijn
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 215

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Guido van Rijn, The Truman And Eisenhower Blues Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Truman And Eisenhower Blues books, Guide van Rijn presents a fascinating and exhaustive account of the gospel and blues music of the immediate postwar period, shedding much light on the civil rights situation of the time and the experience of segregation as well as events such as the Atom Bomb, the Cold War, Korea and of course the Republican victory in 1956. He concentrates on songs that comment on contemporary political events and issues during this crucial time in the shaping of black consciousness in America. In doing so, he uncovers a hidden black history on the eve of the emergence of the civil rights movement--a deep insight into the lives and opinions of people who had few other outlets of expression. Also available, from the author's own website, is a CD containing recordings of the songs discussed in the text, such as Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, I'm a Democrat Man, and The Alabama Bus.


[Full Book] Kennedy S Blues

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Author: Guido van Rijn
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 220

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Kennedy S Blues

The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Guido van Rijn, Kennedy S Blues Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kennedy S Blues books, Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents. After eight years of Republican rule the young Democratic president received a warm welcome from African Americans. However, with the Cold War military draft and the slow pace of civil rights measures, inspiration temporarily gave way to impatience. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, the groundbreaking civil rights bill--all found their way into blues and gospel songs. The many blues numbers devoted to the assassination and the president's legacy are evidence of JFK's near-canonization by African Americans. Blues historian Guido van Rijn shows that John F. Kennedy became a mythical hero to blues songwriters despite what was left unaccomplished. Guido van Rijn is teacher of English at Kennemer Lyceum in Overveen, the Netherlands. His previous books include The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960.


[Full Book] Blues

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Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Dick Weissman
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 337

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Blues

The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Dick Weissman, Blues Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blues books, Born out of the field hollers, work songs, and spirituals sung by African-American slaves and tenant farmers as they were forced to work in the fields of the South, blues music often speaks of oppression, sadness, and love, topics that transcend racial and ethnic boundaries. Early musicians such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and W.C. Handy established the standards of the genre, with the hit songs OC See That My Grave Is Kept CleanOCO and OC Memphis Blues, OCO respectively. Their affecting lyrics later served as inspiration for future blues performers such as Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and John Lee Hooker. The blues became the foundation of nearly every form of American music created in the 20th century, especially jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop. American Popular Music: Blues brings together in a single volume all the aspects of this musical genre, creating an essential resource for music lovers everywhere, as well as those interested in the historical roots of an American legacy."


[Full Book] Nobody Knows Where The Blues Come From

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Author: Robert Springer
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 303

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Nobody Knows Where The Blues Come From

The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Robert Springer, Nobody Knows Where The Blues Come From Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nobody Knows Where The Blues Come From books, Musicians and music scholars rightly focus on the sounds of the blues and the colorful life stories of blues performers. Equally important and, until now, inadequately studied are the lyrics. The international contributors to Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From explore this aspect of the blues and establish the significance of African American popular song as a neglected form of oral history. "High Water Everywhere: Blues and Gospel Commentary on the 1927 Mississippi River Flood," by David Evans, is the definitive study of songs about one of the greatest natural disasters in the history of the United States. In "Death by Fire: African American Popular Music on the Natchez Rhythm Club Fire," Luigi Monge analyzes a continuum of songs about exclusively African American tragedy. "Lookin' for the Bully: An Enquiry into a Song and Its Story," by Paul Oliver traces the origins and the many avatars of the Bully song. In "That Dry Creek Eaton Clan: A North Mississippi Murder Ballad of the 1930s," Tom Freeland and Chris Smith study a ballad recorded in 1939 by a black convict at Parchman prison farm. "Coolidge's Blues: African American Blues from the Roaring Twenties" is Guido van Rijn's survey of blues of that decade. Robert Springer's "On the Electronic Trail of Blues Formulas" presents a number of conclusions about the spread of patterns in blues narratives. In "West Indies Blues: An Historical Overview 1920s-1950s," John Cowley turns his attention to West Indian songs produced on the American mainland. Finally, in "Ethel Waters: 'Long, Lean, Lanky Mama,'" Randall Cherry reappraises the early career of this blues and vaudeville singer. Robert Springer is a professor of English at the University of Metz in Longeville les Metz, France. Among other works, he is the author of Authentic Blues: Its History and Its Themes and the editor of The Lyrics in African American Popular Music.


[Full Book] Boom S Blues

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Author: Wim Verbei
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Wim Verbei, Boom S Blues Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Boom S Blues books, Boom's Blues stands as both a remarkable biography of J. Frank G. Boom (1920-1953) and a recovery of his incredible contribution to blues scholarship originally titled The Blues: Satirical Songs of the North American Negro. Wim Verbei tells how and when the Netherlands was introduced to African American blues music and describes the equally dramatic and peculiar friendship that existed between Boom and jazz critic and musicologist Will Gilbert, who worked for the Kultuurkamer during World War II and had been charged with the task of formulating the Nazi's Jazzverbod, the decree prohibiting the public performance of jazz. Boom's Blues ends with the annotated and complete text of Boom's The Blues, providing the international world at last with an English version of the first book-length study of the blues. At the end of the 1960s, a series of thirteen blues paperbacks edited by Paul Oliver for the London publisher November Books began appearing. One manuscript landed on his desk that had been written in 1943 by a then twenty-three-year-old Amsterdammer Frank (Frans) Boom. Its publication, to which Oliver gave the title Laughing to Keep from Crying, was announced on the back jacket of the last three Blues Paperbacks in 1971 and 1972. Yet it never was published and the manuscript once more disappeared. In October 1996, Dutch blues expert and publicist Verbei went in search of the presumably lost manuscript and the story behind its author. It only took him a couple of months to track down the manuscript, but it took another ten years to glean the full story behind the extraordinary Frans Boom, who passed away in 1953 in Indonesia.


[Full Book] Cross The Water Blues

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Author: Neil A. Wynn
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 302

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Neil A. Wynn, Cross The Water Blues Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cross The Water Blues books, This unique collection of essays examines the flow of African American music and musicians across the Atlantic to Europe from the time of slavery to the twentieth century. In a sweeping examination of different musical forms--spirituals, blues, jazz, skiffle, and orchestral music--the contributors consider the reception and influence of black music on a number of different European audiences, particularly in Britain, but also France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The essayists approach the subject through diverse historical, musicological, and philosophical perspectives. A number of essays document little-known performances and recordings of African American musicians in Europe. Several pieces, including one by Paul Oliver, focus on the appeal of the blues to British listeners. At the same time, these considerations often reveal the ambiguous nature of European responses to black music and in so doing add to our knowledge of transatlantic race relations. Contributions from Christopher G. Bakriges, Sean Creighton, Jeffrey Green, Leighton Grist, Bob Groom, Rainer E. Lotz, Paul Oliver, Catherine Parsonage, Iris Schmeisser, Roberta Freund Schwartz, Robert Springer, Rupert Till, Guido van Rijn, David Webster, Jen Wilson, and Neil A. Wynn


[Full Book] The Cambridge Companion To Blues And Gospel Music

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Allan Moore
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 234

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The Cambridge Companion To Blues And Gospel Music

The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Allan Moore, The Cambridge Companion To Blues And Gospel Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To Blues And Gospel Music books, From Robert Johnson to Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson to John Lee Hooker, blues and gospel artists figure heavily in the mythology of twentieth-century culture. The styles in which they sang have proved hugely influential to generations of popular singers, from the wholesale adoptions of singers like Robert Cray or James Brown, to the subtler vocal appropriations of Mariah Carey. Their own music, and how it operates, is not, however, always seen as valid in its own right. This book provides an overview of both these genres, which worked together to provide an expression of twentieth-century black US experience. Their histories are unfolded and questioned; representative songs and lyrical imagery are analysed; perspectives are offered from the standpoint of the voice, the guitar, the piano, and also that of the working musician. The book concludes with a discussion of the impact the genres have had on mainstream musical culture.


[Full Book] War What Is It Good For

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Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Author: Kimberley Phillips Boehm
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 360

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Kimberley Phillips Boehm, War What Is It Good For Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War What Is It Good For books, African Americans' long campaign for "the right to fight" forced Harry Truman to issue his 1948 executive order calling for equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces. In War! What Is It Good For?, Kimberley Phillips examines how blacks' participation in the nation's wars after Truman's order and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship galvanized a vibrant antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom. Using an array of sources--from newspapers and government documents to literature, music, and film--and tracing the period from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Phillips considers how federal policies that desegregated the military also maintained racial, gender, and economic inequalities. Since 1945, the nation's need for military labor, blacks' unequal access to employment, and discriminatory draft policies have forced black men into the military at disproportionate rates. While mainstream civil rights leaders considered the integration of the military to be a civil rights success, many black soldiers, veterans, and antiwar activists perceived war as inimical to their struggles for economic and racial justice and sought to reshape the civil rights movement into an antiwar black freedom movement. Since the Vietnam War, Phillips argues, many African Americans have questioned linking militarism and war to their concepts of citizenship, equality, and freedom.


[Full Book] Continuum Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Of The World Volume 8

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Publisher: A&C Black
Author: John Shepherd
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 584

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Continuum Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Of The World Volume 8

The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by John Shepherd, Continuum Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Of The World Volume 8 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Continuum Encyclopedia Of Popular Music Of The World Volume 8 books, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 8 is one of six volumes within the 'Genre' strand of the series. This volume discusses the genres of North America in relation to their cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; changing stylistic features; notable and influential performers; and relationships to other genres and sub-genres. This volume features over 100 in-depth essays on genres ranging from Adult Contemporary to Alternative Rock, from Barbershop to Bebop, and from Disco to Emo.


[Full Book] Give My Poor Heart Ease Enhanced Ebook

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Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Author: William Ferris
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by William Ferris, Give My Poor Heart Ease Enhanced Ebook Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Give My Poor Heart Ease Enhanced Ebook books, Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Here are the stories of artists who have long memories and speak eloquently about their lives, blues musicians who represent a wide range of musical traditions--from one-strand instruments, bottle-blowing, and banjo to spirituals, hymns, and prison work chants. Celebrities such as B. B. King and Willie Dixon, along with performers known best in their neighborhoods, express the full range of human and artistic experience--joyful and gritty, raw and painful. In an autobiographical introduction, Ferris reflects on how he fell in love with the vibrant musical culture that was all around him but was considered off limits to a white Mississippian during a troubled era. This magnificent volume illuminates blues music, the broader African American experience, and indeed the history and culture of America itself. The enhanced ebook edition includes: * Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text * An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text * Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the the features of this enhanced ebook:


[Full Book] Civil Rights Music

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Publisher: Lexington Books
Author: Reiland Rabaka
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 314

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Reiland Rabaka, Civil Rights Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Civil Rights Music books, While there have been a number of studies that have explored African American “movement culture” and African American “movement politics,” rarely has the mixture of black music and black politics or, rather, black music an as expression of black movement politics, been explored across several genres of African American “movement music,” and certainly not with a central focus on the major soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement: gospel, freedom songs, rhythm & blues, and rock & roll. Here the mixture of music and politics emerging out of the Civil Rights Movement is critically examined as an incredibly important site and source of spiritual rejuvenation, social organization, political education, and cultural transformation, not simply for the non-violent civil rights soldiers of the 1950s and 1960s, but for organic intellectual-artist-activists deeply committed to continuing the core ideals and ethos of the Civil Rights Movement in the twenty-first century. Civil Rights Music: The Soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement is primarily preoccupied with that liminal, in-between, and often inexplicable place where black popular music and black popular movements meet and merge. Black popular movements are more than merely social and political affairs. Beyond social organization and political activism, black popular movements provide much-needed spaces for cultural development and artistic experimentation, including the mixing of musical and other aesthetic traditions. “Movement music” experimentation has historically led to musical innovation, and musical innovation in turn has led to new music that has myriad meanings and messages—some social, some political, some cultural, some spiritual and, indeed, some sexual. Just as black popular movements have a multiplicity of meanings, this book argues that the music that emerges out of black popular movements has a multiplicity of meanings as well.


[Full Book] Sound And The City

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Publisher: transcript Verlag
Author: Dietrich Helms
Category : Music
Languages : de
Pages : 166

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Sound And The City

The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Dietrich Helms, Sound And The City Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sound And The City books, Städte haben ihren individuellen Sound - einen Klang, der sich auch musikalisch darstellt. Dazu gehört - aber nicht nur - die Umsetzung von industriellem Krach in futuristische »rumori« oder konkreten »bruit«. Städte sind Zentren der Kommunikation, hochaktive Knotenpunkte globaler Netzwerke. Hier treffen Menschen mit den unterschiedlichsten ethnischen, sozialen und kulturellen Hintergründen sowie musikalischen Bedürfnissen und Fähigkeiten aufeinander. Aus dieser Konfrontation entstehen Musiken, in denen sich ihr Anderssein und ihre Identität manifestieren, in denen sich aber auch Spuren der Anpassung und Integration finden - und die fast immer populäre Musikformen annehmen. Denn die Stadt als Handelsplatz macht zur Ware, was zuvor als Volksmusik mündlich tradiert wurde oder als Kunst gemeint war. Die Stadt ermöglicht unendlich viele Chancen der Kommunikation, die doch nie ausreichend zu sein scheinen.


[Full Book] Talkin Bout A Revolution

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Author: Dick Weissman
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 400

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Talkin Bout A Revolution

The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Dick Weissman, Talkin Bout A Revolution Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Talkin Bout A Revolution books, A comprehensive guide to the relationship between American music and politics from music expert Weissman. Unprecedented in its approach, the book offers a multidisciplinary discussion that illuminates how social events impact music as well as how music impacts social events.


[Full Book] The B B King Reader

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Author: Richard Kostelanetz
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 330

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Richard Kostelanetz, The B B King Reader Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The B B King Reader books, B.B. King is a national treasure. For more than five decades, he has been the consummate blues performer. His unique guitar playing, powerful vocals, and repertoire of songs have taken him from tiny Itta Bena, Mississippi, to worldwide renown. In this comprehensive volume, the best articles, interviews and reviews about B.B. King's life and career have been gathered. Learn how he first made his mark as a disc jockey in Memphis hawking "Pepticon" elixir and taking the moniker of the "Beale Street Blues Boy"; trace his early tours and recordings; see him be swept up in the blues revival; and finally, enjoy his fame as the greatest living exponent of the blues style.


[Full Book] Folk Music The Basics

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Ronald Cohen
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 264

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Ronald Cohen, Folk Music The Basics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Folk Music The Basics books, Folk Music: The Basics gives a brief introduction to British and American folk music. Drawing upon the most recent and relevant scholarship, it will focus on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music: traditional, local performers; professional collectors; and the advent of professional performers in the twentieth century during the so-called "folk revival." The two sides of the folk tradition will be examined--both as popular and commercial expressions. Folk Music: The Basics serves as an excellent introduction to the players, the music, and the styles that make folk music an enduring and well-loved musical style. Throughout, sidebars offer studies of key folk performers, record labels, and related issues to place the general discussion in context.


[Full Book] Beyond The Crossroads

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Publisher: UNC Press Books
Author: Adam Gussow
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 416

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Adam Gussow, Beyond The Crossroads Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beyond The Crossroads books, The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.


[Full Book] Jimi Hendrix And The Cultural Politics Of Popular Music

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Publisher: Springer
Author: Aaron Lefkovitz
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 158

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The Truman And Eisenhower Blues by Aaron Lefkovitz, Jimi Hendrix And The Cultural Politics Of Popular Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jimi Hendrix And The Cultural Politics Of Popular Music books, This book, on Jimi Hendrix’s life, times, visual-cultural prominence, and popular music, with a particular emphasis on Hendrix’s relationships to the cultural politics of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, and nation. Hendrix, an itinerant “Gypsy” and “Voodoo child” whose racialized “freak” visual image continues to internationally circulate, exploited the exoticism of his race, gender, and sexuality and Gypsy and Voodoo transnational political cultures and religion. Aaron E. Lefkovitz argues that Hendrix can be located in a legacy of black-transnational popular musicians, from Chuck Berry to the hip hop duo Outkast, confirming while subverting established white supremacist and hetero-normative codes and conventions. Focusing on Hendrix’s transnational biography and centrality to US and international visual cultural and popular music histories, this book links Hendrix to traditions of blackface minstrelsy, international freak show spectacles, black popular music’s global circulation, and visual-cultural racial, gender, and sexual stereotypes, while noting Hendrix’s place in 1960s countercultural, US-exceptionalist, cultural Cold War, and rock histories.