The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C. (American Made Music Series)

The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C. (American Made Music Series)

Kip Lornell

The Beat! used to be the 1st ebook to discover the musical, social, and cultural phenomenon of go-go song. during this re-creation, up to date by means of a considerable bankruptcy at the present scene, authors Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson, Jr., position go-go inside black well known song made because the heart 1970s--a interval in which hip-hop has predominated. This styling displays the District's African American history. Its super-charged drumming and vocal combos of hip-hop, funk, and soul advanced and nonetheless thrive at the streets of Washington, D.C., and in neighboring Prince George's County, making it the main geographically compact type of renowned music.

Go-go--the merely musical shape indigenous to Washington, D.C.--features a hugely syncopated, nonstop beat and vocals which are spoken in addition to sung. The e-book chronicles its improvement and ongoing recognition, concentrating on lots of its key figures and associations, together with demonstrated acts similar to Chuck Brown (the Godfather of Go-Go), event limitless, infrequent Essence, and bother Funk; recognized DJs, managers, and promoters; and filmmakers who've integrated it into their paintings. Now up to date and again in print, The Beat! presents longtime enthusiasts and those that examine American musical kinds a definitive examine the track and its makers.

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