Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie HolidayBook - 1998
The author of "Women, Race and Class" suggests that "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday represent a black working-class, feminist ideology and historical consciousness. Davis' illuminating analysis of the songs performed by these artists provides readers with a compelling and transformative understanding of their musical and social contributions and of their relation to both the African-American community and American culture. of photos.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, , ©1998
Branch Call Number: 781.643 Da
Description: xx, 427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
From Library Staff
A book discussing the three famous and influential African-American singers - Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Ma Rainey.