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Africam 159 Week 3

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Africam 159 Week 3 Africam 159

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Special Topics in African American Literature
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brianna Alleyne on Wednesday July 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Africam 159 at University of California Berkeley taught by Frederick Vincent in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Special Topics in African American Literature in African American Studies at University of California Berkeley.

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Notes: ● Muhammad Ali: born Cassius Clay. Won Rome Gold Medal in 1960. Next day  after he won fight with Sonny Liston, he became Muhammad Ali and announced he was  part of Nation of Islam. He was the mouth of Nation of Islam more than Malcolm X.  Enemy of mainstream America by 1966. Drafted into Army after. He wouldn’t go to war  so they took the boxing license and passport. So he would go around college campuses  and got in people’s faces about things ● “Jack Johnson”: 1st black heavyweight champion. Won fights, dated white  woman but gave money back to black businesses. Owned many jazz clubs. Eventually  left US for Mexico to escape racism. ● Joel Lewis: black heavyweight champion in WW2. White people were very  supportive of him because he was soft spoken. Didn’t speak in public and no one really  knew him because of that ● Don King: black hype man. Set up fight between Ali and George Foreman. Called it Rumble in the Jungle. Ali was the good guy in this match. Made fight into a huge show­ brought in James Brown and other performances to fight before match. Was fought in  Congo. Movie on this was When we were Kings. ● James Brown: 1) expressed black pride explicitly in popular music. 2) redefined  the rhythms of rhythm and blues “the One”. 3) Funky President who addressed social  issues in songs 4) Blues to Soul to Funk ● Sly: turned everything on their head. Spelled out the ideals of the new  generation. Had a mixed band HW (due this week): ● Turn in Radio Review sometime this week Notes: ● Rhythm and Blues: Post WW2 Black Dance Music ● R&B: Contemporary Black Pop/Club Music ● “Black Radio”: talk about current black shows ● Marcellous: person who is a fundamental jazz artist ● Sister Rosetta Tharpe: pioneer rock and roll guitarist. Didn’t It Rain ● Rock and Roll was a white male fetish and scene so if you didn’t fit that  model/ideal, you wasn’t going to be seen nationally ● Barbara Lynn­ Ya’ll lose a good thing HW: ● Turn in all assignments missing Notes: ● Page 86 of reader ● Herbie Hancock: ○ Fusion artist. Originally classic trained the got with Miles Davis  and did jazz. At end of 60s went to more African roots. Came back in 70s and did fusion. Late 70s, he got into disco. He was considered little bro of Miles. Went to  NY, heard hip hop and for 10 years he did electronic hip hop instrumental. Did  world music and tribute album. First person to hear CDs. Seen as a fearless  technology innovator with improv. At age 11, he played Mozart for Chicago  symphony. Synthesized. Used voice coder­ robotic with human touch. Rockit  video. Buddhist and had balance. ● Can’t talk about jazz without improv ● Flying Lotus­ Never Catch Me feat. Kendrick Lamar ● Ken Bern: Jazz Part 10 Freedom Now! ○ Charles Mangus­ hot tempered. Unpredictable but good artist.  Uncompromised and produced a song where he spoke and used governor's  name so he had to release on small record, Candid and not his label Cadillac. ● Fusion: based on electronic sounds ● Miles Davis: ○ Didn’t want to be outdated. When sly started to become famous,  he started to get played out. He gave up instrumental and put electronic  instruments due to his label. Created fusion­mix of jazz and rock and roll. People  thought he was a sell­out ● Sun Ra­ space is the place 1974 ○ Tied everything together. According to him, black people are  myths. He lectured at Cal but stayed at Black panther house due to invite from  Bobby Seale. ● Betty Davis: ○ He was a big freak. Raw and down and funky. No raw footage of  any performances. Self­directed. Wrote her own stuff, ran band by herself,  created an alta galactic persona. Miles Davis wife for a while. Introduced Miles to Jimmi Hendrix. Model and got in a lot of fights with Miles. She kept it wild for  Miles. HW: ● Read Ch. 14 \Notes: ● Shining Star, Elements­ Earth Wind, Fire ● Mandrill was relentless to mixing styles ● Fat City Strut­ Mandrill ● Joyous­ Pleasure ● Back Stabbers, When the World’s at Peace ­ The O’Jays ● Gospel  Soul Music  Disco Funk Blues Rhythm and Blues  Black Rock  Hip Hop Rock and Roll Jazz Fusion  Techno Jazz (swing, bop) ● Psychedelic Snack, I can’t get Next to You, Message from a Black Man­ The  Temptations ● Message for a black man was following a trend for Motown ● Ozzy Brothers: ○ Started as a trio of singers called Shout from Cinninnati and then  came to NY. Middle 660s added Jimmi Hendrix  (lasted 6 months). 1971  youngest brother joined group. Went from trio of singers to six and was a band. ● Being on Soul Train meant you made it ● Soul Train ○ LA dancers on crack. On Saturday morning. ● Japan in late 80s would rerun Soul Train. America bootlegged Soul Train DVRS.  ● Chaka Khan HW: ● Midterm due Monday


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