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A Right to Sing the Blues

African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song

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$38.50 • £30.95 • €34.50

ISBN 9780674005662

Publication Date: 03/16/2001


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction: The Languages of Black-Jewish Relations
  • “Yiddle on Your Fiddle”: The Culture of Black-Jewish Relations
  • “I Used to Be Color Blind”: The Racialness of Jewish Men
  • “Swanee Ripples”: From Blackface to White Negro
  • “Lift Ev’ry Voice”: African American Music and the Nation
  • “Melancholy Blues”: Making Jews Sacred in African American Music
  • Epilogue: The Lasting Power of “Black-Jewish Relations”
  • Notes
  • Index

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