Revisiting The Music Series: Deploying A Little Negro Spirit

It’s always nice when people mention your online work fondly. I recently saw  a comment where someone mentioned my music criticism series from 2009, Deploying A Little Negro Spirit.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing the cultural assessment and contributions of  blacks in music. I’ve also pointed out how empowering the disco era was for women (and gays), which is why the “establishment” sought to reorder any progress that resulted in higher consciousness and freedom of expression.

If you’re reading them for the first time enjoy.

Deploying A Little Negro Spirit: When Black Female Artists of Substance Are Ignored

Deploying A Little Negro Spirit: Gotta Have Soul

Deploying A Little Negro Spirit: When White Artists Go Black

Deploying A Little Negro Spirit: When Black Artists Flip the Script

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The continuation with artists like Emeli Sande.

I  had to link because the addition of  N’Dea Davenport elevated this Tortured Soul track to another level!

2 comments to Revisiting The Music Series: Deploying A Little Negro Spirit

  • redpaperlantern

    I love N’Dea Davenport. she was guest on a song with Natalie Merchant, called Break Your Heart [http://youtu.be/wvlFXxaS3KY] and her vocals put this track over the top for me. The piece is slow, but very melodic. I also like the artist you posted, Emeli Sande. I will definitely have to look her up.I will also have to review the previous posts, as well. Thanks for sharing