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Kennedy's Blues

University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: July 2007
ISBN: 9781604731590
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Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents.

After eight years of Republican rule the young Democratic president received a warm welcome from African Americans. However, with the Cold War military draft and the slow pace of civil rights measures, inspiration temporarily gave way to impatience.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, the groundbreaking civil rights bill--all found their way into blues and gospel songs. The many blues numbers devoted to the assassination and the president's legacy are evidence of JFK's near-canonization by African Americans. Blues historian Guido van Rijn shows that John F. Kennedy became a mythical hero to blues songwriters despite what was left unaccomplished.

Guido van Rijn is teacher of English at Kennemer Lyceum in Overveen, the Netherlands. His previous books include The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960.

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Kennedy’s Blues – Brian Ward and Guido van Rijn

Collecting all the blues songs which focus on JFK and his apparent good spirit for African Americans, the authors of this book follow the intellectual threads of, not the president himself, but those lyrics sung about his administration.
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Kennedy's Blues PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Guido van Rijn
University Press of Mississippi, July 2007
ISBN: 9781604731590
EAN:  9781604731590
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $50.00 eBook price: $45.99
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