The Resource Got to be something here : the rise of the Minneapolis sound, Andrea Swensson

Got to be something here : the rise of the Minneapolis sound, Andrea Swensson

Label
Got to be something here : the rise of the Minneapolis sound
Title
Got to be something here
Title remainder
the rise of the Minneapolis sound
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Swensson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning in the year of Prince's birth, 1958, with the recording of Minnesota's first R&B record by a North Minneapolis band called the Big Ms, Got to Be Something Here traces the rise of that distinctive sound through two generations of political upheaval, rebellion, and artistic passion. Funk and soul become a lens for exploring three decades of Minneapolis and St. Paul history as longtime music journalist Andrea Swensson takes us through the neighborhoods and venues, and the lives and times, that produced the Minneapolis Sound. Visit the Near North neighborhood where soul artist Wee Willie Walker, recording engineer David Hersk, and the Big Ms first put the Minneapolis Sound on record. Across the Mississippi River in the historic Rondo district of St. Paul, the gospel-meets-R&B groups the Exciters and the Amazers take hold of a community that will soon be all but erased by the construction of I-94. From King Solomon's Mines to the Flame, from The Way in Near North to the First Avenue stage (then known as Sam's) where Prince would make a triumphant hometown return in 1981, Swensson traces the journeys of black artists who were hard-pressed to find venues and outlets for their music, struggling to cross the color line as they honed their sound. And through it all, there's the music: blistering, sweltering, relentless funk, soul, and R&B from artists like Maurice McKinnies, Haze, Prophets of Peace, and The Family, who refused to be categorized and whose boundary-shattering approach set the stage for a young Prince Rogers Nelson and his peers Morris Day, Andre Cymone, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis to launch their careers, and the Minneapolis Sound, into the stratosphere. A visit to Prince's Paisley Park and a conversation with the artist provide a rare glimpse into his world and an intimate sense of his relationship to his legacy and the music he and his friends crafted in their youth
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
781.6309776579
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3477.8.M56
LC item number
S94 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Got to be something here : the rise of the Minneapolis sound, Andrea Swensson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Prologue""; ""1. Plymouth Avenue""; ""2. Rondo""; ""3. The Way""; ""4. The Mines""; ""5. Black and Proud""; ""6. The Flame""; ""7. Black and White""; ""8. The Family""; ""9. Prince and André""; ""10. Funkytown""; ""Epilogue""; ""Acknowledgments and Sources""; ""Significant Recordings""; ""Bibliography""
Control code
on1005701346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452956350
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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3cc0d2f0-be4a-49f7-a552-b35b2946295a
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37469071
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005701346
  • jstor1452956359

Library Locations

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