The Holy Profane : Religion in Black Popular Music Paperback / softback
The Holy Profane explores the strong presence of religion in the secular music of twentieth-century African American artists as diverse as Rosetta Tharpe, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Tupac Shakur.
Analyzing lyrics and the historical contexts that shaped those lyrics, Teresa L.
Reed examines the link between West-African musical and religious culture and the way African Americans convey religious sentiment in styles ranging from blues, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, and gangsta rap.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 200 pages, 11 photographs
- Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
- Publication Date: 30/11/2004
- Category: Sacred & religious music
- ISBN: 9780813190921
- Hardback from £44.50