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Introduction to Black Music

Course Guide - Sands

American Black Music - How to Find a Recording

Find a Recordings at the CCC Library or the CBMR:

By Composer, Artist or Performer

Search the catalog above using a personal name in the following format: last name, first name. Use the drop-down menu to select Artist

Examples:

Gaye, Marvin;

Franklin, Aretha;

Turner, Ike

For a group, band or an artist with a single name or unconventional name, simply type in the name and select Artist from the drop-down menu.

Examples:

The Supremes;

Leadbelly;

Prince;

Sam and Dave

By Genre:

"Religious Folk Music"

"Work Songs"

Minstrelsy

Spirituals (Song) as a Subject search

The Blues

Gospel

Ragtime

"Classic Jazz"

"Rhythm & Blues"

"Soul Music"

Rap (Music) as a Subject search

"Hip Hop"

Music Online - Listening Database Links

Use the following links to browse the search results for sound recordings from different genres of African American music from the Music Online Database.