Chicano Soul by Ruben Molina; Louie Perez (Foreword by); Alex LaRotta (Foreword by)
In 2007, Ruben Molina published the first-ever history of Mexican-American soul and R&Bmusic in his book, Chicano Soul: Recordings and History of an American Culture. Ten yearslater, Chicano Soul remains an important and oft-referenced study of this vital but oftenoverlooked chapter of the greater American musical experience. Chicano soul music of the1950s and 1960s still reverberates today, both within Chicano communities and throughoutmany musical genres. Molina tells the story of the roots of Chicano soul, its evolution, and itsenduring cultural infl uence. "Brown-eyed soul" music draws on 1950s era jazz, blues, jump blues, rock 'n' roll, Latinjazz, and traditional Mexican music such as ranchera, norteño, and conjunto music. With its rareand gorgeous photos, record scans, concert bills, and impressive discography (to say nothingof its rich oral histories/interviews), it is one of those rare works that speaks to both generaland academic audiences.
Call Number: ML3481 .M65 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-30