Index
Africa: gods (see Esu; Legba); his-
tory of, misrepresented, 2, 17-
19; as influence in jazz, 15-16;
jungle, depictions of, 80, 83 (see
also Ellington, Duke: and "jungle
music"); technique in African
music, 148, 264 n.19· See also Egypt;
Ellington, Duke: on Africa and
African music; Primitivism; Re-
naming; Tri-axium Writings: slavery,
cultural consequences of
Ake, David, 276 n.165
Albin, Scott, 181
Ali, Noble Drew, 46-47
Alien abduction experiences, 56. See
also Sun Ra: abduction by aliens
Allen, Marshall, 16
Amos 'n' Andy, 89-90
Anderson, Edmund, 123
Anderson, Paul A., 158-59
Armstrong, Louis, 154, 227 n·95, 246
n·3
1
Ayler, Albert, 59, 212
Bacon, Paul, 148
Baggenaes, Roland, 149
Baker, Houston A., 64, 259 n.61
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 40, 278 n.15
Baldwin, James, 1-3, 56-57, II9
Baptist conversion testimonies,
52
-56,191
Baptist sermon tradition, 30-32, 35,
227 n·99, 233
n.170
Baraka, Amiri, 159-61, 183, 261 n.68,
269 n.80
Barthes, Roland, 181,276 n.165
Bechet, Sidney, 1-3, 188, 192, 211
Bellerby, Vic, 86
ben-Jochannan, Yosef, 190, 222 n.23
Bernal, Martin, 17
Berry, Chuck, 280 n.32
Bhabha, Homi, 158
Bibb, Sir Oliver, 45
Bigard, Barney, 90, 120
Black Herman, 50, 235 n·30
Black Muslims. See Nation of Islam
Blake, Eubie, 154-55, 176
Blake, William, 280 n.50
Blevins, Brian, 155
Booth, Garry, 176-77, 179, 275 n.150
Bradbury, Ray, 70-71, 226 n.93, 241
n.139
Braxton, Anthony, 2-9, 57, 122,
145-209 passim, 2II-12, 213-15;
and apocalypse, 5, 185, 208-9;
and black critics, 159-62; collage
forms of, 196, 277 n.178; Compo-
sition Notes, 158, 160, 168-71; and
"correct" technique, 148-49, 264
n.19, 264 n.21; diagram titles of,
6, 145, 162-67, 193, 213-14, 263
n·3; and ancient Egypt, 164-65,
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