Come Sunday

Come Sunday: Close Listening with Stanley Crouch

Wednesday, September 21

12:00 PM

Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208
53 Wall Street
New Haven  Connecticut  06511
United States
Free & open to the public

Professor Daphne Brooks and nonfiction winner Stanley Crouch listen to and discuss Duke Ellington's “Come Sunday” (featuring Mahalia Jackson, with Ray Nance on violin) and its place in the history of jazz, with sidebars on cover versions and Ralph Ellison's essay on the piece.

Daphne Brooks is the author of two books: Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 (2006), winner of The Errol Hill Award, and Grace (2005). Brooks is currently working on a new book entitled Subterranean Blues: Black Women Sound Modernity, forthcoming from Harvard University Press. She has authored numerous articles on race, gender, performance, and popular music culture, including “Sister, Can You Line It Out?:  Zora Neale Hurston & the Sound of Angular Black Womanhood” in Amerikastudien, “‘Puzzling the Intervals’: Blind Tom and the Poetics of the Sonic Slave Narrative” in The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative, ”Nina Simone’s Triple Play” in Callaloo and “‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’: Surrogation & Black Female Soul Singing in the Age of Catastrophe” in Meridians. Brooks is also the author of the liner notes for The Complete Tammi Terrell (2010) and Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia (2011), as well as editor of The Great Escapes: The Narratives of William Wells Brown, Henry Box Brown, and William Craft (2007).

Co-sponsored by the Endeavors Series, the Department of African American Studies, and the Whitney Humanities Center.