The Resource Black Bottom Saints, Alice Randall

Black Bottom Saints, Alice Randall

Label
Black Bottom Saints
Title
Black Bottom Saints
Statement of responsibility
Alice Randall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An enthralling literary tour-de-force that pays tribute to Detroit's legendary neighborhood, a mecca for jazz, sports, and politics, Black Bottom Saints is a powerful blend of fact and imagination reminiscent of E.L. Doctorow's classic novel Ragtime and Marlon James' Man Booker Award-winning masterpiece, A Brief History of Seven Killings. From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Joseph "Ziggy" Johnson, has been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city's African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he is also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he's rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era, including Ethel Waters, Billy Eckstein, and Count Basie. Ziggy is also the founder and dean of the Ziggy Johnson School of Theater. But now the doyen of Black Bottom is ready to hang up his many dapper hats. As he lays dying in the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Ziggy reflects on his life, the community that was the center of his world, and the remarkable people who helped shape it. Inspired by the Catholic Saints Day Books, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom's venerable "52 Saints." Among them are a vulnerable Dinah Washington, a defiant Joe Louis, and a raucous Bricktop. Randall balances the stories of these larger-than-life "Saints" with local heroes who became household names, enthralling men and women whose unstoppable ambition, love of style, and faith in community made this black Midwestern neighborhood the rival of New York City's Harlem. Accompanying these "tributes" are thoughtfully paired cocktails?special drinks that capture the essence of each of Ziggy's saints?libations as strong and satisfying as Alice Randall's wholly original view of a place and time unlike any other
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
B@L
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1959-
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Randall, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Prentice Onayemi and Imani Parks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Onayemi, Prentice
  • Parks, Imani
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  • African Americans
  • African American celebrities
  • African Americans in the newspaper industry
  • Black Bottom (Detroit, Mich.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Black Bottom Saints, Alice Randall
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780063005129
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
03332300-BAF6-424F-AEF7-FC4DD10D4401
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1176517772
  • on1176517772
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Black Bottom Saints, Alice Randall
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780063005129
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
03332300-BAF6-424F-AEF7-FC4DD10D4401
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1176517772
  • on1176517772
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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