Volume 52, Number 4, 2013

Table of Contents

The Funk Issue

Tony Bolden, Guest Editor

Remembering James Farrell

p. 5
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Introduction

Editor’s Introduction

pp. 7-8
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Essays

Groove Theory: A Vamp on the Epistemology of Funk

pp. 9-34
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“She Was Too Black for Rock and Too Hard for Soul”: (Re)discovering the Musical Career of Betty Mabry Davis

pp. 35-55
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The Feminist Funk Power of Betty Davis and Renée Stout

pp. 57-76
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Labelle: Funk, Feminism, and the Politics of Flight and Fight

pp. 77-98
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Make It Funky: Fela Kuti, James Brown and the Invention of Afrobeat

pp. 99-118
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The Blues/Funk Futurism of Roger Troutman

pp. 119-123
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“Chameleon” Meets Soul Train: Herbie, James, Michael, Damita Jo, and Jazz-Funk

pp. 125-140
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Exploring the Funkadelic Aesthetic: Intertextuality and Cosmic Philosophizing in Funkadelic’s Album Covers and Liner Notes

pp. 141-169
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Belief in Lyric

pp. 171-179
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Diggin’ You Like Those Ol’ Soul Records: Meshell Ndegeocello and the Expanding Definition of Funk in Postsoul America

pp. 181-204
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Beyond Keeping It Real: OutKast, the Funk Connection, and Afrofuturism

pp. 205-216
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Now We Want Our Funk Cut: Janelle Monáe’s Neo-Afrofuturism

pp. 217-230
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Poetry & Visual Art

Grace (for Be’la Dona)

p. 231
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The Seed of Starchild

pp. 232-233
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Untitled

p. 234
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Crank Shaped Notes

pp. 235-244
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Danger, Live Feed

pp. 245-247
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Notesofasoulfulson

pp. 248-252
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Oshun as Ohio Player(s)

p. 253
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Thrombipxtasy, and: The Slop, and: Insig, and: One Nation

pp. 254-257
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Notes on Contributors

pp. 258-260
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