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African American Studies Critical Guide to OHAM: Popular


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Most material listed in this guide can be accessed through OHAM's finding aids in Archives at Yale. Click above to view the finding aids.

Popular Music

OHAM’s collection includes a small number of interviews with figures whose work can be categorized as contemporary “popular music” based on its commercial success and sonic qualities. Each of the artists listed below—from musician and record producer Quincy Jones to eclectic disc jockey Paul Dennis Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky)—continues to write and perform music that traverses genres such as electronica, funk, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, rhythm & blues, and rock & roll.

Jeffreys, Garland
Jones, Quincy
DJ Spooky (Paul Dennis Miller)
Shaffer, Paul


Last updated 1/13/2020