Yo Mama!: New Raps, Toasts, Dozens, Jokes, and Children's Rhymes from Urban Black America

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Onwuchekwa Jemie
Temple University Press, 2003 - 311 pagine
Collected primarily in metropolitan New York and Philadelphia during the classic era of black street poetry (i.e., during the late 1960s and early 1970s) these raps, signifyings, toasts, boasts, jokes and children's rhymes will delight general readers as well as scholars. Ranging from the simple rhymes that accompany children's games to verbally inventive insults and the epic exploits of traditional characters like Shine and Stagger Lee, these texts sound the deep rivers of culture, echoing two continents. Onwuchekwa Jemie's introductory essay situates them in a globally pan-African context and relates them to more recent forms of oral culture such as rap and spoken word.
 

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Parti CHILDRENS RHYMES AND GAME SONGS
97
HiHo Silver
103
Slap Me Five
104
Old Abe Lincoln
105
See My Heart
106
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
107
It Aint Gonna Rain No More
108
Cry Baby
109
The Signifying Monkey
191
The Signifying Monkey
193
The Signifying Monkey
195
The Signifying Monkey
197
The Signifying Monkey
199
The Signifying Monkey
200
The Signifying and PoolShooting Monkey
201
STAGGER LEE
206

Booty Shine no 52 Old Lady Had a Rooster no 53 Stop no 54 I Know Your Hair Is Nappy
110
MARCHING SONGS AND THREATS III
111
Am Blind
112
ChooChoo BangBang
113
CHOOSING SIDES
114
My Mother and Your Mother
115
HAND CLAP
116
Cookie Jar
117
Miss Mary Mack
118
Eenie Meenie Gypso Leenie
119
JUMP ROPE
120
Cinderella
121
Strawberry Shortcake
122
Do the Wicky Wacky
123
Stampede
124
Hey Girl
125
On the Mountain
126
Lost My Handkerchief
127
Hello Bill
128
RUN AND CHASE GAMES
129
Ole Mother Witch
130
CIRCLE GAMES
131
Shake Shake My Playmate
132
Dinahs Dead
133
Sally Waters Sally Walker
134
Lets Get the Rhythm
135
NewberryWine
136
Up on the Roof
137
Marcy Chaplins
138
VULGAR RHYMES
139
Fat and Skinny
140
Your Mama Dont Wear No Draws
141
Put Your Foot on the Rock
142
Batman
143
Her Belly Began to Rise
144
Sing the Old Tunes
145
RAPPING SIGNIFYING BOASTS
150
Twenty Women
158
POVERTY
164
UGLINESS
169
Funky
171
3 Age
173
Height
174
Teeth
175
Dick
176
Ass
178
Feet
179
Low Down
181
PROMISCUITY
182
TOASTS
189
Stagolee
207
THE TITANIC
217
The King the Queen and the Whore
223
DOLEMITE
229
DORIELLA DUFONTAINE
235
HONKYTONK BUD
241
Big Pete
247
PartV INVECTIVE
253
PartVI PREACHER TALES AND PARODIES
257
Telephone to Glory
258
The Visiting White Preacher
259
Ghosts
260
Last Will and Testament
261
Fresh Air
262
G Y B A P C
263
Make a Joyful Noise
264
Mock Sermon
266
Jonah and the Whale
272
PartVII JOKES
277
Oink
278
The Nigger Announcer
279
Who Is the King of the Jungle?
280
Renos Comin
281
You Aint Shit
282
You Want the Indians to Hate Us?
283
Cold Turkey
284
The Russian and the Whore
285
Chinese Man Black Man Jew Man and God
286
White Man Black Man Jew Man and a Can of Beans
287
Chinese Man Colored Man White Man and the Chimes
288
Jew Man White Man Black Man and the Judge
289
Black Man Southerner Northerner in Hell
290
Jew Man Chinaman Black Man in Heaven
291
What an Old Man Said
292
JOKES ON CHILDREN
293
Bad Manners
294
Check Her Reaction
295
Coming and Going
296
A Nickel
297
MISCELLANEOUS
298
Old Country Jail
299
Little Black Bird
300
Upside Down
301
Son
302
Snippets
303
Flashes
304
A Lady
305
CONTRIBUTORS
307
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Onwuchekwa Jemie teaches African American and African Literature at Howard University. He is the author of Langston Hughes: An Introduction to the Poetry and co-author of Toward the Decolonization of African Literature.

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