Jason King

Category: ESSAYS

Blue Magic: Spirit and Energy in Black Popular Music

Duke University Press (forthcoming) December 3rd, 2017

Introductory Essay for Expanded Re-Release of Carl Wilson's "Let's Talk About Love: a Journey to the End of Taste" (2013, forthcoming)

Continuum Press - 33/13 Series

The 2012 Slate Music Club

Slate Magazine December 17th, 2012 Slate Music Club

"The Time is Out of Joint: Notes on D'Angelo's Voodoo" - Original Liner Notes, Vinyl Reissue

Light in the Attic Records December 2012 D'Angelo's Voodoo

'Bad' Is Back and It's Just as Good."

The Root September 13th, 2012 Click the link to read

Who Says Old School's Not Cool?

TheRoot.com August 9th, 2012 Link to Article

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough: Presence, Spectacle and Good Feeling in Michael Jackson’s This is It"

Forthcoming in two anthologies: Black Performance Theory (tentative title), Thomas DeFrantz, Anita Gonzalez, editors: and in Taking It to the Bridge: Music as Performance, Richard Pettengill and Nicholas Cook, editors.

“Michael Jackson: An Appreciation of His Talent”

Initially self-published at passthecurve.com; republished in Best Music Writing 2010 anthology, guest editor Ann Powers. Da Capo Press. June 27th, 2009 Published online here.

"The Sound of Velvet Melting: The Power of Vibe in the Work of Roberta Flack"

Originally published in the anthology _Listen Up: A Momentary History of Pop Music_, ed. Eric Weisbard. Duke University Press. November 1st, 2007 Duke University Press' book page

Essay on the work of "Isaac Diggs" in Studio Museum of Harlem's Frequency Catalog

Studio Museum of Harlem catalog, ed. Thelma Golden, Christine Kim 2005 Click to see the exhibition page @ Studio Museum of Harlem

“Which Way is Down? Improvisations on Black Mobility”

Women and Performance (journal), Issue 27, 14:1, edited by Michelle Dent 2004 Visit the original article online

“Freak: John Leguizamo”

Women and Performance, Issue #22 (Holy Terrors: Latin American Women and Performance) 2003 Visit the original article online

"Remixing the Closet: The Down-Low Way of Knowledge"

Village Voice June 24th, 2003 Click to read article

"Toni Braxton, Disney and Thermodynamics"

TDR (The Drama Review) 2002 Link to the article online

“Any Love: Silence, Theft and Rumor in the Work of Luther Vandross”

Longform version published in Calalloo journal Vol 23 No 1 Winter 2000; reprint published in The Greatest Taboo, ed. by Delroy Constantine-Simms. Alyson Press
. 2001 Click to read first couple of pages of the article

“Form and Function: Superstardom and Aesthetics in the Music Videos of Michael and Janet Jackson”

The Velvet Light Trap: A Journal of Television, Radio and Film 1999 Some of the article can be read online here:

“When Autobiography Becomes Soul: Erykah Badu and the Cultural Politics of Black Feminism”

Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Issue 19 1999 Visit the original article online