Its first single, the self-penned Feelin' for You, was inspired by a drunk in a jook joint
in Mississippi she once visited.
They've also recorded music for Quincy Jones' CD ``Q's Jook Joint
,'' for which they received a Grammy nomination, and the sound track for "Tank Girl"; produced a short live-action film, "Broom," which was nominated for an Academy Award; scored the Showtime film "Riot," and created the Emmy Award-winning special "STOMP Out Loud."
Jones invited Tamia to appear on his Q's Jook Joint
album, and later the offers started to roll in.
"Their Eyes Were Watching God," often acclaimed as Hurston's masterpiece, is perhaps the richest beneficiary of her work as a folklorist: its evocation of "picking in the jook joint
, playing the dozens, and petitioning root doctors" offers a compelling synthesis of ethnological reality and lively characterization and setting.
He waves his index finger like a baton, acknowledging his interviewer, as he winds up his telephone conversation about his latest album, Q's Jook Joint
, on his Qwest/Warner Bros.
New nightclubs like Blue, Vynyl, the Beauty Bar, the King King Club, Daddy's and Quincy Jones' Q's Jook Joint
will fill scenesters' agendas.
During leisure time, the workers tell tales, sing, and dance; I examine how the company both supervises and profits from the workers' time off at the jook joint
. Both on the job and off, Hurston shows us, the workers use folklore as a form of resistance to the company's considerable power over their lives.