Ready for A Brand New Beat

Ready for A Brand New Beat

How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for A Changing America

Large Print - 2013
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Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote "Dancing in the Street." Martha and the Vandellas recorded what was supposed to be an upbeat dance tune. But in the summer of Mississippi Freedom, the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Act, and the lead-up to a dramatic election, the song took on new meanings.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410461957
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 K965r 2013a
Characteristics: 403 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jun 07, 2017

Loved it. Mostly Motown but a lot about the music of the times in general and what was going on in the early 60s.


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