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Ready for a Brand New Beat - a book by Kurlansky, Mark

Ready for a Brand New Beat

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

Ready for a Brand New Beat( )
Author: Kurlansky, Mark
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

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.' Recorded at Motown's Hitsville USA Studio by Martha and the Vandellas, it was supposed to be an upbeat dance recording - a precursor to disco, a song about the joyousness of dance, the song of a summer. But events overtook it, and the song became one of the anthems of American pop culture.

The Beatles landed in the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Civil Rights
Music / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.38 x 9.25 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:1.125 Pounds
Author Biography
Kurlansky, Mark (Author)
Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

He lives in New York City.


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