Ready for a Brand New Beat
How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
|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.
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