Ready for a Brand New Beat
How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
ISBN10: 1594487227 ISBN13: 9781594487224 Publisher: Riverhead Books Published: Jul 11 2013 Pages: 263 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Traces the meteoric popularity of the iconic song by Marvin Gaye, Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter against a backdrop of the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, exploring the political and cultural events that shaped period music and how the song's multiple meanings rendered it an activist anthem.