Keep on Pushing Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop

ISBN-10: 1556528175

ISBN-13: 9781556528170

Edition: 2011

Authors: Denise Sullivan
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Description: Author Denise Sullivan explores the bond between music and social change and traces the evolution of protest music over the past five decades. The marriage of music and social change didn't originate with the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, but never before had the relationship between the two been so dynamic. Black music altered the road to liberation for minorities, sparking creativity and resulting in a genre-encompassing poetry, jazz, folk, and rock along with a new brand of prideful and political soul and funk. Through extensive research and exclusive interviews with musician-activists such as Yoko Ono, Richie Havens, Janis Ian, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, this chronicle details the struggle that went into the creation of liberation music. A bittersweet narrative covering more than 50 years of fighting oppression through song, Keep On Pushing defines the soundtrack to revolution and the price paid to create it.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Intro
Freedom Now
Everybody Knows About Mississippi .. . Goddam!
The Rhythm of the Rebel: The Sound of Black Power
Movin' On Up: Black Power Rising
Rainbow Politics, Woodstock, and Revolution Rock
The Revolution Will Not Be Realized: The Sound of Black Power Goes Mainstream
Bridge
Move On Over: Women's and Gay Liberation and the Punky Reggae Disco Party
Everybody Say Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Punk Rock Meets Hip-Hop
Power to the Peaceful: Hip-Hop at the Foot of the Mountaintop
Coda
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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