A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America

A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America


". . . terribly far-reaching. . . . hugely accessible."
-Notes

"No one has written this fashion approximately tune in an extended, very long time. Lucid, insightful, with actual religious, political, highbrow, and emotional grab of the complete photograph. A ebook approximately why track issues, and the way, and to whom."
-Dave Marsh, writer of Louie, Louie and Born to Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story

"This ebook is urgently wanted: a entire examine a few of the kinds of black well known track, either as track and as visible in a bigger social context. nobody can do that larger than Craig Werner."
-Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the arts, Harvard University

"[Werner has] mastered the tremendous tricky artwork of writing approximately track as either a cultured and social strength that conveys, implies, symbolizes, and represents rules in addition to emotion, yet with no decreasing its complexities and ambiguities to simply didactic categories."
-African American Review

A switch Is Gonna Come is the tale of greater than 4 many years of drastically influential black tune, from the hopeful, offended refrains of the liberty move, to the slick pop of Motown; from the disco inferno to the Million guy March; from Woodstock's "Summer of affection" to the battle in Vietnam and the race riots that encouraged Marvin Gaye to jot down "What's Going On."

Originally released in 1998, A swap Is Gonna Come drew the eye of students and common readers alike. This new version, that includes 4 new and up-to-date chapters, will reintroduce Werner's seminal research of black song to a brand new new release of readers.

Craig Werner is Professor of Afro-American experiences on the collage of Wisconsin, and writer of many books, together with Playing the alterations: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse and Up round the Bend: An Oral background of Creedence Clearwater Revival. His newest booklet is Higher floor: Stevie ask yourself, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the increase and Fall of yank Soul.

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