Keep on Pushing
Black Power Music From Blues to Hip-hopBook - 2011
Sullivan chronicles the popular music associated with movements for social change from the 1950s into the modern era, focusing especially on female and minority acts. Clearly written and well-documented, it focuses on popular music such as the 1950s folk revivalists, politically charged rock and folk of the 1960s and 70s, and also punk, new wave, riot grrl, and hip hop. Sullivan examines artists like Odetta, Patti Smith, Penelope Huston, Debora Iyall, Phranc, and Solomon Burke, among others. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Independent Publishing Group
The marriage of music and social change didn&;t originate with the movements for civil rights and Black Power in the 1950s and 1960s, but never before and never again was the relationship between the two so dynamic. In Keep On Pushing, author Denise Sullivan presents the voices of musician-activists from this pivotal era and the artists who followed in their footsteps to become the force behind contemporary liberation music. Joining authentic voices with a bittersweet narrative covering more than fifty years of fighting oppression through song, Keep On Pushing defines the soundtrack to revolution and the price the artists paid to create it.
Exclusive interviews with Yoko Ono, Richie Havens, Len Chandler, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Michael Franti, Solomon Burke, Wayne Kramer, John Sinclair, Phranc, plus musician-activist Elaine Brown on the Black Panthers, Nina Simone collaborator Al Schackman, Penelope Houston and Debora Iyall on San Francisco punk rock, Ed Pearl on the L.A. folk scene and the Ash Grove, and other musical and political icons.
From Library Staff
The marriage of music and social change didn’t originate with the movements for civil rights and Black Power in the 1950s and 1960s, but never before and never again was the relationship between the two so dynamic. In Keep On Pushing, author Denise Sullivan presents the voices of musician-activis... Read More »