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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program: Civil & Labor Rights Movements
Freedom Sounds by Ingrid MonsonAn examination of the impact of the civil rights movement and African independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, this text traces the complex relationships between music, politics, aesthetics, and activism through the lens of racial and economic issues.
Call Number: ML3508 .M66 2010
Hip Hop Movement by Reiland RabakaThe soundtracks of the civil rights movement, 1945-1965; the black power movement, 1965-1980; and social visions of the hip hop movment, 1980-present.
Call Number: ML3479 .R33 2013
I'll Take You There by Greg KotRecounts the life and achievements of the lead singer of the Staple Singers, revealing how her family fused diverse musical genres to transcend racism and oppression through song, and discussing her collaborations with fellow artists and her impact on civil rights culture.
Right to Rock by Maureen MahonAn account of the Black Rock Coalition, that began in New York in 1985, & its relation to the results of the civil rights era integration, to the larger questions of racialization in the music industry, & American society.
Call Number: ML3918.R63 M24 2004
Segregating Sound by Karl Hagstrom Miller; Josh Kun (Contribution by); Ronald M. Radano (Contribution by)Tin Pan Alley on tour : the Southern embrace of commercial music -- Making money making music : the education of Southern musicians in local markets -- Isolating folk, isolating songs : reimagining Southern music as folklore -- Southern musicians and the lure of New York City : representing the South from coon songs to the blues -- Talking machine world : discovering local music in the global phonograph industry -- Race records and old-time music : the creation of two marketing categories in the 1920s -- Black folk and hillbilly pop : industry enforcement of the musical color line -- Reimagining pop tunes as folk songs : the ascension of the folkloric paradigm -- Afterword : "All songs is folk songs"
Call Number: ML3551 .M55 2010
Strike Songs of the Depression by Timothy P. Lynch"Their sharpest statement" -- "Mill mothers lament" : Gastonia, North Carolina, 1929 -- "Dreadful memories" : Harlan County, Kentucky, 1931-32 -- "Sit down! Sit down!" : Flint, Michigan, 1936-37 -- "Better than a hundred speeches"
1968 with Tom Brokaw1968: in that single year, MLK and RFK were assassinated, Chicago rioted, Nixon triumphed, and Tet exploded. The top music acts were the Beatles, the Doors, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. Man circled the Moon. From Civil Rights to Vietnam, from rock & roll to rocket science, 1968 stands out as a concentrated dose of everything we think of as the Sixties.
The concert for Bangla Desh / directed by Saul SwimmerThe first benefit concert of its kind that brought together major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause, helping to generate millions of dollars for UNICEF and raise awareness for the organization around the world
Woody Guthrie : ain't got no home / written, produced and directed by Peter FrumkinWritten by Woody Guthrie in 1940, "This land is your land" is one of the United States' most famous songs. Its Oklahoma-born author, Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie, was a complex, multi-talented man whose songs would come to exemplify that strain of American music. Yet his life was a tangle of unresolved contradictions: an indifferent guitar player yet an accomplished musician; three times married, but a perennially unfaithful husband; distant or doting father; acquainted with many yet well-known to few; a rambler who longed for home; the writer of as many as 1,400 songs, which he set to borrowed melodies. He recorded over 400 songs and enjoyed a great deal of success, but only became widely popular during the folk revival of the 1950s. This film chronicles the life and times of Woody Guthrie--populist poet, balladeer, rabble-rouser, and prototypical ramblin' man