Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America [Audiobook] by Mark Kurlansky
English | July 11th, 2013 | ASIN: B00D8D11HM, ISBN: 1452663297 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 35 mins | 236.76 MB
Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote "Dancing in the Street." The song was recorded at Motown's Hitsville USA Studio by Martha and the Vandellas, with lead singer Martha Reeves arranging her own vocals. Released on July 31, the song was supposed to be an upbeat dance recording - a precursor to disco, and a song about the joyousness of dance. But events overtook it, and the song became one of the icons of American pop culture.