The Epic Story of Black Music and the White House
368 Pages, 6.3 x 9.45 in, b/w throughout
- October 2022
- In Stock
Moving, insightful and wide-ranging, Hey America! charts the evolution of sixties soul from the margins of American society to the mainstream, culminating in the rise of urban hip-hop and the dramatic stand-off between Donald Trump and the Black Lives Matter movement.
"An erudite and deeply passionate dive into the complex relationship between American music and politics." ~Sean O'Hagan, The Observer
"The author has done a terrific job of accentuating the social tensions and ambiguities among various racial groups which still exist in the United States and which, if anything, have been heightened since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president in 2017." ~Neil Drysdale, Dundee Courier
Hey America! delivers another startling, detailed account melding music and politics as [Cosgrove] charts how black music has coloured the White House' ~Sunday Post