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Hey America! The Epic Story of Black Music and the White House (HARDBACK) - a brand new book by Stuart Cosgrove. ***Order via link*** https://a-nickel-and-a-nail.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/hey-america-the-epic-story-of-black-music-and-the-white-house-hardback-stuart-cosgrove

From Penderyn Music Book Prize winning author, Hey, America! is the story of how black music came from the margins of American life in the early twentieth century through to the mainstream under Barack Obama’s presidency and then was mobilised as a force for radical opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency. Embedded in the story is the triumph of black music over the many forces that had held it back – racism, segregation, undercapitalised record labels, media discrimination and political anxiety. Stuart Cosgrove explores the connection of black music industry with politics through the decades, from the spat between Louis Armstrong and President Eisenhower, Eartha Kitt’s encounter with Lady Bird Johnson, the Vietnam War’s influence on soul, James Brown’s flirtation with Nixon, and the societal impact of Hurricane Katrina to the stand-off between Trump and BLM (368 pages, hardback, 800g, new).


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