The Motown classic "Dancing in the Street," covered by everyone from the Grateful Dead to Mick Jagger and David Bowie, has endured as a timeless dance floor staple. Beneath its pulsating rhythm it can be read as a metaphor for the social upheaval of the 1960s--one of the first popular "soul" records to earn the distinction. Basing his book on that viewpoint, Mark Kurlansky provides a plethora of facts about the musicians involved as well as the tumultuous era itself. Stephen Hoye is a fine narrator, but his stately voice seems a bit stiff for the streetwise subject matter. On the other hand, given the book's perceptive sociopolitical orientation, perhaps Hoye's stolid treatment is intentional. J.S.H. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452613291 $34.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452663296 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452643298 $71.99 Seven CDs
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