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A succinct, comprehensive history of the Civil Rights Movement and the music that fueled it.
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Oscar and Grammy award winner Buffy Sainte Marie says,
"Wynne Alexander's Get It from the Drums is a must read. This broad, in depth look at songs written to encourage social change is rich with surprises and goes far beyond the obvious, across genres and decades."
The book includes interviews with Mrs. Thurgood Marshall, Pete Seeger, Adam Clayton Powell III, Rubén Amaro, Jr., Janis Ian, Judy Collins,Kenny Gamble and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
The original CD produced by Alexander features Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Nina Simone's Mississippi Goddam, John Lennon's Imagine, James Brown's Say It Loud, Edwin Starr's War, the Chambers Brothers, Buffalo Springfield and ten other superstars of the era.
Get It From The Drums has been commended by United States Senator Bob Casey and an inside-cover story in the Philadelphia Daily News called it "intriguing"... "fact-filled" and "unique."
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