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|Party Music: Book Launch w/ Rickey Vincent, Author, Professor, historian and FUNK scholar.|
|Date||Tuesday October 08|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704 @ Telegraph Ave.|
|Revolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net|
|Address||2425 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704|
Rickey Vincent comes to Revolution Books to present his new book PARTY MUSIC: The Inside Story of the Black Panther's Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music.
[The Lumpen was] "a small, short-lived rhythm and blues band that operated out of Oakland, California, in 1970. The group performed for less than a year, but in that short window of time they represented all that was revolutionary about black politics and black culture in that era."...Party Music...explores the black cultural revolution through an examination of the movement's music and revolutionaries who danced and fought for their rights. The product of exhaustive research, including exclusive interviews with party and band members, Party Music is a political and cultural history offering an insider's narrative of the Black Panther Party during its crucial transformative phase. It also explores the motives of the great artists and the songs they wrote and performed during that time. Vincent persuasively argues that soul music lends itself perfectly to the cause of a fight for freedom. Lumpen live shows were high energy, call-and-responsive interplays between lead singer and chorus that invited audience interaction, and the music of the streets blended with the political ideology of the Panthers.