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Elvis Presley & Black Community

by ebreilly

This video offers a somewhat more complex picture of the ways that Elvis Pressley's music got caught up in the racial politics of the 1960s: he has been attacked by white critics (especially of the period) for adopting a style of performance (blues, soul) they associated with black music and by minority critics for making money for "steal in' the black music and making it white." This video is used in Flows of Reading - http://scalar.usc.edu/anvc/flowsofreading/

Elvis Presley & The Black Community - That Echo Will Never Die

"...a lot of people in retrospect attack Elvis for stealin` the black music and making it white. I say Elvis Presley had a black soul with a white face..." - Michael Ochs (Rock`n`Roll Historian)

from Elvis Presley & The Black Community - That Echo Will Never Die (1970)
Creator: News clip
Distributor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd1pXw1DmsA
Posted by ebreilly
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