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Weekend Special: Sex, Race And Pop Music

Can you complete this song lyric?: A-wop-bop-alu-bop-a-wop-bam-boom, Tutti Frutti, ______. "Aw rooty" is on the record of Little Richard's seminal hit, but the original rhyme was "good booty." And that's where NPR music critic Ann Powers gets the title of her new book, "Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music." It's a decades-old cliche that parents complain their kids' music is far more sexual than what they grew up with, but history teaches us that's not true. After a long week, sit back, relax and enjoy our conversation on hip-shaking music history. Click here for our Spotify playlist of songs mentioned in the book. As you may expect, not all the lyrics may be suitable for all listeners. http://the1a.org/shows/2017-08-15/good-booty

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