Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke is Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Music and Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is author of Come In and Hear the Truth: Jazz and Race on 52nd Street (University of Chicago Press, 2008) and the forthcoming What’s My Name? Rock, Race, and Revolution in the 1960s, which addresses the relationship between rock music and radical political movements of the late 1960s.

Posts by Patrick Burke

Ten Easy Pieces

Marcus’s chosen form, media’s coveted “listicle,” is of the moment. But, at first glance, his subject matter is not. Who even talks about “rock ’n’ roll” anymore?

Heart of Hearing

Although recommended to readers with an interest in Bacharach or in popular song of his era, Anyone Who Had a Heart is an unsatisfying book. Readers hoping that Burt Bacharach’s autobiography will reveal new depths in the man and his music may find that both come to seem shallower than ever.