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The chitlin' circuit : and the road to rock 'n' roll

Author: Preston Lauterbach
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A definitive account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America ... The Chitlin' Circuit brings us into the sweaty back rooms where such stars as James Brown, B.B. King, and Little Richard got their start."--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Preston Lauterbach
ISBN: 9780393076523 0393076520
OCLC Number: 668194859
Description: xi, 338 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Nondescript places --
A hundred dollars crooked --
The midget maestro --
The stroll --
Sunset --
Rock and stomp opus --
The loser goes to the hospital, the winner goes to jail --
The bronze peacock --
The gate swings --
'Tween the Tip In Inn and the Church of God --
Roy Brown's good rockin' revival --
Female trouble --
All part of the game --
A little like going to heaven --
Crossover --
Shootin' and cuttin' and shit --
The hardest-working man in show business --
Renewal.
Responsibility: Preston Lauterbach.
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The first history of the network of black juke joints that spawned rock 'n' roll through an unholy alliance between vice and entertainment.  Read more...

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"Mr. Lauterbach uncovers a story as sensational as any day-glo circuit-show poster...The era's hepcat lingo ("ork" for orchestra, "ofay" for "white") and hard-boiled, noir ambience give Mr. Read more...

 
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