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

Author: Preston Lauterbach
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2012. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For generations, "chitlin' circuit" has meant second tier -- brash performers in raucous nightspots far from the big-city limelight. Now, music journalist Preston Lauterbach combines terrific firsthand reportage with deep historical research to offer a groundbreaking account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Preston Lauterbach
ISBN: 9780393342949 0393342948
OCLC Number: 755704904
Description: xi, 338 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 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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