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Death of Rhythm and Blues

ISBN-10: 0142004081
ISBN-13: 9780142004081
Edition: 2004
Authors: Nelson George
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Description: This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson Georges book  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson Georges book chronicles the rise and fall of race music and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music.

Nelson George is the author of several non-fiction books, including "The Death of Rhythm & Blues" & "Hip Hop America", both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, & three novels, "One Woman Short", "Seduced", & the "Essence" Blackboard bestseller "Urban Romance". An award-winning journalist, he is also an accomplished screenwriter (including "Strictly Business" & "CB-4") & an Emmy Award-winning producer of HBO's "The Chris Rock Show". He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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