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Chitlin' Circuit And the Road to Rock 'N' Roll

ISBN-10: 0393342948
ISBN-13: 9780393342949
Edition: 2012
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Description: A well-researched valentine to a lost world of seedy con men, promoters and club owners, the power brokers and hustlers who made the ‘circuitry spark.’ —Eddie Dean, Wall Street JournalLauterbach spins the tale with enormous vitality and it’s  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A well-researched valentine to a lost world of seedy con men, promoters and club owners, the power brokers and hustlers who made the ‘circuitry spark.’ —Eddie Dean, Wall Street JournalLauterbach spins the tale with enormous vitality and it’s terribly fun to read. He masterfully explains the complex logistics of the entertainment industry, and studs the book with fascinating, little-known characters. . . . The reader will finish with an overwhelming urge to turn up the volume.—Kate Tuttle, Boston GlobeA major achievement and an important contribution to American musical history.—Booklist, starred reviewOpens new doors in pop-music scholarship as well as American (and African-American) cultural history.—Michaelangelo Matos, A.V. Club[T]he genius prequel to an oft-told epic.—New Orleans Times-PicayuneThis sprawling, fascinating history drops readers into a chaotic, dangerous, utterly vanished world.—John Repp, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Preston Lauterbach's The Chitlin'Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Rollwas named a best book of the year bythe Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe,and NPR. He lives near Charlottesville,Virginia.

List of Illustrations
Introduction 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
Coda Renewal
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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