The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

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W. W. Norton, Jul 18, 2011 - Music - 368 pages
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“Lauterbach’s tribute . . . is welcome and overdue.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

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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A most excellent work: well-researched, well-written, thoughtful, lively, interesting, and provides an excellent overview of the period while serving up a few delicious tidbits. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Preston Lauterbach's first book, The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll was named a best book of the year by the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and NPR. A Curb Visiting Scholar in the Arts at Rhodes College, Lauterbach lives near Charlottesville in Nelson County, Virginia.

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