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The Chitlin' Circuit

And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

Preston Lauterbach (Author)

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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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • July 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34294-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 368 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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