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

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A definitive account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America, this book establishes the Chitlin' Circuit as a major force in American musical history. Combining terrific firsthand reporting with deep historical research, Preston Lauterbach uncovers characters like Chicago Defender columnist Walter Barnes, who pioneered the circuit in the 1930s, and larger-than-life promoters such as Denver Ferguson, the Indianapolis gambling chieftain who consolidated it in the 1940s. Charging from Memphis to Houston and now-obscure points in between, The Chitlin' Circuit brings us into the sweaty back rooms where such stars as James Brown, B. B. King, and Little Richard got their start. With his unforgettable portraits of unsung heroes including King Kolax, Sax Kari, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lauterbach writes of a world of clubs and con men that has managed to avoid much examination despite its wealth of brash characters, intriguing plotlines, and vulgar glory, and gives us an excavation of an underground musical America.
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subject_facet African American musicians -- Biography, African American singers -- Biography, Blues musicians -- United States -- Biography, Popular music -- History and criticism, Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism, Rhythm and blues musicians -- United States -- Biography, Rock music -- United States -- History and criticism, Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography
title_display The chitlin' circuit : and the road to rock 'n' roll
title_full The chitlin' circuit : and the road to rock 'n' roll / Preston Lauterbach
title_short The chitlin' circuit :
title_sub and the road to rock 'n' roll
topic_facet African American musicians, African American singers, Blues musicians, History and criticism, Popular music, Rhythm and blues music, Rhythm and blues musicians, Rock music, Rock musicians