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

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

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a€œLauterbacha€™s tribute . . . is welcome and overdue.a€ a€”Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post For generations, qchitlin' circuitq has meant second tiera€”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.His father, Yancy, was someplace in the city, but the man had run off during Roya#39;s toddlerhood. ... With the power of the Lord and six or eight ounces of blackberry wine behind them, Roy and his boys sang it in church and had the sisters clapping, tapping their feet ... Remembering the peach switch, he dared not sing, but he listened to the other workers and digested their words, rhythms, and melodies.

Title:The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll
Author:Preston Lauterbach
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2011-07-18


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