The Death of Rhythm and Blues
This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only
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Anyone interested in/listening to/obsessed with "Black Music" will be enlightened by this.
Nice reference to the "DJ" culture that helped spawn the birth of rap.
It's been a decade since I've read those other music-biz classics, but I'm amazed at how much I thought of those books as I read this one. They certainly don't focus strictly o ...more
Overall a good read, but I would recommend only to the dedicated music lover.
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