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Rip It Up: The Specialty Records Story
Launched by legendary music industry executive Art Rupe in the mid-1940s, the Los Angeles-based Specialty Records emerged as one of the most important independent labels for African-American music in the twentieth century. Recognizing that competing with major record companies was a losing battle, Rupe headed to Central Avenue, the center of L.A.’s black community, where h ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by BMG Books
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