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Death of Rhythm and Blues by Nelson George

Death of Rhythm and Blues

  • Paperback $17.00

    Aug 15, 2003 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Aug 15, 2003 | 256 Pages

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Praise

“George has uncovered a lot of fresh information, not just on the artists themselves, but on the booking agents, arrangers, and record men.” —Newsweek

“[George’s] reading of history is not only interdisciplin- ary, it has a musical score…. His accounts of the colorful characters who populate this uncharted realm are often informative and…delightful.” —The Washington Post Book World

Table Of Contents

The Death Of Rhythm & BluesAcknowledgments
Introduction: A Meditation on the Meaning of “Death”

One
Philosophy, Money, and Music (1900-30)

Two
Dark Voices in the Night (1930-50)

Three
The New Negro (1950-65)

Four
Black Beauty, Black Confusion (1965-70)

Five
Redemption Songs in the Age of Corporations (1971-75)

Six
Crossover: The Death of Rhythm & Blues (1975-79)

Seven
Assimilation Triumphs, Retronuevo Rises (1980-87)

Epilogue
Notes
Index

Photographs follow pages 80 and 144

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