The Chitlin' Circuit
And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll
By Preston Lauterbach
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393076523, 338pp.)
Publication Date: July 2011
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Before the Civil Rights movement, segregated American cities helped give birth to the Chitlin' Circuit, a touring revue that provided employment for hundreds of black musicians. Rock historian Ed Ward profiles two recent books which illuminate the conditions these musicians endured. More at NPR.org
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