The Chitlin' Circuit (Paperback)

And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

By Preston Lauterbach

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393342949, 338pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2012

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For generations, "chitlin' circuit" has meant second tier--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.