The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ’n’ Roll

By Preston Lauterbach. Publisher: Norton


In this major work of cultural history, Lauterbach portrays seminal musicians and uncovers the intriguing secrets of the “chitlin’ circuit,” a thriving African American subculture that nurtured early rock ’n’ roll




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The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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