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Preston Lauterbach, “The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll”

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Preston Lauterbach, “The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll”

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[Cross-posted from New Books in Pop Music] Where does rock ‘n’ roll begin? In The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll (W. W. Norton, 2011), Preston Lauterbach makes a strong case for its beginnings in the backwoods and small-town juke joints, fed by big-city racketeering, of the black American South. It begins, [...]
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