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From the Publisher"In his own voice, Stamz describes the rough-and-tumble world of early soul radio, the payola system that supplied everything from drugs to food, and the relationships between disc jockeys and independent record companies."—Booklist
"A fascinating narrative about an era that is still underresearched. . . . A welcome addition to what we know about the evolution of black radio."—Journal of Illinois History
“This story makes an indelible contribution to the field of African American studies. Readers not only get a story that opens them to the world of Richard Stamz; it opens them to the world that African Americans had made for themselves in the last century.”—Robert Pruter, from the foreword of Give 'Em Soul, Richard!