Rock 'n' Roll Jews

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Billig (social sciences, Loughborough University, England) explores the many contributions of Jews throughout the history of rock and roll, from the lyrics of Lieber and Stoller and the production work of Phil Spector through the influence of luminaries such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Carole King, and Lou Reed. He traces continuities between Tin Pan Alley and rhythm and blues, and examines the complex relationships between black and Jewish people which shaped popular entertainment in the 20th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface to the American Edition
Acknowledgments 1
1 Jews in Rock: A Hidden Story 3
2 From Tin Pan Alley to Rock 17
3 Writing for Elvis: Leiber and Stoller 41
4 Jewish Soul Men 61
5 The Brill Years 89
6 Rock's Jewish Intellectuals 113
7 Golden Past, Silver Present? 157
Index 169
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