THE DEATH OF RHYTHM AND BLUES

THE DEATH OF RHYTHM AND BLUES

by Nelson George

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Overview

THE DEATH OF RHYTHM AND BLUES by Nelson George

This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George's book chronicles the rise and fall of "race music" and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394552385
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/12/1988
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 222

About the Author

Nelson George is the author of seven previous nonfiction books on African American culture and of four novels. Hip Hop America and The Death of Rhythm & Blues were both finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards. He has written for national magazines, including Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, Spin, Essence, and the Village Voice.

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