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Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans - John J. Broven

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans

By: John J. Broven, Tom Stagg (Foreword by)

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Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans is a comprehensive history documenting the rise and development of a unique musical form. Originally published in Great Britain under the title Walking to New Orleans, this 249-page volume examines the careers and music of the major R&B artists, as well as the important peripheral activity of the New Orleans music industry: recording studios, clubs, and record companies. Much of the material comes firsthand from the musicians who helped create Rhythm and Blues as a musical genre. The book features such R&B stars Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Huey "Piano" Smith, and Little Richard. Nearly one hundred photographs are included, along with a complete appendix featuring a list of best-selling records produced in New Orleans. ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Broven, a contributing writer for the British magazine Blues Unlimited, is also the author of Pelican's South to Louisiana: the Music of the Cajun Bayous. He has been an ardent fan and collector of Louisiana music for twenty years, and is an honorary member of the Louisiana Music Commission in recognition of his research into the history of the state's music.

Rhythm and blues, 1946-55; rock'n'roll 1955-59; the local record scene, 1955-63.

ISBN: 9780882894331
ISBN-10: 0882894331
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 31st January 1978
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 3