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Good Book. Scholarly.
on March 7, 2014
This book documents the evolution of African-American R&B music since WW II. The term R&B is used loosely by me, and by the author. In order to fully understand R&B specifically, a wider musical net is spread historically. The book is a good, and quite historical read. That was a great plus for me. My only very small negative is I would have enjoyed a few more anecdotes, vignettes, quotations, experiences to further paint the smell and scent of the world he describes.
Read the book! It's worth the money.
Oh, check out the publish date as it doesn't cover the most recent years of musical history.