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Record Makers and Breakers

Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers

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Record Makers and Breakers by John Broven
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This volume is an engaging and exceptional history of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry from its raw regional beginnings in the 1940s with R & B and hillbilly music through its peak in the 1950s and decline in the 1960s. John Broven combines narrative history with extensive oral history material from numerous recording pioneers including Joe Bihari of Modern Records; Marshall Chess of Chess Records; Jerry Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun, and Miriam Bienstock of Atlantic Records; Sam Phillips of Sun Records; Art Rupe of Specialty Records; and many more.

Author Biography

John Brovenis a respected expert on the rock 'n' roll era and has served as a consultant at Ace Records in the United Kingdom. A one-time coeditor of Blues Unlimited and cofounder of Juke Blues Magazine, he is the author ofRhythm and Blues in New Orleans and South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous. He lives on Long Island, New York.
Release date Australia
January 13th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Illinois Press
Pages
640
Dimensions
175x251x41
ISBN-13
9780252077272
Product ID
3877530

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