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These Joints Were Jumpin’!

Preston Lauterbach reveals the roots of rock ’n’ roll in the segregated South

“Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick” is how novelist Zora Neale Hurston once described the strategies devised by African Americans to survive and thrive in a repressive racial environment. One such “crooked stick” was a marginalized black music scene that would ultimately transform American culture. It’s a surprising story — by which I mean a little-known one — and Memphis journalist Preston Lauterbach tells it with verve in The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ’n’ Roll.Back to Article

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