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Rock is rhythm and blues ; (the impact of mass media) / by Lawrence N. Redd.

[East Lansing]: Michigan State University Press, 1974.
ISBN 9780870131806, 087013180X

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Subjects African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Music.
Communication -- Social aspects -- United States.
Communication -- Social aspects.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Médias et musique.
Musiciens noirs américains -- Entretiens.
Noirs -- Musique -- Histoire et critique.
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Popular music.
Rhythm and blues -- Histoire et critique.
United States.
Description xviii, 167 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part one : Blues is blues -- Birth of blues. Where the blues began ; Popularity of the blues ; Development of rhythm and blues ; Rhythm and blues lyrics -- Radio. The disc jockey ; African-American programing ; Development of African-American radio ; Discovery of rhythm and blues by Alan Freed ; Rhythm and blues criticism -- Motion pictures. Louis Jordan and early rhythm and blues films ; Blackboard Jungle and Rock Around the Clock ; Rhythm and blues films -- Television. Post World War II television ; African-American and early television ; Billy Ward and the Arthur Godfrey Show ; Network TV and African-American programing ; The rise of Elvis Presley -- Summary and conclusions -- Part Two : On the trail of soul poets. Riley "B. B" King ; Brownie McGhee ; Dave Clark ; Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ; Jerry Butler ; Jessie Whitaker.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)980085
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Redd, Lawrence N.
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