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Documents the rise and development of a Rhythm and Blues. This volume examines the careers and music of the major R&B artists and the peripheral activity of the New Orleans music industry: recording studios, clubs and record companies. It features stars such as Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Huey 'Piano' Smith, and Little Richard.
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"Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans" is a comprehensive history documenting the rise and development of a unique musical form. This 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 first-hand from the musicians who helped create Rhythm and Blues as a musical genre. The book features such R & B stars as Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Huey "Piano" Smith, and Little Richard. More than 100 photographs and illustrations 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 honourary member of the Louisiana Music Commission in recognition of his research into the history of the state's music.
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