• The Death of Rhythm and Blues

  • By: Nelson George
  • Narrated by: Brandon Dirden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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By: Nelson George
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From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series The Get Down, this passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of Black music in the last 50 years, and in doing so, outlines the perilous position of Black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves, only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music.

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excellent read

The history is amazing and should be listened by lovers of music and history yes.