The Death of Rhythm and Blues

The Death of Rhythm and Blues

ISBN: 0142004081

ISBN 13: 9780142004081

Publication Date: August 15, 2003

Publisher: Penguin Books

Pages: 222

Format: Paperback

Author: 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 fifty 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.