Rock is rhythm and blues : the impact of mass media /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Redd, Lawrence N.
Format: Book
Published: [East Lansing] : Michigan State University Press, 1974.
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Table of 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.