“Lauterbach’s tribute . . . is welcome and overdue.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post


For generations, "chitlin' circuit" has meant second tier—brash performers in raucous nightspots far from the big-city limelight. Now, music journalist Preston Lauterbach combines terrific firsthand reportage with deep historical research to offer a groundbreaking account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America.

The Chitlin' Circuit book

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