Record Makers and Breakers

Record Makers and Breakers

Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers

Book - 2009
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An authoritative history of the trailblazers of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry

This volume is an engaging and exceptional history of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry from its raw regional beginnings in the 1940s with R & B and hillbilly music through its peak in the 1950s and decline in the 1960s. John Broven combines narrative history with extensive oral history material from numerous recording pioneers including Joe Bihari of Modern Records; Marshall Chess of Chess Records; Jerry Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun, and Miriam Bienstock of Atlantic Records; Sam Phillips of Sun Records; Art Rupe of Specialty Records; and many more.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the history of the early independent rock 'n' roll industry, from its regional beginnings in the 1940s through its peak and decline in the 1960s, celebrating its contribution to modern music history.

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780252032905
Characteristics: xiv, 584 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 27 cm


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