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Record Makers and Breakers

Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers



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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.

Product code: 9780252077272

ISBN 9780252077272
Dimensions H254xW178
Series Music in American Life
No. of pages 640
Publisher University of Illinois Press
A widely acclaimed history of the creative trailblazers of the independent rock 'n' roll record industry