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The Chitlin' Circuit
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Preston Lauterbach is the author of Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin' Circuit, a Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe book of the year. He is a former visiting scholar at Rhodes College and a Virginia Humanities Fellow. He lives in Virginia.

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"Lauterbach spins the tale with enormous vitality and it's terribly fun to read. He masterfully explains the complex logistics of the entertainment industry, and studs the book with fascinating, little-known characters... The reader will finish with an overwhelming urge to turn up the volume." -- Kate Tuttle - Boston Globe "A well-researched valentine to a lost world of seedy con men, promoters and club owners, the power brokers and hustlers who made the 'circuitry spark.'" -- Eddie Dean - Wall Street Journal "...crucial to our understanding of late-20th-century pop music and all the more impressive for its exhaustive research. Preston Lauterbach's book-spirited, studious, surprising, occasionally hilarious-is absolutely persuasive on its subject." -- Stephen M. Deusner - PasteMagazine.com "Opens new doors in pop-music scholarship as well as American (and African-American) cultural history." -- Michaelangelo Matos - The A. V. Club "This sprawling, fascinating history drops readers into a chaotic, dangerous, utterly vanished world." -- John Repp - Cleveland Plain Dealer "[T]he genius prequel to an oft-told epic." -- New Orleans Times-Picayune

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