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Author Cohen, Rich.

Title The record men : the Chess brothers and the birth of rock & roll / Rich Cohen
Published New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2005


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 MELB  781.660973 Chess Coh/Rmt  AVAILABLE
Description 220 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Enterprise
Enterprise (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Today you are a man, go get me a drink -- Jew Street -- They call it the blues, but it makes you want to dance -- 2120 South Michigan -- The kids dig it, but the kids are sick -- The record man pays for our sins
Summary As Vibrantly Written as the music it describes, The Record Men tells the story of how the Russian Jewish immigrant Leonard Chess--along with the other tough-as-nails record men of the 1950s--united with poor black blues singers to transform the music of Chicago's South Side into a multi-billion-dollar business. Full of absorbing lore, animated by stories of legendary performers like Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry and imbued with a deep love for popular music
Notes "Atlas Books."
Published in hardback entitled: Machers and rockers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index
Subject Chess, Leonard, 1917-1969.
Chess, Phil, 1921-2016.
Chess Records (Firm)
Sound recording executives and producers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Cohen, Rich. Machers and rockers
ISBN 0393327507 (paperback)