Give 'Em Soul, Richard!

Give 'Em Soul, Richard! : Race, Radio, and Rhythm and Blues in Chicago

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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252034988
  • 9780252034985

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"This story makes an indelible contribution to the field of African American studies. Readers not only get a story that opens them to the world of Richard Stamz; it opens them to the world that African Americans had made for themselves in the last century."--Robert Pruter, from the foreword of Give 'Em Soul, Richard! "A fascinating narrative about an era that is still underresearched. . . . A welcome addition to what we know about the evolution of black radio."--Journal of Illinois History "In his own voice, Stamz describes the rough-and-tumble world of early soul radio, the payola system that supplied everything from drugs to food, and the relationships between disc jockeys and independent record companies."--Booklistshow more

About Richard E. Stamz

Richard E. Stamz (1906-2007) was one of Chicago's first African-American disc jockeys. One of the city's pioneering radio personalities, he was also an important political activist. Patrick A. Roberts is an associate professor of educational foundations and inquiry at National-Louis University in Chicago.show more

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