A History of the ‘Chitlin Circuit’ and The Beginning of Rock and Roll Radio Program – LISTEN NOW

Anyone who has done even a little bit of homework knows that many Black musicians for years had to struggle to get their music out there and be heard. Listen to this intriguing insight into the venues, music and people that made this time one of the most important in music history. Fast forward to today and similar challenges can be found and many parallels to the previous Chitlin Circuit can be found. Artist are still having a difficult time making a name for themselves in this crowded marketplace.


Preston Lauterbach, the author of “The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘N Roll”

Bobby Rush, a musician, composer and singer.

Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African-American studies at Duke University.


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