Nelson George: The Death of Rhythm & Blues (Omnibus)
Barney Hoskyns, The Wire, 1987
NELSON GEORGE, self-described "B-Boy intellectual" and one of pop culture's few black writers of note, has written a book which (sort of) argues that the rhythm & blues tradition in black America is dead. Even he admits this sounds a little drastic but makes no apology for his tone.
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