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The Chitlin' Circuit: Celebrating a Secret History of American Music

John Morthland, Wondering Sound, 1 November 2011

FOR YEARS, the Chitlin' Circuit — the network of mostly-Southern, mostly-rural clubs where black artists performed from the 1930s into the '60s — has been an elusive element in music history, often referred to but rarely examined.

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