Preston Lauterbach: The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll
To be sure, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll is the first in depth expose on a portion of the American landscape largely ignored by other scholars. The mammoth importance of the Chitlin' Circuit and the roll it played in the evolution of rock & roll cannot be overestimated. Lauterbach writes proudly of his Memphis home, shining an important and well deserved light of one of music's most important cities. Were it not for Memphis, there would have never been Detroit or Philadelphia soul. Lauterbach draws a refined picture of the origin of all American music today.