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Burn, Baby! Burn!: The Autobiography Of Magnificent Montague
Montague, Nathaniel ; Baker, Bob (2009)

University of Illinois Press
paperback , 198 pages , 20.2 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm , 0.276 kg
ISBN-10: 0-252-07684-2 , ISBN-13: 978-0-252-07684-8

Category: Elvis related books / Music General
Language: English
Description: The Magnificent Montague, a disc jockey extraordinaire, radio station owner, and collector of black memorabilia, lived a life that reflects both the struggle and the triumph of black America through the 1960s. Baker, who collaborated in writing Montague's autobiography, was a teenager growing up in California when he listened to the Magnificent Montague on the back end of the radio dial and became fascinated by his edgy soul. Some years later, his "whatever happened to" interest was the impetus for contacting Montague. What Baker discovered was a human phenomenon with stories beyond imagination, a poet, producer, performer, promoter, and radio station owner--edgier than Baker remembered. Montague's radio show reflected black taste and interests and became a sounding board for the same, but it also became an outlet through which many whites and other Americans began to adopt both the music and its meaning as their own. The cultural integration of America forms a substantial subplot of this fascinating look at the life of a disc jockey.
Source: Vernon Ford/American Library Association.
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