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Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Music critic and reporter Joel Selvin gives an account of the golden age of rhythm and blues of the early 1960s and the tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose heart was damaged by rheumatic fever when he was young, and he wasn’t expected to live to see 21. Selvin's new book Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is about Berns's career working alongside all the greats of the era—Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller, Burt Bacharach and Phil Spector, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and anyone who was anyone in New York rhythm and blues.

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Joel Selvin

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Tom Marlow

Earlier this year Black 47 dedicated their final studio album Last Call to Bert Berns- The Bronx Explorer

Apr. 23 2014 01:11 PM

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