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  • Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs | Martin Torgoff

    Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Martin Torgoff
    • Narrated By Roger Wayne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Martin Torgoff details the rise of early drug culture in America by weaving together the disparate elements that formed this new segment of the American fabric. Channeling his decades of writing experience, Torgoff connects the birth of jazz in New Orleans, the first drug laws, Louis Armstrong, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, swing, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, the Savoy Ballroom, Charlie Parker, the birth of bebop, the rise of the Beat Generation, and the launch of heroin in Harlem.

    Amazon Customer says: "fascinating read"
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