In this sprawling audiobook history of how real estate impacted the lower Manhattan music scene in the 1960s and beyond, a critic and tour guide chronicles the life and times of the tiny clubs where many folk singers and other musicians began their careers. The gentrification of New York City has priced those clubs out of existence, but they come alive again in these fast-moving historical anecdotes. Sean Patrick Hopkins performs the smooth writing with energy that seems just right for each scene. He keeps the action going by sounding like someone who is sharing stories nonstop in one of the clubs the author writes about. With details from the author's interviews with musicians and other figures of the era, it's a must-hear for anyone fascinated with the intersection of club music and urban change in New York. T.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Harlequin Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781488218392 $27.99
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